Intro to Debate League

Highlights from a Typical Meeting

This video covers the main components of debate, and what the Debate League debating format is.

Samples from our 
Club Training Videos

Signposting

When you number your arguments clearly, for the judge, you are taking an important step toward winning your debates. But, it’s more than that. Watch to find out why.

Flowing

When you number your arguments clearly, for the judge, you are taking an important step toward winning your debates. But, it’s more than that. Watch to find out why.

Topic Analysis

The first step in preparing for a debate is to examine the resolution and figure out what is actually being debated. You’ll break down the wording of the resolution and determine definitions and meanings of the words and phrasing of the topic.

Researching

Once you have a good understanding of the meaning of the resolution, it’s time to start reading and learning about the topic. This video gives you suggested tools and techniques to effectively learn about your topic from high-quality sources.

Building Contentions

In this video we go over how to structure the reasons that you will give for why your side should win the debate. These are the heart of your Constructive/case.

 

 

. . . plus lots more videos for members to learn from!

Debating

Ready Set Debate Tournament Final – August 7, 2021.

Here is the final from our Summer Open Tournament. Henry from the Ferret Team vs. Ryan & Eric, from Polar Bear, debating the topic “Regardless of their incarceration status, Americans who have been convicted of any crime should retain their right to vote.”

Ready Set Debate SLAM Tournament Final – May 29, 2021.

Here is the final from our SLAM (Speakers League Annual Meet) Tournament. Mia from the Firehawk Team vs. Jonathan & James, from Falcon, debating the topic “The U.S. federal government should establish a maximum annual tuition that colleges and universities can charge while remaining eligible for funding via federal student loans.”

Ready Set Debate Tournament Final – April 10, 2021.

Here is the final from our Spring Classic Tournament. Sharon, Sunny, and Tracy from the Polar Bear Team vs. Neil, Krish, and Rayaan from Tiger, debating the topic “The United States should adopt a universal basic income.”

Ready Set Debate Tournament Final – February 14, 2021.

Here is the final from our Winter Classic Tournament. Dhruv and Aditya from the Tiger Team vs. Ella and Rishy from Lion, debating the topic “In the U.S., fines should be scaled based on a person’s income.”

Ready Set Debate Tournament Final – November 21, 2020.

Here is the final from our Fall Classic Tournament. Dhruv and Aditya from the Tiger Team vs. Ella and Jonathan from Falcon, debating the topic “The Electoral College should be replaced by a national popular vote.”

Ready Set Debate Tournament Final – August 8, 2020.

Here is the final from our summer intro clubs with just 2 1/2 months of experience using our program. The topic is “U.S. public schools should not reopen for in-person teaching until a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 is broadly available.”

SLAM Online – May 2020.

Here is the final from our first online tournament (thanks, SARS-CoV-2). The topic is “From a strictly educational standpoint, online learning is better than in-person learning.”

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