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This online coaches conference is open to high school and middle school coaches. SchoBowlFest will begin at 10:00am on September 25 with a Town Hall Q&A session that will be open to the public. Come prepared with questions about organizing your team, setting up a tournament or practice schedule, mentoring your team, coaching to particular topics, learning the “canon” of scholastic bowl topics, or any other aspect of coaching.
After a lunch break, the conference will pick back up at 1:00pm with breakout presentations on using the statistics program YellowFruit and organizing your team practices. The presentations will be open only to IHSSBCA members; membership forms and payments can be turned in on the day of the conference. Watch our Facebook page for updates!
IHSSBCA members receive access to register for Novice, Kickoff, and Turnabout tournaments, and receive access to the IHSSBCA Coaches Handbook. Visit the membership page for more information, and follow more IHSSBCA news on the IHSSBCA Facebook page.
- Any freshman who has never made the top 100 players at MSNCT;
- Any sophomore who has never made the top 100 players at MSNCT, and who has never made the top ten players at a tournament or conference in high school; and
- Any junior or senior entering their first season of high school play.
For the “top players” above, lists should be compiled at the end of preliminary play, if a tournament involves prelims and playoffs phases.
Novice tournaments will be held at Barrington, Granite City, Keith Country Day (Rockford), Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort), Mattoon, and online. Visit the Novice page for details.
|Visit our tournament central pages for high school or middle school.
Download a printable calendar for high school or middle school.
|Hosting a tournament? Download our tournament rules, customizable schedules, and a wide variety of differently-formatted scoresheets.|
|The list of certified moderators is online! You can become a certified moderator by receiving online or card-based reviews from coaches and other certified moderators.|
|The September 2021 issue of Scholastic Visions includes the pre-season community poll, information about applying for grants from the IHSSBCA and Matt’s Buzzers, details about our updated scorebooks, and more! The first issue of Scholastic Visions is free to all scholastic bowl community members. Become an IHSSBCA member to download the last three issues from the Scholastic Visions homepage.|