Texas Speech & Debate Camp

Training Minds Texas 2014

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Join us at Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, Texas, where speakers and debaters will meet for an awesome week of forensics training. Here are the details:

  • Camp: Speech & Debate Camp, our complete program and coaching team
  • Dates: July 22-26, 2014
  • 2 days of Limited-Preps, Interps, Platforms and Parli
  • 3 days of Team-Policy and Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Stoa, NCFCA and NFL students are welcome

What You’ll Learn

IMG_6095With over a dozen years of history to back up the claim, Training Minds alumni are some of the most successful speakers and debaters in country. You will be trained by top-notch coaches – several former national champions themselves – to help make your competitive season your best ever. You’ll learn:

  • How to cut and block literary pieces with the flair needed for champion success.
  • How to write platform speeches that will place you consistently in final rounds.
  • How to speak with the right balance of ethos, pathos and logos.
  • How to argue and defend value debate topics with a grounded philosophical framework.
  • How to promote sound policy topics for the upcoming year, and get a rundown for your specific league’s policy topic.
  • How to master the intense theory surrounding champion debate competitiveness.

There is much, much more you’ll learn at Training Minds Camp, too much to list here. Bottom line: If you are serious about your upcoming competitive success, Training Minds Camp is the place you’ll want to be in July.

Where & When

Legacy Front SignLocated within the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex. The facility is perfect for classroom instruction the breakout sessions or debates. Our goal is to make your stay as productive and enjoyable as possible.

Our host will be the Speak Out North Texas speech and debate team. SONT has enjoyed several years of championship success, ranking as one of the largest and most successful clubs in the nation. Training Minds is honored to be hosted by such a top-calibre club.

The schedule for Training Minds Camp is intense, so come with computer/notepad ready to learn. There is some recreation fit into the schedule, but the schedule is geared primarily toward speech and debate competition.

Experienced Coaches

IMG_6064Training Minds Ministry has been around for over a dozen years, and we’ve pulled together some of the best coaches in the country. Visit our coaches page to explore their bios, expertise and history. You’ll be impressed!

May we show you a bit of our hand? There are some secrets to the success that makes Training Minds Camp a head above the rest. Consider:

  • We have an exclusive partnership with Monument Publishing, publisher of the best-selling curriculum for speech and debate.
  • We hire many of the authors of this curriculum, those who write the sourcebook material, and they’re ready and willing to make the best learning experience for you.
  • Bring your hometown coach with you, and they’ll get trained too! We hope entire clubs with their coaches come for a week of club development through Training Minds.
  • We don’t just lecture; we engage the students. We merge debate rounds and extemp/apologetics practice into the week for students to be coached on the spot.
  • Our coaches remain advocates for your success throughout the year, willing to help as help may be given. We believe in you!

As you can see, Training Minds campers are personally coached for success.

Training for Action

We train for action (1 Peter 1:13). Though the program is easy to love, it is purpose-driven and aggressive. We are training you to excel in competition because we know that your excellence ultimately makes you trainers of the world. We’ve got high hopes for you!

The record of Training Minds speaks for itself. You can almost count on it: Our campers end up in tournament out-rounds. (Keep up to date with our Success Page.) We’ve hosted students from all over the country, and year after year they return home to shake up their tournaments and intensify the competition. We are quite proud of our alumni!

But Training Minds is out to make you better people. We strive to instill in every competitor a sense of purpose. You are a child of God who has a calling specifically for you. The competitive environment is training grounds for participation in a larger story. To us, this is most exciting, and we’re in this for your long-term success.


We’re super excited about our Texas Speech & Debate Camp. With help from the Speak Out North Texas club and the Legacy Church of Christ, we have been able to keep our stay on the beautiful campus to a minimum. Here’s a breakdown of costs…

  • Student Tuition: $300 total
    Includes tuition, lunch & dinner during camp. Speech and debate may be separated for $200 each.
  • Coach Tuition: Save $200
    Includes tuition, lunch & dinner during camp. Save $50 if speech and debate registered separately. Must be a non-competitor for the upcoming season and a high school graduate.
  • Training Minds Binder: $25
    All students and coaches will be charged for an individualized Training Minds Binder.
  • Room & Board: $0
    There is no lodging offered at this camp. Host housing is available upon request.

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