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Summer Debate Camp/Clinic Rules
Debate coaches may work with students all summer on a voluntary basis. Coaches may NOT make summer camp a requirement of students.

Coaches may host a 1 week camp in the summer for their own students. However, the school can’t pay a fee for any camp, or finance any camp (1 week host camp may be held in the school library or similar area). *Transportation (new summer 2015): School districts may permit school owned transportation to be used to transport students to debate summer camps, clinics, workouts or scrimmages with other schools. KSHSAA catastrophic insurance does not cover these summer activities. Individual school districts will decide whether to permit school owned transportation to be used for these activities.

By interpretation, concerning debate summer camp rule, debate season doesn’t start until the first competition date. Thus invitational debate clinics/camps may be held up to September 17, 2015. If a school authorizes a field trip to a clinic, they may fund and provide school bus transportation. (Field trip means all students attending must be enrolled in an academic debate class). This type of trip could only be during the school calendar year.

Debate (2015-16 School Year)
IMPORTANT - If your school plans on participating in Debate in Fall 2015, the head coach must ask their Athletic Directors to enter your school. Remember, the old Debate participation card is now a part of the ADM-1 (administrator form) and is due August 20, 2015.

2015-16 Debate Rule Changes

None

 

“Points of Emphasis”

Sharing of Evidence – When called for by an opposing team, debaters will make available to the opposing team, in a form usable by the opposition, evidence that was read in the round upon request. Evidence will be returned to the team that read it prior to the opponent’s next speech. Evidence need not be shared prior to its reading in the round.

Rule 30 Seasons of Activities Sec. 1 Art. 5 states Interschool scrimmages (practices) in all activities shall be prohibited. a) Schools may not hold interschool scrimmages (practices) in athletics, scholars’ bowl or debate/speech. Interschool is defined as senior high school with another senior high school. << continue >>

 

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Current 4-Speaker Champions Current 2-Speaker Champions

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

Manhattan

Goddard-Eisenhower

KC-Sumner Academy

Sterling

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

Shawnee Mission East

OP-Blue Valley Southwest

Wichita-Trinity Academy

Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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