Subscribe to our email list
Weekly Coach Newsletter - March 16, 2021
Weekly Coach Newsletter - March 16, 2021

Check out what's new, Coach!

Financial Support: Apply on Behalf of Your Team 

We've pledged to give $100,000 in financial assistance to teams and students to create a more equitable experience at the 2021 National Tournament. If your team needs to purchase technology, pay for internet access, rent appropriate competition space, or acquire other resources that will allow students to compete online, apply for the William Woods Tate, Jr., Memorial Fund. We've put together a three question Competitor Resource Assessment you can use independently to evaluate potential challenges your students have and ways that the Tate fund may be able to support them. We will award the first round of grants around May 1, so please apply early as we anticipate funding will go quickly. 

Read the Board Meeting Agenda

We invite you to read the agenda for the NSDA Board of Directors meeting March 17-18. Please feel free to email any comments or questions to Feedback will be compiled and presented to the Board for consideration. 
Access the latest resources
Log in to your NSDA Account
Celebrate Women's History Month
Visit your coaching guide
National Tournament info

High School National Congress Legislation Due April 1 

Legislation for the 2021 National Congress can can be submitted by your district chair before or after your district tournament is completed in Each district can submit one or two items of legislation, preferably one bill and one resolution. Legislation must be formatted using NSDA Templates. If you have legislation to submit, please contact your district chair! 

Celebrate Excellence in Middle School NSDA Coaching 

Do you know a middle school coach making a difference? Nominate them for the Middle School Coach of the Year Award! A short recommendation letter is required as part of the nomination process. Nominees must be coaches at NSDA member schools who:
  • Encourage speech and debate education through active support of curricular and/or co-curricular programming.
  • Foster cooperation between the speech and debate program and the rest of the school, showcasing students and their achievements with administrators, school board members, and the community at-large.
  • Lead a continuing dialogue with students, parents, faculty, and staff members to sustain and grow speech and debate participation.
  • Encourage team spirit and play an active role in the speech and debate program.
  • Demonstrate leadership and exemplify committed support to the speech and debate program’s livelihood.
  • Advocate for speech and debate activities within the school and the community at-large.

Access Advanced Debate Evidence 

Resource Package subscribers can access advanced evidence for the Public Forum topic Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harm, and the Lincoln-Douglas topic Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.

Earn Awards for Serving Our Communnity 

Coaches who perform service for the Association, such as hosting tournaments or recruiting or sponsoring new schools, earn service citations. As you enter citations digitally, you work toward Distinguished Service Awards, which honor coaches using their skills to serve others. Learn more or add citations today
Join us this summer. Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Interpretation Events, Original Oratory and Informative Speaking. Session 1: June 28-July 11. Session 2: July 14-July 27. Register today!

Using Tabroom's Online Tournament Features

Join experts Ameena Amdahl-Mason and Greg Malis on Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. CT to learn about using online tournament features in By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to set up and run an online tournament on using a variety of different methods, including asynchronous rounds, NSDA Campus rooms, and synchronous rounds using an external service like Zoom or Classrooms.Cloud.
Show your achievement. Celebrate all of your students' accomplishments with Honor Society insignia
Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
Update your mailing preferences | Opt out of all NSDA communications
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
View this email online.
powered by emma