Feb 25, 2019

National Speech and Debate Association (USA)

  • Crimson Education
  • USA
Competition Skill Building


The National Speech and Debate Association is an interscholastic speech and debate organization serving the middle school, high school, and college students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, resources, training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition.

Competing in speech and debate is a great opportunity for students to gain lifelong skills in areas such as communication, research, writing, teamwork, and leadership. Also, with 20+ different official event categories, every student can find an event that they enjoy and excel in.

Students compete with their schools across 20+ different events in local, state, and national tournaments. At the culmination of each season are national tournaments where students from across the country compete to be awarded the national champion in their respective events. This prestigious award reflects the academic excellence of these students and is respected by both college admission offices and employers.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can join

Participation Cost


Team dues & competition entry fees

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Open to beginners

Time Commitment


Varies by event category

Application Deadline


Application Process Includes