Rock Ridge Phoenix Debate is entering its 10th season in 2023-24 after nine successful years of competition.  Our debaters have won VHSL state and conference championships, competed at the regional and national level, and we've sent nearly 20 debaters to NCFL Grand Nationals.
    This year, we still plan to offer training and competition in four event areas. Clinics and practices will be in-person, although some tournaments may be online. Debate is an excellent activity for developing critical thinking skills and confidence as a persuasive speaker.  It is open to all interested Rock Ridge students.  The team information meeting will be on Wednesday, September 6th, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the school library.  All interested students are asked to attend and to carefully read through all of the registration materials posted below.  Be sure to discuss team requirements with your parents/guardians prior to making a commitment to the team.  Online registration must be completed no later than Thursday, September 21st, by 5 p.m.  Once the deadline passes, we can take no additional team members for the season.  Non-refundable dues of $85 must be paid via SchoolCash Online no later than Friday, October 6.  Please e-mail one of our team coaches (Mr. Briscoe, Mr. Greening, or Ms. Srinivasan) or one of our team officers (listed below) if you have questions. 
    2023-24 Debate Team Officers:
    President: Jagadeepram Maddipatla (Jag)
    VP for LD Debate: Victoria Zhang
    VP for PF Debate: Veer Sidhu
    VP for Student Congress: Brahmjot Chawla
    Treasurer: Yoshi Sarkar
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Captains: Eshaal Bhullar and William Wo
    Public Forum Debate Captains: Rayna Budigelli, Tarini Panidepu and Shivanshi Sathe
    Student Congress Captains: Arnav Gupta and Rohan Santosh
    Overview of the Debate Team
    Registration Instructions and Materials (including season practice calendar)
    Please read through all of the materials posted below and then, if you have decided that you would like to join the team, go ahead and complete the online registration form and pay nonrefundable team dues of $85 (through the school's Payment Portal, RRH SchoolCash Online).
    ALL former debaters are encouraged to re-register for the 2023-24 season. You should have a minimum of 10 points from the previous school year to re-register.
    Returning PF and LD debaters also need to check the PF and LD list of eligible varsity/JV debaters for 2023-24.  If you are not eligible for PF or LD Debate, you can still compete in the Student Congress or Policy Debate.
    LD JV Varsity Roster for 2023-24
    Debate Registration Materials (please carefully read all materials before registering):

    Registration Instructions and Team Contract

    Field Trip Form for 2023-24 (due by October 6, 2023)
    Debate Team Registration Form:
    Use this Google form link to access the online registration form: Online Debate Registration Form for 2023 - 2024.
    Remember that all online registration materials are due by September 21 @ 5 p.m, and the dues are to be paid by Friday, October 6, 2023 (online credit card payments via SchoolCash Online only please)!
    Click here to access the Online Payment Portal.
    Next Steps:
    Attend any of our in-person event clinics on the following dates to find out more about each event (New Debaters only)
    Student Congress: Monday, September 11 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - Room 1404
    Student Congress Clinic: Student Congress Clinic Presentation
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Tuesday, September 12 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - Room 1408
    LD Debate Clinic: LD Clinic Presentation
    Policy Debate: Wednesday, September 13 (4:30-5:30 p.m.) - Room 1404
    Policy Debate Clinic: Policy Clinic Presentation
    Public Forum Debate: Thursday, September 14 (4:30 -5:30 p.m.) - Room L403
    PF Debate Clinic: PF Clinic Presentation
    Regular in-person practices begin on Tuesday, September 19, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (see the practice schedule posted above). You will need to access our Schoology course site (only accessible to registered/paid team members) regular updates regarding events and important information.
    Remember that, after September 21, you must be a registered team member to receive the code to join our Schoology course page and other important team information.  
Last Modified on September 7, 2023