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Quality Debate Instruction

The upcoming middle school resolution will provide the framework for the development of new skills and the enhancement of existing skills.

Student Focus

Improve speaking skills
Important strategies for each speaker position
Generate ideas for current and future argument development
Adapt to new arguments and argument strategies

Daily Lab Instruction

Labs led by award winning college coaches, high school coaches, contemporary college debaters, and nationally competitive high school debaters
Small lab groups focused on the fundamentals of contemporary policy debate
Argument analysis, use of evidence, speaking drills, and practice debates

Periodic Group Lectures and Discussion

Some topic content through group wide lectures and discussion panels
Broad-based coverage of both affirmative and negative arguments
Topic analysis to prepare them to become familiar on the year's resolution

Practice Debates and Speeches

Practice tournament provides opportunity to rehearse arguments on the topic
Labs will focus on proven debate skill building excercises