Extemporaneous

How should we as believers respond to asylum seekers, rising taxes, or trade agreements? In our 1-day Extemporaneous Intensive, you'll discover how to consider current events and respond with a biblical worldview.

Your coaches are NCFCA alumni who have all stood in the trenches and understand the challenges you face. Using a sample speech, they’ll model a step-by-step process and lead you to discover, develop, and deliver an extemporaneous speech.

Registration closes Friday, July 23rd at 5pm CT.

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Schedule

Friday, August 6, 2021 (11am to 5pm CT)

Laying the Foundation (11am CT)

What is the purpose of extemporaneous speaking? Learn how extemp will equip you to understand your world, address relevant issues, and engage your world!

Exploring the News (12:30pm CT)

What in the world is happening in our world? Discover how to read the news, consider credibility, and identify bias.

Understanding the Issues (2pm CT)

How should we respond to the issues of our day? Learn how to address questions, research evidence, and build arguments.

Sharing Your Perspective (3:30pm CT)

How can I connect with my audience? Discover how you can share your thoughts and ideas with that sweet blend of confidence and humility.


Customize your experience:

Student Online

PRICE — $40

  • Online coaching (Four 30-minute sessions)
  • Online activity groups (Four 45-minute activities)
  • Activity guide to print for registered student

Parent: Register each student participating from home.

Club Hybrid

PRICE — $160

  • Online coaching (Four 30-minute sessions)
  • Activity guide to print for coaches & club members

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Secure a meeting place during the scheduled event. Determine local  fees per student. Stream online coaching and arrange facilitators to lead small groups activities. Use the recordings to review the content throughout the year.

Club In-person

PRICE — $120

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)
  • Year-long access to coaching & activity video recordings for club use

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Host local summer camps or fall clubs at your convenience. Present recorded coaching and facilitate activities.

Club Guide

PRICE — $80

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)

Club Leader: Register your club. Use games and activities to supplement your summer camps or fall clubs.

Meet the Team

MELANIE BURCHFIEL | TEAM LEAD

Mrs. Melanie Burchfiel previously served as the NCFCA Director of Education and the TX State Representative. She and her husband, Mike, have three grown sons who all competed in NCFCA for over 5 years. She currently teaches English as well as Speech & Debate for a University Model School.

THADDIAN BURSON | COACH

Thaddian Burson is a 2021 Region VII alumnus who competed in 2 debate styles and 10 speech events, placing 1st in Extemporaneous at the 2021 National Open 3A and 6th place in Team Policy at the 2019 National Championship. This Fall, he will study in begin his studies in Political Science and Pre-Law.

MICAH MILLER | COACH

Micah Miller is a 2020 Region III Alumnus who competed in 2 debate styles and 12 speech events, placing 1st in LD and 1st place in APOL at the 2019 NC Open. He currently serves on staff at Summit Ministries and is studying philosophy, theology, and physics at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

SOPHIE SCHENKEL | COACH

Sophie Schenkel is a 2021 Region XII Alumnus who competed in 1 debate style and 4 speech events, placing 1st in Extemporaneous at the Region XII Championship. This Fall, she will study Mathematics and Economics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

"Thank you so much. This was a life changing event! We will watch all the videos we missed, and we will make plans to attend the Online Intensive next year."

- 2020 Online Intensive Attendee

Sharpen your skills.

Receive high quality training from the leading Christian speech and debate league. The 2021 Online Intensives are designed to help club leaders, parents, and students prepare for NCFCA's 2022 season. If you want event specific training, look no further!

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