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December 18, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
December 18, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Check out what's new and noteworthy in our community below! 

Announcing Last Year's Top 100 Schools 

Each year, the 100 high school chapters with the largest number of new degrees receive the Top 100 Schools designation. Check out the list for the 2017-2018 school year here. Winning schools and their administrators received letters of congratulation this fall. 

Last Chance for the Early Bird Discount!  

We'd love to see you this August at the National Conference! If you're considering attending, now's the time to act—the $100 Early Bird discount ends December 31. Learn more about the conference, check out our keynote speakers, or start the registration process at www.speechanddebate.org/conferences
Plus, if you're joining us in August, be sure to check out the 2019 NSDA Inclusion Workshop, held following the conference. Click here to learn more or apply to attend. 

Updated Harassment and Discrimination Policy

No form of harassment or discrimination is considered acceptable by the NSDA and all forms are prohibited by the organization. We hope this updated version better clarifies our policy of inclusion and acceptance and is something of which our membership can be proud and is willing to implement. View the policy »

View District Tournament Details 

A list of registered tournament dates, district levels, and the types of qualification rules being used for all district tournaments is available here
QUICK LINKS
Last Chance to Weigh in » The discussion board for the proposed PF changes will close on December 31. Your feedback will be considered by the Board, so make sure your voice is heard before then! To weigh in, click here and sign in or make a free account on CONNECT. 

Gearing up for #Nats19!  

The National Tournament hotel block will open January 15, 2019. Tentative details are available at www.speechanddebate.org/nationals. Check back soon for more information!

Download the New Congress Docket 

Check out the December Legislation Docket from the Institute for Speech and Debate. The docket includes bills to regulate cryptocurrencies, save the bee population, grant Japan military independence, and more!   

Coach Emeritus Program 

Do you know someone who has retired from coaching, or perhaps a former coach who has taken a step away from the activity for another focus? Our new Coach Emeritus program can keep these individuals involved, without the time commitment of full time coaching. Please help us spread the word about getting our retired and former coaches involved with your community!

Get the Guide: Reaching Out to Local Businesses 

Have a community member or a local company that would be interested in a corporate sponsorship, but not sure what to do next? Local businesses are a great way to get additional funding for your campaigns. However, a lot of people knock on their door asking them for money, so you need to stand out! Edco can show you how. Check out Edco's guide for tips and ideas on how to ask. 
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