Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 7, 2021
Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 7, 2021

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Advocate for Speech and Debate with Data

Whether you're garnering support for your own program or trying to help start a new one, sometimes you need a little help making the case. Check out our advocacy page for tools to promote and protect speech and debate programs. 
Debaters have Higher GPAs: +0.66 points Higher Math SAT Scores: +52 points Higher Reading and Writing SAT Scores: +57 points Greater Likelihood of Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks

Access New Resources

A new month means new practice tools! Check out the latest releases and simplify your prep. 

Register for Free Second Semester Scrimmages

Jump into your second semester with the Springboard Series! Join us for two nights of asynch speech and live debate on January 11 or 13 or live speech and live debate on January 25 or 27. Don't miss out—the Springboard Series offers students essential feedback and ranks from judges across the country and is an excellent way to build skills and confidence with zero entry fees.

Join the Board of Directors Election Q&A on Thursday

Four seats are up for election in 2022. Interested candidates must declare their intentions by January 19, 2022. Voting will open in April and results will be announced in May.
To better provide insight and answer questions that individuals may have about serving on the NSDA Board of Directors, President Pam Cady Wycoff and Vice President Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr., will hold a Zoom-based Q&A session at 7:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 9. For those who have not served as a Board member but may be considering running as a candidate this year or in future years, this one-hour online discussion is an opportunity to ask questions and get information about the roles, responsibilities, and commitments involved with serving in this capacity from two individuals who, together, have more than 30 years of Board service! Join »

Celebrate a Coach, Student, or Administrator

Middle School (National) » Recognize a coach or administrator who champions speech and debate! Nominations for these national-level awards are due May 1, 2022.
High School (District to National) » Each winner of the following district awards is automatically entered into the running for the national-level award when reported by your district chair.
District deadlines vary, so be sure to check with your local leadership about when nominations are due. District chairs must report district winners to us by April 16 for national award consideration!
Guided Pathway Support Program: A FREE initiative to guide and empower African American juniors, seniors, and their parents through the college preparation and selection process. Learn more at rbsgps.com

Find Tabroom.com Help

Whether you're connecting your school or setting up a tournament, the Tabroom.com Help Center is your one-stop shop for using Tabroom.com. Find the instructions you need to get started or troubleshoot.

Amplify the Experiences of Persons with Disabilities

The Persons with Disabilities Coaches' Caucus is seeking volunteers to contribute to a video feature with the NSDA! Help share the stories of persons with disabilities by signing up or forwarding this form to alumni.
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