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THE NEW YORK CITY DEBATE CLUB

(In Person or Virtual)

What if I do not have a debate team or debate coach at my school?  Join the Debate Club! The New York City Debate Club meets on Saturdays at our Office (25 Broadway, 9th Floor) during the Fall and Spring Semesters for drop in debate practices for 5th – 12th grade students.  All students participating in Debate Club are eligible to participate in our tournaments. Our students have won local, city, regional and national tournaments. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city.  For students who cannot attend some or all practices in person we also offer virtual support as well (recorded lectures, topic materials, debate handbooks, email/phone support, and more. For the virtual option feel free to call or email us at erik@debate.nyc or 917-455-1079 for more information. While sessions will not be live, materials will be posted in a shared drive and students will have virtual access by email of the instructor for support. There is a registration fee for debate club which helps to cover the cost of the instructors and facilities.

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New York City Debate Club Opportunities

The NYC Debate Club meets nearly every Saturday during the Fall and Spring Semesters for practices and debate tournaments.  The Debate Club is open to all grade levels – elementary school, middle school, and high school. Our students have won local, city, regional and national tournaments. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city.  The Debate Club is free for schools that are members of the New York City Urban Debate League.  If your school is not a member, please contact us!  And if your school does not have a debate team, you can still register! 

NYC Debate Club Fall 2017 Practice Calendar

September 9

September 16

September 23

September 30

October 7 – No Debate Club (Tournament)

October 14

October 21

October 28

November 4

November 11 – Debate Tournament (No Debate Club)

November 18

November 25 –  Thanksgiving Holiday (No Debate Club)

December 2 – Debate Tournament (No Debate Club)

December 9

December 16

December 23 – No Debate Club (Holiday Break)

December 30 – No Debate Club (Holiday Break)

January 6 – No Debate Club (Tournament)

January 13

January 20

January 27

PRACTICES!

The NYC Debate Club meets weekly for debate practices. Our instructors include some of the top debate coaches, college debaters and high school debaters in the city and country.  

TOURNAMENTS!

NYC Debate Club students have the opportunity to compete in our tournaments each month. We also encourage our advanced students to judge at tournaments for beginners.  

TRAVEL!

NYC Debate Club students also have the opportunity to travel and compete outside of New York City and New York State including competing at national championship tournaments.  

PUBLIC SPEAKING!

DEBATE!

ACADEMICS!

SPECIAL EVENTS!

COLLEGE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!

HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES!

Academic Benefits of Debate!

  • Public Speaking Skills 100%
  • Argumentation Skills 100%
  • Critical Thinking Skills 100%
  • Research Skills 100%
  • Questioning Skills 100%
  • Current Event Skills 100%
  • College Prep Skills 100%
  • Career Prep Skills 100%
  • Leadership Skills 100%