Dripping Springs State Park wrote:Idea: survey. Rather than simply saying "the top teams want this" or "the silent majority wants this", why not distribute a survey for hosts to hand out? There could be a question about changing/eliminating the trash distribution, one about timed games, and maybe a couple short answer/any other comments sections. This would allow NAQT to actually get a sense of what teams and coaches think, rather than wild speculation on the boards.
Quoting this from the NAQT distribution change thread, which is headed off in several different directions.
What's the intent of asking a survey question about timed games? Is our policy about timed (high school*) games at all controversial?
*(College is of course a different discussion.)
To review, current NAQT timer policy for high school tournaments works like this:
1. Regular season events (including state championships) are free to choose timed or untimed at the host's discretion.
2. HSNCT is timed because running a 200+ team tournament without timed rounds could very well end badly. (And: we can and do assemble an outstanding team of trained moderators from around the country to staff the event.)
I don't see either of those policies changing in the near future. Discuss.