Rock Ridge Phoenix Debate is entering its 9th season in 2022-23 after eight successful years of competition.  Our debaters have won VHSL state and conference championships, competed at the regional and national level, and we've sent over a dozen debaters to NCFL Grand Nationals.
    This year, we still plan to offer training and competition. Clinics and practices will be in-person, although many 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 Thursday, September 8th, 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 and nonrefundable dues payments must be completed no later than Wednesday, September 21st, by 5 p.m.  Once the deadline passes, we can take no additional team members for the season.  Please e-mail one of our team coaches, Mr. Briscoe, Ms. Gupta, or Ms. Srinivasan, or one of our team officers (listed below) if you have questions. 
    2022-23 Debate Team Officers:
    President: Anirudh Rao (Ani)
    VP for LD Debate: Keerthi Maddipatla
    VP for PF Debate: Srikar Bangaru
    VP for Student Congress: Arnav Gupta
    Treasurer: Jagadeepram Maddipatla
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Captains: Shriya Dale and Harshit Pottipati
    Public Forum Debate Captains: Eshan Mathur, Jatin Palvai and Prajwal Rao
    Student Congress Captain: Brahmjot Chawla
    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 $80 (through the school's Payment Portal, RRH SchoolCash Online).
    ALL former debaters are encouraged to re-register for the 2022-23 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 2022-23.  If you are not eligible for PF or LD Debate, you can still compete in Student Congress.
    Debate Registration Materials (please carefully read all materials before registering):

    Registration Instructions and Team Contract

    Debate Team Registration Form:
    Use this Google form link to access the online registration form: Online Debate Registration Form for 2022 - 2023
    Remember that all online registration materials are due by September 21 @ 5 p.m, and the dues are to be paid by Friday, October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. (online credit card payments 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 12 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - Room 1404
    Student Congress Clinic Presentation: Student Congress Clinic
    Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Tuesday, September 13 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - Room 1209
    LD Debate Clinic Presentation: LD Clinic Presentation
    Public Forum Debate: Thursday, September 15 (4:30 -5:30 p.m.) - Room L403
    PF Debate Clinic Presentation: PF Clinic
    Regular in-person practices begin on Tuesday, September 20, 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 20, 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 6, 2022