Prepare to Compete with October Resources
Improve your competition prep with October legislation, Extemp questions, and World Schools motions. Plus, familiarize yourself with topics using our analyses.
Explore the Basics of Events
Our competition events guide includes all the basics about events. Learn more for yourself or use it as a tool to help coach other students!
Celebrating our All American Students!
Each year, the top 25 student point earners in the country are named All Americans. This award is based on a combination of competitive and service points, of which no more than 25% of the point total can include service. In order to qualify, a student must have competed at Nationals. Congratulations to the 2022-2023 All Americans! Is All American status a future goal of yours? Track your progress via the rankings.
NEW: You're Invited to Join the Student Alliance
We invite you to share your thoughts with us in this fair and open forum with other students from around the country! It's like the diversity club at your school, but on a national scale, where your ideas and perspectives will have an impact on the entire speech and debate community. This space is truly open to any student who wishes to join.
Ask Your Coach to Nominate You for the Student Leadership Council!
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is composed of current high school members of the NSDA who provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. If you want to help the NSDA support and engage student members, ask your coach to nominate you by February 15. Catch current SLC members in action in this video or learn more »
Sharpen Your Skills with Springboard Scrimmages
The Springboard Series offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your speech and debate practice! These free, online scrimmages offer a competitive way to elevate your skills, explore new events, and connect with fellow students nationwide.
Spark Your Curiosity with Big Questions Debate
Are you interested in broadening your horizons and pushing the boundaries of your perspective? Try Big Questions Debate and participate in captivating discussions on science, philosophy, and more. Plus, your team has the opportunity to earn funds by organizing a Big Questions event! Discover the details »
Coaching Peers on Your Team? Try our Start Here Series!
Our Start Here series was crafted by expert coaches to act as your guide while navigating teaching an new event. These easy-to-follow lesson plans are backed up with ready-to-use resources and materials. Lessons, videos, and textbooks are included with NSDA school membership. If you need tools to help coach peers this season, check out the Start Here series page »
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