2018 Eastern Missouri NSDA Tournament
Dates: 3/8/2018 - 3/11/2018


Eastern Missouri District (50), National Speech and Debate Association

Welcome, coaches!

As we all begin registering our students for NSDA Districts, we need to carefully read several documents very closely.  You'll probably want to grab a cup of coffee, pen and paper, and cradle your laptop or tablet and note the information on this website.

FIRST, note that there are two websites for Eastern Missouri on Joy.  

This one is for the "Speech & Debate" tournament.  

Congress information and registration is on the "Congressional Debate" site.

SECOND, you'll find it helpful to know the difference in how the District Committee uses it's web resources.  Joy of Tournaments (both this and the Congress site) are meant for COACH USE ONLY, whereas the Eastern Missouri website is public and can be seen and utilized by all community members - coaches, students, and parents alike.  

Most of the information is redundantly posted (to maximize findability).  As a coach, you should take time to read the information here, on the public site, and in the weekly email newsletters.  The "Countdown to Districts" newsletters are meant to help us start moving this into ONE PLACE to look (which will hopefully be completed for the 2018-2019 district season).


Your reading material prior to entering the district tournament:

  1. Please read every page of this Joy of Tournaments site from top to bottom.  This should include the documents linked from this Joy of Touranments site.

  2. The High School Event Rules Manual (which is now Section 2 of the 2017-2018 NSDA Unified Manual).  It is linked under "Important Forms & Rules."

  3. The District Tournament Operations Manual (which is now Section 3 of the 2017-2018 NSDA Unified Manual).  It is linked under "Important Forms & Rules."  

  4. The "Countdown to Districts" newsletters in the order that they're sent.  These are linked under "Important Forms & Rules."

After you read these documents, you will certainly have plenty of questions!  Feel free to email me at any time.

Justin Seiwell
Eastern Missouri District Chair

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