Ready Set Debate clubs simulate an academic debate team, with regular practices and opportunities to compete in tournaments. Joining a club is a great opportunity to build your debate skills while making new friends! We welcome members with or without prior debate experience. Many of our club members use the experience they gain in a Ready Set Debate club to prepare to join a high school or college debate team, while others use it as an opportunity to get extra practice outside of their formal debate team practices.
Our clubs meet from September through May. During the summer months, club meetings are replaced by complimentary registration for our virtual debate tournaments in June and August, as well as discounts on summer camp registration.
- No experience necessary.
- Recommended for students aged 10-17; younger students are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Join anytime throughout the year.
- Time commitment: 4 hours per month, plus some light homework (estimated to be less than 4 hours per month)
How to Register
1. Review our current club schedule and decide which club(s) you want to register for.
1st & 3rd Mondays
2nd & 4th Mondays
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Can’t find a club that fits your schedule? Email us at email@example.com for more options.
2. Contact us to confirm there is space in the club you want to join.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text +1 (310) 662-3255. After we have received your registration, we’ll follow up with you here to get other important registration information such as the name(s) of the student(s) you have registered.
3. Pay your $50.00 USD registration fee.
Registration fees cover the cost of adding a student to our member management system, their club’s email loop, and their club’s debate schedule. They also cover a Ready Set Debate member handbook for students who have not previously been provided one. If you are registering more than one student, please pay one registration fee per student. Registration fees are non-refundable.
4. Choose your preferred option for paying club dues and make your payment.
Select one of the options below and register. You do not need a PayPal account to register.
*Monthly dues are charged year-round, even though clubs do not meet during the summer months (June through August). Current dues-paying members get access to benefits during the summer months, such as free registration for certain tournaments and discounts on summer camps. Annual dues offer a savings over monthly dues; for example, if registering one student, you can either pay $550 per year in a single payment of annual dues, or $600 per year in $50/month payments of monthly dues. There are three reasons for this: 1) w