- 13-17 – Greenhill – Dallas, Texas (mandatory training)
- 27-29 – Cornell University – Ithaca, New York
- 9-15 – EurOpen – Stuttgart, Germany
- 24-26 – Turkey Training – TBD
“These students are some of the best debaters across our country,” said Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. “We’re excited to watch them embark on an educational experience of a lifetime!”
Throughout the school year, the team will compete in nearly a dozen competitions across the globe including New York, Germany, Croatia, California, Slovenia, Massachusetts, Texas, and Florida before heading to the World Championships in Croatia and Slovenia in July.
In addition, 12 underclassmen have been selected to the USA Debate Development Team. This group of students will train and practice with USA Debate coaches and alumni to learn more about World Schools Debate.
Since 2013, the National Speech & Debate Association has assumed responsibility for the USA Debate Team, choosing the best debaters in the country to represent the United States in international competition.
Team USA features a highly accomplished and dedicated coaching staff. These coaches have deep roots in the content and style of World Schools Debate and work with the team to acclimate the debaters to the event.
The mission of USA Debate is to join the global promotion of free and civil discourse, foster international cooperation and education, as well as demonstrate competitive excellence and national pride.
Questions about USA Debate? Please contact Steve Schappaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.