Coach Workshops

Join us Wednesdays at 4:30pm for Coach Workshops! These interactive workshops will cover various debate and coaching topics to help you learn more and hone your skills.

How to Access: All Workshops will be hosted on Zoom. To join the Workshop, register here. You will receive a link and invitation to attend following registration.

Please email Victoria and Lauren with any suggestions or questions.

Past Workshops:

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(Resources referenced in Workshops, articles, and additional video resources)

Debate 101: Part 1 – Chicago Debates and Tournaments

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Debate 101: Part 2 – Intro to Policy Debate

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Beyond the Core Files: Finding and previewing new off-case and affirmatives

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Introduction to Disadvantages

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Advanced Counterplan Theory: Conditionality and 50 States Fiat with Pablo Gannon, Debate Coach at George Mason University

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Rebuttals and Impact Comparison with Dr. Mikaela Malsin, Director of Debate at Georgetown University

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Topicality with Brian Klarman, Assistant Director of Debate at Emory University

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Research Strategies and Updated Evidence with Jeff Buntin, Debate Coach at Northwestern University

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Using Generic Strategies: How to Answer Without Answers* with Dr. Eric Morris, Director of Forensics at Missouri State

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Intro to the K* with Dr. James Mollison, Director of Debate at Purdue University, and Alex McVey, Director of Debate at Kansas State University

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Planned Workshops:

Postponed: Counterplans – Flynn Makuch, Program Officer at Chicago Debates

March 3 – K Affs Intro* – Alex McVey, Director of Debate at Kansas State University

March 10 – Debating Against K Affs: Framework and K v. K Debate* – Quaram Robinson, Wake Forest Debate

March 17 – City Championship Prep: Preparing Against Previews* – Chicago Debates Staff

*Specifically for our HS league. All other workshops are applicable for both MS and HS coaches.