Friday, September 11, 2009

IMPORTANT! Message for all coaches and administrators--PGFC, NJFL, NFL

The WPR board met during this past week and agreed on a schedule of meetings and some changes this year.

Basic terminology:
Coaches are those who help students with technique and rehearsals.

Administrators are those who do the much more important, but less glorious, job of keeping things organized, registering students for competitions, etc.

If you are short-handed at your schools, it is more important to have an Administrator than a coach.

Judges are NEUTRAL arbitrators who follow the rules and adjudge the competitions, assigning both scores and rankings to the competitors.

Certified Judges are those judges who complete certain requirements that the Board sets and pass a test. In the event of ties, the certified judge's scoring/ranking will prevail. And we're looking into the possibility of some kind of remuneration for certified judges.

All competing schools must provide judges in compliance with the formula that is set for each competition.

The first meetings of the competition year have been set. (See below.) The agendas, which are not yet finalized, will include important information about some changes that affect everyone. (On-line code assignments, code changes, etc.) You need to be sure to attend the meetings so you don't miss out on these details and changes. If you do things incorrectly, you may jeopardize your students' participation (and wins!) in the competition events.

There will be a meeting for Coaches and Administrators of NJFL and NFL on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 5 PM at MHS 101 D.

There will be a meeting for Coaches and Administrators of PGFC on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5 PM at MHS 101 D.

There will be a meeting for Judges of all competitions on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 6PM at MHS 101 D.

Need more information? See the website with rules first; then contact Hal with your questions and comments.

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