Coaches Conference

The invitation to our most recent coaches conference is below.  Questions and proposals concerning the 2019 coaches conference should go to the current PSCFA vice president.

PSCFA Coaches Conference 2018 September Update

Coaches Conference
Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association

July 2, 2018

Hello, PSCFA!
We want to extend an invitation to the 2018 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Coaches Conference. We will be returning to our home away from home, the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California September 7th-9th.
Bryan has worked tirelessly to ensure that we received the same room and conference rates that we did last year, so a huge thank you to Bryan for all of his hard work.
This year the room rate is $149 per night with only a $5 resort fee, which includes nightly parking, in-room wireless internet, access to the fitness center, and entrance into Splashtopia! Please book your rooms by 5:00 PM on August 14, 2018. We cannot guarantee the group rate beyond this date.
You can, of course, call to make your reservations, but you can also use this link:
Included is the tentative schedule for the conference. At this point in time, I am looking for potential session topics. So, If you have something in mind for panel discussions, please let me know and I can either set up times for you to present, or I can contact some folks who might be able to run a session on whatever subject matter you would like to see at the conference.
Also, please see the attached Fee Sheet, which reflects the new conference fees that were passed at the Cool-Off last year.
We hope you are having a wonderful summer!
See you in September,
Roger, along with the PSCFA Executive Committee

Contact information for the hotel:
Omni Rancho Las Palmas

41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(when booking the hotel please indicate you are with PSCFA)

Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association

2018 PSCFA Coaches Conference Schedule

 Friday, September 7th


Session IA – Alternative Debate and Related Formats (Salon 1)

  • John Meany, Claremont McKenna College

Session IB – Open


Session IIA – Forensics IRL (Working Title) (Salon 2)

  • April Griffin, Cerritos College & Jules French, Irvine Valley College

Session IIB – Open

 Saturday, September 8th


Session IA – Finance Meeting (Salon 1)

  • Bryan Malinis and Das Nugent (PSCFA Treasurers), San Diego Mesa CollegeSession IB – New Coach Orientation (Salon 2)
  • PSCFA Executive Committee


Session IIA – Representation (Coaching Equity and Diversity) (Salon 2)

  • Jasmine McLeod, Mt. SAC & DeRod Taylor, East Los Angeles College

Session IIB – Best Recruiting Practices (Salon 3)

  • Kim Perigo, San Diego Mesa College & Ryan Smith, East Los Angeles College

 12:00-1:30 Group Lunch Break (Las Casuelas Nuevas) RSVP – ASAP to the Board


Session IIIA – Business Discussions: Proposing New Ideas (Salon 1)

  • PSCFA Executive Committee

Session IIIB – Open


Session IVA – Coaching LD: Best Practices (Salon 2)

  • Francesca Bishop, El Camino College

Session IVB – Readers Theater Panel (Salon 3)

  • Roger Willis-Raymondo, Mt. SAC & Shaw Davari, Orange Coast College

 7:30- 9:30 Social – Location TBA

 Sunday, September 10th


Fees collection


Voting Business Meeting (Salons 1-3)

PSCFA Coaches Conference 2018 September UpdatePacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association
September 7-9, 2017
Fee Sheet
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Conference Fee         (per school)                                          $50.00
Facilities Fee (per school)                                                       $50.00
Subject to change. Estimate based on the current number of schools registered to attend.
As with previous conferences, wireless internet in meeting rooms is NOT provided.
Total                                    $100.00

PLEASE NOTE: All schools attending the PSCFA Coaches Conference will be assessed fees, including those that only attend the Voting Business Meeting.