PSDA Online Spring Classic

2023 — NSDA Campus, CA/US





Welcome to the Professional Speech and Debate Association (PSDA) Online Spring Classic Tournament! We are excited to have you join us on Saturday February 4th and Sunday February 5th for a weekend of competitive speech and debate events.

All rounds will be held online through our tournament hosting platform, Saturday February 4th will feature four preliminary rounds of speech events, followed by a final round for the top competitors in each event. Sunday February 5th will feature three preliminary rounds of debate events, followed by two elimination rounds, as well as two preliminary rounds of Congress and a final round.

We offer competition for all ages and skill levels, with divisions for Elementary, Junior, High School, College, and Professional. Each school grade division has an open and novice division to accommodate a range of experience, and the professional division is open to anyone over the age of 18. The professional division offers cash prizes to top competitors, calculated as a percentage of total entries in each event. This means that the more competitors in an event, the bigger the cash prize pool!

We believe that the job of being a coach is hard enough as it is, and we strive to make things as easy as possible for our coaches and competitors. That's why we keep entry fees as low as possible and never charge nuisance fees. We also believe that "punishable by fine" means "legal for a price," and so we have implemented a policy where if a team collectively misses over 20% of their ballots, their students who would have advanced will not be included in outrounds. We feel this is a stronger deterrent than fines, and allows teams grace when inevitable things come up. We hope to never have to enact this policy and that every team meets their judge obligations. We hire extra judges from to ensure everyone gets extra off-rounds, and that we'll have coverage for anyone who wants to leave their entries uncovered. If you have any concerns about the reliability of your judges, you are encouraged to leave your entries uncovered and we'll supply a judge for you.

We are excited to have you join us for the Online Spring Classic Tournament, and we can't wait to see all of the great competition that will take place. Please visit for more information and to register for the tournament, or register directly at

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!