Marist Scrimmage Series 1

2021 — Online, GA/US

Thank you for your interest in registering for the VIRTUAL Marist Scrimmage Series # 1.  This afternoon debate series is intended for NEW debaters to PRACTICE prior to competitions.  

We will host a second scrimmage on 10/7 and a third scrimmage on 11/10.  We hope to see your students at all three. 

Divisions Offered

-- GFCA packet novice policy division (restrictions explained below)
-- GFCA packet rookie policy division (restrictions explained below)
-- AUDL middle school *novice* division
-- a novice lincoln douglas division
-- a novice public forum division
-- a rookie public forum divisions (restrictions explained below)
-- a middle school public forum division 

If there is division you'd like to see us offer, please email jmill126@gmail.com and we will consider if there is enough interest. 

Costs & Platform

There is no cost for you!  Entry is completely free as long as you provide one judge for every two teams or fraction thereof. 

The event will be hosted through a Zoom Room Management System where the zoom link will be provided to coaches and competitors the day of the competition.  We recommend each competitor have the most updated zoom software in order for them to place themselves into breakout rooms.

Schedule

5:00pm EST -- Round 1 of All Divisions (Pairings will be blasted at 4:45pm EST)

6:15pm EST -- Round 2 of PF and LD divisions (Pairings will be blasted at 6:00pm EST)

Argument Limitations in Novice Policy Debate

Policy Debate will debate the 2021-2022 NFHS policy debate topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase protection of its water resources in the United States.

Our novice policy division is intended for first year policy debaters. Because this scrimmage will be many students first ever exposure to the activity, we highly recommend coaches email Jeffrey or Abby any specific notes about teams in regards to experience to ensure a positive experience for all. 

This division will use the GFCA Novice Packet with argument limitations, these files are based on the NDCA Novice Packet (the major differences are noted in parenthesis).  The Scrimmages will be limited to the following arguments:

-- Lead Drinking Water Affirmative
-- Lead Drinking Water Case Negative (this does NOT include the State Budgets DA from the NDCA version of the Lead Drinking Water Negative)
-- Fracking Affirmative
-- Fracking Negative (this does NOT include the Energy Security DA, Fracking Economy DA, or Fracking Regulation CP from the NDCA version of the Fracking Negative)
-- Business Confidence DA
-- Federalism DA

A link to the GFCA Dropbox that have these files can be downloaded here.

Argument Limitations in Rookie Policy Debate

Our rookie policy division is intended for first year policy debaters in their first two ever tournaments who need a smaller packet.  As such, this division will use a smaller version of the GFCA Novice Packet.  The Scrimmages will be limited to the following arguments in Rookie:

-- Lead Drinking Water Affirmative
-- Lead Drinking Water Case Negative (this does NOT include the State Budgets DA from the NDCA version of the Lead Drinking Water Negative)
-- Business Confidence DA

A link to the GFCA Dropbox that have these files can be downloaded here.

Argument Limitations in Rookie Public Forum Debate

Public Forum will debate the NSDA September/October 2021 Topic - Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic States.

We will offer a rookie public forum debate division this year that will have argument limitations. To limit the NATO topic to ensure clash and quality competition, students will be limited to reading and crafting constructive arguments out of the following files:

-- Disinformation Affirmative
-- Russia Deterrence Affirmative
-- Russia Aggression Negative
-- Russia-China Relations Negative

A link to the GFCA Dropbox that have these files can be downloaded here.