Fall Tournament Intensive

(In Person or Online, Grades 6-12, Coaches Benjamin Hagwood & Maverick Edwards; Speech: Kristin Raveneau & Zach Crouch)
Fall Tournament Intensive

BL will offer a tournament prep course at the end of August to give students a boost before competing in tournaments during September and October. The session will provide students with cases, blocks and strategies to compete against other students in North America and the world.

Age Range: Grades 6-12

Hours: 2:00 – 5:00 PM 
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced


August 22-26th (Monday-Friday)
Length 3 Hours
Tuition: $600

Regular submission of performance and market data reporting. Direct a two-person team responsible for the operations of enrollment activities and maintenance of related systems 
  • Partner the director to determine appropriate objectives to achieve departmental goals for application acquisition and enrollment yield
  • Confer, consult, and coordinate with other BL Debate personnel to deliver sustained services that support enrollment and retention.
  • Frequently develop content for family-facing communications for parents and guardians to provide an overview of BL Debate student enrollment, offerings, and training process.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and people management skills
  • Able to advise and act in a resource capacity to all stakeholders on student enrollment and placement
  • Adept at handling and meeting multiple deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • Able to maintain meticulous records, monitor operations, and prepare reports
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a seasoned presentation style in English & Chinese.
  • Takes a data-oriented approach to business problem-solving
  • Able to self-direct and prioritize with little oversight
  • Capable of delivering performance despite uncertainty
  • Work directly with the Social Media team to deliver fully integrated Brand Communications plans.
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing and external stakeholders to develop an actionable and relevant pitch calendar for print, broadcast and digital media to achieve results based on company Key performance indicators proactively pursuing alternative solutions when difficulties arise.
  • Facilitate efficient, positive, and productive relationships with PR agencies in respective key markets to achieve regional PR targets by leveraging local insights and ensuring smooth execution.
  • Participate in QA processes for external communications including but not limited to newsletters and editorial articles, proactively flagging sensitive issues and/or communications considerations to respective teams.


The individual must possess excellent communication and presentational skills both written and verbal in  English and Chinese


  • (Early Bird Discount: Use early bird discount code BL22 to get a 10% discount, available until May 1st)
  • Bring a friend! If both friends register for the same class/dates, we’ll provide a $40 referral discount to both families (issued as a refund after registration is complete)!
  • Sibling discount is now 5% of paid tuition per child and will be issued as a refund once registration is complete.

Sample Daily Schedule

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Student assessment
2:30 – 3:00 PM – Topic Introduction
3:00 – 3:05 PM – Break
3:05 – 4:00 PM Topic Concepts
4:00 – 4:05 PM Break
4:05 – 5:00 PM Mini Debates

Sample Weekly Schedule Example 1

Day 1: Topic Introduction – students will be introduced to the September/October Topic and given background information.
Day 2: Stock Case Introduction – students will be given cases to practice and improve their understanding of the topic.
Day 3: Implementing the Strategy – students will learn how to execute the strategy through drills and group discussions.
Day 4: Polish and Practice – students will have a skill day that will test their ability to execute the arguments in persuasive ways.
Day 5: Tournament – students will participate in a practice tournament.

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