Play to Win – II

Last month’s Coaches Tip discussed aggressive play in reading games. Now we consider cube games. Equations and On-Sets Use the timer on every other player’s turn and especially when opponents … Continue →

Play to Win – I

In athletics, you often hear a team’s performance as “they’re playing not to lose.” That attitude carries over to Academic Games competitions. Playing to win requires playing aggressively. Ultimately, the … Continue →

Learning from Mistakes

At the 2011 AGLOA National Tournament, one of the Elementary/Middle Propaganda examples caused controversy. A number of players and even coaches were upset that the Panel’s Answer was Appeal to … Continue →

Creative Practice Scheduling

If you poll the schools in any Academic Games league, you will find a wide variety of practice schedules. Some teams meet before school. Others meet after school. Still others … Continue →

Drill the Fundamentals – Part II

Athletic coaches talk about stressing the fundamentals: blocking and tackling in football, dribbling and passing in basketball, etc. The same idea applies to Academic Games as well. At every Equations … Continue →

Drill the Fundamentals – Part I

Athletic coaches talk about stressing the fundamentals: blocking and tackling in football, dribbling and passing in basketball, etc. The same idea applies to Academic Games as well. For instance, in … Continue →

Don't Dabble – Part II

What can the Academic Games moderator do with students who are over-involved? First, you must decide how strict you will be concerning attendance at Academic Games practices. If you are … Continue →