speech-and-debateBelieving that formal speech and debate offers a means for homeschool students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, NCFCA has developed extensive speech and debate programs for NCFCA Affiliate Families.

NCFCA is committed to academic integrity and ethical behavior in all areas of competitive forensics, and seeks to provide programs that will instill these core values as students learn to communicate. Competitors serve as witnesses of Christ and should seek to reflect this at all times. All listeners should be attracted to the speaker’s argumentation/content, to their demeanor and to their faith.

System of Qualification to the National Championship

NCFCA’s unique Qualification System involves three separate ways to earn an invitation to the National Championship. This Qualification System combines a mid-level of competition, recognition of achievement over the span of the season, and a “straight shot” to Nationals that hinges on success at a National Open Tournament.

Regional Invitational Qualifications

Most of the National qualifying slots (invitations) are earned through a successful performance at that Regional Invitational Tournament. This tournament is designed to be the equivalent of a Regional Championship and offers the mid-level of achievement in the NCFCA.

National Open Qualifications

Each season, NCFCA holds several large tournaments that are open to any Affiliate in the country. The winners of these tournaments garner an invitation straight to the National Championship, bypassing the Regional Invitational qualification.

At-Large Qualifications

Recognizing that a single performance does not always exemplify the abilities of an individual and realizing that sometimes unique situations come up that preclude a competitor from being able to attend his Regional Invitational, the NCFCA has developed an At-Large system that encompasses a student’s achievement over the course of the entire season. The At-Large system is specifically designed to reward those outstanding students that did not otherwise earn an invitation to the National Championship.


Speech Competition

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NCFCA offers eleven individual speech events, which are divided into three main categories; Platform Speaking, Interpretive Speaking, and Limited Preparation Speaking. Each of these categories offers distinct opportunities for students to develop their communication skills...LEARN MORE

Debate Competition

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NCFCA has established a program of formal debate with the ultimate goal of training young people to be able to think critically and communicate effectively about all issues in a manner that pleases God...LEARN MORE



WHO ARE WE
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WHO ARE WE

NCFCA is an organization committed to training homeschool, high school students to address life issues in a manner that glorifies God, and ultimately preparing our students to  shape our culture and impact people for Christ.
WHAT WE DO
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WHAT WE DO

To equip students to think critically and then effectively articulate those thoughts, NCFCA uses various types of competitive opportunities and communication training, such as speech and debate.
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

There are many ways to get involved in NCFCA! Have your students participate, come volunteer as a judge, host us at your facility, or support us through your finances and prayer!
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