2017 Summer Coach Training Courses

Fundamentals of Debate Coaching (and Introduction to the 2017-18 Debate Topic)

Who: All coaches from brand-new coaches to veteran coaches

What: A 2-week workshop that will give coaches a strong foundation in their role as coaches in the Chicago Debate League, including familiarity with the 2017-2018 education reform topic and the Core Files.

When: Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm (with free lunch), July 24th – August 4th

Where:  Whitney Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin, Chicago


  • Because you want to work with our experienced staff in-depth, more than is possible during the school year
  • Because you want to be a part of a community of supportive coaches who will share knowledge and collaborate
  • Because you want to get more out of your students and your time coaching
  • Because you want to get a head-start on next year’s debate topic and Core Files
  • Because you can get all of your Fall 2017 Debate PD hours out of the way and receive a $100 PD incentive
  • Because you can receive CPDUs
  • Because you want to build commitment and grow your team
  • Because you want practical activities to take back to your students in the fall
  • Because you want to learn the language and conventions of policy debate well enough to teach it effectively
  • Because you need a roadmap for how to coach your students over the 2017-18 school year
  • Because it helps to talk to experienced coaches about common challenges and ideas
  • Because you can start the year confident that you can lead your students in this great activity

How: E-mail David Song at davidsong@resources.chicagodebates.org to register


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