Weekly Coach Newsletter - November 2, 2021
Weekly Coach Newsletter - November 2, 2021

Check out what's new, Coach!

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month begins this week! We invite your team to celebrate with our tools and materials, including a literature collection of works by Native American authors for Interp pieces, a poster series, land acknowledgement resources, and more. 
Fanned posters featuring NSDA coaches

Access the Latest Resources

Direct your students to our Self-Guided Student Learning hub for new November resources! 

Student Scholarship Opportunity

Encourage your seniors to apply for the inaugural Keith West Memorial Student Scholarships. Four seniors will be selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship in memory of Keith West. Winning students will demonstrate a commitment to speech and debate, academics, and the NSDA Honor Code. Applications close November 30. 

2022 Poster Design Contest

Member students can submit a poster for the 2022 National Speech and Debate Education Day Poster Contest! The winning poster will be included in celebratory toolkits sent to teams across the country and available to download online. Encourage your students to submit a design by November 19. 

Maximize Your Membership 

Are you taking advantage of all the time-saving tools you have at your disposal? Join us tomorrow, November 3 at 5:00 p.m. CT for an overview of the competitive and instructional resources that come with your membership. Register now »

Printable Code of Honor

Recognize the committment students have made to themselves, each other, and their communities by hanging the Code of Honor in your classrooom or squad room.

Shop Speech and Debate Apparel

Show off your speech and debate spirit with T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, and more. 

Track Your Progress: Inclusive Tournament Checklist

We strive to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to make your tournaments safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all. Use this checklist as a starting point to measure your tournament's inclusion efforts or plan for the future! For more like this, visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. 

Register for Free Online Scrimmages 

There's still time to register your team for our next Springboard scrimmages on November 2 and November 9! The after-school events will feature asynch speech and live debate. 
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. 
Black Coaches Mentoring Program. Interested in serving as a mentor or being mentored? Learn more.
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