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Mentoring: The How and Why

Mentoring: The How and Why

What were the biggest things that helped you really start understanding debate as you were first starting out? We all have a short list of things that really made things “click” for us, and if you can remember those things, there’s a good chance that you could make a...

Guide to Moot Court Part 4: Delivery

Guide to Moot Court Part 4: Delivery

"The winner of the round is separate from how you rank speaker points." A message similar to this is given in most LD, TP, and Parli judge orientations, however, it's a message you'll never hear in an NCFCA moot court judge orientation. Why? Because unlike other forms...

Voting Issues Part II: How to Run Voting Issues Well

Voting Issues Part II: How to Run Voting Issues Well

In Voting Issues Part I, we discussed three common problems surrounding voters and how to avoid them by not running voters at all. But this doesn’t mean you should never run voters! It’s important to understand how to debate without voters, but at the same time many...

Metagaming Impromptu

Metagaming Impromptu

An absolute claim though it may be, I maintain that no speech or debate event is so commonly executed to such a poor degree as is impromptu speaking.  This year, with so many tournaments being moved online, I’ve had the opportunity to watch several rounds in...

Guide to Moot Court Part 3: Embedded Cases

Guide to Moot Court Part 3: Embedded Cases

Unlike TP and LD, Moot Court in NCFCA is limited to a "closed universe", where you're only allowed to cite material in a packet created by the league. Honestly, this system always frustrated me. I'd learn of a case that'd support my argumentation perfectly but...

Impacting: Not Just For Debate

Impacting: Not Just For Debate

If you have been around forensics for any substantial length of time, you have likely, at some point, watched a truly fascinating speech, only to be left asking a single question. “Why?”  Whenever this happens, the speech’s entertainment value is typically off the...

2021-2022 Stoa TP Resolution Option Review

2021-2022 Stoa TP Resolution Option Review

The Stoa TP resolution choices are out, and there are some important positives and negatives to go over. Thus, I’ll just jump right into the first option: Resolved: The USFG should substantially reform the use of Artificial Intelligence technology. I feel like I...

Guide to Moot Court Part 2: Practice

Guide to Moot Court Part 2: Practice

Like any event in speech and debate, becoming proficient at moot court requires practice. This is the second part of a series about moot court, in the last article we discussed four steps to prepare for your first moot tournament. This post will outline three ways...

Refuting Emotional Appeal

Refuting Emotional Appeal

"I voted for your opponents because lives are important." Staring disappointedly at that solitary sentence, I felt overwhelmingly perplexed and perhaps even a tad disappointed. It has happened to all of us: you compete in a debate, you feel sure that you won, but you...

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Camp exceeded all my expectations. We learned advanced strategies in delivery, case structure, prep time usage, research, and so much more. I cannot recommend this camp enough. Even if you’ve gone to ten other debate camps in the past I promise you will learn many important and applicable concepts you have never even heard of before.
Deidra H.

NCFCA, Lincoln Douglas

Nearly my whole perspective on debate as I knew it was completely reversed, and not only can I defend why I make my arguments now, I am looking forward to having fun doing it! Thanks you guys for an epic camp, filled with high-level, expert debate theory and encouraging, matter-of-fact coaching with Jadon Buzzard, Anthony Severin, and all the rest of the coaches.
Nathanael M.

Stoa, Team Policy

I’ve been doing debate for 2 and a half years now. I’ve always been confused about debate topics and terminology — such as impact calculus, kritics, and DAs. This camp taught me in three days more than I’ve learned in club every single week and more than I’ve learned at any debate event or camp ever. This debate camp has really changed my life and changed the way how I think about debate and how I debate in general.
Justin M.

NCFCA, Team Policy

BEST DEBATE CAMP EVER!! Top tier coaches and great lessons (for LD at least). I learned far more then I have at any other camp. I feel far better equipped to debate at the regional (and hopefully national) level then I did before this year started. Thaddeus Tague was a great teacher for LD. I would recommend this camp to everyone. I can’t express how great this camp was. out of 5 stars i give it 6.
Paul W.

NCFCA, Lincoln Douglas

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