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Contact us at jim@climbthemountain.us

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Climb Bellevue Speech and Debate Clinic
Sat. early Oct., 2020  12:30pm to 5pm
for High Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, Coaches; beginners and those in their first or second year in debate.
Sorry--no December 2019 session.
Start the Year Right in Early October

Climb the Mountain will jump-start your entire speech and debate squad at our Early October Clinic. Beginners and intermediate students will be introduced to the format, vocabulary, and culture of debate. Our curriculum is not lecture based; students will learn by doing. We will teach and engage your students to debate. We’ll help prepare cases and responses. We’ll help put that preparation into practice engaging students to communicate effectively.

Sorry-no December 2019 Session.

Click Here: Register by Wed. xxearly October:

You can register multiple students/coaches at one time.

LD Debate

At the October session, We’ll cover Nov-Dec LD Topic analysis, Discuss and examine Affirmative and Negative arguments, Prepare Cases, Responses, and engage in practice. We'll also cover value-criteria and progressive arguments. High School Only.

At the December session, We’ll cover the Jan-Feb LD topic including evidence, case writing, responding including to more progressive styles of argument. High School Only.

Public Forum Debate

At the October session, We’ll cover the November-December Public Forum Topic (as of 2018, there will be one topic for Nov and Dec). Discuss and examine Pro and Con arguments, Prepare Cases and engage in practice. We'll also cover summary and final focus speech strategies. Middle School and High School.

At the December session, we'll cover the January public forum topic including case writing, rebuttals, and more. Middle School and High School.

Middle School 3-on-3 Parli Debate

At the October session, we'll cover the basics of arguments, responding, and rebuilding arguments. We'll discuss the Seattle U tournament fall topics. Middle School Only.

At the December session, we'll cover the Seattle U tournament February topics. Middle School Only.

Coaches

We’ll cover: Setting up a team, Teaching argument and cases, Teaching speech and IEs, fundraising, tournament logistics, working with parents and students. Middle School and High School coaches welcome.

At the end, you and your students will have a good start for tournaments—prepared, with knowledge, and energized to succeed!

Materials you receive

Each student receives evidence for their debate event: PF November-December topic, LD Nov-Dec topic, Cases for the 2020-2021 MS 3 on 3 Parli Debate topics.

Coaches receive instructional materials and lecture notes for teaching and coaching speech and debate.

Outstanding Instructors

  • Alex Williams, Pacific Lutheran University (Semifinalist, USU Nationals)

  • Alex Lindgren-Ruby, National Champion finalist for Seattle University and outstanding high school LD debater.

  • Alia Memon, state champion in LD debate from Interlake High School and now at the University of Washington.

  • Alyssa Gaston, has won multiple college tournaments for Seattle University, award winning speaker and debater for Tahoma High School.

  • Angie Tinker, Pacific Lutheran University (won Mark Hatfield Invitational)

  • Decker O’Donnell, Lewis and Clark College (broke all 4 events at the NFA Nationals)

  • Derek Hanson, coach at Glacier Peak High School, qualified 23 students to state and 9 to nationals.

  • Gavin McCormick, nationally competitive college debater and high school LD debaters and speaker.

  • Hatcher Chapman, Seattle U debater who has won multiple college awards and has worked extensively for Climb the Mountain with many students.

  • Isaiah Parker, Thomas Jefferson High School (has coached multiple state award winners)

  • Kai Daniels, Nationally competitive policy debater now at the University of Washington.

  • Lucas Watson, second place at state in LD debate and has significant experience in Public Forum debate.

  • Michael Bartanen, Pacific Lutheran University (coached multiple award winning debate teams and is nationally recognized for work in forensics)

  • Nick Julian, outstanding Newport High School assistant coach helping students win multiple awards in LD, public forum, extemp, and other events.

  • Nico Roshau, Puyallup High School (Late elims in Interp at NSDA Nationals)

  • Sarah Salame, Seattle U debater who has placed in the top 25 at nationals and has worked extensively for Climb the Mountain.

  • Sarah Sherry, Puyallup High School (Triple diamond coach, WSFA Coach of the Year, Select NFHS Coach)

  • Tate Adams, Pacific Lutheran University (PF State Champion)

  • Tiffany Wilhelm, South Kitsap High School (Coached LD debaters to multiple national circuit first places)

  • Thomas Garvey, nationally competitive (CEDA/NDT) college policy debater now at Seattle University law school.

  • Tyler Julian, outstanding Newport High School assistant coach helping students win multiple awards in LD, public forum, extemp, and other events.

  • The above have worked at our clinics/camps; Actual staff determined shortly before the camp begins based on enrollment.

Click Here: Register by Wed. xxearly October:

You can register multiple students/coaches at one time.

Fees

$39 for each student and coach (includes afternoon snacks, all instruction, and materials sent to each and every student and coach who participates).

Students who cannot afford—do NOT pay.

Please eat lunch before arriving.

Payment with credit card

Put in 39 (October) for each student you are paying; students who cannot afford, do not pay for the clinic. Coaches, same fee.

Payment with Check or Cash

$39 per student; students who cannot afford, do not pay for the clinic.​ Coaches, same fee.

Write checks to Climb the Mountain.

Travel to the Bellevue Clinic

Newport is very close to the intersection of Interstates 90 and 405--near Factoria Mall.

Park/Drop off participants at ________________________.