National Speech and Debate Association

This is the mother ship for KYNSDA.  The website is an invaluable resource for speech and debate teachers, coaches, and students as well as a fine information source about the NSDA itself.  


SPEAK, the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky, is an annual  speech and debate education conference sponsored by Kentucky NSDA with KHSSL, KESDA, KCFL, BDC, and the Wilson Wyatt Debate League. 


The Kentucky High School Speech League sponsors Regional and State tournaments in Speech and a State tournament in Debate each year.  The League sets the rules for Kentucky invitational contests.


The Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association sponsors annual state Forums each year with cash and scholarship awards for the winners after a marathon three-day tournament held in Lexington.  

CFL Catholic Forensic League 
The "other" national speech and debate organization hosts an annual speech and debate contest in March for Kentucky with a national tournament for the qualifiers over Memorial Day Weekend.  Kentucky CFL Site. 

The Wilson Wyatt Debate League

This debate group, centered in Louisville, sponsors monthly contests for its member schools. 

Bluegrass Debate Coalition

Kentucky's newest speech and debate entity, hosted by UK Debate, aims to grow debate throughout the Commonwealth by offering free contests and free coaching. Check 'em out!

The primary tabroom software and tournament management domain for speech and debate in Kentucky.  Kentucky's NSDA committee plus the KHSSL Director manage the Kentucky Tabroom site.

Lawyer Skills: Debate Resources

A fantastic collection of resources posted by a law firm, including rhetoric instruction, debate exercises, and general information. Special shout-out to Skylar and the Lyndhurst Girl Scout troop who sent this our way!