Coaches are the foundation of any successful debate team or league. There is absolutely no substitute for hard working and committed adults providing the bedrock for competitive speech and debate. ​

Recognizing this, a core goal of our program is to support BDC-affiliated teachers, parents, and supporters by providing them with accessible instructional resources, training, and professional development opportunities.



To support coaches, the BDC put together a collection of resources to assist in a variety of areas. These areas include team organization & management, basic debate coaching resources, Public Forum debate specific resources, and more.
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Coaches Clinic

The BDC hosts a free one-week summer clinic for Kentucky coaches. Attending coaches will learn the fundamentals of debate, how to teach students important debate skills, and the basics of starting and building a debate team.
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