Check out what's new this week, Coach!
Download October Resources
Happy October! Start your month off with fresh practice tools.
- Extemp questions
- Congress legislation
- World Schools motions
In Case You Missed It
- Sept/Oct PF topic analysis
Sept/Oct LD topic analysis
- Policy starter files
Resource Package Exclusives
- Sept/Oct PF advanced evidence
- Sept/Oct LD advanced evidence
Membership includes access to final round videos dating back decades. Watching the best of the best perform is a great way for students to learn. The 2023 final rounds for both middle and high school are live and exclusively available for Resource Package subscribers. If you haven't seem them, the 2022 final rounds are now available for all members!
Drills and Activities for Practices
Our practice collection includes drills and practice activities sourced from coaches and students across the country. Focus in on specific skills like delivery, prep, strategy, memorization, characterization, movement, and more. This is a great tool for peer coaches and independent student learning! Have an activity to share? Please submit it!
Celebrate Academic Excellence and Competitive Success
The prestigious Academic All American award recognizes high school students for academic and competitive success. To be eligible, students must have:
- Earned the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points)
Completed at least 5 semesters of high school
- Demonstrated outstanding character and leadership
- Earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Students who meet the points requirement are marked with a yellow box that says AAA? on your Student Roster. It's free and easy to submit a nomination, and the award makes an excellent addition to resumes or scholarship applications.
Improved Belonging and Inclusion Station
You gave us feedback, and we listened! We are excited to offer improved guidelines for the Belonging and Inclusion Station (BIS) that is more approachable and beneficial to hosting a safe and welcoming tournament. We focused more on teaching and healing and created a more user-friendly BIS Development and Implementation Guide. Join us for an info session on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. CT where we will discuss the purpose of the BIS, changes to the BIS structure, and training opportunities for Belonging and Inclusion Advocates.
Save Time with Student-Submitted Points
Students can submit competition or service points for coach approval through their NSDA Account. Submitted points will await approval or denial by an advisor in the Pending queue the same way autopoints do. There are checks in the system to catch duplicate entries.
Students can submit points by selecting Submit Points under the
Profile header of their NSDA Account. This is a great way to save time entering service points!
Deadline Extended — Take the NFHS Survey by Friday, October 6
Coaches, please take a few minutes to complete the NFHS survey which will help inform our joint efforts to retain and recruit speech and debate coaches nationally. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for participating, we appreciate it!
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