Speech and Debate events provide a setting outside of the classroom for participants to showcase their speech and debate skills, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. That is why the NFHS has created the course Coaching Speech and Debate. This course will help guide new and experienced coaches with tips and techniques to help their team perform to the best of their ability and provide a rewarding experience for all those involved.
So, take the course Coaching Speech and Debate, available for free on the NFHS Learning Center.
Course comes with
1. Introduction1 Sections
- Course Welcome
2. Where to Start7 Sections
- Gathering Information
- Tournaments and Festivals
- Finding a Mentor
- Attending Meetings and Conferences
- National Speech and Debate Organizations
- Summer Camps and Institutes
- Enjoy the Journey
3. Public Speaking Events8 Sections
- Different Types of Events
- Extemporaneous Speaking
- Original Oratory
- Informative Speaking
- Impromptu Speaking
- Expository Speaking
- Extemporaneous Commentary
- TV Commentary
4. Interpretation Events6 Sections
- Prose Interpretation
- Poetry Interpretation
- Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation
- Duet Acting
- Duo Interpretation
5. Debate Events4 Sections
- Policy Debate
- Lincoln-Douglas Debate
- Public Forum Debate
- Congressional Debate
6. A Network of Support2 Sections
- Getting Everyone Involved
- Building Success
7. Coaching Tips and Techniques6 Sections
- General Tips
- Establishing a Practice Schedule and Process
- Practicing and Working Independently
- Quality Material
- Public Speaking Events
- Debate Events
8. Working Out the Details3 Sections
- Making Travel Arrangements
- Dressing for Success
- Finances and Fundraising
9. Attending Tournaments and J...2 Sections
- Attending Tournaments
10. Congratulations1 Sections
This Course Includes
- Approved for 2 Clock Hours
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional Resources
NFHS National Coaching Credentials
The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.
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