Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 22, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 22, 2020

Check out what's new, Coach!

Read the Community Impact Report

Explore how NSDA membership helped coaches and students get involved, build their skills, and celebrate achievement in the 2020 Community Impact Report
529 new schools, 10,610 coaches, 140,000 students, 74,415 total degrees, coach and student
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Intro to Coaching: Program Oral Interpretation

Dive deeper into POI coaching in this new NSDA Learn course from esteemed coach Renea Moss. Upon completion of the free course, coaches will be able to: 
  • Explain the purpose, key terms, and general rules of POI to students.
  • Assist students in finding, refining, and defining an argument for their piece.
  • Lead students in starting a cutting and shaping a character's look and mannerisms.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to handle a binder. 

Access Free Impromptu Prompts

Utilizing topics, themes, and issues that are diverse and inclusive in nature can create more informed global citizens and a space where students feel heard, welcomed, and encouraged to learn. Diversify the subject matter at your tournament, classroom, or practice with our Impromptu prompts

Visit the Coaching Hub

Be sure to bookmark our Coach Quick Start Guide to have easy access to all the guides, resources, and info you need to navigate NSDA coaching. 

Earn Funds for Your Team!

This year's Big Questions Debate topic is, Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented. Your team can earn up to $2,500 when you apply and are approved to host an event at a tournament or against members of your own team. Almost $1.5 million has been awarded to programs since 2016. Online events are eligible.

Claim Your Toolkit: Celebrate Speech and Debate

Make a plan to celebrate speech and debate's biggest day on March 5, 2021, National Speech and Debate Education Day! A parent, student, volunteer, or coach can sign up to be a captain for your school and receive our digital toolkit and free resources to help plan how your team will celebrate the life-changing skills millions of students have gained through this activity. 
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