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Membership in the National Speech & Debate Association provides incredible resources for you and your team to enhance your team’s educational experience and improve student performance. We are the largest speech and debate community in the country, and we are constantly growing. Renew your membership or join us today!

How to renew your membership.

How to create an account and activate your school. 

Membership Structure


High School: $149     Middle School: $75

Membership is good through July 31 of the school year for which you are renewing.

  • Eligibility to earn a portion of the $150,000 in college scholarships we give annually.
  • Membership in one of the oldest and most respected honor societies.
  • The opportunity to earn local, state, and national recognition for achievement.
  • Access to helpful training tools to build their skills through the school's membership.
  • An opportunity to compete to attend the National Tournament, the Olympics of speech and debate, where 54 national champions are crowned.
MS: $10 HS: $20 One-time
  • Professional development opportunities and credit through our learning management system, NSDA Learn.
  • An opportunity to network and connect with colleagues across the country via our online forums.
  • Access to online resources through the school’s membership.
  • Eligibility for local and national awards for progress and excellence in coaching, in the classroom, and in service to the speech and debate community.
  • Access to a professional coach accreditation program.
$20 One-time

Enhance Your Membership

NSDA membership includes access to excellent training tools, competitive resources, and more. The Resource Package is a membership add-on for teams or individuals that offers the best speech and debate resources around all for one low price.
The Resource Package provides coaches, educators, and students with valuable resources to improve their speech and debate skills, all curated by experts at the NSDA and successful educators across the country. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive access to videos of the most recent final round performances. Students can learn from watching successful peers!
  • Resources for competition and the classroom allow teachers and coaches to be efficient instead of seeking out multiple sources for materials.
  • Rather than paying hundreds of dollars per textbook for their classroom, teachers can access digital textbooks through the Resource Package to share with their students.




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