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Find tools for strengthening your program and expanding your coaching knowledge. For more resources, visit our resource table.

Resource Access

This collection features resources from a variety of membership levels.

Free: Resources available to all.
Members: Resources available to members logged in and attached to a school with an NSDA membership.
Resource Package Subscribers: Resources available to individuals or teams who are logged in and have purchased a Resource Package with additional tools.

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Professional Development

Members

Self-Paced NSDA Learn Courses

Dive deeper into norms and coaching strategies with content from experts.

Accreditation

Members

Accreditation

Build your resume and stand out to administrators with our Professional Accreditation program.

Conference Sessions

Members

On-Demand Conference Sessions

Study under peers and experts with our National Conference video archive.

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How To’s

Share your message with

3,500 High Schools

600 Middle Schools

5,200 Coaches

140,000 Students

Extend your reach at the Nationals

7,000 Attendees

6,500 Tournament Books are Distributed to Coaches and Teachers

7,000 Access the National Tournament App from their Phone or Device

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Points Entry

Free

Enter Points

Access your guide to student points entry.

Connect Your Roster with Tabroom.com

Free

Connect your Roster with Tabroom.com

Follow these steps to create and link an account on the tournament hosting and tabulation site, Tabroom.com.

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Tournament Hosting

Tabroom.com: A project of the NSDA

Free

Navigating Tabroom.com

Visit your hub for self-guided Tabroom.com support. This page includes helpful guides for learning how to use Tabroom.com, whether as a tournament director, coach, or participant.

How to Host a Tournament

Free

How to Host a Tournament

Find the information you need to host your first speech and debate tournament.

Writing a Three-Minute Persuasive Speech

Free

Plan an Online Tournament on NSDA Campus

Plan an online tournament using our secure, low-cost hosting solution.

Online Tournaments

Free

Guide to Online Tournaments

Find tips, questions to consider, and our lessons learned from hosting online tournaments.

Trophies

Free

Order Trophies

Choose from thousands of trophies, medals, and plaques, or work with our team to design something custom!

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Recruitment  and Advocacy

Advocate for a Team

Free

Advocate for a Team

Access tools, templates, and more to advocate for your program or to help start a new one!

Inclusive Resources

Free

Inclusive Resources for Classrooms and Tournaments

Download tempates, guides, competitive resources, and more free tools designed to support your efforts to make your classroom, practices, and tournaments more equitable.

Members

Building and Mentoring a Diverse and Equitable Team

Enroll in free, self-paced NSDA Learn courses for best practices on recruiting students with disabilities, African American/Black students, and LGBTQ+ students.

Team Recruitment

Free

Recruit Students

Find strategies for building your program.

Press Releases

Free

Press Release Templates

Spread the word about your team’s upcoming tournament or report on a successful showing.

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Free

Team Handbook

Download a sample team handbook to use as inspiration for your team policies, including a practice schedule and requirements, communications, ethics, attire, and more.

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Judge Tools and Trainings

Judge Training

Free

Judge Training

Read or share judge training resources and quick event primers.

Adjudicating Speech

Free

Free Course: Adjudicating Speech and Debate

Enroll in free, self-paced NSDA Learn courses for best practices on recruiting students with disabilities, African American/Black students, and LGBTQ+ students.

Sample Ballots

Free

Sample Ballots

Use our sample ballots to get a sense for how students will be evaluated or for practice competition.

Competition Events

Free

Event Overviews

Explore the basics of each event and what it takes to succeed.

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