Boston Debate League

Debater Resources

Welcome to the Debate Hub, debaters. We are committed to continuing to update this page with resources to help you with your debate career.

Below, you’ll find resources that will help you with debate concepts, this year’s topic, and debate mechanics. While we do our best to create as many resources and include other debate leagues’ resources here, we know that collectively this resource bank will be much more robust if everyone contributes to it. So, we hope you find these resources useful and help us improve our resource bank.

Debate Intro Videos


Debate Glossary

Flow Sheet

Flow Sheet Tips

Debate en Español

Varsity and Travel Team Resources

Research Guide

Student Cases 2022-23


Travel Team Calendar

Travel Team Overview

“I remained involved with the BDL because of the skills I gained from it and the impact it has had on my life. It really helped me develop critical thinking skills and tactics that I use for my academics all the time."

– Malik Irish, former debater from TechBoston Academy