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).
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.
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.