NIHD will be back with our ever popular 5th Annual NITOC Boot Camp in Dallas, Texas May 16-18, 2019!

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The National Institute for Homeschool Debate (NIHD) is excited to announce that the NITOC Boot Camp is back! Directed by Attorney and Coach Griffith William Vertican, our now three-day camp is proven to provide the best prep possible for success at NITOC in Team Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Parliamentary debate. And now, for the first time, Boot Camp will feature a Speech track.

Do you know what the 2018 Team Policy and Lincoln-Douglas national champions have in common? They both attended Boot Camp.

Over the last five years, no one has prepped more semi-finalists and national champion debaters than NIHD Camps.

This year, we are lining up an incredibly talented coaching pool that includes:

Attorney Griffith William Vertican: Griffith is the 2007 National Champion in collegiate debate, winning the NPDA national tournament. He is Head Coach of the VALOR Debate Club and his students won 1st place in Parli Debate at the 2013 National Championships, were ranked #1 in TP debate (Marton/Winchel), ranked #1 in LD (Buck) in 2015 and won the over NITOC tournament champion award in 2015 (Abel).
  • National Speech Coach Heather Newman - Heather will be joining the team to give final critique for all speech events.
  • (Tentative) IP National champion and Top-ranked LD/TP/Parli Debater - Michael Tant
  • (Tentative) The 2017 Parliamentary Debate National Champions - Austin and Jeffrey Pistor
  • They will be joined by other top alumni

Our methodology will be work-intensive with an emphasis on developing winning strategies against the top cases (we'll cover 10 -15 cases). During our strategy sessions, our lecturers will find you new arguments and evidence and will help you pre-prep rebuttals and cross-examination questions. You will have practice rounds with in-depth feedback and the optional chance to have your case vetted. Our goal is to maximize your final prep-time so that you are as prepared as possible to succeed at NITOC.
Go to our methodology page for more information.

When: May 16-18, 2019
Registration Early-bird registration will run from April 1st - April 15th
Who: Designed to help competitors qualified for NITOC, but all students are welcome!
What: Tracks for Speech Lincoln-Douglas, Team Policy, and Parli
Where: Grace Baptist Fellowship, 15062 W Farm to Market 455, Celina, TX 75009

After May 1st, late registration will be $50 more.

Parents and coaches come free! (So long as they have at least one student attending)

Students can register for a one, two or three day option.

There might be limited housing available for Boot Camp. Please indicate your interest during registration. More details to come.

Financial assistance is available. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Check out our National Speech and Debate Summer Camp schedule here:

NIHD is sponsored by Oak Brook College of Law: