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2019 Logos Forensic Association


The LFA hosts coach-only training workshops early in the debate season to help coaches prepare for the upcoming year.  This season we are offering separate tracks, one designed for novice coaches and one designed for experienced coaches. There will be valuable information presented in both tracks that you do not want to miss out on!

For your convenience we will have two identical workshops scheduled in both the northern and the southern regions. This will help to accommodate of our varying member schools. Both head coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend.  At least one representative from each school should be in attendance. The workshops will run from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm, with a break for lunch. There will also be time allotted for any Q & A, so you can have all questions answered. Do not forget to mark your calendars. The first tier deadline is August 15, 2019.  After this date, the registration price increases from $40.00 to $80.00.  Participation in these workshops does require registration, so please register online early to take advantage of this great discount!

Topics Covered:
  • Introduction to the Intellectual Property resolution and how to teach it to your students

  • New Speech category- Apologetics

  • Evidence and research

  • Debate theory

  • Student recruitment

  • Club management

  • Motivating students

  • Preventing potential problems, and

  • Coaching tips & techniques

Northern California - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This coach's workshop will be taking place at the James Irvine Conference Center inside the East Bay Community Foundation (the Diablo Room) located in Oakland, California.  Please arrive early and allow time for traffic.







Southern California - Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This coach's workshop will be taking place at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Irvine, Ca. We will be meeting in their boardroom. Please arrive early and allow time for traffic.

“In my experience with debate, I have seen timid students turn bold and uninspired students study with fervor. ... I decided to form the Berean debate team because of the benefits that I saw debate give to any student who pursues it.”


– Kyle, captain of the BCHS debate team

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