Resources for Team Managers

Match Videos

You and your students might find it helpful to watch videos of previous matches, which can be found here.

Primer Video
Or, for something more brief, you could start by watching this video on how Cup matches work

Team Manager Training

If you’re interested in watching a recording of a training session for team managers, click here; the corresponding slides are here.

The training addressed

  • how to identify likely competition questions in the knockout stages
  • helping students prepare for the competition elements (Presentation, Commentary, Response, Dialogue)
  • dividing up labour and working as a team
  • handling ethical theories and principles
  • anticipating objections and questions

Professor Michael Cholbi, who ran the training, has been involved with the Ethics Cup’s predecessor competition, Ethics Bowl, since 2004. He has trained managers and judges, as well as serving as a judge and moderator, at both the high school and university levels. He also managed university level teams to multiple regional championships and national finals appearances.


Further Resources

As you prepare your team to participate in The Cup, you might find helpful the following resources:

This document explaining how to coach a Cup team.

This document laying out a training programme that you can put your Cup team through.

These webinar videos, created for teachers managing teams in the Ethics Olympiad—the Australian equivalent of The Ethics Cup:

This video on helping your students to understand the three most commonly used ethical frameworks.  Start at around 3:00 and watch until 54:00.

This video on how to choose students for your team and how to do in-class training sessions.  Start at around 2:00 and watch until 38:45.