Arcadia High School ’18
Prior to joining the DebateDrills Club Team, I felt that I would always be limited in the amount of prep that I had because I would not have anyone to prep with from my school. Also, during tournaments, I would feel like I was not getting the pre-round prep that I needed to feel as confident in round as I would have liked.
With the Club Team, I was more confident reading positions that I hadn’t worked on myself because I knew that there were enough frontline and blocks to support me. I gained a variety of skills outside of what I was already comfortable with and was more willing to try many different strategies in round.
The best thing about the Club Team was having a variety of prep and being able to learn from the other people on the Club Team to run positions that you may not be as confident with. There was a lot of support at tournaments when the other members of the Club Team were there. Also, the topic analysis meeting every two months were very helpful and made for very unique cases. The Club Team requires that you put in a lot of work and you will only gain as much as you put in.