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Year-Round Club Debate League

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Club League Self-Coaching Package
$599 per session. Sign up for multiple sessions and save.
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Club League Team Membership
$899 per session. Sign up for multiple sessions and save.
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Dedicated Expert Debate Coach
Coaches work with students in preparation for debate competitions, feedback on your debate case and refutation briefs, practice speeches and debates with full critiques, research and writing assistance, and strategic guidance.
Weekly Virtual Team Practice
Together with yourm dedicated coach and team you will collaborate on case writing, refutation practices, cross examination drills, speaking exercises, and more.
Assigned to a Debate Team
Students can collaborate with their assigned teammates and win sweepstake awards.
Weekend Workshops
Debate Topic background lessons, strategic ideas for debating topic, suggested readings on the topic, and guidance on pro / con arguments as it relates to the debate topic.
Weekend Debate Clinics
Receive feedback on your debate case, refutation briefs and practice speeches. Assistance on researching and writing.
Library of Videos and Articles
Videos include background on debate topic, strategic ideas, suggested reading on the topic, articles on the debate topic, and top tips on debate and public speaking.
Virtual Public Speaking and Debate Competitions
Debate tournaments take place monthly, every 3rd Saturday of the month. Tournament is divided by both age and experience to provide a fair yet challenging competition. Students will receive feedback after each debate and earn points towards individual awards and team sweepstakes.
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Welcoming all Levels of Experience

  • New to Capitol Debate? During your first quarter, students will learn:
    • Presentation Skills
    • Speech Writing
    • Refutation
    • Cross Examination
    • Closing Speeches
    • First Tournament – Speech Contest
    • Second Tournament – Debate Tournament
  • Returning Capitol Debate Students. Weekly practices focusing on:
    • Advanced Case Writing
    • Argument Brainstorming
    • Debate Strategy
    • Research Guidance
    • Practice Debates

Whether you are a new debater or a returning debater, Capitol Debate will guide set you up to debate at our tournaments.

Debating will SET You Apart

  • Higher Grades & Test Scores
  • Top Colleges and Scholarships
  • Lifelong Skills
  • Career Success
  • Leader Amongst Peers

As Colleges move away from requiring SAT or ACT scores, extra-curricular activities such as debate are more important than ever. Colleges will want to know what you did to better yourself when schools were not open. Students should use this time to SET themselves apart!

 

2020-2021 Season Details

  • Season divided into four quarters
  • Each quarter is 8 or 9 weeks with 2 weekend tournaments
  • Participate in one or all to tally more points toward final season rankings!
  • Classes available Tuesday or Wednesday evenings*
  • Virtual classes start between 7-10 PM ET*
* Team members only.
 

Experts on Virtual Education

  • Online classes since 2012: Hundreds of successful online graduates
  • Senior instructors: Educators with 15 to 30 years of pedagogical experience
  • Vetted staff: Background and reference checks performed on all staff
  • Adult instructors: No counselor in training or high schoolers
  • Low student to staff ratio: Quality classrooms designed to maximize interaction and feedback
Student learning from home

Debate Format

  • One-on-One Debate
  • Each Side Speaks 3 times in a Debate
    • 4 Minute Opening
    • 3 Minute Rebuttal
    • 2 Minute Closing
    • 2 Minute Cross Examination of Opponent after Opening
  • Contemporary Topic Changes Every Month
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Public Speaking League Membership
Special New Capitol Debate Program for 9-10 Year Olds

  • Dedicated Public Speaking Coach
  • Online Practice Every Week*
  • Every Other Month Virtual Public Speaking and Debate Competitions
    • November 21st | January 23rd | March 20th | May 15th
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Student learning from home

Please note that all payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the cancellation credit timetables. For more details please visit our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.