Debate

Learn and practice competitive debate skills with coaches who have trained our students to win the Texas State Championship and NSDA National Championship, as well as PF and LD semi- and quarter-finalists in numerous national competitions. We put our best effort in every student.

2022 Spring

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SpiderSmart at Sugar Land's debate team is one of the best in the country.

Program description

Debate 1 class:

This course introduces the basics of debating, including the structure of arguments and methods of effective rebuttals. Students will also learn how to take notes (flow) in debate tournaments, choose an influential point of view, and analyze the theme of a debate topic.


Advanced Debate class:

This course teaches students how to use multiple levels of analysis and refutation to improve the quality of arguments, summarizing, and weighing skills.  Coaches will choose the teaching material based on each student's experience with debate, including topics such as economics and news.


Our coaches have a great amount of experience in both debating and coaching debate.  They have trained our students winning the LD State and National championships as well as the LD and PF finalists, semifinalists, and quarterfinalists students in multiple national and local debate tournaments.

Tuition and dates

Dates

Debate 1 (6th-8th):

Saturday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 1:30- 2:55 pm CST

Sunday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 1:30 - 2:55 pm CST


Advanced Debate (6th-8th): 

Saturday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 3:00 - 4:25 pm CST - (LD only and online only)

Sunday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 3:00 - 4:25 pm CST -- (PF only and online/onsite)


All times are in Central Time

Tuition and fees

Tuition is $450

Format

Available online and in-person

Program description

Debate 1 class:

This course introduces the basics of debating, including the structure of arguments and methods of effective rebuttals. Students will also learn how to take notes (flow) in debate tournaments, choose an influential point of view, and analyze the theme of a debate topic.


Advanced Debate class:

This course teaches students how to use multiple levels of analysis and refutation to improve the quality of arguments, summarizing, and weighing skills.  Coaches will choose the teaching material based on each student's experience with debate, including topics such as economics and news.


Our coaches have a great amount of experience in both debating and coaching debate.  They have trained our students winning the LD State and National championships as well as the LD and PF finalists, semifinalists, and quarterfinalists students in multiple national and local debate tournaments.

Tuition and dates

Dates

Debate 1 (6th-8th):

Saturday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 1:30- 2:55 pm CST

Sunday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 1:30 - 2:55 pm CST


Advanced Debate (6th-8th): 

Saturday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 3:00 - 4:25 pm CST - (LD only and online only)

Sunday (January 15 - May 8, 2022; No class from March 12-20, April 11-17) 3:00 - 4:25 pm CST -- (PF only and online/onsite)


All times are in Central Time

Tuition and fees

Tuition is $450

Format

Available online and in-person

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