New Coach Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the world of coaching competitive speech and debate and the National Speech & Debate Association. We are committed to helping you transition to this role and understand how to best utilize our organization to succeed. It is paramount that you know we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Community Engagement Steve Schappaugh with any questions.

Helpful links:

Sign up or renew your school.

Find resources to learn about and teach the competition events.

Learn about the NSDA rules.

Read up on the Honor Society, including student, coach, and school recognition.

Check out helpful tips for entering student points.

Get judge training.

Check out our fundraising guide.

Explore professional development opportunities.

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