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Climb Clinics



Contact Jim Hanson at

to schedule a Clinic.

We provide instruction with preparation on topics and speeches, practice and feedback for your students. We will tailor our clinic to your school's needs.

We've worked with many programs and helped students get a jump start toward tournament awards and better communication skills.

For Students

  • To prepare your cases, arguments, speeches, interps

  • To practice with highly qualified, successful and experienced coaches

  • To learn about new topics, argument theory, best techniques

  • Connect with your friends on the circuit

For coaches

  • ​Improve your training of students

  • Be more effective at administrating your team

  • Get started with ideas, arguments, speeches for your team

  • Connect with other coaches and resources to support yourself and your students

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Interested in a clinic for your school?


Email Jim Hanson at to schedule a clinic at your school.

Clinics need to be scheduled at least 10 days in advance (so we can prepare and have appropriate staff). It is much preferable to contact us 3 to 4 weeks in advance--and to assure we can provide training on the day/time you want.

We are usually most available on Friday afternoon-evening, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Clinics can be 2 to 8 hours long. For those wanting instruction on the next month's PF or LD topic, the clinic needs to happen on the 7th or later. If you want Policy-CX, we are ready to go on the 1st. Speeches/Interp/Middle School debate clinics can happen at any time.

Schedule a Clinic

Program, Staff & Fees


$12 per hour per student. (2 hours minimum and 4 people minimum) Eg. A 4 hour clinic is $48 per student. Note that for any events with less than 4 people--the fees are higher.

All clinic events includes  materials (evidence, cuttings, speech ideas, teacher-judging handouts), and all instruction and practice help, feedback and support.


Clinic Programs

Choose the program that best fits your school’s  needs:

  • Coaching-Judging

  • Elementary Debate

  • Middle School Debate (Parli 3 on 3, Pub Forum)

  • HS Debate (Pub Forum, LD, Policy-CX, Congress)

  • IEs Manuscript Speaking: Oratory (Persuasive) and Expos (Informative)

  • IE Limited Prep Speaking: Extemporaneous and Impromptu

  • IE Interp Performance: Dramatic, Humorous, Dual, Interp Reading

We need 4 students in a program and programs are subject to qualified staff availability.

Program, Staff, Fees


Our outstanding staff will work with you. We try to keep these individualized with approximately a 4 to 6 student to 1 staff member ratio.


Our staff members are all highly qualified speakers and debaters who excel at their craft.

Each clinic will have its own staff.

Know the clinics we have hosted

  • Marysville Fall 2021

  • BC Academy, Fall and Spring 2015-2019

  • Eastlake HS, Fall and Spring 2015-2020

  • Overlake Spring 2020

  • Blaine School Winter 2019

  • Kent Meridian, Spring 2017 and 2018

  • Bush School, Spring 2018

  • Bethel HS, Spring 2017

  • Roosevelt HS, January 2017

  • Cascade HS, November and December 2016

  • Bellevue Clinic, October 2016

  • Mt Si HS, Fall, Spring 2015-2016

  • Orcas Island, August 2015

  • Clinic held at Trinity Lutheran, April 2015

  • Shorecrest HS Practice Session, February 2015

  • Kingston Clinic, January 2015

  • Eastmont (Wenatchee) Clinic, December 2014

  • Shorecrest HS Practice Session, December 2014

  • Bellevue Clinic, October 2014

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