March District Leader Newsletter
March District Leader Newsletter

Dear Leader,

Whether you've already completed your district tournament series or are still in the thick of it, thank you for your tireless work to give students the opportunity to hone their skills and share their voices. We're so grateful for all that you do on behalf of the members in your district. Hats off to you! 
Below we share a few reminders, notes on National Tournament registration, and new resources for leaders. 

Notes on National Tournament Registration 

Chairs, if your tournament was held on, please visit the Results > Web Publish page, generate all results, verify everything is correct, and post! If your tournament was held on JOT, please login to and follow these instructions to upload results and post. Please also fill out this short form to let us know the Big Questions qualifier from your district.
After your district results are posted, all coaches from qualifying schools will receive an email with instructions for completing National Tournament registration. Auto-qualifiers will be added by national office staff once we've received the Single Entry Letters from auto-qualified students. View the yellow tabs on the right side of the screen at for details!

Call for Nominations: Committees, Focus Groups, and Selection Panels

We aim to make NSDA committees, focus groups, and selection panels reflective of the complex demographics and broad experiences our community has to offer. To do this, we need your help. 
If you or individuals in your district would be interested in serving our organization and would enhance the diversity of our committees, please complete this form for consideration by the national office. Thank you! 

Enter Your Award Winners into the National Pool! 

Chairs, please use this form to report your district's winners for Student of the Year, High School Coach of the Year, New Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year, and High School Administrator of the Year by April 16When you complete the form, they'll be officially entered into the running for the national-level awards!

New Hub for District Leader Resources

Check out our new District Leader Quick Start Guide, your one-stop-shop for all resources regarding district leadership. Please send any suggestions or questions to Erik Dominguez at

Supporting Programs Through Coach Transitions 

We aim to support schools in your district and help you maintain your district level. If you know a coach is departing from a school in your district, please fill out this form to give us more information. We'll work to help keep the program going! 

Mission Moment 

What you do as coaches and district leaders helps us build a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate. Check out a reminder from NSDA member Angela Zhong of how your work shapes the lives of students. On behalf of Angela and thousands like her across the country, thank you! 
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