In March of 2020, the IHSFA State Tournament was cancelled due to COVID 19, the pandemic that brought the world to a sudden stop! Nearly everyone was unprepared for this pandemic. It was so bad that all levels of basketball were cancelled. In Indiana, you know that is bad. Fortunately, NSDA was able to pull off a virtual tournament.
At the time, most thought that by August of 2020 the pandemic would be over and there would be no need for virtual tournaments. Unfortunately, August is here and a new wave has hit Indiana and most of the USA. So, we have several options for the 20-21 speech and debate tournaments. First we can make a ton of changes to face-to-face tournaments, have virtual tournaments, or work to establish a good combination of both.