CAMPS & COACHING
Premier Debate offers elite debate instruction during the season and at our summer camps.
One, two, and three week residential and day camp offerings throughout the summer.
Private drill sessions, argument Dropbox, and network with debaters and coaches across the country.
Hundreds of pages of ready-to-read evidence in your inbox for every new topic.
Premier Debate's mission is to inspire excellence by empowering debaters to think critically and push the boundaries of their education. Premier Debate runs summer camps for high school debaters, provides coaching during the season, and hosts online resources for debaters during the season, including our topic briefs, which reach thousands of debaters around the country.
PREMIER DEBATE INSTITUTESDebate camp is the single best way to improve your performance for the upcoming season. At Premier Debate, we teach a diverse curriculum tailored to any skill level. Our faculty consists of coaches and former debaters with years of success on national, regional, and local levels. Whether it’s teaching advanced moral and political philosophy or introducing basic debate theory concepts, Premier Debate meets the needs of every student. Last year, we boasted a 2:1 student-faculty ratio. We will announce 2018 camp dates, locations, and pricing on December 11, 2017.LEARN MORE
PREMIER DEBATE COACHINGPremier Debate offers online coaching and tournament preparation and a team of debaters and coaches for preparing throughout the season. Launching in December 2017, the program is organized by Directors John Scoggin & Bob Overing, who have coached successful debaters at national, regional, and local levels. In the past five years, their students have won dozens of invitationals, round robins, and state championships. Space is limited, so sign up now!LEARN MORE
MEET OUR TEAM
Premier Debate's executive leadership has decades of experience in education and debate.
Bob is a Co-Director of Premier, former debater for the USC Trojan Debate Squad, and current student at Yale Law School. As a senior in high school, he was ranked #1, earned 11 bids and took 2nd at TOC. In college, he cleared at CEDA and qualified to the NDT. His students have earned 51 career bids, reached TOC finals, and won many championships.
John is a Co-Director of Premier and Director of Debate for Loyola High School. John’s students have over 100 bids to the Tournament of Champions. He has coached 2 TOC finalists, 2 TOC quarterfinalists, a TOC Top Speaker, and champions of many major national tournaments across the country.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
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- Bob argues that "object fiat" is a conceptually confusing and misleading term. It may be that "object fiat" just refers to counterplans that we don't [...]
- Chaminade CP RA defeated Newark Science BA on a 2-1 to win the Harvard-Westlake Debates. In this special finalist video interview, the two discuss the [...]
- Jack Stern, finalist at the College Prep Invitational, shares his perspective on the tournament and the topic in this interview.
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