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Co-Head Coach(es): Jake Mahler & Alex Smith


ASSISTANT COACHES:  Jackie Bucaro ('21), Dan Weber, Sophia Jones, Anna Overbo, Baller Mahler, Christine Weber, Cy Doe, Sammy Nunez-Mudoy ('21), Denice Mahler

Captains:   Lance Hoover, Bianca Mojica, Aidan Marks, Jillian Petty

Speech is a competitive activity that fosters learning the art of public speaking, but encompasses so much more than just speaking. It also involves analysis, performance, research, writing, leadership, creativity, listening, etc. Although competitive, this activity is fundamentally about personal growth and achievement. Here at BSM, it’s also about the team. Congratulations, you’re now a ‘speecher’!

  • Keep a positive attitude!
  • Attend all team meetings on Wednesdays, 2:40 - 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium.
  • Meet with your coach for an hour each week.
  • Compete at five out of seven Saturday tournaments PLUS the two mandatory in-house tournaments
  • Compete at the NSDA National tournament (if applicable)
  • Compete at MSHSL State tournament (if applicable)
  • Compete at the NCFL national tournament (if chosen)
  • Compete at conference competition (if chosen)
  • Compete at sections (if chosen)
  • Compete at MSHSL State tournament (if applicable)
  • Perform at Speech Showcase
  • Dress appropriately at all tournaments.
  • Be on time and do not leave early from tournaments.
  • Travel to and from the tournaments on the BSM bus.
  • Attend a final found at each tournament.

If you sign up to work with a coach and you can’t make your time slot, it’s your job to find a replacement or find the person who is signed up after you and ask him/her to move up. After the first few weeks of working with your primary coach, you may practice with other coaches if they have time slots available. All coaches’ schedules will be posted on the Speech board and online; it is your responsibility to ensure that you have one hour of practice weekly. Should you fail to meet this requirement, you will receive one warning; if this happens a second time, you will be cut from the team.

Activity Fees:

This year, we are asking that you contribute a fee for this activity; the money will cover a team t-shirt, lunch at our in-house day, and materials which will be used on that day in our team-building program. The cost is $25 and will be added to your tuition account; you do not need to bring in that money.

Time Commitment:
The season starts in mid-December and runs until spring break in April. Students are required to practice for an hour each week in addition to a weekly team meeting.

2022-2023 Schedule coming soon!


Here is the 2021-2022 Schedule for review:

  • Saturday, Jan. 16 - In-House Tournament
  • Saturday, Jan. 30 - Eden Prairie
  • Saturday, Feb. 6 - Prior Lake
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 - East Ridge
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 - Chaska
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 - Eastview
  • Saturday, Mar. 6 - Lakeville North
  • Saturday, Mar. 13 - Eagan (National Qualifiers)
  • Saturday, Mar. 20 - Roseville
  • Saturday, Mar. 27 - BSM Showcase
  • Week of March 29 - Sections (date to be announced)
  • Friday, April 24 - State Class AA  --- watch Awards AA: (scheduled for 10:45 p.m. on Friday)