Weekly Coach Newsletter - January 25, 2022
Weekly Coach Newsletter - January 25, 2022

Check out what's new, Coach!

NEW: Alumni Membership Program

We are excited to announce the addition of an official NSDA Alumni Membership and ask that you share this opportunity with your high school seniors or alumni! As alumni members, they will have access to exclusive webinars and volunteer opportunities, all while staying connected to the largest speech and debate community in the country. Our inaugural launch week is happening now!

Free Printables for Classrooms or Hallways

The Road to Premier » When students join the NSDA, they embark down the road to Premier Distinction, the highest degree level in our Honor Society. Download a poster to highlight some of the stops they can make on their journey. 
Code of Honor » Hang a visual reminder of the committment students have made to character, personal accountability, and social responsibility. 
Monthly Celebration Posters » Choose from our collections of testimonials from alumni and coaches about their speech and debate experience from Black History Month, Women's History Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. You can also make your own using our free template

Supplement Your Instruction with Textbooks

Some students learn best by watching and love our final rounds. Others prefer to get acquainted with new events by reading about them. Help them get started by sharing our textbooks. Choose from debate (PF and Congress, LD, Policy, World Schools) or speech (OO, and Extemp) options and stay tuned for an updated Interp textbook, coming this Spring!
Stop talking. Start speaking. Southwest Speech & Debate at Arizona State University. Registration opens soon at www.swsdi.org.

We're Hiring: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is responsible for the planning and implementation of all diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of the National Speech & Debate Association. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, staff leadership team, partner organizations, and a broad audience of stakeholders to plan, execute, and capacity-build toward a comprehensive plan focused on infusing DEI into each aspect of the organization. We'll begin reviewing applications the week of February 7. 

Register for Free Online Tournaments

Has your team tried a Springboard scrimmage yet? Our fall events had over 2,000 registrations! Join us for an event this semester and your students will gain valuable experience. Live speech and debate will be offered on Thursday, January 27 and February features both live and asynch options. 

Nominate a Senior to Represent Speech and Debate

Each NSDA district has the opportunity to name a District Student of the Year. Coaches may nominate a graduating senior who best represents the tenets of the Association’s Code of Honor: humility, equity, integrity, respect, leadership, and service. One student will be selected from the pool of all district winners as the National Student of the Year and serve as a public representative of speech and debate.
District deadlines vary, but district chairs must submit their winners to us by April 16.

Help Pick the Next Hall of Famers

The highest honor for any high school speech and debate coach is election to the NSDA Hall of Fame. As a member coach, you can submit a Hall of Fame nomination by February 1 for consideration. In April, current Hall of Fame members and coaches with at least three diamonds vote to determine which nominees will be inducted.

Meet Your PD Needs for Free

Enroll in on-demand courses to learn more about team management, new events, and building an equitable and welcoming team.
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