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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, and each package offers 10% off normal coaching rates (get an additional 10% off by joining Ethos Legends). 

We take the quality of our product seriously. Ethos coaches offer some of the very best feedback you can get! When you buy a session package, our coaches will:

1) Work outside of designated coaching time to create a personalized curriculum that fits your needs.

2) Look over cases, briefs, or presentations and provide critical feedback for improvement.

2) 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

Platinum Tier ($55/hr)

Our Platinum Tier coaches are champion-level, seasoned speech and debate veterans with years of real-world experience. They’re guaranteed to bring your debate game to the next level!

Jadon Buzzard

Platinum Coach | TP, LD, Parli, Speech

Jadon Buzzard is Head Coach and owner of Ethos Debate. A formidable collegiate debater, Jadon holds a total of 12 finalist & national awards from his time at Hillsdale. As the manager of the Hillsdale debate team, Jadon won the 2021 PKD National Champion in parliamentary debate and ranked top 16 in the nation at the 2018 NFA-LD national championship. With six 1st-place finishes, eight finals finishes, and a host of other debate awards, he’s won Hillsdale College over 40 trophies during his college career.  Full Bio

Anthony Severin

Platinum Coach | TP, Moot Court

Anthony has coached debaters of all ages and skill levels to national-level competitive success for more than a decade. Through the years, Anthony has garnered a host of academic credentials that shape how he teaches students. 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

Platinum Coach | LD, Parli, Mock Trial, Speech 

Joel is an NCFCA alumnus and veteran coach with six years of experience mentoring debaters, including several national champions and national finalists. After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at Wheaton College, Joel served as his alma mater’s Assistant Director of Forensics, teaching classes in argumentation theory and coaching British parli. He’s garnered numerous accolades high school and college, winning competitions in both parli debate and mock trial and earning second place for his petitioner brief at 2020 AMCA Nationals. Full Bio

GOLD Tier ($40/Hr)

Our Gold Coaches are extraordinarily successful former debaters, expertly trained in persuasion and strategy. They’ve led hundreds of students to victory!

Noah Mckay

Gold 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


nathanael arroyave

Gold 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

Gold 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

Luke Castle

Gold Coach | LD, TP, Parli, 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

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!

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

D.J. Mendenhall

Silver Coach | LD, Speech

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 

Amanda McPhetridge

Silver Coach | TP, Speech

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

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

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