Here at Debate Central, we know how helpful it is to attend summer debate camp. Camps give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience, run practice rounds, research next year’s topic(s), and receive feedback from some of the country’s best debate minds. Attending camp is one of the best way to ensure your performance doesn’t slip over summer vacation. Unfortunately, camp can also be extremely expensive. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend a high-quality debate camp, regardless of financial means. That’s why we’ve prepared this list of camps that are low-cost, offer scholarship assistance, or both! Check it out below. [..]


Earlier this week, we brought you our guide to the pro side of the April Public Forum resolution. Today, it’s time for the con! Download the guide below the fold, and find strategy tips and free evidence to help you build the best possible case for debating “Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of India.” [..]


Just in time for your April tournaments, here’s our new guide to the current Public Forum topic: “Resolved: Prioritizing economic development over
environmental protection is in the best interest of the people of India.”
It’s chock-full of all the key information, strategy advice, and free evidence you need to get started building a winning pro case. Come and get it! [..]


There are plenty of things you do to improve your debate performance: hours of research, speaking drills, practice rounds, rebuttal re-dos. But you might be missing out on a key resource that is built right into the tournament: watching out-rounds after you’ve been eliminated. Today, we’re going to talk about why it’s important. We’ll also link you to some great debates, for your immediate viewing pleasure. [..]


Across the country, PFers are grumbling about the side bias in this month’s resolution. Without a doubt, the most common comment we’ve received in March is “it is too hard to be pro on this topic!” The best research seems to lean con, and it’s difficult to build a strong case. What’s a pro team to do? Not to worry—we’ve got you covered with suggestions for a tricky argument to integrate into your pro case. Ready to start picking up those affirmative-side ballots? Read on. [..]

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