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Weekly Coach Newsletter
December 12, 2016  |  A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear Coach,
This week, we share new resources, reminders, and ways to spread the word about speech and debate!
State Resolutions » Last year, we achieved a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing National Speech and Debate Education Day in March. This year, we are working to secure both a national resolution and state-level resolutions to spread awareness about our activity. If you have any leads or connections that could bring a resolution that honors your state's coaches and students to the floor in your state legislature, please email
Last Chance to Vote for the Policy Topic » Chapter advisors and member students can log in and access the online ballot at The final two topic areas for 2017-2018 are Energy Policy and Education Reform. Voting ends Thursday at 4:00 p.m. CT.
Spread Cheer with NSDA Gear » From gift exchanges to stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. Our men’s collared dress shirt and women’s cardigan sweater make great gifts! Share the joy with your team with our wide selection of speech and debate buttons. Order holiday gift items from the NSDA store before December 16 to ensure delivery by December 22!
Expand Access to Speech and Debate » As a speech and debate coach, you’ve seen first-hand the powerful impact these activities can have on students’ lives. This is why it’s the NSDA’s mission to provide speech and debate resources to students, and our goal to offer this incredible opportunity to every student in America. If you’d like to see more students have access to speech and debate, please conside making a year-end gift to bring speech and debate teams to more schools. Your tax-deductible donation of $5, $10, $25, or whatever you can afford will allow us to reach more students with the transformative power of speech and debate. 
December Resources » The latest resources for members and Resource Package subscibers are here. Get started below! 
Second New Coach Webinar » New coaches are invited to join us for our second new coach webinar with special guest President Don Crabtree! The webinar is TONIGHT (Monday, December 12) at 7 p.m. CT. New coaches will enjoy a brief presentation regarding our competition rules and district tournament series and then have the opportunity to ask Don questions. Click here tonight to jump on. Interested coaches of any experience level are welcome to join!
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