The National Debate Coaches Association


2019 NDCA Coach Development Conference

Join us for the Fourth Annual NDCA Coach Development Conference will be held at Science Park High School in Newark, NJ on May 17-19, 2019. The conference is free to attend, and will feature presentations and panel discussions on a wide ranging of issues facing coaches across all debate events. 

More information, and registration instructions can be found HERE

Thank you to the Great Communicator Debate Series for sponsoring our event!



2019 NDCA National Championship

Date: April 13-15, 2019

Location: Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL.

2018 NDCA National Championship

Thank you to all of the students and coaches who attended the 2018 NDCA National Championship!

A special thank you to the hosts of the 2018 National Championship, the Marist School, for putting on a great tournament, and providing excellent hospitality. 

The NDCA would like to congratulate the 2018 coaching award recipients.   

Educator of the Year: Jared Zuckerman, Blue Valley Southwest HS, KS

Rising Star: Lauren Donnefeld, Alpharetta, GA

Tournament Host of the Year: 

Service Award: Dana Randall, Carrolton Sacred Heart


2018 Results & Student Award Winners

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Dukes & Bailey Cup: Brianna Aaron, Newark Science

Champion: Greenhill, Shruthi Krishnan

Top Speaker: Greenhill, Shruthi Krishnan

Policy Debate

Baker Award: North Broward Prep Mancini and Rabbini

Champion: North Broward Prep Mancini and Rabbini

Top Speaker: Christopher Eckert, Greenhill

Public Forum Debate

Season Award: Poly Prep Country Day School, Fernandez & Stratigakis

Champion: Altamont, Zell and Coleman

Top Speaker: Altamont David Zell


Full results can be found HERE