Basics of Directing Speech and Debate Tournaments
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Basics of Directing Speech and Debate Tournaments

How to guide of planning competitive speech and debate tournaments.
4.8 (4 ratings)
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25 students enrolled
Created by Dan Leahy
Last updated 6/2015
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Able to run and direct a speech and debate tournament.
  • Understand key planning processes.
Requirements
  • Basic understanding of competitive speech and debate activities.
Description

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 this course is for:
  • Coaches who will be working at tournaments.
  • Coaches interested in running their own tournaments.
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:33:35
+ Introduction
2 lectures 01:07

Presentation at 2015 NSDA Coaches Clinic. Dallas, TX

Power Point Presentation
21 pages
+ Pre-Tournament
12 lectures 37:05

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

Sample Invitation
1 page
The Budget
08:57
Budget Example
1 page
Establishing a Schedule
03:42

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
03:28
Trophies and Awards
04:19
Two Weeks Leading Up
06:23
+ During the Tournament
2 lectures 11:09
Morning of the Tournament
03:51
Afternoon of the Tournament
07:18
+ 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