American Debate League ESMS Spring Classic 22

2022 — NSDA Campus, NY/US

"The Power of Public Speaking, Debate, & Leadership"

Our Mission

Helping Children Become Better Thinkers, Speakers, & Leaders

Our Purpose

The American Debate League offers a comprehensive program that offers Public Speaking, Debate, and Leadership skills to children from 3rd-12th grades.

Our program serves to develop their own voice through both oral and written communication. We facilitate this by enhancing and developing children’s public speaking, literacy, creative and persuasive writing skills. It also helps to develop confidence, mutual understanding, and respect for all people and for the diversity of ideas. These skills also encourage children to develop leadership skills. The power of public speaking, debate and leadership is a lifelong skill and will serve our children well in any endeavor they choose to pursue as adults.



We will be using the Remind app as our communication platform to send important updates, assignments, and information for the American Debate League Elementary and Middle School Spring Classic on March 26, 2022.   Please click on the link below to join our class.   For reference, our class code is @march26spr

If you are a staff or a judge, you must join our communication platform on SLACK (  Information for judges will not be relayed on the Remind App.

If you have any questions, please send message through the Remind App, Slack or email to

SCHEDULE- **Schedule changes will be communicated through Remind so please make sure you join.**

**PLEASE NOTE:  Coaches who have not checked in with one of our staff to confirm your check-in by 8:30am, your school will not be included in Round 1. Be aware that we will have staff calling you from 8:00am-8:30am to confirm your check-in.  Please pick up their calls.**



Beginner & Novice Elementary School Divisions


8:00-8:30 a.m. Coach ONLY Check in (check in for debate pairings, ballots, and troubleshooting)

10:00-10:50 Round 1 (NO FLIGHTS / ROUNDS ARE BACK TO BACK)

11:00-11:50 Round 2 (NO FLIGHTS / ROUNDS ARE BACK TO BACK)

12:00-12:50 Lunch

1:00-1:50 Round 3 Flight B (NO FLIGHTS / ROUNDS ARE BACK TO


2:00-2:30 Awards Ceremony


Middle School All Divisions(Beginner, Novice, Intermediate & Advanced)


8:00-8:30a.m. Coach ONLY Check in (check in for debate pairings, ballots, and troubleshooting)

10:00-10:50 Round 1 Flight A

11:00-11:50 Round 1 Flight B

12:00-12:50 Round 2 Flight A (LUNCH FOR FLIGHT B)

1:00-1:50 Round 2 Flight B (LUNCH FOR FLIGHT A)

2:00-2:50 Round 3 Flight A

3:00-3:50 Round 3 Flight B

4:10-4:30 Awards Ceremony