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This site is dedicated to promoting NFL high-school debate.  It is aimed toward promoting education first and foremost.  It is about supporting an activity which pays back participants by nurturing excellent research habits, critical thinking, and rhetorical skills. It is for the "everyday" debater and coach, with a passion for the activity but also a need to balance jobs, classroom and homework, and family life.

I trust you find something of interest and value as you browse these pages.

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Other sites which I find helpful:

http://debateclash.com/ - Nikko Pedersen's blog with info about all forms of debate.
http://www.pfdebate.com/ - analysis, links to resources, good source for PF briefs
http://www.debatecoaches.org/ - topic analysis, open evidence project
http://debate-central.ncpa.org/ - analysis and how-to for all types of debate
http://coachean.blogspot.com/ - content aimed toward coaching, especially in the NYC area.
http://www.cross-x.com/ - discussion forum
(If your site is not listed and you think it should be be, contact me - please report broken links)

14 comments:

  1. Do you teach somewhere like at a school or college?

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  2. I really have no idea why it posted my last comment 3 times. I apologize.

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    1. There may be a delay between the time you post and when it finally shows up. I have no control over that, but I did delete the redundant posts.

      I am not a teacher but I am a debate coach and have been judging and coaching for seven years.

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  3. Will you be posting for the 2012 public forum National topic?

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    1. I had taken some time off, but still have time to get something posted. Look for it in the next day or two following the Memorial Day Holiday.

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  4. Thank you so much for your resources... this is my first year debating, and I'm going to try varsity for the 2013 Jan/Feb topic. I'll let you know if I do well. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the help!! I had a couple of sources but you really helped me understand how to make the connections that i need to be able to put together a case!! I am eternally grateful.

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  7. Where did you go to college?

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  8. Are we allowed to use this evidence in our actual contentions for debate tournaments?

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    1. Yes, you are. Don't take all of it, and do original analysis though.

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  9. Hilo High Debate CoachDecember 9, 2016 at 1:07 AM

    I am coaching my daughter's high school debate team despite that I have no experience whatsoever. I really appreciate your openly sharing your analysis of the topics as well as your general knowledge of debate with the community. I, too, hope to give back to the community, but, first, I'll need something of value to share. All in due time...

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