This theoretical article explores the implications of the informally trained coach/judge on the future of forensics. Issues addressed are those involving the relationship between informal training and the financial stability of the forensic program; the perceived professional standards associated with the forensic educator; and the impact on the educational facilitator role played by the coach/judge in the forensic community. The analysis of this paper suggests that the forensic community if placing the forensic professional and the activity itself at risk in the future, if informal training becomes the main means of preparing the next generation of coach/judge participants.
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Hanson, Colan T.
"Telling the Story of the Informally Trained Coach/Judge,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 2:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol2/iss1/15