Judicial system

LFA League Coaches

Join us every week for an interactive experience with the new LFA league coaches!  A session will be available each week to go over

debate theory and strategy!

Students may access sessions with the league's new speech coach everyone other week and by appt. only on the off weeks.

The live sessions will be available for those wishing to ask questions.  Each session will be recorded.  All recordings will be available in our library below. 

This new feature is available to all LFA student members & coaches.

Dates and times will be posted so don't miss out! 

Greetings from the New League Coaches!

Coach Bio

Mary Winther has degrees in political science and education. She has a rich background in the study of forensics.  Mary was herself a speech & debate competitor in both high school and in college.  She has coached high school debate for over 20 years.  In addition to working directly with students, she has also been teaching debate coaches for the past two decades. Mary is also on the Stoa debate committee and on the IPS Board of Directors.

Mary Winther- Debate Coach

Brianna Smith- Speech Coach

                   Coach Bio

Brianna Smith was born and raised in the East Bay Area of San Francisco.  She grew up with a love of music, playing the piano, bassoon, cello and viola, but specializing in the violin.  In high school, she enjoyed competing in team policy debate under the instruction of Mike and Mary Winther.  She began teaching during this time starting with music, conducting a youth string ensemble for three years.  At the same time, she taught debate to high school students who did not have a coach in their area.  For two years in high school Brianna competed in speech, qualifying for the national championship tournament in each of those years.

 

Brianna currently enjoys living in Tucson, Arizona with her loving husband Jordan (a former debate opponent).  She maintains some music students, works part time at a doctor’s office and continues her lifelong pursuit of learning.  It is a joy for her to pass on what she knows to others.

SESSION #1- Introduction to Debate

Recorded- 9/26/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session is an introduction to debate and the 2022-2023 resolution.

All league members are welcome to join/view the class.

 

Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

SESSION #2- Debate- Stock Issues

Recorded-10/03/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session is an introduction to stock issues.

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

This session is a further look into speech.

 

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

      Please click on the button below to access a                             recording of this session.

             SESSION #2- Further Look Into Speech
                              Recorded  10/12/22
                           4:00pm-5:00pm PST 

SESSION #5- Debate- Cross- Examination & Flowing

Recorded 10/24/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session is an introduction to cross- examination and the art of flowing

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

             SESSION #3- Persuasive Speech
                              Recorded 10/26/22
                           4:00pm-5:00pm PST 

This session is will discuss how to build a strong o speech.

All league members are welcome to join/view the class.

 

      Please click on the button below to access a                             recording of this session.

SESSION #8- Debate- Preparing to Debate Negative

Recorded 11/14/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session will discuss

how to prepare when you are on the negative team. 

 

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

         Please click on the button below to access a      recording of this session.

             SESSION #1- Introduction to Speech
                              Recorded  9/28/22
                           4:00pm-5:00pm PST 

This session is an introduction to speech.

 

 

All league members are welcome to join/view the class.

 

      Please click on the button below to access a                             recording of this session.

SESSION #3- Debate- Evidence & Research

Recorded 10/10/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session is an introduction to evidence & research.

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

SESSION #4- Debate- Affirmative Case Construction & Affirmative Basics

Recorded 10/17/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session is an introduction to building the affirmative case.

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

SESSION #6- Debate- Speaker Responsibilities & Division of Labor

Recorded 10/31/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session will discuss

what each speaker's responsibility is in a debate round. 

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

  Please click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

SESSION #7- Debate- Four Point Refutation

Recorded 11/07/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session will discuss

four point refutation and counterplans. 

 

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

 

Please Click on the button below to access a recording of this session.

SESSION #9- Debate- HELP!

11/28/22

3:15pm- 4:15pm PST

This session will discuss

what to do when you do not have anything to say in a debate round.

 

All league members are welcomed to join/view the class.

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