Middle School Debate Club: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, Starting September 15th!

High School Debate Club: Saturdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Starting September 15th!


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Want to learn public speaking and debate skills?

Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?

What if I do not have a debate team or debate coach at my school?  

What if I did middle school debate, but my high school does not have a debate team?

What if I am on a debate team but would like extra debate practices?


Join the Debate Club! 


The New York City Debate Club meets on Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm (Middle School) and 12:00pm-2:00pm (High School) 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. Debate Club is for new debaters, intermediate debaters and advanced debaters. 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 (topic materials, debate handbooks, email/phone support, and more).  There is a registration fee of $500.00/semester for debate club which helps to cover the cost of the instructors, facilities, tournament registration, supplies and snacks. Scholarships are available. High School Debate Club is free for all current NYCUDL high school student members, and NYCUDL middle school alumni. Middle School Debate Club is open to all students without debate programs at their schools and/or with special permission. 




Registration for the semester is $500.00 (see below for details and to register). This includes our weekly practices, monthly tournaments, breakfast and lunch at tournaments and other special debate events during the year (Debate Night, Girls Debate League, Workshops and more).  After you register, you will be emailed an additional registration form for parental and student details (permission slip, emergency contact information, etc.)  Scholarships are available but limited. High School Debate Club is free for all NYCUDL high school members. 


Click here for Middle School Debate Club Registration


Click here for High School Debate Club for NYCUDL Members (Free)


Click here for High School Debate Club Registration (Paid Membership)






Middle School Debate Club Registration


High School Debate Club Registration

(Regular Paid Membership)



High School Debate Club Scholarship 

(*Scholarship for UDL Students or middle school Alumni attending Title I schools that are members of the NYC Urban Debate League. You can contact to see if your school is a member*)