New & Featured Courses

The DebateDrills Academy provides elite, interactive debate education for all skill levels, events, and ages. Sign up for free or explore some sample courses below!

The DebateDrills Academy Staff

Paras Kumar
UC Berkeley '16
Founder | DebateDrills
2011 TOC LD 9th Place
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Raffi Piliero
Georgetown '20
Curriculum Director
2016 Greenhill Champion
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Cameron Baghai
Yale Law School '17
UCLA '13
Curriculum Director
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Jaya Nayar
Harvard '24
2019 TOC LD 2nd Place
Founder | GirlsDebate
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Aden Barton
Harvard '24
4x Policy TOC Elims
2020 Policy TOC Champion
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Grace Homan
New York University
UNLV/Badgerland Champion
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Amrita Chakladar
UC Berkeley '23
2019 ASU Finalist
NDCA Qualifier
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Tej Gedela
UPenn '24
2020 Stanford Champion
2x TOC LD Qualifier
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Sydney Young
Harvard '23
2018 TOC Semifinalist
NDT Qualifier
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Jack Johnson
Columbia '26
2x PF TOC Champion
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Simran Gandhi
Oxford '23
2020 Harvard LD 5th Place
2020 TOC LD 9th Place
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Sasha Haines
Ohio State University
2020 PF NSDA Champion
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Rex Evans
Duke '24
Glenbrooks Champion
2nd Place | 2018 TOC
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Gus Gerlach
Washington University (St. Louis)
2020 Yale Invitational Champion
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does registering for the Academy cost money?

    Nope! You can make a free account and access full-length courses, guided exercises, and topic-specific resources.

  • What’s the catch?

    There is none! A disruption of the information asymmetry that defines competitive debate has been long overdue. With the Academy, students and teachers can meaningfully learn the skills they previously could only access by attending residential debate camps over the summer or being part of an institutional program.

  • Does the Academy provide resources for all debate events?

    Yes! We have recruited a diverse team from various event backgrounds to create useful resources for all debate events and interests. Our introductory series covers foundational debate concepts that apply regardless of debate event.