I wasn’t a horrible debater like I would make myself think, I just didn’t have the resources to succeed.

Kristen Arnold

Alta Champion, Outrounds at 9 Bid Tournaments

 

Prior to the DebateDrills team, I was a lone wolf who had developed skills through camp but never had the prep to back them up. I went 2-4 at Harvard my Junior year because I just couldn’t keep up—I had one affirmative and a few DAs and CPs and no backfiles. When I was invited to join the team, I immediately saw results. I wasn’t a horrible debater like I would make myself think, I just didn’t have the resources to succeed. Strat sessions, the 24/7 ability to ask questions, the help of coaches on site, and the drilling sessions definitely solidified my abilities as a circuit debater. I think anyone can find a place for themselves in DebateDrills, whether it be private drills, prep sharing, strategy sessions, or coaching. DebateDrills was the best decision I could make for myself in my debate career.