The DebateDrills Team is very inclusive and we had fun at tournaments like Greenhill and Glenbrooks where most of the team attended. The people on the group are very kind and it made the debate environment so much less stressful. The amount of support from one another is incredible.

Claudia Ribera
Katy Taylor CR ’17, Bid round at Harvard-Westlake, Elimination rounds at University of Houston and Strake Jesuit 


I would highly recommend joining the team because it helped me reach my goals and gave me a unique senior year experience. The DebateDrills prep group is very inclusive and we had fun at tournaments like Greenhill and Glenbrooks where most of the team attended. The people on the team are very kind and it made the debate environment so much less stressful. The amount of support from one another is incredible. 


The biggest benefit from the team was changing the type of debater I consider myself now. Putting me in the critical prep group was a game changer. I thought I would be a util/theory debater at the beginning of the season and now I’ve fallen in love with critical debate. The team also helped me grow as a debater and become more comfortable running different positions and helped me get better with all styles of debate. For example, I have read more topicality, philosophical positions, and more nuanced framework positions than I have previously and now I know how to debate people who run those positions as well.


Another benefit I enjoyed was the MJP sessions with coaches because they know national circuit judging, have great intuition, and help guide me in doing them. Another benefit was the topic analysis phone calls because it helped me understand the topic and see what positions I wanted to research and read up on.