ADVANCE YOUR PUBLIC-SPEAKING SKILLS THROUGH PRACTICE & COMPETITION
For Ages 9 to 18
Note: Debate Club will also be offered for ages 12-18, starting in August 2017. See Debate Club for details.
Speech Club Membership Requirements
New Club members:
- Must be age 9 to 18 by September 1st of each academic year
- Are required to compete in one tournament each semester
- Must attend a 2-day speech camp:
Speech camp is a wonderful 14-hour intensive learning experience that cannot be replicated in 1-hour weekly club meetings. Students who attend the 2-day speech camp training do better in competition than those who have not. Therefore, the 2-day speech camp training is required for all new Speech Club members in the Fall term. Note: Students who missed the camp can register for the Spring 2018 term, starting in January, to prepare for the Spring 2018 tournaments. Spring registration is currently open.
Plano-Allen Weekly Meetings
Plano/Allen Club members will meet weekly starting in September 9, 2017 through May 12, 2018. We will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years or Easter.
Location: Cottonwood Creek Church (Allen Campus), 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, TX 75013
Coppell-Lewisville Weekly Meetings
Coppell Club members will meet weekly starting in September 8, 2017 through May 11, 2018. We will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years or Easter.
Location: Vista Ridge Bible Fellowship Church, 2345 TX-121 BUS, Lewisville, TX 75067
2017-2018 Fall/Spring: Plano/Allen and Coppell Club Tuition ($21 for the 1.0 hour session, 27 sessions) + $35 registration fee: $602 per student
Fall Term 2017: Plano/Allen and Coppell Club Tuition ($26 for the 1.0 hour session, 12 sessions) + $35 registration fee: $347 per student
Spring Term 2018: Plano/Allen and Coppell Club Tuition ($26 for the 1.0 hour session, 15 sessions) + $35 registration fee: $425 per student
The $35 registration fee will be waived for Fall and Spring registrations that are completed by July 29, 2017.
Note: The Registration and Tuition fees are not refundable. Your registration is your commitment that your registered student(s) will attend the training that you have reserved.
Join the Club
Registration for 2017-2018 club membership opens on June 15, 2017. Click the "Join the Club" button below to register for the Plano/Allen or Coppell Competitive Speech Clubs. Remember also to REGISTER HERE for the required summer camp training.
Speech club members are encouraged to purchase the Tools for Speech Marathon curriculum, and will need access to a computer to write their platform and cut their interpretative speeches.
Student growth is proportional to parental involvement. Speech parents are encouraged to listen to their student's speeches at home each week, and attend the monthly Parent meetings.
See Tournament Schedule for dates and registration.