New Coach Quick Start Guide Outline
Welcome! You have joined the ranks of coaches at more than 3,000 schools in the most highly regarded speech and debate Honor Society. We are so excited that you are helping shape how students prepare for college, career, and life. As a member, you have access to an amazing community of support along with resources that will help you explore what this activity has to offer. We are here to help you!
- Finding the Right Speech and Debate Coach
- Sample World Schools Motions – 2019 November
- Evidence Violation Protest Form
- Resource 4
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We connect support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate. Learn more about our mission and vision.
Who We Are
Our experienced staff is available to help answer all your speech and debate questions or connect you with local support.
Read an explanation of school, coach, and student memberships.
Roles and Permissions
Brief description of the three main roles on an NSDA speech and debate team and what each group can see on their account dashboards.
About The Honor Society
About the NSDA Honor Society
An explanation of merit points, how to enter them, and why they matter.
Local, District, and National Tournaments
Learn the ropes with overviews of what to expect at local competition, district tournaments, and Nationals.
Learn about resources you can access as an NSDA member and where to find them.
Explore how coaches, students, and schools can earn recognition in our Honor Society.
Read an overview of the Unified Manual, which outlines the Association’s governing rules.
Your first stop for all membership questions!