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TFA STATE

Everything you need to know in one convenient place. 

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Tournament Season Calendar

The TFA Tournament Season runs from the last weekend in August through the second weekend in February. Students compete at tournaments throughout the season to earn points for the TFA State Tournament hosted in March.

TFA STATE 2023

WHEN IS IT?

March 9-11, 2023

WHERE IS IT?

TFA State in 2023 will be held at the Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

There is a room block available to stay at the host hotel. Coaches, click the button below to access the room block link and reserve rooms for TFA State! Rooms must be reserved by February 10.

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Am I Qualified?

HOW MANY POINTS DO I NEED TO QUALIFY?

10 Points

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MANY POINTS I EARNED AT A TOURNAMENT?

Check out the 2022-2023 Points Schedule!

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MANY POINTS I HAVE RIGHT NOW?

Tournaments upload their results reports which will then be published for confirmation. Click the button to see how many points you have!

Coaches should verify their student's point totals and contact the IQT Coordinator if there is an issue.

Student Scholarships

The Texas Forensic Association will award four scholarships at the state tournament in March. Applications MUST be received by Friday, January 27, 2023.

Applications will be rated on honors/achievements, financial need, academics, and service to the speech & debate community; all elements are weighted equally.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Senior

  • The applicant should have qualified for TFA State Tournament this year or last year.

  • All parts of the application must be typewritten. Handwritten applications/letters will be rejected.

  • All application parts must be received by Friday, January 27, 2023.

  • If the name of the student, the coach or the school appears anywhere other than on this form, IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Coach recommendations should NOT include the name of the coach or the school

Instructions for Coach's Recommendation:

  • The application will NOT be considered without a typed, one-page coach recommendation

  • Do not use school letterhead

  • Do not use the student's name in your letter

  • Recommendations should include

    • your overall endorsement of the student,

    • your evaluation of financial need,

    • other factors the committee might need to know

  • A coach may recommend as many students as they deem deserving.

Instructions for the Personal Narrative:

  • The personal narrative should include an explanation of why applicants believe they are deserving of this scholarship.

 

Your application is NOT COMPLETE until you have submitted both portions: Application Form with Personal Narrative (below) AND Coach Recommendation (coaches should email these to JP Fugler at fuglerjp@lisdeagles.net). The email address for any other correspondence regarding submissions is: tfascholarships@gmail.com.

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