The DebateDrills Club Team was essential to me as a debater this year, and I couldn't have done without it.

Enya Gu

 

The DebateDrills Club Team was essential to me as a debater this year, and I couldn't have done without it. As a debater who lives in a state very isolated from debate, DebateDrills helped me not only learn the fundamentals of debate, but also navigate the logistical side of debate, like registering for tournaments and hiring judges. I learned a tremendous amount from the team and the coaches; I could ask any question and I would be able to receive a handful of answers from my peers and coaches alike. I've learned so much from being in Debatedrills, including everything from how to pref judges to how to effectively prep. I've never once been at a disadvantage despite not having institutionalized support because of the Debatedrills team. The prep each teammate and coach contributes helps immensely at tournaments, and I could not recommend the experience more. Everyone is extremely supportive and I’ve never felt out of place. There are debaters from all parts of the country at all skill levels which is extremely encouraging.