Public Forum II

(In person or Online, Grades 6-12, Coach Benjamin Hagwood & Maverick Edwards)
Public Forum II

During this two week course students will work on advanced debate concepts such as summary/final focus strategy, evidence comparison and research skills. This course will culminate in a tournament at the end of the session. Public forum I is a prerequisite for attending this class.

Age Range: Grades 6-12

Hours: 2-5pm PST
Skill Level: Advanced


Session 1, July 11-22 (Mon- Fri only)
Session 2, July 25th- August 5th (Mon- Fri only)
Session 3, All 4 weeks, Session 1 & 2 (Mon- Fri only)
Length: 3 hours
Tuition 2 weeks $1200, 4 weeks $2400


  • (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 Topic Breakdown
2:30- 3:00 PM Contention Checks
3:00 – 3:05 PM Break
3:05 – 4:00 PM Introduction oF BL Cases
4:00 – 4:05 PM Break
4:05 – 5:00 PM Block Writing and Partnership Pairings

Sample Weekly Schedule Example 1

Day 1: Assessment and Argumentation – students will be assessed based on their speaking and research skills.
Day 2: Introduction of session topic and partnerships – students will be given the upcoming debate topics and assigned a partner to begin preparing
Day 3: Research and ReFutation – students will review how to effectively engage topics and reFute positions.
Day 4: Second Half Strategy – students will learn how to properly execute the second half of the debate round.
Day 5: Mini Debates – students will practice their cases against other students.
Day 6: Lay appeal – students will be introduced to lay appeal techniques
Day 7: Block Party – students will receive advanced block and practice writing them.
Day 8: Tournament Prep
Day 9-10: Final Session Tournament!

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