COMPETITIVE SPEECH CLUB

ADVANCE YOUR PUBLIC-SPEAKING SKILLS THROUGH PRACTICE & COMPETITION

For Ages 9 to 18

Each year, students leave our summer camps excited about the progress that they made with just 2 days of camp training! The next step to continue building on the camp training is participation in the Plano/Allen or Coppell Competitive Speech & Debate clubs, where speech students ages 9 to 18 work with our national championship coaches, to write and deliver speeches, and continue to advance their public speaking skills through consistent practice and competition. Speech Club members are required to compete in two or more tournaments each year.
 

Note: Debate Club will also be offered for ages 12-18, starting in August 2017. See Debate Club for details.

 
 

Events

See Speech Events, Rules, and Ballots

 

Speech Club Membership Requirements

New Club members:

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

Meeting Time: Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am or 11:00am-noon. Ages 9 to 11 are welcome to attend whichever session is more convenient. Ages 12 & up are encouraged to attend Speech club at 10:00-11:00am and Debate Club at 11:00-12:30pm.

 

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

Meeting Time: Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm. Ages 9 to 11 are welcome to attend whichever session is more convenient. Ages 12 & up are encouraged to attend Speech club at 5:30-6:30pm and Debate Club at 6:30-8:00pm.
 
 

Tuition

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.

 

Recommended Materials

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.

 

Parental Involvement

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.

 

Tournaments

See Tournament Schedule for dates and registration.

 

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