Resources for Coaches

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Welcome Coaches!

Hello and Welcome Coaches!

This page serves as an introduction of how to access resources on our website as well as what resources are available to you through SEDA. 

Our Website

SEDA's website it brand new and has a series of resources that you can access.

  1. For Debaters: There is a whole section under "Resources" that has resources for debaters. This is a good place to look if you haven't taught debate before or just want some pre-made resources to print for your students. The resources range cover a variety of different areas such as: building arguments, the basics of Nationals Style, and refutation. It also includes resources on how to prep for debate, how to create models, how to manage POIs, and much more!
  2. For Coaches: If you found this page you've already accessed the resources for coaches section of our website. This section covers important areas like administration and necessary fees.
    • Resources: If you are a new coach with us we recommend you check out the Nationals Style page. This will introduce you the most common style of debate we use in SEDA and has a series of printable resources that are good for a variety of levels of students. 
    • Information: If you plan on attending a SEDA event or workshop it is important that you and your students understand SEDA's rules and expectations for conduct. Check out the rules and procedures section to learn more.

The Coaches Guide

Attached below is SEDA's comprehensive coaching guide. The guide covers everything from what debate is to how to craft lesson plans. It also covers the administrative side to help you learn about how to run club meetings, fees and membership, and a guide of your responsibilities at debate tournaments. 

If you don't want to read the whole document most of the information can be found on our website, there are also two shorter resources on tournament responsibilities and some sample lesson plans. 

Our YouTube Channel

That's right! SEDA has a YouTube channel and there are many resources you may find useful including explanations of the basic debate styles, debaters demonstrating/explaining a variety of skills, and more! If you've never seen a debate or want to see what one might look like, the video below shows our alumni demoing a simple debate on 'This House Believes that Disney Princesses are Bad Role Models'. Go check out channel, Saskdebate!


Debate and SEDA are both volunteer based so thank you for deciding to join the community. If you have any questions or would like to access other SEDA resources like guest lecturers please email us at

Demo Debate: THBT Disney Princesses are Bad Role Models

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