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Coach memberships cost $20 and are valid throughout one’s career.

An instructor who obtained membership as a student should use the same login to initiative their coach membership or contact the national office for access, as all students points earned will count toward coaching points as well. The NSDA has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to bring you the opportunity for reduced-cost NFHS membership (free for advisors of brand new schools), which comes with substantial accident and general liability insurance, along with access to online resources and professional development opportunities. To view details about the insurance coverage visit this site. This insurance only costs $14 per year and can be purchased for any coach on a team through the advisor’s account.



  • Gain membership in the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization in the world, the opportunity to earn points based on student participation, and eligibility for national coaching and teaching awards.
  • Unlock practice drills, judging guides, event overviews, and fresh resources every month!
  • Access to instructional units with lesson plans, handouts, and resources to teach Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum Debate, as well as a full semester speech course.
  • Opportunity to pose your teaching and coaching questions to peers via our online forums, accessible by 5,000 colleagues at more than 3,000 member schools across the country.
  • Eligibility for professional development opportunities and credit through our learning management system, NSDA Learn.
  • Opportunity to demonstrate achievement via our professional coach accreditation program.
  • Access to best practices with our online textbooks for Public Forum and Congress, World Schools, Policy, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Extemporaneous Speaking.

To learn how to purchase individual memberships, pay invoices, and many other finance related issues, review our FAQ. This guide provides many step-by-step instructions as well as gifs that demonstrate many common things advisors must do.

$20 One-time