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2024-2025 Debate Resolutions

We would like to thank both of our debate resolution committees for months of work and research to bring us the following resolutions for next season. Watch for introduction papers early in the summer along with resolution-specific resources in our online intensives and our new Team Policy Debate curriculum.

Please note, resolution wording may be adjusted prior to the beginning of competition if deemed necessary.

2024-2025 Team Policy Debate Resolution

The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its foreign policy toward one or more of the following Central American countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

*Note: Panama has been intentionally omitted from this list in order to narrow the resolution's scope.

2024-2025 Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate Resolution

In combat, the use of automation should be valued above the use of personnel.

New Process for Resolution Suggestions & Selection

Beginning with the 2025-2026 season, we will use a specified window of time for affiliates to submit resolution ideas for both policy and value debate. Our resolution committees will then review and research the suggestions and choose one. We are making this change in order to give affiliates an earlier voice in the process, make better use of volunteer time, and allow more time for our education team to produce helpful resolution-specific resources each season.

The suggestion window for the 2025-2026 season is open now and will remain open until August 31, 2024.

NEW Speech and Team Policy Debate Curriculum Coming Soon!

We will unveil completely new speech and policy debate curriculum packages beginning on June 3. Watch for additional details in weekly emails, and see samples at the National Championship.

Summer Education Events

One-day Online Camps are a great way for beginners to learn about speech and debate. Mark your calendars for this year’s camps:

  • Value Debate Camp: July 9 | 11:00am-5:00pm CT
  • Introduction to Speech Camp: July 10 | 11:00am-5:00pm CT
  • Policy Debate Camp: July 11 |  11:00am-5:00pm CT

Returning competitors will love our deeper dives into resolution-specific material through LIVE One-Day Online Debate Intensives. Save the dates for these value-packed events!

  • Value Debate Intensive: July 16 | 11:00am-5:00pm CT
  • Policy Debate Intensive: July 19 | 11:00am-5:00pm CT

All of these events will be recorded and available as kits for clubs and families to use according to their own schedules.

Homecoming 2024

Your NCFCA friends have missed you! For the first time in recent history, we’re hosting a homecoming day at the National Championship for you to reconnect and rekindle old friendships. You’ll find that a number of things in the league have changed (electronic ballots!), but the atmosphere of constructive community has not. We’d encourage you to consider being in Anderson, SC, at the National Championship, on Thursday, June 6th for a host of opportunities to visit with friends, attend an educational session, judge a round, or just come and hang out!

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