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

An Outline Of Debate-Specific LGBTQ+ Resources

With the month of June (finally) arising amidst a hectic and chaotic 2020-2021 debate season, we also get to celebrate the start of Pride Month – a tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots and a celebration of LGBTQ+ folks. Like many other structural barriers that exist outside the debate space, our community, unsurprisingly, is fraught with queerphobia. Ingrained … Read More

Triumph Debate Camp Scholarship Contest

The 2021 Triumph Debate Camp Scholarship (“contest”) is sponsored by Triumph Debate, and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Triumph Debate reserves the right to change, alter, or modify these rules and/or dates at any time without notice. Winning students will receive funds to attend the Triumph Debate Camp. Rules and requirements are listed below. 1.) … Read More

A Debate Summer To-Do-List by Nethmin Liyanage

As the debate season comes to a close and seniors leave their teams and the world of debate in search of their next great adventure, younger students in debate are left wondering how to fill the leadership positions that the seniors left behind while also improving their own skills and preparing to reach their goals for the upcoming season. The … Read More

2021 NSDA Nationals Topics Officially Released

The National Speech and Debate Association has officially released the topic areas for both Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas Debate. Debaters attending the NSDA 2021 Nationals Tournament will be competing on the resolutions: Lincoln-Douglas Debate:Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties. Public Forum Debate:Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values. For the Lincoln … Read More

How To Win Rounds Against “Better™” Debaters

I debated on a local circuit in the state of Ohio. And even though I almost exclusively competed in one debate category, I generally knew who the Ohio community viewed as the “Best Debaters™” in other categories. A combination of tuning in to the award ceremonies, overhearing hallway buzz and chatter, and listening to the opinions of my teammates kept … Read More

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

Triumph Debate Camp 2020 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 Students can utilize the resources provided by the Triumph Debate Policy staff members, who have cultivated hundreds of pages of free evidence on the 2020-2021 Policy Debate topic, CJS reform.

Triumph 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