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December 2015  |  A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear District Leader,

This month, be sure to check out our comprehensive high school manual, additional tournament services, helpful webinar recordings, and more!
District Tournament Preparation » Are you ready to set up your district tournament? First, be sure to list your dates on the district tournament calendar. (Log in to your dashboard, click "Enter Points" to access the Points Application, then click "Tournament Dates" in the left side menu.) Next, you will receive an email 4-8 weeks prior to your tournament with a link to prepare the registration website. If you'd like to work on the website ahead of time, please feel free to email to request your website link.
High School Manual » We have created a new unified manual for coaches and district leaders. Click here to access the comprehensive document, which includes the High School Chapter Manual, Event Rules Manual, District Tournament Operations Manual, and National Tournament Operations Manual in one handy guide. District leaders should pay careful attention to the audit procedures outlined on page 74. All districts are required to use these procedures set forth by the Board of Directors. (Note: We will release a unified Middle School manual in the near future!)
Winter Online Institute » Spread the word! As district leaders, you are uniquely positioned to help other coaches learn about our programmatic offerings. We are holding a Winter Online Institute for PF (Dec. 27) and LD (Dec. 28-29) and would love to see as many students take advantage of this very affordable, intensive learning opportunity as possible. If you're willing to communicate about this exciting opportunity to your district, please email for more information. You can also visit to learn more.
Tournament Services » Do you have a tournament second semester? Do you need trophies, Extemp questions, Impromptu prompts, and/or World Schools Debate motions? We can help save you time and money! For more information, visit 
Free Extemp Questions » We are continuing to offer all district tournaments FREE Extemp questions for their national qualifier. All district chairs should have indicated they wanted the service when registering the dates of the event. If you did not make this request and would like to have it added to your tournament, please email 
December Congress Docket » Visit to access this month's Congressional Debate Docket prepared by coach Kevin BerlatFeel free to utilize these pieces of legislation for tournaments.
Webinar Recordings » As a reminder, the following webinar recordings are available to all members! Please encourage students and coaches in your area to check them out by logging in to their dashboard. You can also sign up for more great webinars at

November PF Topic Analysis – presented by Nefertiti Dukes
November/December LD Topic Analysis – presented by Tom Evnen
Introduction to Informative Speaking – presented by Andrew Eilola
Introduction to Program Oral Interpretation – presented by Kenny Lau
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