Ten years ago, at the last developmental conference, I again asked Larry’s question to the greater forensics community. In my paper on the "Culture of Qualifying," I contended that the focus AFA schools place on qualifying for nationals resulted in three problems: pulling slots, hunting for legs and a reduction in the quality of regular season tournaments. Another ten years have passed, and not much has changed. The "Culture of Qualifying" still exists. And I am left wondering: Where do we go from here?
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West, Daniel A.
"The "Culture of Qualifying" Revisited: What is the "End" of Forensics,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 4
, Article 22.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol4/iss1/22