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An NSDA membership for you and your school opens up access to excellent resources, professional development, community information, and more!

Final Round Videos from 2020 and Earlier

You and your students can gain insight by watching the best in the nation perform in National Tournament final round videos from the archives! To access videos, visit our resource page at and select the performance videos filter block on the left. With a Resource Package subscription, you can also access final round videos from 2021! 

Lesson Plans

Access grab-and-go lesson plans from experts to introduce speech and debate to new students in the classroom. Choose from Public Speaking, Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Policy Debate.

Suggested Source Materials
Start Here: Teaching Public Forum
Start Here: Teaching Lincoln-Douglas
Start Here: Teaching Lincoln-Douglas
Start Here: Teaching Policy Debate
Start Here: Teaching Policy Debate
Start Here: Teaching Public Speaking
Start Here: Teaching Public Speaking

Professional Development

We offer accreditation as a speech and debate coach or teacher, as well as professional development opportunities and learning credit through our learning management system, NSDA Learn. Available courses include Intro to NSDA Coaching, Intro to Coaching: Congress, and Intro to Coaching: Program Oral Interpretation. These courses are free for NSDA members and can be completed at your leisure. Enroll today at

Community Information

Member schools receive a free subscription to our magazine, Rostrum, which includes team profiles, school recognition, community updates, and news from the world of speech and debate. Plus, our weekly coach newsletter delivers the latest resources and news directly to your inbox! Learn more at

Foreign Affairs Magazine

NSDA member schools are now eligible to claim three months of free site license access from Foreign Affairs Magazine. Just ask your school’s librarian or administrator to complete this form and mention NSDA in the message to redeem this offer. Thanks to our International Extemp sponsor, the Council on Foreign Relations, for this new resource!


HeinOnline is an outstanding research product normally only available to law students and legal professionals. HeinOnline has millions of pages of legal history available in a fully searchable database. Access to the database is free for NSDA members. 

Big Questions

In this debate format, students grapple with complex worldview questions as they debate both sides of the 2021-2022 resolution, Resolved: On balance, societies benefit from religious belief and practice. As a member, you have the opportunity to earn money for your team by hosting a Big Questions event. These debates can be held at a tournament, with your team, or in your classroom. The NSDA awarded about $1.5 million dollars to NSDA member schools in the first three years of the program!