RESOURCES FOR DEBATERS AND COACHES
SADA GUIDE TO ADJUDICATING
The SADA runs a rigorous adjudicator accreditation process in line with national standards. Part of the accreditation process involves candidates sitting a written test based on the SADA's guide to adjudicating, which was authored by a number of the SADA's senior adjudicators who have debated and adjudicated extensively at a national and intervarsity level. Aside from being required reading for all adjudicators, this guide is useful to debaters and coaches in so far that it is an exposition on how debates are viewed by adjudicators. The guide is comprehensive and detailed yet easily accessible as it assumes little by way of background knowledge on the part of its readers. The guide can be downloaded here.