Want to get a jumpstart on the 2014-2015 season, and learn debate techniques from some of the best coaches in the DFW area, all for FREE? Join us at one of our Fall 2014 debate workshops!

Dates:

Session 1- August 9th, 2014

-OR-

Session 2- September 20th, 2014

Time:

Registration 9am-10am, Workshops 10am-4pm

Location:

University of Texas- Dallas. Come check out a college campus with it’s own successful debate program — right here in DFW!

Event Description:

Debate Central, in partnership with the University of Texas-Dallas, is hosting a FREE, day-long workshop in CX (two levels), LD, and PF (pending enrollment) debate!

Each session will cover skills, topic basics, and preparation, as well as include a free packet of practice evidence created by Debate Central experts! Workshops include day-long instruction as well as a provided lunch.

Any debater or team registered by the deadline is welcome to attend!

Workshops are taught by successful area coaches, including:

  • UNT Asst. Director of Debate Louie Petit
  • UTD Coach Scott Herndon
  • UNT Director of Debate Brian Lain
  • 2011 CEDA National Champion Derek Ziegler
  • Director of Forensics at the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet & noted LD coach Kris Wright
  • Assoc. Director of Debate at The Hockaday School, Director of UNT’s Mean Green Debate Workshops, & Co-Owner of PFDebate.com Jason Sykes

Registration

Deadlines: Session 1- August 4, Session 2- September 15

If you are registering as an individual: Please complete the registration form here

If you are registering as a team: If you would prefer to register as a group, coaches may email Rachel Stevens (Rachel DOT Stevens AT ncpa.org). Please include the number of students you wish to register in each event. Whenever feasible, please do this as soon as possible to guarantee appropriate planning, particularly in Public Forum.

 

Further logistical information will be provided upon registration.

 

Have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Stevens: Rachel DOT Stevens AT ncpa.org

 

 

Here at Debate Central, we’re committed to bringing you top-quality debate resources that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we have commissioned a special paper by a leading environmental economist on the 2014-2014 policy/CX debate topic: “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.” This paper takes a look at the relationship between economic theory and the resolution, in order to provide you with brand new evidence that is completely topic-specific!

 

This year’s expert is Dr. Michael D. Stroup, a professor of economics at Stephen F. Austin State University and noted research expert on the intersection between economics and environmental quality. Find it below the fold! [..]

 

With NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association, formerly National Forensics League/NFL) Nationals coming up next week, Debate Central wants to help you be as prepared as possible. We interviewed a number of debaters who have done well at Nationals in years past, and today we’re sharing their best tips for success. [..]

 

Today’s free card Friday is a useful boost to your TPA/TPP politics disadvantage scenario. Find it below the fold! [..]

As many of you prepare for crucial post-season tournaments, the pressure to perform well can start to get to you. Unfortunately, sometimes this causes debaters to decide to try out some sneaky tactics in an attempt to gain an advantage. Today we’re going to take a look at this by introducing you to the “shady six”: six behaviors that you should absolutely NOT do if you want to be a serious, champion-quality debater. [..]

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