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Basics of Directing Speech and Debate Tournaments

How to guide of planning competitive speech and debate tournaments.
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Created by Dan Leahy
Last updated 6/2015
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This course is designed to give a coach who is new to the activity or new to directing a guide to putting together a tournament. Included in this course are useful planning tools and examples of items you will need to produce for your tournaments. Most of the course is geared towards the planning phase. Additionally, the day of the tournament and post-tournament evaluation is also covered. The course also included samples and templates that can be adapted for your tournaments.

Who is the target audience?
  • Coaches who will be working at tournaments.
  • Coaches interested in running their own tournaments.
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What Will I Learn?
Able to run and direct a speech and debate tournament.
Understand key planning processes.
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  • Basic understanding of competitive speech and debate activities.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 01:33:35
2 Lectures 01:07

Presentation at 2015 NSDA Coaches Clinic. Dallas, TX

Power Point Presentation
21 pages
12 Lectures 37:05

This is an invitation that I used at a recent tournament.

Sample Invitation
1 page

The Budget

Budget Example
1 page

Establishing a Schedule

Sample schedule from tournament. We ran debate only, offering Public Forum and Parliamentary Debate. Both formats run under an hour to complete the debate.

Schedule Example
1 page

Staffing Needs

Trophies and Awards

Two Weeks Leading Up
During the Tournament
2 Lectures 11:09
Morning of the Tournament

Afternoon of the Tournament
After the Tournament
1 Lecture 07:14
After the Tournament
Tabulation and Results Examples
2 Lectures 00:00
Tabulating a Debate Tournament with Excel-Debate
3 pages

Tabulating a Debate Tournament with Excel-Speech
5 pages
Concession Stand Information
2 Lectures 00:00
Concession Stand Information
2 pages

Concession Excel Document
3 pages
About the Instructor
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Currently I work on a couple of different projects.  I coach forensics at a high school in the Bay Area, California.  I have been the Director of Forensics for over three years now.  I have been coaching and judging competitive speech and debate for about five years total.  Two years ago, I formed a non-profit organization who's mission is to support speech and debate education through various initiatives.  

My background in Communication began back in 2004 when I took my first Public Speaking course.  It was life changing, and enabled me to find my true passion.  Since then I have taken several courses in the field earned a certificate and competed on college debate teams.  My proudest achievements competitively have been taking a Gold Medal in Team Parliamentary Debate and a Silver in L-D/Parliamentary Debate.  

My goal is to help as many people as possible realize their voice.  By teaching the fundamentals of communication I have helped numerous students begin the journey of articulating their own voices on issues that matter to them the most.  I'm hoping that Udemy can help me explore new ways of teaching these skills.

I look forward to working with you.

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