Student Resources Page

Student Opportunities

The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) has year round student opportunities. From debating to judging to girls debate league to Travel Team to Youth Leadership Councils to Summer Camps and more. Click below to learn about our programs for students. Contact your coach or info@debate.nyc to learn more! 


Current Debate Topics

Click below for the link to the Current National Debate Topic page of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Membership is free for NYCUDL schools. All teachers and students can vote on the national topics. Our middle school and high school public forum debate divisions follows the national public forum debate topic of the NSDA.  Our high school policy debate division follows the national policy debate topic of the NSDA. The only exception is our middle school parliamentary debate division in which coaches vote for the topics.



Debate Topics

Debate Videos

Why Debate?  Check out the videos below on the benefits of debate. From fun to college to the White House, learn all about the many benefits of debate.