The Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Wording committee have officially finished constructing topics for the 2022-2023 season. According to the NSDA, “Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date.” Students and coaches may begin voting for the September/October LD & PF topics on August 1st, 2022. You … Read More
A Champions Guide To Succeeding At NCFLs
Everyone, this is not a drill — we’re only a few days away from the NCFL Grand National Tournament (catnats, if you will)! This is a particularly exciting year, as it is the first in-person catnats in a while (after it was cancelled in 2020 and online in 2021.) Catnats is a great tournament, and I want all of you … Read More
Preparing For World Schools Debate: A Beginners Guide
World Schools Debate is a team event which combines both impromptu and prepared motions. In High School, you may have the opportunity to do it as your full-time event, but oftentimes debaters from Policy, LD, Congress, Public Forum and even speech events may find themselves on a World Schools team for the NSDA tournament. World Schools not only trains you … Read More
Triumph Campers Start 2021-22 Season With A Bang!
Triumph Debate campers started the 2021-22 Season with a bang! We’re so excited to share the success of our students over the months of September/October. If we missed a success of yours, feel free to comment it below! We teach how to win everywhere, which is why our students placed at tournaments all over the country! From locals in Minnesota … Read More
Triumph Debate Camp 2021 Topic Announced
The Triumph Debate Camp will be focusing on the November/December topic area. We will explore all three resolutions, analyze what makes them different, and how students should approach various resolutions. For practice and preparation purposes, Triumph Debate will be using the topic: Resolved: The United States ought to condition trade agreements on adherence to enforceable labor standards.
NSDA Officially Released 2021-2022 LD & PF Topics
The Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Wording committee have officially finished constructing topics for the 2021-2022 season. According to the NSDA, “Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date.” Students and coaches may begin voting for the September/October LD & PF topics on August 1st, 2021. You … Read More
How To Win NSDA Nationals In LD: By Jo Spurgeon
Catchy title, right? But unlike your cases, there’s no warrant. No one-trick takes you from novice to national champion overnight. So to all of you looking for that kind of blog post, I’m sorry I can’t provide you solace. I can, however, give you some ideas on the best ways to maximize this last week of prep, because as all … Read More
Debate Camp: Why Should I Attend & How Do I Pick One?
Speech and Debate camps are fairly common, and it’s likely that many of the successful debaters you know of in your circuit or on your team have attended a debate camp. But, you might be wondering why many people have paid hundreds to thousands of dollars to spend their summer learning debate, and what the benefits are? In this article, … Read More
NEW: NSDA Announces “modest fee” for use of Tabroom
On June 4th, the National Speech and Debate Association announced that they will now be charging a “modest fee” for tournaments ran through Tabroom.com, the most popular national Speech and Debate tournament software. The NSDA will begin charging the fee starting August 1st, 2021. For the past fifteen years, the NSDA has sponsored the use of Tabroom for free, incurring … Read More
A Critique Of Hiring Norms In Speech and Debate
As the season continues to wrap up, more debate institutions are announcing their new staff hires. It is an exciting time for everyone; former competitors are eager to dive into the world of coaching and students are looking to see who they will be learning from. Yet, despite the momentum behind new staff hires for debate institutions, there isn’t much … Read More