Welcome to the Moderator’s page! SEDA would not be able to run our programming without our amazing volunteers. Older students and parents are often called upon to judge and run tournaments. However, our younger volunteers can also participate as moderators.
What is a Moderator?
A moderator is the person who introduces the round of debate, records speaking times of each debater for the judges, run ballots and important paper for the hosting staff, and in styles like CP they even control the give and take of questions.
This role is best held by our younger students who may only want to watch and not debate. The moderator’s role in a tournament is very important because it helps alleviate stress from judges, tournament hosts, and debaters.
How can I sign up to be a moderator?
There are a few ways to get involved as a young volunteer. First, try asking the coach of your club about upcoming opportunities and they can help you sign up. If you don’t have a coach, or are unable to get their help, contact the SEDA office and let us know that you’re wanting to volunteer at the next tournament.