We are a Speech & Debate league in Brooklyn, New York that provides free opportunities for students in grades 5-12 to compete in Speech & Debate. This spring, we are moving our program online and we are welcoming everyone who is interested to join us online. We will be offering Congressional Debate. If you're brand new to this or don't have time have to prepare, that's okay. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for the tournament in small groups with experienced teachers during the first half hour of the tournament. You can find the topics we are debating at our upcoming tournaments here.
UPDATE (6/2): In solidarity with the protesters across the country and those wrought by grief and anxiety right now, we are cancelling our upcoming tournaments. We will be in touch soon about future opportunities.
* We'll be running a shortened version of Congress, Extemp PF Debate.
Bill 1: cycle of 30 second speeches and 1 minute questioning
Bill 2 : cycle of 1 minute speeches and 1 minute questioning
PF Debate : Students will have 3 minutes to to make their opening case. We'll follow an abbreviated version of PF speeches after that.
Students will choose between three questions on current events and have time to prep a response. They are allowed to access the internet during prep and use notes during their speech. The category for each round will be announced in advance of the tournament here.