My name is Paras. Thank you for visiting our website and taking time to peruse our offerings. I started DebateDrills many years ago to provide the type of elite, technical coaching I wish I had access to as a high schooler competing in Lincoln-Douglas debate at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, California from 2007-2011. As an independent debater without formal coaching, I often felt like my peers had more access to elite resources than I did and that I was on the outside looking in.
Excelling at competitive debate is difficult but rewarding. High school students are expected to devote hundreds, if not thousands, of hours every year researching, writing, and practicing to stand a chance against their peers at the most prestigious tournaments in the country. The sheer time commitment and steep learning curve makes the barrier to entry to competitive debate extremely high, and this is where I found that elite, targeted, private coaching makes the difference.
Elite coaching helps students understand what they don’t know and need to learn and to efficiently sort out what is important and what is not. Elite coaches help students work smarter and cut the amount of time they need to invest to achieve success. Every one of our coaches have a proven track record of helping students become more effective and successful learners and competitors. I, along with every single coach on my staff, will coach you the way I wish I was coached when I was a student.
Paras Kumar | Founder