KEEP YOUR SPEECH & DEBATE COMPETITION ORGANIZED
Your Training Minds Binder (TMB) is your guide through a successful speech and debate season. You will be filling your binder with speech and debate materials as you build your personal program to help make your tournament participation successful. Wherever you are in your competitive journey, this binder will keep your year’s development in one safe place, easily accessible by you, your parents, your teacher and your coach.
The TMB is divided into the following sections. You may separate your packet into these sections:
- CLUB. This section will help set up your speech and debate club announcements, contacts, class handouts, etc.
- SPEECH. This will be your tab for your platform and/or interp materials.
- LIMITED PREP. This will be your tab for limited preparation materials.
- DEBATE. Depending on which format of debate you choose, you will place your debate materials here.
- TOURNAMENTS. This will be your tab for all tournament information, emails, script submissions, etc.
If you have been around for a while, the TMB will help keep you organized and up to date. Each section comes with a brief explanation of competitive events. If you plan to compete in any event within the section, the TMB will keep you on the cutting edge of resources and information to make sure you have an outstanding competitive year.
Using the TMB, you will be much better equipped for the coming year of competition for several reasons:
- You will be able to expand your binder as you learn the material.
- You will be required only to expand the sections to the events you plan to compete in.
- You will be able to track your progress with the checklist.
- You will be able to easily add an event later if you desire to do so.
- You will be able to show your coach your progress by simply turning to your section for review.
- You will be able to keep your script submissions, league rules, and registration information in one area as you prepare for your tournaments.
Quite honestly, you will bring your TMB with you wherever you go for speech and debate —to club, to tournaments, to workshops, to camp. The TMB is your representation of where you are in competition at any given time during the year, truly your guide through a successful speech and debate season.