Resources for Coaches

Don't understand all of these terms? Not sure where to go?

Resources for Coaches FAQs

Tournament Etiquette
Administration, Rules and Procedures

Debate tournaments require a lot of planning from hosts, parents, coaches, and debaters alike, which can lead to stress during the tournament....

Read more


Learning to give good feedback is a critical skill for anyone wanting to judge, coach, or help others. Feedback is a difficult skill to learn....

Read more

Fees and Membership
Forms and Fees, Fees and Membership

SEDA is committed to making speech and debate accessible and affordable. SEDA collects annual membership fees from clubs and students wishing to...

Read more

Coaching a Club
Coaching, Teaching Debate

Teaching students critical debate skills is your key responsibility as a coach. SEDA coaches are a cooperative group that share resources and help...

Read more

Administering a Club
Administration, Rules and Procedures

Like any other activity, debate requires organization. SEDA takes care of a large portion of the organizational aspect of running tournaments and...

Read more

Our Sponsors