New Coach Quick Start Guide Archive
Welcome to the world of coaching competitive speech and debate!
We’re committed to helping you transition to this new role and find success in the National Speech & Debate Association. We are here for you every step of the way.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
Take the Intro to NSDA Coaching Course
Learn the ins and outs of coaching in our free Intro to NSDA Coaching course! This course is hosted on our learning management system, NSDA Learn, where you can enroll in courses and complete them at your leisure. Intro to NSDA Coaching covers many of the basics of NSDA membership including:
- What are NSDA merit points and why are they important?
- What can I do to start the season well?
- How do I learn more about NSDA points, events, and rules?
- What is Nationals and how do students qualify?
- What are other forms of recognition through the NSDA?
Account and Roster Management
Learning the ins and outs of managing your account or roster on our website? Check out our brief tutorials with step-by-step instructions and animated GIFs!
More Classroom Resources
Rules, Forms and Manuals
Looking for a different resource?
Learn what to expect competing in a variety of speech and debate events. Each one-page guide features unique student and alumni perspectives from across the country. Great tips for new coaches and students alike!