Weekly Coach Newsletter - March 2, 2021
Weekly Coach Newsletter - March 2, 2021

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Shape Our 2021 Conference Offerings

The 2021 NSDA National Conference will be held online August 3-5, and is entirely free. The event will feature keynotes, town halls, professional development sessions, and coaches’ caucuses. As the conference takes shape, we want to hear from you! What topics would you like us to cover this year? What obstacles are you facing? What strengths does our community possess? 
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National Tournament info

Find Quick Solutions on Tabroom.com

Did you know there's a self-help hub for Tabroom.com? The Help Center contains helpful guides for learning how to use Tabroom, whether as a tournament director, coach, or participant. It also contains a page explaining how to use each corresponding page of the main Tabroom website!

Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! Use our poster series featuring alumni and coaches to celebrate at your school, or use our template to design posters featuring current or former members of your team!

Expand Your Horizons with Free NSDA Learn Courses

Our self-paced courses on NSDA Learn are a free and easy way to expand your coaching knowledge! Explore the fundamentals of new events and learn to engage and mentor a diverse and equitable team. Available courses include: 
  • Engaging and Mentoring Black/ African American Students
  • Engaging and Mentoring LGBTQ+ Students 
  • Intro to NSDA Coaching 
  • Intro to Coaching: Dramatic and Humorous Interp 
  • Intro to Coaching: Congress 
  • Intro to Coaching: Informative Speaking and Original Oratory
  • Intro to Coaching: Program Oral Interp 
  • Performance Breakdown: Crafting a Duo Interp 
Global Debate Symposium. Each year the Global Debate Symposium alumni win numerous major championships. It's not a coincidence. Sign up now — www.gdsdebate.com

Make a Plan to Celebrate NSDE Day on Friday!

Don't forget, this Friday, March 5, is National Speech and Debate Education Day! Make sure to download materials to celebrate on our website, and stay tuned for a special celebratory message in your inbox on Friday.

District Coach, Student, and Admin Awards

Nominations are open for all of our district to national awards! Each winner of the following district awards is automatically entered into the running for the national-level award when reported by your district chair. District deadlines vary, so be sure to check with your local leadership about when nominations are due. District chairs must report district winners to us by April 16 for national award consideration!

Middle School Coach and Admin Awards

Nominations are open for the following middle school national awards! All entries are automatically considered for the national award. 
Join us this summer! Public Forum Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Interpretation Events, Original Orartory, and Informative Speaking. Session I: June 28-July 11. Session II:July 14-July 27, 2021. Register today! www.SummitDebate.com
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