The SY2015 & SY2016 CMSDL Coaches Council

The results of the CMSDL Coaches Council are in. The SY2015 & SY2016 CMSDL Coaches Council is:

Kyle Beck (Alcott, “A”)
David Ellis (McCutcheon, “AAA”)
John Jacoby (Old St. Mary’s, “A”)
Christian Kline (Bessie Rhodes, “AA”)
Jared Lee (Skinner West, “AA”)
Brett Turpin (Kershaw, “AAA”)

The CMSDL Coaches Council provides input and guidance on the management and administration of the Chicago Middle School Debate League, including maintenance and revision of the CMSDL Guidelines and Policies.

The CMSDL Coaches Council meets once per semester, two times a year. Coaches should feel encouraged to contact their conference representatives to discuss issues of their concern about CMSDL practices and policies.

The CMSDL Coaches Council has over the past two years provided guiding and essential input on:

* Setting the tournament calendar
* Determining dates and location of the Chicago Middle School Debate Championship
* Setting argument limits and case previewing policy
* Determining rules regarding electronic devices
* Helping form judge training and coach training agendas and strategies
* Identifying the year-end awards given at the Chicago Middle School Debate Championship
* Refining tournament operations