One of the most important factors in forensics is experience. How many rounds you've judged, years spent coaching, and of course- how many tournaments does a competitor have under his belt. For some schools, especially schools which recieve new coaches (unseasoned) or have a start-up forensics program, the competitors can do just as much coaching as do you, the coach. So my question is, How big of a role do the students on your team play in coaching each other? Do your captains help coach? Are there event "leader?" Do the varsity students debate the novices?
Thanks for your participation, have a great summer, and don't forget to call for early practices!