Get Started


If you are just getting started, congratulations! This is an exciting time. Whether you’re a parent, student, or coach, you have an important and unique role to play in our community. Check below to learn more about how to get involved. 

When you’re ready, you’ll want to head over to the registration page to sign up. From there you will get access to the resources you need throughout the season. Our online courses are the best way to learn more about debate!

Find Your Role

There is an African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child” and in the context of NextGen Debate that means that our whole community must interact and play an important part in order to see our debaters prosper. Check below and learn how to master your role in your community. 


Our workshop takes place in September and will introduce students to debate. It’s completely free to all our registered members. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We all start somewhere. We welcome all levels of practice so you’ll feel right at home in our community.

It is important that we have adequate information such as emergency contacts, health concerns, and more so that we can help keep everyone safe at our events. Legal affidavits are agreed to during the registration process and we intend to better our program by tracking every debaters progress. 

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit  that is funded by local grants and micro donations. We do not charge for debate opportunities as long as we can afford to. 

There is no debate when it comes to our health and safety. In the case of a local outbreak, our events will likely be held virtually. 

Normally, yes! As long as CDC permits. We ask that everyone in attendance act and dress respectfully. Check out the event schedule and arrive on time; audience members may not be allowed in once the debate starts. 

NGD is fueled by volunteers so yes! There are lots of ways to volunteer and many that do not require any knowledge of debate. Sign up as a volunteer or reach out for more info.