Welcome to the Coaches Corner!!! 

General Coaching Resources

I KNOW IT STRATEGY - Here is resource you can use to quiz your students about arguments. 

Steps to Running a Debate Practice - Use this as a guide to running your debate meetings. This powerpoint uses the example of the icebreaker resolution. 

25 Flowing Tips - Use these tips to teach your students how to flow! 

 

Beginner & Experienced Division 

Evidence

Icebreakers Affirmative Evidence Packet

Icebreakers Negative Evidence Packet

Debate Times and Speech Order For Beginner and Experienced Divisions 

Speech

Time

1st Affirmative Constructive Speech

4 minutes

Cross-Examination

2 minutes

Negative Preparation time

2 minutes

1st Negative Constructive Speech

4 minutes

Cross-Examination

2 minutes

Affirmative Preparation Time

2 minutes

2nd Affirmative Constructive Speech

4 minutes

Cross-Examination

2 minutes

Negative Preparation Time

2 minutes

2nd Negative Constructive Speech

4 minutes

Cross-Examination

2 minutes

Affirmative Prep Time

2 minutes

Affirmative Rebuttal Speech

3 minutes

Negative Prep Time

2 minutes

Negative Rebuttal Speech

3 minutes

 

 

Advanced Division

Advanced Divison Ballot - This is what the ballot looks like for the NDA advanced divison

Guidelines for Advanced Divison - In the advanced divison there are different guidelines and rules.

Evidence

CASE FILES: The following files are to be used in the advanced division only. 

Aquaculture Affirmative 

Aquaculture Negative 

Coral Reefs Affirmative

Coral Reefs Negative

Ocean Clean-Up Affirmative

Ocean Clean-up Negative 

Debate Times and Speech Order for Advanced Division 

Speech

Time

 

1st Affirmative Constructive (1AC)

5 Minutes

Cross-Ex of 1AC by 2NC

2 Minutes

1st Negative Constructive (1NC)

5 Minutes

Cross-Ex of 1NC by 1AC

2 Minutes

2nd Affirmative Constructive (2AC)

5 Minutes

Cross-Ex of 2AC by 1NC

2 Minutes

2nd Negative Constructive (2NC)

5 Minutes

Cross-Ex of 2NC by 2AC

2 Minutes

1st Negative Rebuttal (1NR)

3 Minutes

1st Affirmative Rebuttal (1AR)

3 Minutes

2nd Negative Rebuttal (2NR)

3 Minutes

2nd Affirmative Rebuttal (2AR)

3 Minutes

Both teams also have 8 minutes of preparation time that they may use before any of their speeches. The 8 minutes serves as a running down clock. So for example, if the negative side uses 3 minutes before their 1NC they would have 5 minutes left for the rest of the debate.