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.  

KY NSDA Districts 2017

The Kentucky District NSDA Tournament site at Joy of Tournaments

This is the invitation and registration site for 2017 Districts.


SPEAK, the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky, is an annual  speech and debate education conference sponsored by Kentucky NSDA and co-hosted by KHSSL, KESDA, KCFL, and the Division of Instructional Communication at the University of Kentucky.  KYNSDA administers the conference/website as its primary educational outreach arm.


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.  Contact state moderator  Katy Cecil  for more information.

The Wilson Wyatt Debate League

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

Extemp Central

Danville HS assistant coach Logan Scisco founded and sponsors this mecca for those who speak for seven minutes with thirty minutes' prep.

Joy of Tournaments and

These two sites are the primary tabroom software and tournament management domains for speech and debate.  The grand poobahs of each are currently working with the NSDA and together to create a unified approach to tournament organization and tabulation that will someday soon be available for all NSDA members as part of membership.  Kentucky's NSDA committee plus the KHSSL Director manage the Kentucky Tabroom site.