How do you guys sign up for events?

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How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by wethose » November 2nd, 2018, 10:11 am

Does your team just have people sign up for events they're interested in?

Also, does anybody have a list of which events are under each block? If so, how could you post it here? My brain is fried and I can't even manage that

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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by lumosityfan » November 2nd, 2018, 11:02 am

We usually have people sign up for events for tryouts and then we'll see how well they do on those events to take into account who goes into what event.
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by Unome » November 2nd, 2018, 12:02 pm

The method that lumosityfan describes is the most common, and also the one my high school used/uses. As for the tournament schedule, the LA Regional schedules don't seem to be out yet - presumably they will be posted here. If you're looking for the state tournament schedule, that is here.
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by knottingpurple » November 3rd, 2018, 6:27 am

We do it like lumo at the beginning of the season, but some events are definitely more under-subscribed than others, so at invitationals (especially since none of the invitationals follow our State schedule, so somebody will be hoping to do 2 events at States but they conflict with each other at invitationals so their events get moved around at invitationals) people get randomly thrown into events they didn't sign up for at the beginning of the year just because they're free that block and the events get filled. And then sometimes those people end up discovering they're decent at this event they never planned to do.
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by Unome » November 3rd, 2018, 6:57 am

knottingpurple wrote:people get randomly thrown into events they didn't sign up for at the beginning of the year just because they're free that block and the events get filled. And then sometimes those people end up discovering they're decent at this event they never planned to do.
The same happened at my high school. I doubt there are any schools that can escape this.
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by samgans15 » November 4th, 2018, 9:31 am

We choose our team through tryouts, then send out a form in which competing members are to pick their top 4 event choices. We then meet to fill spots that were not chosen and finalize event placement. This year everyone was able to get their number 1 event choice, which improves motivation, even though some had to also pick up events they did not request.
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Post by jimmy-bond » November 4th, 2018, 10:54 am

samgans15 wrote:We choose our team through tryouts, then send out a form in which competing members are to pick their top 4 event choices. We then meet to fill spots that were not chosen and finalize event placement. This year everyone was able to get their number 1 event choice, which improves motivation, even though some had to also pick up events they did not request.
Same here, except we don't choose a team because there are so few people in SciOly
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by Galahad » November 4th, 2018, 6:43 pm

For us in 7th grade we sign up for what we want to do, but as we progress we sign up for events that we're good in and focus on those.
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Post by megrimlockawesom » November 6th, 2018, 4:20 pm

we go through tryouts for each event (although the test writers are really bad at writing tests)
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Re: How do you guys sign up for events?

Post by MissAmargasaurus » November 11th, 2018, 1:05 pm

We rank our top 8 events we'd like to do, and can choose up to 3 events that we'd never want to do. Our coach then goes through the forms (which include any previous events we've done, what types of science we're best at, etc) and uses our rankings to determine who gets what, along with other factors like events conflicts, etc. We don't have enough people signing up to do tryouts, they sound fun to do though!
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