Resources for Debaters

Student Registration (High School Students)
Students must register with NAUDL & SLUDL for the 2016-17 school year.  Please take 5 minutes to register here.

Student Registration (Middle School Students)
Students must register with NAUDL & SLUDL for the 2016-17 school year.  Please take 5 minutes to register here.

Debate Topic & Core Files

Below you will find information on the 2016-2017 Debate Topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

Our core files serve multiple purposes.  As a closed set for middle school, novice, and junior varsity debaters, they allow relatively inexperienced competitors to focus on skill development rather getting lost in the research requirements of exploring the vastness of every debate topic.  For varsity debaters, it serves as a starter pack to introduce them to the new topic before opening the door for increased breadth and depth of knowledge.

More files will be uploaded soon.

Middle School-II, Middle School-I, Novice, Junior Varsity, & Varsity Files
Climate Change Affirmative
Climate Change Negative
Human Rights Affirmative
Human Rights Negative
North Korea Affirmative
North Korean Sanctions Negative
South China Sea Affirmative
South China Sea Negative

MS-I, JV, & Varsity Files
Japan Rearm DA
Japan Rearm DA Answers
Xi Credibility DA
Xi Credibility DA Answers

JV & Varsity Files
Exclusively China Counterplan
Exclusively China CP Aff Answers
Topicality SLUDL

Varsity Files
Imperialism Kritik
Imperialiism Kritik Ans

Use of Core Files and Evidence Limitations for SLUDL

Novice & MS-II:
1) No changes to plan texts.
2) No new cards unless they are released to all schools in the league, a minimum of 7 days before a tournament.
3) No major revisions to the arguments. Students may make minor edits to tags or change power-wording. (Students who are capable of reworking the files to generate new advantages, disadvantages, etc. are no longer novices and should move up a division.)
*Note: The Ladue Invitational (T2) has a different allowable case list than what SLUDL uses.

JV & MS-I:
1) T1: Junior varsity and MS-I students will use the same rules as Novice & MS-II. Additionally, there are some additional files available to JV & MS-I students.
2) After T1: JV & MS-I must work within the core files; however, they may write new advantages/scenarios. They may update those files, to include more recent evidence and/or stronger evidence. They may NOT add new impact scenarios, new link stories, etc.  Students are prohibited from running new cases or negative positions not contained in the core files.
*JV: No core file restrictions at Clayton Invitational (T2), T5, or MSHSAA Districts (T6).

Varsity:
There are no restrictions the Varsity division.

Additional Materials
SLUDL Template- For preparing files