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Get Started with Extemp Commentary
Our latest starter kit features Extemp Commentary event rules, sample prompts, tips for finding and memorizing sources, and delivery tips from the 2022 national champion.
Nominate Students for the New NSDA Student Leadership Council
The new Student Leadership Council (SLC) will be a unique way to influence the organization’s future and an excellent addition to any student’s resume. The SLC will be composed of current high school student members of the National Speech & Debate Association graduating in or after 2024. Members will provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. Each district has the opportunity to nominate one member student for consideration. District winners must be reported by the district chair by March 1, 2023. International students are also eligible.
Please ask students who are passionate about improving speech and debate if they are interested in participating.
Our new judge board is your future hub for finding hired or volunteer judges! Help us fill the list of judges by signing up or sharing the board with your contacts. Save the page and refer back to it for online or in-person judges throughout the season. Select the plus button next to each judge to read their full details. You can search by state, graduation year, event preferences, and more.
Teach with NSDA Textbooks
Use textbooks from event experts to supplement your instruction or share them with students who learn best by reading to help them get started with new events. Choose from debate (PF and Congress, LD, Policy, World Schools) or speech (Interp, OO, and Extemp) textbooks!
Nominations are Now Open for the Activating Equity Award
We are excited to announce a new award for the 2023 season, the Activating Equity Award! This annual award will honor an organization or a group of individuals that is dedicated to the enhancement of the culture of equity in middle and/or high school speech and debate activities. The winning group will receive $5,000 and recognition at the National Tournament! Find out more and submit a nomination today »
Free Intro Debate Courses
Our free, self-paced, online NSDA Learn courses can teach coaches and students about debate theory and structure. Choose from Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Framework, and Intro to Kritiks. Share the courses with students or enroll yourself!
Try the Tabroom.com User Forum
On the Tabroom.com Forum, users can exchange ideas and ask questions of NSDA staff and Tabroom.com super-users. Forum users can browse and share contributions to different categories of topics, including New Feature Alerts, Tournament General Management, and Roster Management. Join the discussion!
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