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The Debate League for New York City

With debate practices everyday, debate tournaments every weekend, summer debate institutes from the first day of summer to the last day of summer, and community debate leagues throughout New York City including the Bronx Debate League, Brooklyn Debate League, Manhattan Debate League, Queens Debate LeagueHarlem Debate League, and the Girls Debate League – we are the largest and most successful citywide debate league in the nation. The New York City Middle School Debate League is the largest middle school debate league in the nation. The New York City High School Debate League is one of the most successful debate leagues in the nation.  The New York City Elementary School Debate League is the first debate league of its kind in the nation. 

 

About Us

Our Mission: Every school should have a debate team. Every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities for college, career, and civic success.

The New York City Urban Debate League prepares students in the United States' largest school system to develop college, career, civic, and 21st century learning skills through academic debate.

The Latest New York City Debate News!

Featuring the Bronx Debate League, Brooklyn Debate League, Manhattan Debate League, Harlem Debate League, Queens Debate League, Girls Debate League and more!  Learn all the recent news about New York City’s middle school and high school debate leagues!

Calvin Coolidge Debate Invitational @ Bronx Science!

Calvin Coolidge Debate Invitational @ Bronx Science! “The triumphs of the tongue have rivaled, if not surpassed, those of the sword.”   – Calvin Coolidge  (college debater and 30th President of the United States) The New York City Urban Debate League... read more

Calvin Coolidge Cup Qualifying Tournament Results!

HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round by Round Results School Sweepstakes Top Speaker Awards Top Team Awards   HIGH SCHOOL POLICY DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round by Round Results School Sweepstakes Awards Speaker Awards Team Awards MIDDLE... read more

Harlem After School Debate League Series Kicks Off!

Attention all schools in Harlem! The Harlem Debate League kicks off the first after school tournament series on February 24th with a Demo Debate at A. Philip Randolph Campus HS!  The tournament is a series of debate matches over the next several months on Thursdays... read more

Calvin Coolidge Cup Qualifying Tournament Results!

HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round by Round Results School Sweepstakes Top Speaker Awards Top Team Awards   HIGH SCHOOL POLICY DEBATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round by Round Results School Sweepstakes Awards Speaker Awards Team Awards MIDDLE... read more

SUMMER DEBATE CAMP OPPORTUNITIES!

If you missed our newsletter, check out these summer debate institute opportunities!  All NYCUDL debate institutes are free!  Girls Debate League members are also eligible for free summer debate scholarships at the Women’s Debate Institute, Bella Azbug... read more

Brooklyn Debate Center Opening Soon! 

Saturday Debate Centers are growing! Every Saturday we have our Manhattan Debate Center, and in February, the Brooklyn Debate Center opens up!Click here to sign up now. Membership is free. Practices with top debate coaches are on Saturdays. Snacks and beverages are... read more

Largest NYC Middle School Debate Tournament Ever!

330 debaters, 167 debate teams, 166 judges, 29 schools, dozens of Debate Coaches and Teachers, Chancellor Fariña, NYC Councilmembers Antonio Reyonoso and Daniel Dromm – all came out for our second Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) Debate Tournament of the... read more

January Manhattan Debate League Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|* The latest news and updates from the Manhattan Debate League!  View this email in your browser Register for the Manhattan Debate League Manhattan middle schoolers did an amazing job at last Saturday’s parliamentary debate tournament! The debate... read more

Queens Debate League Makes History!

Queens Debate League Makes History in Far Rockaway! → JANUARY 23, 2016 Our debate tournament and the KAPPA VI Eagles were profiled in the January 22nd issue of The Rockawave!  Click here for the full article!  We’re excited to see debate participation and access... read more

January Queens Debate League Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|* The latest news and updates from the Queens Debate League!  January 2016  View this email in your browser Register for the Queens Debate League The Queens Debate League hosted the first middle school public tournament of 2016 this weekend at KAPPA VI... read more

January 16th MS Public Forum Tournament Results!

This weekend, 84 teams, and over 160 debaters participated in our January public forum debate tournament at KAPPA VI in Queens. Huge shout outs to KAPPA VI and the Queens Debate League for hosting the tournament. The topic for the tournament was on standardized... read more

Welcome to the world of debate! The most rigorous academic program since Ancient Greece! We offer programs for all students, all year.

We work with students in elementary through high school, during the school year and the summer.

All we do is win.

At tournaments, our students don’t just beat the competition. They gain valuable experience that makes them better scholars, professionals and civic leaders.

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Whether you're a debater, alum, coach, judge, teacher, principal or family member, we have resources to help you make the most of the League.

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In national and local outlets, on the airwaves, in print and on the Web, the word is out: NYCUDL is making an impact on students’ lives, and helping students make an impact on the world around them.

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