There are great times in Florida that have been showing up all year pretty well at national tournaments. However, it seems that there is a lack unity in the Florida circuit and sometimes judges are highly unqualified. Despite the negatives there are still great teams and coaches in the abundance of the "bad" ones. Tampa Prep, Berkeley Prep, Palmetto, Columbus, my school (Fort Lauderdale). All of these schools make up the unity in policy debate in Florida. Although there are competitive teams the speech side of debate is heavily emphasized and has been for years which is why it is so hard to find an abundance of coaches who are experienced and able to flow in a "national style round". Panama City = I am very uneducated about debate there all I know is that it takes alot to debate in Florida because the best practice comes from out of the state or at the state tournament so one has to be consistently motivated by external factors whether it be a the team or individual coaches.