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How to Host a Tournament

Students discussing things at a tournament

A lot goes in to hosting a tournament! The resources on this page from Hall of Fame coach Steve Meadows are designed to help you through your first hosting experience.

Hosting Your First Tournament

From planning to execution, find the information you need to host your first speech and debate tournament.

Inclusive Tournament Checklist

Whether you’re a veteran host or a novice, evaluate how inclusive your tournament is with our checklist!

Tournament Invite

Download a sample tournament invite and adjust to fit your needs!

Jobs List

Map out roles for your volunteers with guidance from this sample jobs list.

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