2023 CCA @ Ivy Tech
Dates: 3/17/2023 - 3/18/2023
2023 Ivy Tech Tournament Read This Before Checkout


Mission & Vision, Code of Conduct, and Statement of Faith

Preparation for Final Registration Steps

In the final steps of the registration process, you will be asked to do the following. Please review the Mission, Vision, Code of Conduct, and Statement of Faith in advance to facilitate and expedite the final steps of your registration process.

  1. Confirm that you have read the three CCA core documents (accessible below).
  2. Affirm general agreement with the three CCA core documents.
  3. Agree to comply with the CCA Code of Conduct.
  4. Affirm that your participating students are home educated and meet the age requirements as specified in either the CCA Debate Standards (see paragraphs 2-3 on Page 1) or the IE Divisions and Eligibility, as applicable.

CCA Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith

Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith

Code of Conduct

For Members of Christian Communicators of America (CCA), and those attending CCA tournaments:

The Standard:

  1. The conduct of the leaders, parents, coaches, and participants who attend a CCA event or who associate themselves with CCA will be guided by Biblical principles.
  2. Everyone associated with a CCA event will be treated with, and will treat others with, respect before, during, and after rounds, regardless of the outcome.
  3. Language will be wholesome, and Christ honoring. No crude or vulgar language or conduct will be tolerated.
  4. In order to show respect for the activity, opponents, and judges, professional business attire is required for all CCA participants. All clothing shall be modest.
    • For men, this means modestly cut business suits or blazers with modestly-fitted slacks, shirt, tie, and dress shoes. (Suit jacket is optional for Jr and JV boys.) Professional grooming for men includes being clean shaven or having neatly groomed beards and/or mustaches.
    • For ladies, this means modestly cut and modestly fitted pant or skirt suit (the hem line should fall below the knee), no form fitted shirts or exposed midriffs, and professional close-toed shoes. For Individual Events, dresses are permitted (the hem line should fall below the knee). Professional grooming for ladies includes hair, jewelry, and makeup.
    • Parents, coaches, participants, and siblings at competition events are expected to dress appropriately. Participants no longer competing will stay in competition attire through the award ceremony.
    • The Tournament Director shall have final authority as to whether or not these standards have been met.
  5. Cheating, plagiarism, and deception will not be tolerated.
  6. Physical violence or abuse will not be tolerated.
  7. CCA events are not appropriate venues for physical displays of affection between unmarried couples.
  8. Facilities used during CCA events will be treated with respect and care. Any damage to facilities, regardless of the magnitude of the damage, will be reported to CCA leadership.
  9. Students, parents, and coaches will acknowledge the authority of the judge in competition and will accept the judge's decision as final and correct.
  10. Parents will make every effort to have at least one parent present at all CCA events when the child is competing.
  11. Parents and participants agree to submit to the authority of the CCA leadership during CCA events and with respect to CCA-related issues.
  12. Parents will be the first line of enforcement of this code of conduct as it relates to their children. All people associated with CCA are expected to ensure that this code is honored.
  13. In order to show respect for the activity and others, Opening and Closing Ceremonies should be marked by polite applause and an absence of unprofessional behaviors or outbursts.

Handling Offenses

In the event that an offense occurs, Matthew 18:15-17 will be the guiding Scripture. Please follow these steps: start privately, then, if necessary, involve one or two witnesses, and finally, if it becomes necessary to go before the group, the CCA board will be involved. Since gossip is also a sin, refrain from discussing any offenses with anyone not involved. Actions that stray from Biblical principles will be reported to CCA leadership for resolution. We believe that we should live in such a manner as to not bring reproach upon our Savior and Lord (Matthew 5:16, Philippians 1:27).

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