Check out what's new, Coach!
February has finally arrived! There are many exciting things happening in the world of speech and debate. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our national office team. From providing Tabroom.com support and answering rules questions to helping you get a new team onboarded in time to compete at districts—if you need us, please let us know!
Congress Legislation Volunteer Reviewers Needed
Thank you so much for working with your students to have them submit self-written legislation to be considered for the 2023 National Tournament docket. We received over 400 submissions! Now we are seeking coaches and adult volunteers to review the legislation to help us narrow down the submissions to the top 100. In late February, each reviewer will be asked to review and rank 20 to 30 pieces of legislation. Reviewers should evaluate legislation holistically—taking into consideration content, formatting, uniqueness, and cultural competency. Reviewers at this stage are not required to offer any written feedback or edits—just ranks! If you are interested in serving in this way, please complete this Google Form by February 12. Those who successfully complete their reviews/rankings will be awarded a service citation.
Submit Your Student Leadership Council Candidate by March 1
Chairs, the deadline for submitting your district's nominee for the new Student Leadership Council is coming up! Selected students will provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. Nominations will appear in your email inbox with the naming convention Student Leadership Council Nomination Form [Student Name]. Please make a plan to review nominations in time to submit a student by March 1.
Prepare for Nationals: 2023 Tournament Info is Live!
Tournament info is now available on our website, including hotel details, tentative schedules, judge requirements, logistics, and more. Use the tabs to navigate around. We even have day-by-day breakdowns for high school and middle school to get a feel for the flow of the event. Please help share this information with your district and encourage them to check out a recording of our first Nats23 Info Session with the Arizona Host Committee.
Celebrate Your District in the 2023 National Tournament Book!
Remember, Districts Isn’t the Only Pathway to Nationals!
Sign Up for Office Hours with the NSDA Director of DEI, Dr. Paul Porter
As a district leader, you have access to a great resource—the NSDA Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! Schedule some time to chat with Dr. Paul Porter and discuss any concerns you may have regarding DEI in speech and debate. He can also provide assistance with DEI-based resources such as the Belonging and Inclusion Stations. All meetings are 15 minutes long and virtual. Don't hesitate to reach out today!
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