News, Announcements, & Updates

These are the weeks for competitors to dream big dreams! Ideas for speeches, debate cases, and moot court arguments are limitless, but time isn’t.

Let's encourage one another to accept worthy challenges and get equipped to walk, talk, and work in a manner worthy of the Lord as we prepare for the competition season.

We're praying that our affiliates will dream big and then work with enduring excellence on their best ideas.

Dreaming with you,
Your NCFCA National Leadership Team

...walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.
Ephesians 4:1 (NASB)

Extemp Strategies Webinar

Extemp is rotating to domestic questions for the 2024 competition season!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:30 - 7:30 pm CT

Join Speech Committee Chair, Anne Marie Gray, and Extemp Topic Writer, Melanie Corley, as they discuss their top strategies for researching and understanding domestic Extemp topics.

Can’t attend live? Register for the live event to receive the recording.

Moot Court Intensive

OYEZ OYEZ: Moot Court Intensive

Students, parents, teachers, and coaches are welcome.

Friday, October 27, 2023
11am - 5 pm Central Time

Registration will open soon in the NCFCA Shop!

For those who cannot attend live, an Intensive Kit and recordings will be available through the NCFCA Shop one week AFTER the event.

2023-2024 National Tournament Dates

National Open and Mixer Dates

  • December 12-15, 2023 | Online Mixer *Debate Only*
  • January 9-11, 2024 | St. Paul, MN Mixer
  • January 29-February 3, 2024 | Online Mixer
  • February 5-8, 2024 | Black Mountain, NC National Open
  • March 13-16, 2024 | Fort Worth, TX Mixer
  • March 18-21, 2024 | Post Falls, ID Mixer
  • April 10-13 | Online National Open

This season, all National tournaments will be available to all regions. National Championship invitations are issued to first and second place competitors in each event at National Opens and to the first place competitor(s) in Mixer tournaments. Details will soon be available in the Qualification and Tabulation guide. Please see the League Handbook to learn more about tournaments.

Is that REALLY a REAL December tournament at the top of the list?

Yes, it is!

Competitors and coaches tell us every year that they'd like to get started earlier on debate, but they appreciate time to refine and memorize speeches over Christmas break. So, we've added an earlier option. We know that it won't appeal to everyone, and that's okay. We simply want to add opportunities, especially for those who face significant participation barriers for in-person practice and competition opportunities. 

Moot Court Tournaments

  • January 22-23, 2024 | Online Moot Court Tournament 1
  • February 12-13, 2024 | Online Moot Court Tournament 2
  • March 4-5, 2024 | Online Moot Court Tournament 3
  • April 1-2, 2024 | Online Moot Court Tournament 4
  • Moot Court National Championship dates and location to be determined.

What about other tournaments?

Regional Directors are still finalizing in-person Regional Qualifier tournaments and Regional Championships.

Our National Championship Tournament is scheduled to take place June 2-7, 2024, at Anderson University in Anderson, SC.

Not sure what to do for clubs and classes this fall?

Check out the educational resources available through the NCFCA store! Use our Camp and Intensive recordings, DIY kits, and complete curriculum packages to teach key skills with excellence.

Our Education Team will also publish an updated version of Stepping Stones for this season soon. This free resource provides a schedule template and links to navigate between other available resources.

Answers to FAQs about new speech events for 2023-2024 Season

Are you already preparing for next season? If so, you'll be glad to know that the Speech Committee has answers ready for frequently asked questions about the new speech events!

Are you new to NCFCA? If so, Welcome!

We’re thrilled to have you with us, and we have a Quick Start Guide just for you! 

Club Support

Visit the Affiliate Resource Library to access our  2022-2023 X-tra Club Resources page to see what’s available.

School Support

Our Christian School Liaison is available to help private Christian schools get started with our league. She’d love to schedule a conversation!

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