Public Forum Debate
What to Expect
Our staff is dedicated to improving every student’s mastery of all facets of Public Forum Debate. Our labs will focus on teaching effective research methods and argument construction, which is the foundation of successful Public Forum debaters. Students can expect to learn refutation and rebuttal strategies that are tailored towards adapting to the vast spectrum of judges debaters encounter at tournaments. Each day the students will practice newly taught strategies through rigorous drills aimed at cementing the MGC curriculum into each debaters skill set. Students will also get numerous practice rounds throughout the duration of camp. Most importantly, the entire process is led by some of the nation’s top PF coaches and former PF debaters, so students can be confident that the feedback and instruction they receive will make them more successful and confident debaters next season.
Students can expect to leave the MGC Workshop with an array of drills and strategies to allow them to continue to grow as debaters and intellectuals long after the end of the workshop, as well as having acquired a wealth of knowledge about competitive debate. They will also have made valuable connections with other driven PF debaters from across the nation. The MGC Public Forum Workshop provides a unique opportunity for eager debaters to take their game to the next level.
Public Forum Debate is now the nation’s most widespread form of high school debate. Students of all ages and experiences build lifelong skills and college readiness while enjoying competitive success in Public Forum. The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute’s Public Forum Workshop has a unique approach to helping students succeed in this exciting debate opportunity. Each staff member has extensive experience and success in Public Forum, with a proven record of coaching students to enhance their abilities in the event. The staff also understands that each type of school and debate program is unique, and is qualified to help you master Public Forum Debate in a way that is tailored to your needs. The innovative Public Forum curriculum at MGCDI will foster the growth of debaters of all skill levels, whether your goal for next season is to qualify for the State Championship or reach elimination rounds at the TOC.
Divisions, Date and Pricing
(Room and Meals)
|10 Day||July 1 – July 10||$1500||$900|
|Public Forum & Extemp||July 1 – July 15||$2000||$1200|
Debate Coach, Anderson High School
Robey is in his second year as the Director of the Anderson High School program, after previously coaching in the Dallas area. While at Anderson his Public Forum team has been one of the top three schools in TFA Qualifications, won the NSDA IPF Championship, and has been in late rounds at both TFA State and TOC tournaments. He has a competitive background in Policy and Lincoln Douglas Debate, and approaches Public Forum Debate from a perspective that recognizes the importance of keeping up with the emerging trends of the quickly evolving culture of PF. At the same time, he focuses on cultivating highly adaptable debaters and competitive strategies to account for the wide range of judges in PF pools at all levels of competition. He has coached nationally recognized students in Public Forum Debate, Cross Examination Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, and Extemporaneous Speaking. His PF Debaters have reached late out rounds at NSDA Nationals, TFA State, and major national circuit tournaments. He looks forward to sharing the strategies that his team uses to achieve success with the students of Mean Green.
Chetan Reddy graduated from Plano West Senior High School (2017). He was the captain of the debate team during his senior year. He primarily competed in Public Forum, breaking to late outrounds at Grapevine, Hockaday, Churchill, and the University of Texas, reaching outrounds of the TFA State tournament twice, and qualifying to NSDA nationals twice, placing in the top 25 his junior year. He also qualified to the Tournament of Champions his senior year in Domestic Extemp, placing 2nd at the Winston Churchill Classic. Aside from his main events, Chetan also dabbled in Lincoln-Douglas, qualifying to UIL 6A State with an undefeated record. Chetan looks forward to working with the campers this summer!
Conrad is a current freshmen at the University of Notre Dame pursuing a double major in Finance and Political Science. While in high school, Conrad debated for four years at Green Valley High School (NV), serving as vice president his junior year, and president his senior year. Conrad qualified to the Tournament of Champions twice in Public Forum, and was ranked as high as fourth in the nation his senior year. He also reached late out rounds at the majority of tournaments he attended including both the TOC and the NSDA National Tournament in Public Forum. Conrad won the Alta Invitational, the Bingham Copper Classic, the 2016 IPF NSDA National Tournament, and the Nevada State Tournament (Twice). Outside of Public Forum, Conrad placed top 14 in the nation in House at the 2017 NSDA National Tournament, and was the runner up in United States Extemporaneous Speaking at the Nevada State Tournament. Conrad is looking forward to working at the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute this summer!
Debate Coach, University of North Texas
Brenden debated for the University of North Texas from 2013 to 2014. He is currently a graduate debate coach for the UNT parliamentary debate team, and helps coach Policy Debate teams at Melissa High School. Brenden has also been an argument coach for Crandall High School, Prosper High School, and Southlake Carroll High School. He has coached Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Public Forum debaters to nationals. He has also coached Policy Debate teams to UIL state elimination rounds, and UIL state finals. Brenden is excited to work with students, and help them grow this summer!
MGCDI enrollment is open! Follow the link above to Market Place and reserve your spot in our 2018 summer program. The final deadline for all registration is June 18, 2018.