High School Quiz Bowl Varsity Letters

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High School Quiz Bowl Varsity Letters

Post by jburnsOHS » Wed May 02, 2007 11:02 am

I'm in a brand new school that only opened with grades 9-11, and I only had one junior on the team, so my 9th and 10th graders played in all the varsity tournaments. I am trying to decide what criteria to use to award Varsity letters.

If anybody has any suggestions or can tell me what criteria you use in awarding letters at your school, I would appreciate it.

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Post by Tegan » Wed May 02, 2007 11:09 am

I award varsity letters to any player who participated in at least 25% of hte varsity practices and/or varsity matches.

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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed May 02, 2007 12:58 pm

My HS had a minimum practice requirement (75%, I want to say) and a minimum tournament attendance requirement (around 4) for QB.
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Post by Matthew D » Wed May 02, 2007 1:39 pm

We have about the same thing, 75% attendance for tourmanents and a practice requirement, going into place for next year to earn a letter

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Post by kristinsausville » Wed May 02, 2007 3:05 pm

When I was in high school in northern VA (about ten years ago now), the requirement to earn a varsity letter for quizbowl was being on the TV team for "It's Academic".

I believe my school was one of the first in the area to award varsity letters for quizbowl, as the one I received in 1996 seemed like a novelty to other teams at various tournaments, but by the time I graduated in 1998, more schools seemed to be doing it.

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Post by Howard » Wed May 02, 2007 6:35 pm

My high school began doing this as part of academic recognition in the mid-'80s.

The high school where I coach doesn't do this, but I usually give some sort of senior recognition to those that attend 1/3 or more of the practices/tournaments.
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Post by porcupine » Thu May 03, 2007 7:46 am

We don't get varsity letters at all or any kind of recognition from our school. Since they recently returned all our trophies to us because there was no space, our coach just gave anyone who played varsity this year a trophy.

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Post by DrakeRQB » Thu May 03, 2007 9:41 am

Anyone who plays in or is on the roster for a majority of the A team's games gets lettered.
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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Thu May 03, 2007 10:35 am

At TJ I don't think we had any formal guidelines, but if you went to most of the practices and most of the tournaments you got one. I have them from sophomore, junior, and senior year.
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