Student Requirements

A student may sign up for one or more events, and can do both speech events and debate events. Regardless of which events you sign up to compete in, there are three areas of requirements that you need to fulfill: 1) practice, 2) tournaments, and 3) the Showcase on March 6th.

Practice Requirements

Practice is held after school. However, requirements differ for debate and speech. These are the minimum requirements, and you are encouraged to do more.

  • Speech events – You must practice for a half hour session once a week per speech event.
  • Debate – practice runs from 3:30-7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practice hours may change. The minimum requirement is one hour of practice per week but three or four hours is more common.


Students need to participate in a minimum of 2 tournaments per semester. However, we strongly encourage you to participate in more. The more you do, the more comfortable you feel and the more you improve.

Speech & Debate Showcase – March 6th, 2018

The Spring Showcase is where the team shows off our skills to our family and school community. All students are must participate in Showcase. There are various ways of participating. More information will come as we get closer to the Showcase date.