Coaches Conference

Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association


August 11, 2017

Hello, PSCFA!

We want to extend an invitation to the 2017 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 8th -10th.

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 11, 2017. We cannot guarantee the group rate beyond this date.

Included is the tentative schedule for 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 all in September!


All the best,

PSCFA Executive Committee


Contact information for the hotel:

Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2727 (when booking the hotel please indicate you are with PSCFA)


 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association

 2017 Coaches Tentative Conference Schedule

Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

 Friday, September 8th


Session IA – Best Practices for Team Meetings: A round-table discussion

– Mike Marse, California Baptist University

Session IB – Writing Debate Resolutions

– Skip Rutledge, Point Loma Nazarene University


Session IIA – Mental Wellness & Forensics

– Jay Arntson, Pasadena City College

Session IIB – Cutting Interpretation Pieces

-Kevin Briancesco, LA Valley College

6:00 Group Dinner

Saturday, September 9th


Session IA – Finance Meeting

– Bryan Malinis (PSCFA Treasurer), San Diego Mesa College & April Griffin, Cerritos College

Session IB – New Coach Orientation

– PSCFA Executive Committee


Session IIA – Pi Kappa Delta

– April Griffin & Nick Matthews, Cerritos College

Session IIB – Reader’s Theater & ARTa

– Shaw Davari, Orange Coast College & Roger Willis-Raymondo, Mt. San Antonio College

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break


Session IIIA – Business Discussions: Proposing New Ideas

-PSCFA Executive Committee

Session IIIB –


Session IVA – Hosting Duties for Champs & other PSCFA Tournaments

– Danny Cantrell, Mt. San Antonio; Rolland Petrello, Moorpark; April Griffin, Cerritos College, & Nichole Barta, Irvine Valley

Session IVB – Event Rules versus Judge Preferences

-Kim Perigo, San Diego Mesa College

7:00 Dinner and Cocktail Social – Location TBA


Sunday, September 10th


Fees collection


Voting Business Meeting

Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association

September 8-10, 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.