Get to know the debate styles available at NCFCA Tournaments

Team Policy

Team Policy is a formal debate over changes in foreign or domestic policy between two teams of two.  This year, TPers will debate the following resolution: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its policies toward the People’s Republic of China.  This means that, for the affirmative side, each team will construct a case to prove to the judge that reforming policy with China is a good thing.  For negative, each team will also prepare evidence briefs full of research that shows why other team's affirmative cases are not needed.


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Practice Debate - Team Policy

Lincoln Douglas

2015 Conroe Qualifier - LD Finals

Lincoln Douglas is a formal debate over values between two debaters.  This year, LDers will debate the following resolution: Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above Retribution in criminal justice systems.  Lincoln Douglas debaters will build an affirmative case to show why rehabilitation is more important than retribution, and then the exact opposite for their negative case.  Because debating over values gets into a lot of philosophy and deep argumentation, LD is a more complex debate than TP.  

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