How To Support Your Student In Speech & Debate

As parents, we all want the best opportunities for our children. Whether it’s a math class or a sport, we want to help our child succeed. For students who have developed a passion for Speech and Debate, it can be hard to know how to help your child succeed. If you are interested in learning more about how you can … Read More

Policy Camp Files

Our Camp Files.Click to download each file. Con Con CP + Article V NB Hollow Hope DA Courts 8th Amendment CP Qualified Immunity AFF + NEG

Triumph Debate’s 2020 Camp Topics – Officially Announced!

Triumph Debate has officially announced the Lincoln Douglas debate topic for our 2020 virtual camp session. We, of course, are using the 2020-2021 Policy Debate topic at our camp. Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. Policy Debate Resolved: The … Read More

Best Speech & Debate Team Fundraising Ideas

This is a list of Triumph Debate’s top fundraising tips & ideas for Speech and Debate teams. We are constantly adding to this list as our team comes up with new ideas. If you have any great fundraising suggestions for Speech & Debate Teams, please let us know HERE! In addition to reading out tips and ideas, we recommend checking … Read More

A Guide To Online Debate – Triumph’s Top Ten Tips For Competing Virtually

A Guide To Online Debate – Triumph’s Top Ten Tips For Competing Virtually By: Sean Lavelle, Matt Slencsak, Katie Humphries and Sophia Dal Pra As more and more tournaments online tournaments pop up and/or existing ones transition to online formats, such as the NSDA National Tournament, many students and coaches are faced with the reality that they have to compete … Read More

Creating Better Evidence Norms

A few months back, one of my fellow Triumph Debate contributors, Katie Humphries, wrote an article on “How To Indict Pieces Of Evidence”. As I was reading through it to be able to give friendly reassurance, I noticed some things that slightly bugged me. It wasn’t anything Katie said in the article itself, it was more about a forwarding of … Read More

How To Choose An Online Debate Camp

How To Choose An Online Debate Camp As debate institutes are switching to online camps more and more, many debaters find themselves struggling to know what camp to register for, if any. Especially because in these unprecedented times, many debaters may have never considered an online debate camp and have no idea what to look for. In this article, we … Read More

How To Indict Pieces of Evidence

How To Indict Pieces of Evidence No matter what event you compete in – LD, PF, or Policy – you likely use a good chunk of evidence. Some debaters rely on evidence a lot more than others, but, almost everyone uses it to some extent. And because of that, you’ve likely been in rounds where your opponent has a piece … Read More

What To Do When The Affirmative Breaks New

I’ve decided to write this article instead of studying for my midterms. Hello Ohio policy debate. I’m sure everyone competing this weekend at the state tournament has been working hard, improving their files, cutting cards, writing blocks, etc. One of the things I would expect, as I’m sure you are, is that teams will be writing new arguments. This article … Read More

Extinction Comes First: Traditional LD and the Nuclear Arsenals Topic

Extinction Comes First: Traditional LD and the Nuclear Arsenals Topic With the current Lincoln-Douglas topic dealing directly with nuclear weapons, it makes sense that a lot of debaters will be making arguments about existential risk. In traditional LD, extinction impacts aren’t all that common. Which is why I decided to write a brief explanation of how extinction impacts function in … Read More