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Elementary Spell Bowl Coach Webinars
From the comfort of your own computer, you can be a part of webinars designed to help coaches involved in Elementary Division Academic Competitions. The Webinar for Elementary Spell Bowl Coaches will be held Wednesday, September 27, from 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time.  Cost is only $15.
Registration Forms (and information on the Science Bowl and M.A.T.H. Bowl Webinars) are available on the Forms Page by Clicking here.

Help Recruiting Your Team To help coaches save some time as you search out students for your team, IASP is making some printable flyers available. You can print, fill in your information, copy, and post them around your building! Each is designed to fit on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Click here for the Elementary Recruiting Poster
Click here for the Junior Division Recruiting Poster
Click here for the Senior Division Recruiting Poster [Each poster requires Adobe Reader]

2017 Spell Bowl Coaches Handbook The Spell Bowl Coach Handbook includes all rules for the competition and should be reviewed by all coaches at the beginning of each season.
Click here for the Spell Bowl Coach Handbook.  [Requires Adobe Reader]

2017 Spell Bowl Competition Dates Entry Deadline: All Divisions -September 11, 2017.
Senior Spell Bowl Area Competition, Monday, October 30, 2017;
Junior Spell Bowl Area Competition, Wednesday, November 1, 2017;
Sr and Jr Spell Bowl State Finals, Saturday, November 11, 2017;
Elementary Spell Bowl Area Competition, November 16, 2017

2017-2018 Department of Student Programs (DSP) Membership-Participation Form The Membership-Participation form is now available and can be completed and returned to IASP.
Click here to view the DSP Membership-Participation form.

Spell Bowl Proctor Instructions At most Spell Bowl competitions, each team must provide an adult proctor to help score answers. It is essential for each coach to provide a responsible proctor who has reviewed their instructions before the contest.
Click here to see a copy of proctor instructions. [Requires Adobe Reader]

 

Description of the Elementary Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition
Content The competition will be made up of eight rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of seven words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.
Teams Teams are composed of eight members. Eight others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any one grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility All full-time students in grades 4-5 (6 where appropriate) are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format The competition will consist of eight rounds with each round consisting of seven words, which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have twenty seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.

Description of the Junior Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition
Content The competition will be made up of eight rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of nine words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.
Teams Teams are composed of eight members. Eight others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any one grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility All full-time students in grades 7-8 (6 where appropriate) are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format The competition will consist of eight rounds, with each round consisting of nine words, which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have fifteen seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.

Description of the Senior Division Academic Spell Bowl Competition
Content The competition will be made up of ten rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round shall consist of nine words. Words for this competition come from lists published on this site. Word Lists rotate annually.

Teams Teams are composed of ten members. Ten others may be used as alternates. There is no limit as to how many students may come from any grade level. A student may participate in only one round. There are no substitutions during a round.
Eligibility All full-time students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete. Within these constraints, schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.
Format The competition will consist of ten rounds with each round consisting of nine words which will be read by the emcee. After the emcee finishes the pronunciation, sentence, pronunciation and says “Begin”, the participant will have fifteen seconds to write the word in the correct space on the answer sheet. At the conclusion of the time allowed for spelling, the word will be scored before going on to the next word.