Results

3 Straight TOC Finals Appearances. 2 TOC Championships. The youngest-ever TOC Finalist. 80+ bids. 20+ Round Robin and Bid-Tournament Championships. This is just a snapshot of the success DebateDrills students have had since 2015. Our students regularly participate in and champion every prestigious tournament and round robin across the USA. 

Most notably, the ~ top 80 students out of 4000+ high school Lincoln-Douglas debaters are invited annually to a tournament called the TOC (“Tournament of Champions”). The TOC is widely considered the most competitive and difficult high school debate tournament in the world. Six preliminary debates occur, with each student affirming three times and negating three times. The top 16 debaters (sorted by win-loss records) are invited to compete in single elimination debates. Making it to the round of 16 at the Tournament of Champions is the “gold standard” of excellence in high school academic debate. We are the first group of coaches in the history of Lincoln-Douglas debate to have students in finals of the TOC (i.e. top 2) in three consecutive seasons (2017-2019). 

Our students have experienced a staggering amount of success at both the local and national levels. We have helped our students champion almost every major round robin in the country (including Kandi King, LHP, Harrison, Newark, California, Glenbrooks, and Apple Valley), countless prestigious regular-season invitationals (including Glenbrooks, Apple Valley, CPS, Voices, Valley, Bronx) and numerous state championships (including California and Texas, 2 of the most competitive state championships in the United States). Collectively, in just 3 years, our students have received over 80 bids to the TOC and championed over 20 major invitationals and round robins. 

 

Click on a tab below to see some of the major successes that DebateDrills students have experienced throughout the years:

Aggregate Statistics

We pride ourselves on not being “top heavy” and catering only to our most successful students. Our bid count as a group rivals those of the most established and dominant “powerhouse” debate programs in the country.

 

The vast majority of students who work with us end up advancing to and debating in elimination debates at the most competitive tournaments in the United States.

Student Demographics

We meaningfully interact with and help students from all regions of the United States and all age ranges. Our Club Team has consisted of students of all grades and regions.