Dear District Leader,
District chairs are invited to a District Chair Town Hall on October 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. CT! Executive Director J. Scott Wunn will discuss this year's changes to district tournaments, the future of the pilot qualification rules, and the status of in-person NSDA district qualification events in 2021. District chairs will be given time to ask questions at the town hall, and all district leaders are encouraged to submit questions in advance using this form
District chairs, please mark your calendars or plan to send a proxy to the District Chair Town Hall on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. CT. A recording of the meeting will be shared if you are unable to attend. District chairs must register in advance here.
Register for the District Chair Town Hall
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Free Tournaments: Register by October 19

Thanks to the generosity of The Julia Burke Foundation, member students have the opportunity to compete in our NSDA Online Springboard Series, a new series of free tournaments for novice and middle school students held over the next three months. Register by October 19 for the first event on October 24! Schools and students must be NSDA members to enter the tournament. There is no entry fee for participation. 

Technology Resource Fund

Our Technology Resource Fund, presented by The Julia Burke Foundation, is intended to provide financial support for NSDA member students who lack needed technology resources (webcams, microphones, laptop, hotspots, etc.) to successfully compete in online speech and debate activities. Advisors for active NSDA member schools should fill out this form for committee consideration. Please share this information with coaches in your district! 
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District Updates

District Dates Form » Using these instructions, district chairs holding any portion of their tournament in 2020 must complete the form through by October 31. District chairs holding all of their tournament in 2021 must complete the form by November 30. 
2020-2021 Unified Manual » Read the updated Unified Manual here.
September Board Minutes » Read the minutes from the September Board of Directors Meeting here.
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Expanding Your District

Advocacy Webinar » Learn how to identify potential member programs and pitch to administrators in under 30 minutes. 
New Coaches Workshop Webinar » Learn how to organize and structure a workshop for new coaches based on ready-made content in under 30 minutes.
Customizable Tools » Find the materials you need to advocate for your team or a new program. 

Award Options

Each NSDA District Committee has the opportunity to name five local award winners and enter them into the running for national recognition. These awards reward leadership and success in your district, are easy for school administrators to understand and celebrate, and can generate press for recipient schools. Plus, the awards are provided by the NSDA as part of your district tournament supplies free of charge!
District High School Coach of the Year Award » This award honors high school coaches who reflect outstanding leadership and commitment to speech and debate activities. Share this nomination form with coaches in your district.
District New Coach of the Year Award » This award recognizes an exemplary new high school coach who is in their first year of NSDA membership. If you're not sure when a coach membership was paid, please reach out to usShare this nomination form with coaches in your district.
District Assistant Coach of the Year » This award recognizes an exemplary assistant high school coach serving at an NSDA member school. Share this nomination form with coaches in your district.
District High School Administrator of the Year » This award honors an administrator who has succeeded in providing high-quality opportunities for students in speech and debate programming, as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. Share this nomination form with coaches in your district.
District Student of the Year Award » This award honors a graduating senior who best represents the tenets of the Association’s Code of Honor: integrity, respect, humility, leadership, and service. Share this nomination form with coaches in your district.
District chairs will select which awards your district will use on your District Dates Form. Award winners will be reported to the national office by April 16 using this form. We hope you will offer these opportunities to the members of your district this year!
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