Coaches: Registration is Open. Be sure to follow all of the NSDA rules for registration and deadlines.
Idaho Mountain River's
District Debate Tournament
Dear NSDA Coach:
You and your team are cordially invited to attend the NSDA District Debate Tournament. The Congress Tournament will be held at American Falls HS on Saturday, February 09, 2019. Registration for Congress must be completed on this web site by 4:00 pm on February 02, 2019. The speech and debate tournament will be held at Snake River HS on February 14,15 & 16, 2019. The registration for the speech and debate NSDA tournament is due the same day February 02, 2019.
The Speech and Debate tournament will take place on February 14, 15 & 16, 2019. We will register and begin the Congress event at Americn Falls HS on Saturday, February 09, 2019 and move to Snake River HS the next Thursday afternoon, February 14. The tournament will feature Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum Debate, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duo Interp, Original Oratory, US Extemp,Foreign Extemp, Informative Speaking, and Program of Oral Interpretation. We will follow the National Speech and Debate Association rules. It is the affirmative responsibility of all coaches to read and know the rules.
Remember that a student may enter two speech or debate events, plus congress. Students entered in policy debate may not enter public forum debate due to schedules. Public forum and Policy debaters may enter duo interp ONLY if they have the same partners for Both events. Remember, students may only enter two events. (Congress is a separate tournament and does not count as one of their events.)
On this website you will find important information: the tournament schedule, tournament procedures, and registration forms.
The online Speech and Debate Tournament registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 02, 2019. You must register online by that deadline. The traditional paper registration with signatures is due February 09, 2019 and may be delivered by hand to the Congress event or mailed to Dana Facer (American Falls HS, 2966 So. Frontage Road, American Falls ID, 83211). (You may also hand deliver it to the Rigby Tournament to ensure that your paperwork is complete and correct in advance.)
Entries are based upon the NSDA rules be sure to read them. Each school/coach has been assigned a board member to assist you through the registration process. Please use their knowledge to assist you with registration questions or concerns.
Note that if you have a student who would like to participate on the World Debate team, that needs to be expressed on their letter of intent. Conversely, students not qualifying for nationals as determined on Saturday, and who then wish to enter the Big Questions qualifying tournament do NOT need to indicate Big Questions on any letter of intent. The tab room is as always open to coaches. Please read the page on tournament etiquette. Tournament management will be on computer with Joy of Tournaments.
We look forward to seeing you and your students at the tournaments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.