November 20, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
November 20, 2018 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Check out the latest resources, coaching tips, and community news below! 

Read the New Issue of Rostrum

The latest issue of Rostrum magazine is now available online! This edition includes:
  • A preview of the 2019 NSDA National Conference
  • An evaluation of Public Forum Debate after 15 years
  • Our 2018-2019 Inclusion Commitments 
  • A discussion of gender identity, terminology, and pronouns
  • Hall of Fame member Jacci Young's thoughts on legacy 
  • Alumni, coach, and team profiles 

New and Improved NSDA Store! 

The NSDA Store is back online and better than ever! You can now log in to the store using your NSDA account information and track orders from your Account page! 

Debate Topic Updates

Public Forum » Help us determine the two February PF resolutions for the International Conflicts topic area! You can submit specific topic wording suggestions by November 30 for consideration by the PF Wording Committee. 
Policy Debate » Current member coaches and students are eligible to vote for the 2019-2020 Policy topic! Voting closes December 15
Rule Change Form » You can submit suggestions for any rule additions, deletions, or changes to the Rules Revision and Evaluation Committee at any time via this form
Upcoming Webinars » Mark your calendars! The Policy topic webinar from the Bill of Rights Institute is November 28 at 6:00 p.m. CT. Register here.  

Resources for Gender Neutral Restrooms at Tournaments

Ensure your tournament is a safe and welcoming space for all! Download the NSDA caucus recommended Gender Neutral Restroom Best Practices to be used in conjunction with our gender neutral restroom sign

What is Strength? 

The number of entries (students/teams competing) a school can bring to the district tournament is limited based upon the school’s overall strength. A team’s strength is determined by the number of active student degrees plus the top three active coach degrees for the team. Your school's strength is available on the School Roster tab of your NSDA account
See a sample of how a team's strength is calculated and learn more about why it matters in our printable guide to strength. Questions? Email

Save $100 on Your Conference Registration!

The 2019 NSDA National Conference is an excellent opportunity for professional development and networking with the top coaches and educators from across the country. Don't delay! If you register before December 31, 2018, you can take advantage of our $100 early bird discount. Learn more »
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