Middle School Debate Club

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Summary

The New York City Middle School Debate Club meets 3-4 practices monthly and competes at monthly Middle School Tournaments. 

  • We meet Saturdays, 10am-12pm at 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10004
  • Monthly Tournament Dates. Middle School Debate Club meets at our Middle School Tournaments for practice/and or to compete. Debaters competing will meet from 9am-4pm/5pm.  Debaters who are just practicing we meet 9am-11am. 
  • Middle School Debate Club does NOT meet on NYC Department of Education holiday dates. 

About the Middle School Debate Club

The NYC Middle School Debate Club meets nearly every week at either our office in downtown Manhattan (25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10004) or our monthly Middle School Tournament location. All debate levels are welcome including those who have never debated. We have tracks available for beginner debaters (Novice Track) and intermediate/advanced debaters (Varsity Track). Sessions are two hours. We provide a donut or bagel breakfast. Our instructors include some of the top debate instructors in the city and nation. Students have the opportunity to attend tournaments every month - or some student choose not to attend any tournaments and just focus on public speaking skills. 

  • Novice Track: This track is for beginner debaters with 1 year or less debate experience. 
  • Varsity Track: This track is for intermediate or advanced debaters with 1 year or more debate experience. 
  • Practice Times: 10am-12pm is our middle school practice times. Our monthly tournaments are 9am-5pm/6pm on Saturdays. 
  • Practice Dates: See Schedule Below
  • Location: NYC Debate Office, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10004. Click here for directions.
  • Digital Class: Can't make all the practices? Can't make any practices?  All our class resources, curriculum, lectures, and debate topic prep materials are posted in our online Debate Club e-course.

Middle School Debate Club Schedule (2019-2020 School Year)

The New York City Middle School Debate Club meets 3-4 practices monthly and competes at monthly Middle School Tournaments.

  • Regular Practice Times (Non-Tournament Days): We meet Saturdays, 10am-12pm at 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10004
  • Middle School Tournament Day Practice Times: We meet at the Tournament! Students who are competing will be at the tournament from 9am-5pm/6pm. Students who are not competing and just interested in Practice, we meet from 9:00am-11:00am instead of 10am-12pm. This way students have the opportunity to watch debate rounds after practice and/or return home. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
  • Middle School Debate Club does NOT meet on NYC Department of Education holiday dates. 
  • Please note that all dates, times, locations are subject to change due to changes. We will do our best to notify on our weekly debate club email listserve, so please make sure you receive this email once a week. You can also contact us at info@debate.nyc 

Click here for Middle School Practice Schedule