There is nothing comparable to the DebateDrills Club Team anywhere else in the country. I honestly can’t imagine how my last year in debate would have gone without it. I can guarantee that if you join, it will be the single best decision you make in your debate career.

Jong Hak Won

Georgetown ‘21
2nd place 2017 Stanford Invitational
3rd place 2017 Berkeley Invitational
Broke to Elimination Debates at 2017 TOC

 

My experience prior to joining the DebateDrills Club Team was dismal. I had to find all my topic prep on my own and had no one else to help me or guide my strategy—I was lucky to even break even in prelims. After joining the Club Team, my debating immediately improved dramatically and I was consistently getting into outrounds at tournaments. But beyond just tournament results, my flexibility in debate expanded. Before, I was only really comfortable debating util, but after joining the Club Team I was able to get comfortable with kritiks, topicality and theory. Not only did I have access to the high quality prep in those areas but also to teammates and coaches who could explain them and practice them with me.

The single best thing about joining DebateDrills was the diversity of prep. Most other teams are pretty one-dimensional in their topic prep. On the DebateDrills Club Team, you work with a wide range of debaters who all have distinctive styles and approaches to debate. That helped me learn to be a more flexible debater and expand my debating skills. Also, my overall strategic sense has improved. Having teammates and coaches to discuss prep with has significantly improved my strategic vision in approaching topics. Lastly, the coaches on the team are some of the foremost experts in their specialties. Both Paras and Amit have significantly expanded my comfort level with theory and kritiks, both of which I was extremely shaky on before.

There is nothing comparable to the DebateDrills Club Team anywhere else in the country. I honestly can’t imagine how my last year in debate would have gone without it. I can guarantee that if you join, it will be the single best decision you make in your debate career.

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Matt Chen

2018 Lexington Invitational Champion

Jong Hak Won

2nd place 2017 Stanford Invitational

Aisha Sheikh

2017 Harvard Invitational, 9th place

Victor Luo

Arcadia High School ’18

Ishan Timalsina

2015 Stanford Invitational Elimination Round Participant

Kirk Wu

2016 Loyola Elimination Rounds

Jack Coyle

2015 Berkeley Invitational - Reached Bid Round, 2-year circuit debater

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Katherine Fennell

2016 Byram Hills Round Robin Champion

Chloe Brown

Qualified to Florida State as a Freshman
American Heritage High School ’19 

Nirmal Balachundhar

2017 Barklay Forum, 9th place

Matt Chen

2018 Lexington Invitational Champion

Pranav Reddy

2015 TOC Champion

Brennan Caruthers

2013 Cal RR Co-Champion

Connor Davis

2015 SWSDIT Champion

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Parker Whitfill

2017 TOC Champion

Kirk Wu

2016 Loyola Elimination Round Participant