Tucson, Arizona


(Juniors) Beginning of the Semester Update

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A message from Mrs. Green, the Junior's coach:

Welcome Juniors Families!

I am looking forward to many exciting times with you all this semester.


For club meetings, please bring a loose leaf binder with some paper in it and sharpened pencils. It may be useful for students to bring a bible as well this week. Typically, I send out emails on Monday that summarize the material we covered on Friday. Also I will remind students of the things needed to prepare for the following Friday.


These first few weeks we will focus on event preparation for the upcoming Juniors tournament. While we will be spending most of our time readying for that, I hope everyone understands that tournament participation is not a requirement for juniors as it is for the older students. It can be an exciting opportunity for some of you - but it is by no means necessary. After the tournament we will back up and cover some basic speaking skills and slow the pace down a bit.


This week we will spend some time getting to know each other and then move into preparation of an apologetics card. Whenever possible, I will invite a varsity student to present a speech to familiarize students with the various speech events. This week we will hear a student present an apologetic speech.


Can’t wait until tomorrow!

-Christie Green

Junior Tournament: Apologetics Questions

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys! :)

So I'm here with another important update for the junior's tournament. For everyone who is planning to compete in apologetics, I have good news for you! Below I've attached the ten questions that will be used in competition, as well as rules for preparation. Please read them carefully! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (abigailford06@msn.com). 

Preparation Rules:

 1. Students prepare for Apologetics through Bible study, research, and topic organization.

 2. Each competitor should create a card file with Scripture, definitions, quotations, and any other material deemed to be helpful.

 3. Students may work together on boxes prior to the tournament, but students may not share boxes during competition.


Explain the meaning and significance of the omniscience of God.

Explain the meaning and significance of the omnipotence of God.

Explain the meaning and significance of the omnipresence of God.

Explain the meaning and significance of inerrancy.

What is the purpose of man?

What is the purpose of prayer?

Why does man need salvation?

What is the purpose of the Church?

Why is the resurrection essential to the Christian faith?

Why did Jesus have to die to provide salvation for men?

Another thing to note is that the speech times for this event have not been changed. Students will still have four minutes to prepare, and while there isn't a minimum speaking time, competitors should strive to be no longer than the maximum time of six minutes.

Happy researching!

Important Summer Information!

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!

First of all, I hope your summer is going well. Mine has been pretty busy, because I decided to do classes over the summer to get farther ahead in this crazy thing called college.

Now, it's time for all of you to get busy, too! We've got a few exciting updates and hope you'll be able to help us out. The first update is our second annual  Speech Summer Camp! This camp is going to help newcomers to speech get a head start. Most of you attended last year, so your first mission is to tell your friends and families about this exciting opportunity! 

Registration can be found here: https://spssc.homeschooldebate.net/. Any Juniors or students that have just reached competition age that did not have the opportunity to attend last year, we would strongly recommend you come join us, too.

We will also be offering the second annual Debate Summer Camp! This camp is going to be teaching novices (and any Juniors/now competition aged Juniors that feel they can handle learning debate) all about Lincoln Douglas and Team Policy debate! Please spread the word about this camp, too. Registration can be found here: https://spdsc.homeschooldebate.net/

Your next mission is to start thinking about next year! We will be offering varsity camps as well, though each will only be one day long (this is because we don't need to teach you how to debate anymore). We will be using the same material more expensive, lengthy camps are using, so make sure you come! Lincoln Douglas varsity will be meeting from 1pm-4pm on Monday, August 3rd. We will be discussion the new resolution, case ideas, etc., and can go over speeches with you as well. Please bring your case ideas or written cases for discussion. 

As for Team Policy, TP varsity will be meeting from 1pm-4pm on Tuesday, August 4th. Please bring case ideas or written cases for discussion, and any speech ideas you have questions about.

Tentatively, we will be meeting at the same location as our novice debate camp:

Mountain View Nazarene Church

410 S Pantano Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

If anything changes location wise, we'll let you know through a club email. Because you're all paying club tuition, we won't be charging varsity for these awesome debate camps!

We look forward to seeing you all this summer and at our first club meetings!

-Coach Audrie

Announcing the Official Junior's Tournament!

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, everyone!

I'm so excited to announce that this year's Coyote Kickoff will also be hosting an official junior's tournament! I'll be serving as its director/coordinator, and am very pleased to bring you some important details.

The Junior Coyote Kickoff is for students aged 11 or under. It will be hosting the following events. Students may enter up to three different events, with the first having a registration fee of $15, and each additional event costing $10. Start preparing now, juniors! :) Just keep in mind that the time limits (for the interps and platforms) have been lowered to five minutes, rather than ten.


  • Junior Apologetics
  • Junior Impromptu
  • Junior Interp (OI, DI, or HI)
  • Junior Duo
  • Junior Platform (Persuasive, OO, or Expository)

Students will compete in two seperate rounds of competition, which will be incorporated into the schedule of the senior tournament (October 16-17). These rounds will run independently too, not at the same time as anything else. This is so our older competitors can serve as judges*! All competitors will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony, too. Our junior's ceremony will take place immediately before the senior's. Oh, and official tournament attire is Sunday best for competition!

(*in order to judge, students must be 16 years of age or older, or have two or more prior years of competition experience.)

I look forward to seeing all of you there! More information will be provided as everything gets planned out.
-Abigail Ford


Juniors Meeting Recap - Jan. 16

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

- Watched Abigail Ford do an amazing Motivational and Abigail and Adrian do an equally amazing Duo.

- Reviewed the body mechanics and gestures (posture, feet, hands and eyes), review of proper vocabulary (not using "um," "like," etc.), and reviewed quality adjectives.

- Listened to each student's top three quality adjectives and practiced using them with nouns.

- Reviewed being a good audience before breaking up into groups and listening to Bible stories.


- Discussed the general speech outline and their definitions, including: hook, topic, position/thesis, roadmap, points, and conclusion.

- Broke off into two groups and practiced Impromptu, trying to work the speech outline into speeches.

- Read (in brief) the rules of Junior Apologetics

- Worked on the question "why do you believe the Bible is true?"  and brainstormed 8-9 reasons. Picked three and began to fill out the outline.

- Prayed.


-Prepare own personal hook

-Talk with your parents, look at some books, and/or go online to think of three quotes and/or scriptures you can add to each of the three points.

-Practic speech and be prepared to share it next Friday.