Before joining the DebateDrills Club Team, I was a lone wolf debater so I produced all my own prep. After joining the Club Team, the amount of prep I had increased at least 3-4 fold. That opened up a lot of variability for each round based on the opponent and the judge. Before joining I was usually pinned into a sub-optimal strategy because I just didn’t have the prep to compete, which was no longer an issue once I joined the team.

Parker Whitfill

University of Chicago ’21
2017 TOC Champion + 3rd Speaker
2nd Place 2016 Voices Invitational
3rd place 2016 Greenhill Invitational

 

Before joining the DebateDrills Club Team, I was a lone wolf debater so I produced all my own prep. After joining the Club Team, the amount of prep I had increased at least 3-4 fold. That opened up a lot of variability for each round based on the opponent and the judge. Before joining I was usually pinned into a sub-optimal strategy because I just didn’t have the prep to compete, which was no longer an issue once I joined the team.

The best part about joining the Club Team was hands down the prep, specifically the diversity of it. The sheer number of good debaters on the Club Team ensures that you have numerous positions from every side of the library (Util, Kritikal, Framework, Theory, etc). I strongly believe that the DebateDrills Club Team has the most diverse prep in the country. Other prep teams may have better util prep or better framework prep, but none have the sheer diversity that we did. This ensures that you can always adapt your prep to the judge and to your opponent.

Also, because I am the only LDer from my school, before joining the team, I had no one to prep/practice with. The Club Team has given me teammates that I can both have fun with and work with, giving me more motivation to prep and allowing me to have dozens of practice rounds throughout the season.

Additionally, a very underrated part of joining the team is MJPs. The coaches help you do prefs strategically which both quickens the process and increases your chance of getting the judges you want in the back of the room.

I would highly recommend joining, especially if you are from a small school. I always felt like I was playing from behind as a LDer from Arizona. But the Club Team gave me the prep, coaches and teammates I needed to close the gap between me and even the biggest programs.

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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