Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

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Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by Dead Parrot » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:00 am

Now that NASAT is confirmed to be happening this year, are there students/parents who are interested in sending an NJ all-star team to Kentucky in June? If there is sufficient interest, Rutgers is willing to host tryouts following the conclusion of the NAQT state championship on Saturday, April 7. We will likely not be able to provide additional sponsorship or logistical support for the team, though.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by monty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:17 am

I would be interested.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by A_Failure » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:22 am

I'd definitely be interested in trying out, but whether I can actually go to NASAT is very much up in the air right now.
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Post by DogeofVenice » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:26 am

I would love being able to have tryouts at Rutgers. What would the different topics for tryouts be and do you have a rough idea of what set they would be run? In any event, I bet High Tech will be well represented on the eventual Team New Jersey.
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Post by SirMrGuy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:16 pm

If tryouts happen, will they be held immediately after the tournament, or during lunch/at some other time? Also, what questions are going to be read for this?
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

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DogeofVenice wrote:I would love being able to have tryouts at Rutgers. What would the different topics for tryouts be and do you have a rough idea of what set they would be run? In any event, I bet High Tech will be well represented on the eventual Team New Jersey.
Based on how Mr. Powers at St. Joe's conducted tryouts in years past, we will try to use SMT. The four topics will likely be literature, history, science, and fine arts/RMP.
SirMrGuy wrote:If tryouts happen, will they be held immediately after the tournament, or during lunch/at some other time? Also, what questions are going to be read for this?
We plan on holding them after the tournament unless there is overwhelming support for doing them during lunch.
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Post by DogeofVenice » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:50 pm

I will be playing SMT at Harvard next month, so that will not work. However I feel like no history tryout will be complete without me, so if you guys could figure something else out, that would be great.
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Post by zeebli123 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:09 pm

So would the categories be read independently of each other? I'm not generalist, but it seems as though that method would be bad for generalists who score the most across categories.
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Post by Dead Parrot » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:00 pm

DogeofVenice wrote:I will be playing SMT at Harvard next month, so that will not work. However I feel like no history tryout will be complete without me, so if you guys could figure something else out, that would be great.
I have contacted Jakob Myers and he has generously allowed us to use WAO II for tryouts.
zeebli123 wrote:So would the categories be read independently of each other? I'm not generalist, but it seems as though that method would be bad for generalists who score the most across categories.
The way it has been done in the past is that there are two sessions in which two categories are read concurrently (for example, history and fine arts first, then literature and science). This means that you can only try out for a maximum of two categories, one for each session. I know that this is not ideal for generalists, but we will try to schedule tryouts in a way that minimizes conflicts.
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Post by DogeofVenice » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:42 pm

Thanks a bunch David, those were two options I did want to pick between.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by A_Failure » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Dead Parrot wrote:
zeebli123 wrote:So would the categories be read independently of each other? I'm not generalist, but it seems as though that method would be bad for generalists who score the most across categories.
The way it has been done in the past is that there are two sessions in which two categories are read concurrently (for example, history and fine arts first, then literature and science). This means that you can only try out for a maximum of two categories, one for each session. I know that this is not ideal for generalists, but we will try to schedule tryouts in a way that minimizes conflicts.
Would it be possible to add generalist(s) by voting, as described here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 20&t=15633?
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

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A_Failure wrote:
Dead Parrot wrote:
zeebli123 wrote:So would the categories be read independently of each other? I'm not generalist, but it seems as though that method would be bad for generalists who score the most across categories.
The way it has been done in the past is that there are two sessions in which two categories are read concurrently (for example, history and fine arts first, then literature and science). This means that you can only try out for a maximum of two categories, one for each session. I know that this is not ideal for generalists, but we will try to schedule tryouts in a way that minimizes conflicts.
Would it be possible to add generalist(s) by voting, as described here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 20&t=15633?
Oh right, I'd forgotten about that. If NJ coaches wish to form a committee to vote on players (perhaps at March Madness, as in 2014), I welcome their input.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by The Billiards Fool » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:44 pm

As of now, Rutgers will be hosting NASAT tryouts after NJ States on April 7. The sign up sheet is here.

Since we had not originally intended to run a NASAT tryout (since we were unsure NASAT was happening), we will not be able to provide logistical support this year (though we hope to do so in the future). In other words, we will need the players who make the team to coordinate the trip themselves. We will provide whatever help we can, but we will not be able to provide a coach, book flights, etc.

We will therefore need a coach/parent who is willing to accompany the players to Kentucky for NASAT. If you are interested in NASAT, please begin seeing if anyone you know would be able to fill such a role.
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Post by A_Failure » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:43 pm

Is there a schedule organized for tryouts or a list of who is trying out for each subject yet?
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by Dead Parrot » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 pm

A_Failure wrote:Is there a schedule organized for tryouts or a list of who is trying out for each subject yet?
As of right now, there are 11 people signed up (sorted by category):

Fine Arts: Dean A., Monty J., Michael L., Ethan Z.
History: Dean A., Monty J., Doug S., Cole S., Ethan Z.
Literature: Dean A., Darren P., John S., Ivy W., Ethan Z.
Science: Steven L., John S., Aditya U., Ethan Z.
Other: Dean A., Monty J., Michael L., Doug S., Ethan Z.

How are things going on the logistical front? Is there "infrastructure" in place to actually send a team to NASAT? Is it possible that they can send more than one team, which could mean that everyone listed above can go without a tryout being necessary? We are happy to conduct tryouts, but we would like some confirmation that an NJ NASAT team can actually be organized first.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by AKKOLADE » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:06 pm

It is possible to send more than one team.
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by Dead Parrot » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 pm

AKKOLADE wrote:It is possible to send more than one team.
My wording was a bit muddled. I meant, can the people responsible for sending the NJ team to NASAT send more than one team (or any team at all)?
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Re: Gauging Interest in an NJ NASAT Team

Post by The Billiards Fool » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm

I apologize for the delay, but since WAO II has yet to be released publicly could everyone who tried out please PM me their email or email rutgersacademicteam@gmail.com and we will send out the results to everyone privately.

As soon as WAO II is public we will post everything here as well.
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