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

A Guide To Competing Online: Top Ten Tips

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 On All Circuits

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