Florida Sunshine NSDA District Tournament
Saturday, February 25
Academy of the Holy Names
3319 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Jamie Meyer, Host
District Championship for IE
offered: OO, DX, IX, DI, HI, DUO,
POI, & INFO
Reminder: NSDA does not offer DEC as an event
and Debate Tournament were previously held in January.
of the Holy Names, All day on February 25, 2017
Entries: Schools may enter up to 4 competitors/teams
in each event. Schools may NOT enter more than their entry limit per NSDA (see
Memberships and Fees attachment - REMINDER, students
must be registered with the NFL/NSDA website in order to have their members and
degrees counted toward your school).
Remember to SUBTRACT your Debate entries from your available totals. You
cannot use them here. NSDA is still offering two NEW EVENTS - POI and INFO,
which stands for - PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION and INFORMATIVE SPEAKING.
Students can qualify in these events. Rules for each can be found on the NSDA
may double enter in IE. Students may NOT cross enter in both extemporaneous
events. Students who enter a partnered event and an individual event must
compete in the partnered event if qualified in both for nationals. Students must compete fully in each event
entered. Example: A “sacrifice” entry in OO must have a speech to present.
Fees: $14.00 per single student entry (not team);
fees for double entered students is $18.00. The cost of meals (lunch on
Saturday) is $9 per person. You must purchase meals for your coaches and judges
(one complimentary meal will be provided per school). Make sure to send your
numbers to host Jaime Meyer at AHN - email@example.com - no later than the registration date.
All checks should be made out to FGCCFL as the account takes care of
both FGCCFL and NSDA business.
Quotas: 1:3 All IE Coaches should NOT place themselves in the
judge pool as they will be used for elimination round panels.
District Student of the Year nomination forms (can be found on
the NSDA website)
Preliminary entry by
email to both Bill and Terri.
Include: Student name/s,
events, judge names. Please indicate if double entered.
17: Finalize all entries on Joy of
Tournaments including students, events, real judge names, judge
conflicts, and meal orders for Friday and Saturday. This is the LAST day to
enter NSDA points for any tournaments.
Reminders: The league maintains a zero tolerance policy
for ALL cell phones and other electronics during rounds. If a cell phone is
reported in any round the student/students will be automatically disqualified.
This also applies to judges whose school will be charged a rule violation fee.
All judges and competitors MUST use stop watches to time rounds. Lap tops are
allowed in Extemp prep. Lap tops must run on their
own batteries and may NOT be connected to the Internet in any way.
burden of knowledge for tech rules or event rules falls to each coach in the
district. Please be sure you know the NSDA rules and that your students and
judges know the NSDA rules.
Required Forms: Coaches
must print out the registration forms and the Single Entry Letter of Intent.
Make sure they are signed by students, parents, and principal. Bring them with
you to registration.
Remember that all interp
events require an MLA formatted bibliography with your registration form. Joy
of Tournaments requires titles and publication information.
The FGCCFL Rules of Decorum for all students,
coaches, and adults will be in effect.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Rounds
will move as quickly as possible)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Registration 8:00 AM
EXTEMP DRAW 8:30AM
Round 1 IE 9:00AM
EXTEMP DRAW 10:00AM
Round 2 IE 10:30AM
Out Rounds Posted IE 12:30PM
EXTEMP DRAW 12:30PM
Round 3 IE 1:00PM
EXTEMP DRAW 2:30PM
Round 4 IE 3:00PM
EXTEMP DRAW 4:30PM
Round 5 (FINALS) IE 5:00PM
For those attending
- the entire BAYSHORE side of the school will be closed for the Gasparilla Fun Run. This means that you will have to enter
and park on the MACDILL side of the school. The gate will be open as will the
new parking facility across the street. You can use it and cross back to the
school from the elevated walkway over MACDILL. Again - DO NOT COME ON OR EXPECT
TO ARRIVE VIA BAYSHORE. MACDILL is the only acceptable way to enter/exit the
Directions from the North
Take I-75 South to
I-275. Follow I-275 To Howard/Armenia Exit. Exit SOUTH on Armenia and take the
road to Kennedy. Turn RIGHT on Kennedy until to reach MACDILL. Turn LEFT.
Follow MacDill SOUTH all the way until you reach AHN.
It will be the complex AFTER BAY TO BAY but before EL PRADO.
Directions from the South
Take I-75 North to
the Leroy Selmon Expressway (Exit is Near the Brandon
Mall area). Follow this TOLL ROAD into and through Downtown Tampa. Look for the
BAY TO BAY exit, and take said exit staying to the RIGHT. When you reach the
next INTERSECTION, that will be MACDILL. Turn RIGHT and continue until you see
the AHN Complex.