Fall Conference

2023 OSDA Fall Coaches Conference

Saturday, September 9, 2023
@ Olentangy Berlin HS


Official Registration Form

2023 OSDA Fall Coaches Conference ARTIFACTS

Hall of Fame

2024 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Competition Committee

2023-2024 Competition Updates

Congress Legislation - First Submissions Due October 1 to Congress Liaisons

More Information Communicated Soon!

2024 State Finals @ Wooster

Staffing Nomination

Must be submitted by the team's head coach.

Overview Tentative Time Schedule

Detailed Tentative Time Schedule

Bid Tournament Checklists (Tentative)

Tournament Hosts

District Chairs

Revised MS Manuals (Tentative)

MS Tournament Operations Manual

MS Ccompetitive Evens Manual

OSDA Statement on Generative AI

The OSDA considers use of any generative AI system during OSDA competition to be a violation of the organization's ethical standards.

Revisions under consideration, including:
The OSDA recognizes that generative AI provides educational opportunities for students and is expanding in its applications.  While generative AI can be used to guide students to articles, ideas, and sources, the OSDA asserts that using or paraphrasing text from generative AI as a student’s original work in competition is a violation of the OSDA’s ethical standards.  Additionally, text from generative AI cannot be used as evidence in a round (debate, congress, extemp).  The original source of any quoted or paraphrased evidence must be available if requested. 

Educational Sessions

How to create great visuals and all things Informative

2022 OSDA Fall Coaches Conference

Saturday, September 10, 2022
@ Austintown Middle School

Competition Committee

2022-2023 Competition Updates

Education Committee

OSDA Learning Outcomes

Video - How to use TikTok with your team

Framing Committee

Framing Committee Proposal - Summer 2022

Organizational culture Committee

Any coaches interested in our mentorship program are asked to contact Jason Habig.
(Either with receiving mentorship or sharing expertise.)

Pillars of the OSDA Session

Strategic Plan Slideshow

Congress Session

Congress Legislation Considerations - Overview Document

Congress Legislation Considerations - Slideshow

2020 Fall Conference Videos

A Set Up for Success - Synchronous Extemporaneous Speaking

Missy Stertzbach - Hoover HS (Canton)

We're All in this Together - How to Build Team Unity Virtually

Heidi Mekus - Napoleon HS (Toledo)

The New Kid on the Block - Extemp Debate (MS)
Fall Conference Session Recording

Kayla Hrindak - Louisville HS (Canton)

Zooming in on Practice - Practicing Online

Katy Russell - Louisville HS (Canton)

Implicit Bias and Beyond:  Video and Resource Packet

Becca Marks - Hawken School (Cleveland)

Live and in Person - Synchronous Debate
NOTE: Use passcode:  8q&c**+$

Peter Paik - University School (Cleveland)

How to Dig a Little Deeper - Finding Resources

Trish Sanders - Notre Dame Academy (Toledo)

Lights, Camera, Action - Recording Tips for Asynchronous Tournaments

Sam Zulia - Wadsworth HS (Akron)

Signing On - Tips for New Coaches

Missy Stertzbach - Hoover HS (Canton)

Let's Get Techie - Running Your Team with Google Classroom

Leslie Muhlbach - Gahanna-Lincoln HS (Columbus)