March 21, 2017
On behalf of PSCFA, I would like to invite you to the 2017 PSCFA Cool-Off Tournament, on April 29-30 at Rio Hondo College. With the season coming to an end the Cool-Off is a great opportunity to introduce new students to forensics and possibly add a few recruits for the coming year.A unique aspect of the Cool-Off is that it is for novices and rookies only. This allows for
A unique aspect of the Cool-Off is that it is for novices and rookies only. This allows for students with little or no competition experience to compete with students of their level. This is also a great opportunity for coaches to take a break and give junior and senior competitors a chance to be on the other side of the ballot and judge a few rounds. Those junior and senior students that do judge will not sacrifice any competitive eligibility for later seasons since this is a novice only event. Remember, all judges must be certified for PSCFA tournaments so please have them go to the PSCFA website, read the Forensics Related Educational Document (F.R.E.D.), and certify online here.
The debate portion of the tournament will take place on Saturday. NFA-LD debate will be on Saturday scheduled at the same time as IPDA and parliamentary debate. We will offer four preliminary rounds and one elimination round for the novice division. On Sunday, we will offer two preliminary rounds and finals for all 11 individual events, plus Cultural Artifact (no scholarships awarded).
In addition to the tournament, Rio Hondo will also be hosting the PSCFA Spring Meeting and coach’s lunch at 1:00pm on Saturday. Items on the agenda include discussing the year in review, electing new officers, and selecting a site for the 2017 Fall Coaches Conference.
ENTRY DEADLINE is Tuesday, April 25 th at 6:00pm through forensicstournament.net Changes may be made through Wednesday, April 26 th at 6:00pm at no charge.
I look forward to seeing you at the Cool-Off. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Sean P. Connor