ABOUT THE TRAVEL TEAM

As students progress and excel in local debate, some students will have the opportunity to travel with the Debate Club to out of state debate tournaments each month. Our Travel Team calendar for high school students includes Yale University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, as well as several other cities and schools out of state. Travel is one of the top debate education opportunities as students meet schools and students from across the nation, have the opportunity to compete in the "national circuit" which consists of the nation's top debaters, and participate in the most rigorous debate opportunities over the period of several days for a debate invitational tournament. 

To qualify for the Travel Team, students must regularly attend Debate Club practices and excel in local and New York City Urban Debate League tournaments. Students competing on the national circuit should have at least a year or more of debate experience and regularly win in the top percentile of tournaments.