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About Trobaugh

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  • Birthday 02/27/1976

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  • Name
    Kevin Trobaugh
  • School
    Heritage High School
  • Biography
    Head debate and literary coach at Heritage High School in Ringgold Georgia.
  • Location
    Ringgold, Georgia
  • Interests
    Soccer, Hockey
  • Occupation
    Social Studies Teacher
  1. Trobaugh

    Fantasy Football

    We could play with a small number. everyone would get a lot of good players would be interesting.
  2. Trobaugh

    Fantasy Football

    I am in if we get it going (sorry for the late response)
  3. Hey Jeff I was looking for the results at GA Forensics but I could not find them. Can you give me a link?
  4. Perhaps I am reading it wrong but I think the purpose of the classic division is to prepare kids to move into the other areas of policy. I am not sure that you would lose any more kids to LD or dropping out because they don't want to spread or don't like the speed anymore than they just don't like it after their first year if they were already in "contemporary" policy.
  5. Here in Georgia our novice division has restrictions. There are no Ks and no CPs. Speed is not specifically addressed but the kids that can do speed are recommended to move up to JV and generally do. In my opinion it has helped start new programs that never would have begun without it. Now, how much that will translate into varsity programs we will see. I like the classic idea. I have sent kids to camp at Liberty and they meet some of those classic kids and some the home school kids. Their "lack of speed" as they put it was a new experience for them.
  6. Let me start off by saying that I have worked tab rooms at several decently large tournaments all using TRPC. I have also worked tab at NFL districts where as everyone knows it is done by hand. It is my experience that it is not necessarily any faster to use the computer system but there are several advantages including having the computer do all of the matching and math. Also, we always print out cross pairings at the end of the tournament. The computer system will let you print out a lot of nice forms and total results etc...
  7. Trobaugh


    We have stayed at the Best Western before. It is not bad. There are only so many places to stay in Cairo. I could have told you not to stay there in Carrollton.
  8. Here in Georgia at a typical tournament (two-days, 5 prelim rounds) we do high/low speaker points for the tie breaker. I cannot remember off the top of my head where it goes after that but rarely does it need to go past that. Most of these tournaments are breaking to quarters. Edit- I could be wrong, I have not run a tournament in a couple of years but I am still quite sure that my memory is correct.
  9. At this point is not so well known that people would not fall for it? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453125,00.html
  10. I think that depends on if you want to teach something else and coach debate or if you want to teach speech and do debate. For the first it is just a matter of deciding what you want to do and go for the certification. As far as getting a job that is what it is. A lot could be written about that. You need to either decide that you want to start a program or get into an established program. I know that I am not really answered your question but there are some things to think about.
  11. Go Joe and Levi! (Too bad you have to hit pace)
  12. Why can I not seem to find the novice packet?
  13. I would agree with Jeff, having been part of the council when this was developed. Also, if a debater can cut their own impact turns do they really need to be limited to the packet?
  14. I have been thinking about this and I cannot come up with an answer. I don't know what we can do. I have a feeling that most coaches would disagree with my assessment. If coaches agreed with the idea then the dialogue could begin and I think that the problem would begin to work itself out, but at this point I have no clue what a possible solution would be.
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