National Travel Debate Team

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Rising 6th to Seniors

National Travel Debate Team

The National Travel Debate Team is part of Capitol Debate’s prestigious middle and high school debate programs. This team is a very select group of students that have attended our camps and/or online introduction class and have previously competed with our team in the past.  It is by invite only.

Students meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Class times range from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Team members must keep the entire block time open.   Each group of 8 students will be coached by a Senior Instructor and a Junior Instructor.  The main focus of the online sessions is to prepare students for upcoming debate tournaments.

Preparation for upcoming tournaments includes:

  • Case Writing Sessions
  • Writing Rebuttal Briefs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Practice Debates with extensive critiques
  • Advanced Debate Discussions
  • Evidence Cutting
  • Joint Research Sessions
  • Crossfire Strategies
  • End Game Strategies for Topics
  • Organization
  • How to Select Winning Arguments


How Do I know I qualify for the team

You will be invited directly by our Director of Debate. The cost is $1,250 per semester. This price pays for your online training you’ll need in your debates. Tournament costs are separate.

If you would like to confirm that you are eligible to join, please send an email to, or call our main office at 855.933.2283.

***Cancellation and Refund Policy: Payments are nonrefundable. Credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event. . Full payments are fully nonrefundable but you can use 100 percent of it as credit one year after the date of the event.