Weekly Coach Newsletter - September 8, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - September 8, 2020

Dear Coach,

Read on below for the latest news and resources from the speech and debate world.
If you haven't already, be sure to renew your school membership by October 1 to retain access to newsletters, resources, and more member benefits!
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Take the Free Course!

As you begin the season, we encourage you to enroll in our new course, Engaging and Mentoring Black/African American Students. As authors SunHee Simon and Colten White write, it is not enough to say anyone can join your team. It’s also about actively recruiting and making space for Black students. 
There's something for everyone! The course features distinct strategies for engaging and mentoring Black students as a Black coach and as a non-Black coach. Members can enroll today for free and take the course at their leisure. 

Fresh Extemp Questions 

Why is conflict rising in Mozambique? Will President Trump’s “law and order” strategy resonate with swing voters? Members can access these questions and more in our new set of Extemp practice questions

New Lincoln-Douglas Topic Analysis

Members can use our topic analysis to get a jump to learn about the September/October LD topic, Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.

Policy Debate Resources

Sample Aff » Our sample affirmative case can give member teams a jump on preparing for the new competitive season! 
Final Round Videos » Members can watch final rounds from 2019 and earlier using the Performance Video and Policy Debate filters on our resource page. Resource Package subscribers can also access the 2020 final round
Teacher in a Box » This set of Policy Debate lessons are designed for the novice coach and students.  

Updated Script Database

Resource Package subscribers can use our Script Database to explore scripts used at the National Tournament in HI, DI, or Duo dating back to 1985. Filter by title, author, frequency of performances, or scripts used by finalists. A basic list of middle school and high school scripts used at the 2020 Nationals is available to all.
Can't access these resources? Be sure to renew your NSDA membership!

Five Online Fundraising Ideas

Pick up tips for online fundraising and log in to share your own with the community!

Stock up on Black Interp Binders 

Grab the perfect professional black binder and page inserts to protect your students' pieces from wear and tear this season! 

How to Expand Speech and Debate in Your Area

Advocacy Webinar » Learn how to identify potential member programs and pitch to administrators in under 30 minutes. 
New Coaches Workshop Webinar » Learn how to organize and structure a workshop for new coaches based on ready-made content in under 30 minutes.
Customizable Tools » Find the materials you need to advocate for your team or start a new program. 

Big Questions: Apply, Host an Event, Earn Funds!

In Big Questions, students debate topics at the intersection of science, religion, and philosophy.
The 2020-2021 topic is, Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented. You can earn up to $2,500 for your team when you apply and are approved to host an event at a tournament or against members of your own team. Online events are eligible. 
Almost $1.5 million has been awarded to programs since 2016. Funding is limited, so apply today! Learn more about the format or apply at www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions.
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