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STARTING A CLUB

Starting A Club

The Collegiate Public Forum League recognizes the challenges that many collegiate teams face in debate. As such, the CPFL is committed to facilitating program growth, to ensure the strength and development of our league. To assist Speech and Debate teams in this goal the CPFL highlights a number of free online resources that debate teams may use.


NSDA Debate Club Resources

Team Recruitment Strategies

Check out NSDA resources on recruitment at the start of the season and throughout, here!

Starting A Team Guide

Take a look at a guide by the NSDA on the process of starting a new Speech & Debate team, here!

New Coach
Quick Start Guide

A one stop shop for new coaches, utilize the NSDA's dozens of resources for coaches, here!

Judges Examining Document

Eligibility Requirements

Tournament Registration

Judging Requirements

Tournament Schedule

Evidence Procedures

Student Membership