Prepare with November Resources
Step up your competition prep game with November Congress legislation, Extemp questions, and WSD motions. Plus, familiarize yourself with November topics using our analyses.
NEW! Student Leadership Council
To increase student voice in the organization’s decision making and programming, we are excited to announce the new Student Leadership Council (SLC). The SLC will be composed of high school student members of the National Speech & Debate Association who will provide feedback and recommendations throughout the year to ensure we are meeting students’ needs. The idea for the SLC is based on requests from students in the 2021 student membership survey for more leadership opportunities and avenues to contribute to the NSDA. Ask your coach to nominate you for this unique opportunity! Learn more about the responsibilities on our website »
Understanding Framework in Lincoln-Douglas
If you're a debater without an experienced debate coach, we've got you covered! Check out our free, self-paced, online Intro to Framework course. Framework gives debaters the power to communicate to the judge what arguments matter and is what makes LD its own distinct event. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain common frameworks and be prepared to run and respond to them in round or in the classroom.
Learn from a National Champion
In this new video, two-time national champion Anneteke Adoga breaks down her 2022 Informative speech to share strategies and insight into her decision making process when writing her piece and choosing her visual aids.
Explore the Basics of Events
Our competition events guide includes all the basics about events. Learn more for yourself or use it as a tool to help coach other students!
Two More Springboard Events Available in 2022
You still have time to register for tonight's Springboard Scrimmage! We have one round, starting at 6:00 p.m. CT with asynchronous speech and live debate. Rising stars and open divisions of all speech and debate events are available. Registration closes at noon CT today, November 22, on Tabroom.com.
Coming up Saturday, December 3 is the Springboard Capstone Tournament. This free opportunity goes beyond the one round and offers a full-day scrimmage starting at 9:00 a.m. CT! Registration is open now on Tabroom.com. Not only are these great opportunities for you to practice your event and receive real judge feedback—you can also earn NSDA points!
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming competitive and celebratory opportunities from the NSDA.
- NSDE Day, March 3
National Speech and Debate Education Day (NSDE Day) is an annual celebration that honors, celebrates, and promotes the activity of scholastic speech and debate on the first Friday in March. We know how this activity can change lives, and we are thrilled to have a day dedicated to celebrating you, your team, and all you put into speech and debate. We can’t wait to celebrate together on March 3, 2023!
The Last-Chance Qualifier, April 27-29
- Compete to qualify for your spot at the NSDA National Tournament in Phoenix/Mesa, AZ in June. Registration details to come.
New Online Capstone Opportunity this May
We are excited to announce the inaugural Digital Speech & Debate e-Championship
! This is a collaborative venture between the Tournament of Champions and the National Speech & Debate Association to provide an accessible, cost-effective online championship opportunity for students in grades 6-12. The online tournament is held May 6-8, 2023, and is presented by the TOC and NSDA with support from the NAUDL, NCFL, NIETOC, and NFHS. Registration is now open and more information can be found at echampionship.tabroom.com
. You can also download an informational flyer
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Are you seeking unique perspectives for your next performance? Incorporate Native American stories and experiences with our literature collection featuring works by and about Native American and Indigenous Peoples.
Browse our literature collection on Amazon »
Keith West Memorial Fund School Grant Recipients
We are excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Keith West Memorial Fund School Grants—congratulations to these teams!
Shop the NSDA Store!
Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Shop the NSDA Store
for the speech and debate enthusiasts on your list! Plus, get 10% off and free shipping when you use the Cyber Monday promo code on Monday, November 28.
Manage your preferences | Opt Out using TrueRemove™
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
View this email online.
6600 Westown Parkway Suite 270 | West Des Moines, IA 50266 US
This email was sent to .
To continue receiving our emails, add us to your address book.