Automatic Qualifiers When Competing With Same Partnership: Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinals at the previous season’s NCFL National Tournament Top 14 at the previous season’s National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament Octafinal Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Arizona State (AZ) Berkeley (CA) Blake (MN) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Florida Blue Key (FL) […]
NOTE for 2018-19: The non-bid methods of qualifying for the Silver PF division are being revised. This division will feature the international teams plus teams that qualify through an expanded number of metrics. These metrics include – (a) -Obtaining a 5-2 or better record at the previous year TOC in the Gold TOC Division. (b) -Reaching […]
With NSDA Nationals quickly approaching in just over a week, we thought we’d sit down and ask the most recent NSDA National Champion, Natalie Schaller, about preparing and competing at NSDA Nationals. This continues from an interview we did last year with the 2016 and 2014 NSDA National Champions, which you can find here. Natalie […]
Dine With Two Minds. Cause you know Two Minds are better than one. Last year, our first Curriculum Corner post explained a lot of our new curricular elements that we used at VBI in 2017. We’re very pleased with the results of these programs, and so have elected to keep all of these developments for […]
VBI is excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural Community Equity Scholarship! The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students who have been dedicated and continue to dedicate their time and effort to promoting inclusion and diversity on their debate teams, their local circuits, and/or the national circuit. We believe it’s important to […]
Last year, Victory Briefs released as part of its Curriculum Corner series, an article entitled Insights in Instruction, where we asked several VBI instructors about how they approached teaching at camp. Today, we’re continuing the series with a video interview with VBI staffer Devane Murphy. Devane is a former Rutgers-Newark debater where he won the […]
Congratulations to Canfield’s Eva Lamberson for winning the 2018 NCFL Grand National Tournament. In finals, Eva defeated St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Ishan Bhatt. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Alyson Brusie & Robbie Linck of Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches for winning the 2018 Catholic Forensics League Grandnational Tournament. In finals, Oxbridge defeated Dominic Duponty & Jenn Smith of Canfield HS on a 3-2 decision. Pairings can be found here. Congratulations to all!
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “What should I pack for camp?” We were asked this last year on our VBI AMA on Reddit (which you can find here) and we responded with a few different answers. “As for packing, you can find our packing list here. My personal suitcase for […]
This year VBI has decided to do its first official partnership with Urban Debate Leagues. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Urban Debate Leagues, also known as UDLs, they are apart of a non-profit that prepares low income students of color across the country to succeed in college and in their future careers […]