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Weekly Coach Newsletter
Weekly Coach Newsletter
November 7, 2016  |  A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Coach,
Our resources web page is jam-packed with tools and tips for you to explore. Make the most of your membership and check out what’s new, plus a few benefits you might not be taking advantage of below!
Extemp » New Extemp resources are now available! Members can log in to access November's Extemp Practice Questions. Resource Package subscribers can also take advantage of November's Advanced Extemp Practice Questions.  
Public Forum » Log in to check out the newest PF Topic Analysis to get started with the November topic, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.
World Schools Debate » Take a look at the new prepared and impromptu motions plus general info in the latest WSD Motion Overview. Resource Package subscribers can view the Advanced WSD Motion Overview that offers new prepared and impromptu motions and walks students through the potential opposition and proposition arguments. 
Congress » The latest Legislation Docket for Congressional Debate is now available for members! 
New Coach Webinar » New coaches are invited to attend a webinar to get important updates from the NSDA, but more importantly, for an opportunity to share your questions with us! Steve Schappaugh, Director of Community Engagement, and Deano Pape, Membership Manager, will be on-hand November 14 at 7pm CST for all new coaches. Be sure to tune in! Click here to sign up in advance. 
How to View Resources » To view available resources, click here or visit, select the Resources tab, and click Search/View all Resources. From there, you can use the filters on the left-hand side to view resources by event or other subject area. You can also filter your results to only display free resources to which you can direct non-members, member resources, and Resource Package content, or a combination of the three. Check out the Forms and Manuals filter for all the guides, rules, and forms you'll need in one place and explore the Judging Resources filter for training guides and sample ballots for your tournament! 
More Resources
Want Access to Additional Expert Resources? » A Team Resource Package will allow you to access more tools to train your team. We have put together amazing videos, classes, textbooks, and other items available to you with a subscription! Here's a sampling of what you'll gain: 
  • Competition Tools - Resource Package subscribers have access to topic updates for debate events, script databases for speech events, plus video current events updates for Congress and Extemp.
  • Webinars and Videos - As a subscriber you also have exclusive access to years of past webinar recordings on team management, topics specific to competition events, running practice, and every other topic imaginable!
  • Videos - TRP subscribers can watch all 2016 National Tournament final round videos. This is an incredible educational tool to help varsity students improve or to explain how an event works to novices! 
  • Classroom Tools - Subscribers also have access to online textbooks to help plan lessons, give quizzes, and bring speech and debate into the classroom.
Explore more of what the Resource Package has to offer here or filter the Resource page by “Resource Package” to view a list of the latest exclusive benefits!
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