West Club – CA, TX, AZ, WA

A San Diego Academic Debate Group for Middle School & High School Students


Rising 6th - Seniors

The Western United States Team is part of Capitol Debate’s prestigious middle and high school debate programs. Admission is open to all students, grades 6 – 12 that have completed either our summer debate camp and/or introduction to online debate course.  Classes will meet online every Wednesday evening.


Attend our Summer Debate Camp and start competing in the fall!!

If you’re a middle school or high school student, you also have the option of joining the Western National Debate Travel Team. You will team up with other middle school and high school students and travel around the West, learning, observing, and debating in regional debate tournaments.


Four Students Relax After a Tournament

The Benefits of Debate

Are you ready to stand out from your peers? Are you ready to out-distance your competition? Join the West Debate Team and learn the skills you need to do just that — logic, leadership, critical thinking, cooperation, communication, and other academic skills.

We’ll teach you to do more than just improve these skills in isolation. You’ll learn to use them together. You can cut to the heart of a problem with organization and research; you can clear up issues by writing and speaking clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

You will also have a lot of fun. You will work with a lot of teammates, make a lot of friends, travel to different cities around the U.S., and compete in debate tournaments.

Now is the time to build skills and gain friendships. Now is the time to create the resources that will aid you in your future pursuits, whether academic or professional. Joining a debate team helps in college applications. Schools are looking for creative, thoughtful, confident leaders who can work with others and communicate clearly. Employers are looking for the same thing. We’ll teach you these skills.

How Do I Get Involved?

Joining is easy. Register online. The cost is $1,000 per semester. This price pays for your training, your materials, and all evidence you’ll need in your debates.

If you are interested you can request more information online, send an email to studentservices@capitoldebate.com, or call our main office at 855.933.2283.