When is the district tournament? » Districts set their own tournament dates and report them to us each winter. Your tournament dates will be available on your District Info page, accessible from the left side menu on your Account page.
Who runs the tournament? » The tournament series is run by your district committee, which is a group of five individuals elected by the members of your district, and led by your district chair. Lean on your committee for guidance to help make sense of the process! To see who’s on your district committee and view their contact information, log in to your Account page and then click here.
Who is eligible to compete? » Unlike other tournaments throughout the year, only member students from NSDA schools are eligible to compete. Students must be NSDA members with a Degree of Merit (at least 25 points in the honor society) and have an email address attached to their account. Students who are currently eligible will have a check mark in that column on your team roster.
How many students can I bring? » The number of entries (students/teams competing) afforded a school at the district tournament is limited based upon the school’s overall strength.
How does strength work? » A school’s total strength is equal to the top 3 active, paid coach degrees plus ALL the active, paid student degrees. Only members with an email address attached to their account can contribute to a school’s strength, so make sure your members provide an email address! An email address can be entered by a student when they sign up for an account or it can be added by an advisor or a coach with permissions when creating an account from the student roster. For an example of strength, please see this illustrated guide.
You can view your school’s strength on your Account page. To determine your allotted entries based on your strength, see the chart on page 65 of the High School Unified Manual.