Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 21, 2021
Weekly Coach Newsletter - December 21, 2021

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Read the Community Impact Report

Explore how NSDA membership helped coaches and students get involved, build their skills, and celebrate achievement in the 2021 Community Impact Report

Recognize Students for Service

Students can earn up to 20 service points per day for a maximum of 200 service points per year. Points are an excellent way to recognize student work as well as encourage students who are interested in speech and debate but juggling other responsibilities. Examples include: 
  • Coaching middle or elementary school students prior to a tournament
  • Judging a round of middle school competition 
  • Volunteering at a homeless shelter 
  • Giving a speech at a political rally
  • Helping at the ballot table at an after school tournament
  • Volunteering at a summer camp for middle or elementary school students
  • Working at a team fundraiser 
  • Speaking as part of a religious service 

Print the Code of Honor 

Display the Code of Honor in your classroom or squad room to motivate students and remind them of behavioral expecations. 

Access Free Impromptu Prompts

Utilizing topics, themes, and issues that are diverse and inclusive in nature can create more informed global citizens and a space where students feel heard, welcomed, and encouraged to learn. Diversify the subject matter at your tournament, classroom, or practice with our Impromptu prompts

Plan for Recruitment 

If your team starts speech and debate second semester, check out our recruitment guide for tips for building your team.  

Watch Final Rounds

Gain insight by watching the best in the nation perform in National Tournament final round videos from the archives! Members can access videos through 2020. Resource Package subscribers have exclusive access to 2021 final rounds. To access videos, visit the Resource page and select the Performance Videos filter block on the left.

Earn Funds for Debating

Teams can earn up to $2,500 for hosting a Big Questions Debate event. This year's topic is, Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice. Explore resources or apply to host an event today. 
Big Questions. Earn up to $2,500 for YOUR team. Access resources and learn more.
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