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packages and pricing

For the price of a private piano lesson, you’re investing into the most important skills you can ever learn! All of our coaching services are bought by the hour.

This year, we’re offering a variety of discounted coaching packages that can be divided however you wish. Want to do one session and then wait a month before you do your next one? That’s fine with us. We’ve named them based on how we suggest using coaching: one session a week. That rate typically allows a healthy coach-student relationship to flourish and creates a perfect environment for incremental improvement.

Our packages range from 4 hour bundles to 50 hours. Each package is 15% off the normal coaching rate. If you buy a coaching package, all of our coaches will offer call/text support at your tournaments as much as possible. Need help for parli prep? Our coaches will jump on a google doc and outline some strategies. Failed to break at nationals? Our coaches have faced failure before and will give you a call to help you process those emotions.

Either click on one of the packages below or fill out a contact form and allow us to match you with your best fit. We want you to break past all of your barriers. We’ll do everything it takes to make that happen.


Meet Our coaches

Gold Tier ($45/hr)

Our Gold Tier coaches are seasoned speech and debate veterans. They’ve led hundreds of students to victory!

Jadon Buzzard

Gold Coach | TP, LD, Parli, and Speech

Jadon Buzzard is Head Coach and co-owner of Ethos Debate. Jadon was a decorated and formidable collegiate debater, winning the 2021 PKD National Tournament in Parli and consistantly breaking far into outrounds in NFA-LD tournaments. He’s won Hillsdale College over 40 high level debate awards and led their debate team to win several National sweepstakes. Jadon has experience in almost every debate formatc, coaching many teams that made it to late outrounds at NITOC and NCFCA nationals.  Full Bio

Anthony Severin

Gold Coach | TP, Moot Court

Anthony has coached debaters of all ages and skill levels to national-level competitive success for more than a decade. Now a practicing attorney, he graduated from Baylor in 2014 and from Duke in 2021 and worked for years in the Texas Legislature. These experiences allow Anthony to challenge his students with demanding real-world scenarios that will expand their horizons beyond the trophies and tournaments. Full Bio

Joel Erickson

Gold Coach | LD, Parli

Joel is an NCFCA alumnus and veteran coach with six years of experience mentoring high school and collegiate debaters. He’s coached numerous students to elimination rounds at Nationals, three of whom secured championship titles.  After years of experience in moot court, LD, mock trial, and interp, hwas named Outstanding Debater of the Year by the Midwest Debate Association in 2019. Having earned his degree in philosophy, he is an assistant coach for the Wheaton communications department. Full Bio

Silver Tier ($30/Hr)

Our Silver Coaches are new, up-and-coming debate experts. They may be new around the block, but their talent will blow you away!

Noah Mckay

Silver Coach | LD, Moot Court

Noah graduated from Covenant College in 2021 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy through the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, Noah became a regional LD debate champion and placed in the top ten Nationally. The following year, he went undefeated at the Wenham, MA national open, winning the final round 5-0, and shortly thereafter placed 2nd at the National Championship after achieving a perfect preliminary record. Full Bio


Luke Castle

Silver Coach | LD, TP, & Speech

Luke is a fresh speech and debate graduate currently pursuing a double major at Dallas Baptist University. As a high school student, he competed in five speech and debate leagues experiencing success in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Limited Prep formats. He saw plenty of success during his time in high school, and he’s currently competing on his college debate and mock trial teams, while also teaching debate at a local academy. Full Bio

Amanda McPhetridge

Silver Coach | TP

Amanda has competed in Team Policy debate for three years, and participated in eight speech events over four years in the NCFCA. In 2021, she qualified to Nationals in all her speech events, plus debate. Amanda graduated from high school in 2021, and is now a freshman at New Saint Andrews College, pursuing a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Full Bio

D.J. Mendenhall

Silver Coach | LD

D. J. is attending North Carolina State university and majoring in economics. During high school, D. J. helped lead her debate club, Speakout NC, gaining experience teaching new students how to debate and coaching more experienced debaters. D. J. has competed in the NCFCA for 7 years. She has competed in LD, TP, all 3 limited prep categories, original oratory, illustrated oratory, persuasive, informative, and Digital presentation. Full Bio 

nathanael arroyave

Silver Coach | LD, Parli

Nathanael Arroyave has been engaged in competitive public speaking for over 12 years. Nathanael was an annual qualifier for Nationals in Stoa in multiple events, including Parliamentary debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Duo Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, and Expository Speaking. Nathanael was a National finalist in Persuasive (2017), and was ranked top ten nationally in Parliamentary and Lincoln-Douglas debate (2017). Full Bio

Nathanael Morgan

Silver Coach | TP, Parli

Nathanael Morgan is devoted to helping his debaters succeed. Despite competing for only three years, in his final year of competition, Nathanael won 6 different tournaments across 4 debate formats. His best run was getting to the semifinal Parli round at NITOC 2021. He is currently a student at Saint Constantine College, where he is preparing to enter the cybersecurity field upon graduation. Full Bio 

Jala Boyer

Silver Coach | Speech, TP

Jala Boyer has earned numerous 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals and competed at the NCFCA National Championship in five categories. As an intern on the Student Advisory Council of the NCFCA, Jala worked alongside the executive director, Kim Cromer, to learn the inner workings of competitive speech and debate, helping students creates long-term and meaningful success. Jala is currently an Honors student at Liberty University studying communications with an emphasis in politics. Full Bio 

Zachary Kos

Silver Coach | LD, Parli, Speech

Zachary Kos competed in Stoa speech and debate for four years. Some of his favorite events include Apologetics, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Parliamentary Debate. His senior year, Zak found success in limited-prep events with multiple wins in Apologetics and Mars Hill Impromptu, finishing top ten nationwide overall on Speechranks.  With a passion for investing in the next generation of competitors, Zak aspires to help each competitor’s unique and personal style shine. Full Bio

Justin Marwad

Silver Coach | TP, Moot Court

As a coach, Justin Marwad is dedicated to your success. During his time in NCFCA, Justin went above and beyond to improve his own debating. His senior year, Justin decided to spend 30-40 hours a week on practice rounds and research. His record for most rounds? 7 full-length TP rounds. Justin his currently working towards a dual degree in computer science and electrical engineering and two minors in robotics and math at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Full Bio