Training

Volunteer Training

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Arizona Academic Decathlon.

Training for all regions is centralized with the State Competition Committee and conducted virtually. Educational materials are provided here for reference.

All judges and proctors should review the Intro to Judging video shown here, then click into the menus below according to your volunteer assignment(s). Please view/download the associated handouts and watch the short videos within. Finally, please record your training completion at the bottom of the page.

We appreciate your support of this program and the decathletes across Arizona!

Please watch the training video and thoroughly review the materials. Everything you need to judge the essay will be provided to you electronically for the online evaluation.

If you have any questions, please contact your chair.

Please watch the training videos and thoroughly review the handouts. Everything you need to judge the interviews will be provided to you, including general and area of study questions, which you will receive on competition day. (Those will not be available to download here.)

The sample video is an older DVD that has been edited down to show examples of interviews that would generally score in the good, very good, and excellent categories. It also shows a little of what ‘not’ to do – watching your body language, chewing gum, using filler words, proper grooming, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact your interview chair – Amber (amberpantel@gmail.com).

Please watch the training videos and thoroughly review the handouts. Everything you need to judge speeches will be provided to you, including the official Impromptu Speech topics, which you will receive on competition day. (Those will not be available to download here.)

If you have any questions, please contact your speech chair – Heather (Heather.Gossler@husd.org).

If you volunteered as a test proctor or speech timer, please review the videos to the left which include detailed instructions on how to administer tests and time the event. If you are a Super Quiz proctor, you will receive handouts and training on the day of the competition.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your event chair!

Contact Us

For further questions about volunteering, please contact Sarah Morris or call 602-935-9304.