Welcome to another year of speech and debate! Read on for the latest news and resources from the NSDA to help you kickstart your season.
Tools for Planning Your Season
Support » Explore tools for securing funding, building a handbook, training your judges, and managing your team.
Lesson Plans » Our Start Here lesson plan collections are included with membership and feature all the instruction needed for students to master events! Use them in full, borrow activities or assessments, or share them with students as a tool for peer coaching!
Access September Resources
If you've renewed, you can access our September practice tools!
- Extemp questions
- PF topic analysis
LD topic analysis
- Congress legislation
- BQ topic analysis and starter cases
Sample World Schools motions
$5,000 Team Grant Available This Fall – Apply by September 30
Keith West dedicated his life to coaching and teaching youth in the ways of argumentation and debate. To honor his life and legacy, Keith’s family and friends have established the Keith West Memorial School Grant to provide one $5,000 and two $2,500 grants to support speech and debate teams who have strong potential but a significant lack of financial resources. Applications are due September 30!
Your Season's Springboard
The Springboard Series returns next week with after-school competitions! Your students will gain valuable experience and feedback through these free, low-stakes scrimmages. We have four opportunities per month now through November.
Our business office is now located at National Speech & Debate Association, 6600 Westown Parkway Suite 270, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Please update your records and use this address for all future correspondence and payments. Be sure to share this with anyone at your school who sends mail to our organization.
Did you know our professional development platform NSDA Learn has free courses for member students as well as coaches? Students can take self-paced courses on philosophy, framework, and kritiks to prepare for competition.
Read the Nationals Chronicle
The 2022 National Tournament was one for the record books. Flip through this special issue of Rostrum where we recap the highlights of the week and celebrate our award winners!
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