The MDTA is excited to announce the first annual MDTA Jamboree to be held at Chanhassen High School on September 24th, 2011. The MDTA Jamboree will feature tracks for Novice, JV and Varsity students in Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas and Policy debate. The MDTA Jamboree is more than just a tournament, it will be the kickoff event of the 2011 debate season.
In the Novice track, students will have the opportunity to watch a selected varsity round and then work with coaches and judges after the round to answer questions, show common issues and build skills. Students will have additional time with coaches and between rounds. Novice students will complete two rounds of debate in PF and LD. In policy debate, students will participate in at least one full round. Students not yet ready to complete a full round of debate, will be broken into groups and allowed to work in small group sessions to participate in contention debate.
In the LD and PF JV and Varsity track, students will participate in five rounds of debate over the course of the day with the opportunity to work with judges in interactive sessions to improve and refine skills. Policy students will have three rounds of debate.
In addition to student tracks, separate tracks will be provided for new coaches workshop and new judges workshops.
All of the details have not yet been finalized and we are looking for both volunteers and ideas to help make this a successful weekend for both new and returning students. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out.