Coaching 101

Welcome to CHSSA Coaching 101. You are joining hundreds of coaches from across the state who are part of the greatest educational activity that our students can participate in. The coaches that make up the Forensics community are some of the best, and brightest educators in their fields. However, not all of us have experience with the world of forensics. If that’s you, then you have come to the right place. This page will provide you with resources to guide you through the first years of coaching, help you better understand the events, and get your students on the path toward success.

Spontaneous Events (Click For Description)

National Extemporaneous   :   International Extemporaneous


Congressional Debate (Click For Description)

Congress Handbook   :   Approved Motions

Coach Insurance

The National Federation of High Schools offers coaches the opportunity to purchase insurance to cover some of the problems that may arise throughout the course of your coaching career. Click the link above for more information. 

Coach's Handbook

This handbook is a comprehensive event and curriculum resource for new and veteran coaches alike.It contains event information, curriculum and lesson plans, and team management strategies.