You’re Better Off Without A Debate Coach

A brilliant post by Bill Batterman of the 3NR discusses how to take advantage of your coach as a resource. As a debater who started out without a coach, had coaching for a year, then went coach-less, I can personally attest to the absolute necessity of following these 10 guidelines for making your coach-debater relationships of any use. Having a coach tends to make debaters dependent and passive as both thinkers and debaters. If you don’t follow these tips, you will do better competitively without a coach.

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