We've moved! Our business office is now located at National Speech & Debate Association, 6600 Westown Parkway Suite 270, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Please update your records and use this address for all future correspondence and payments. Be sure to share this with anyone at your school who sends mail to our organization.
Access Final Round Videos
Our final round videos are one of our most popular tools! Students and coaches alike can pick up on new trends, examine stylistic choices and speech structure, or just learn more about events. The archive is available to all members and dates back decades.
The Resource Package.(on sale for $99 through the end of September) includes exclusive access to 2022 final rounds. This year, high school Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas also feature the cases used in the final rounds so you can follow along or use them to flow in class.
$5,000 Team Grant Available This Fall – Apply by September 30
Does your team have strong potential but a significant lack of financial resources? Apply for the Keith West Memorial School Grant! This fall, one school will receive $5,000 and two schools will receive $2,500. Not sure if you qualify to apply? We have five categories we use when evaluating each application: diversity, need, growth, initiative, and impact.
Teaching Congressional Debate to Beginners
The latest installment in our Start Here lesson plan collection is middle school Congress! Use the collection in full or borrow bits for your own instruction of middle school students or high school novices.
The material includes an overview of the legislative process, guidance on the distinctions between different actors and types of legislation, instruction for research, writing, and delivery, and assessments along the way.
Competition Rules Minutes and Agenda
The Competition Rules Board met July 19. Relevant changes include a removal of the single source rule in Poetry, a change to require only six schools and 10 entries to seat a Senate at the district tournament, and a continuation of the policy allowing districts to choose to hold their tournament online or in-person. Read the minutes for details! The Competition Rules Board will next meet on September 20 to discuss the future of the Last-Chance Qualifier, Online Supplemental Events, non-qualifier supplemental event participation, and the Middle School National Tournament. We invite you to review their agenda and send any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare for Student Onboarding
Recruiting New Members » Our recruitment guide features strategies and materials to spread the word about your team as the season kicks off.
Explaining Benefits » Use this flyer to explain NSDA membership to students.
The new online district’s competition will be online, and the district is open to any school that can demonstrate their school’s students are structurally unable to participate in competitions on Fridays and Saturdays. Schools that join this online district will be removed from their current district. We hope this new pathway will open competition opportunities to teams with barriers to access due to religious practices, geography, or other conflicts. To learn more, please email us.
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