* Student Name
* Student Phone
* Parent/Guardian Name
* Parent/Guardian Phone
Does the applicant's school have a debate team that offers Lincoln Douglas debate?
If your school has a debate team with a coach or administrator, you must have their permission to participate in Squads.
If yes, then what is the name and contact info for the team's coach or administrator?
What grade in school will the applicant be entering this coming fall?
On average, how much time does the applicant plan to dedicate to debate each week?
List all of the tournaments that the applicant attend during the 2017-18 debate season. Please also include their record at each tournament.
Are there any other debate-related accomplishments that the applicant is proud of?
Such as: speaker awards, debate club leadership position, novice coaching, etc.
Has the applicant attended a session of VBI before? If so, please list the sessions and lab leaders.
Has the applicant attend a debate camp (other than VBI) in the past? If so, please list the previous sessions and lab leaders.
What are the applicant's goals (competitive and otherwise) for the 2018-19 season?
Limit to 200 words or less.
What are the applicant's strengths and weaknesses as a debater?
Limit to 200 words or less.
Please have the student read the following student conduct policy and verify that they agree to it:
1. You must follow all Squad coach instructions, tournament rules, school rules, and federal, state, and local laws.
2. If your school has a coach or teacher in charge of your debate team, you must get their express written approval to participate in Squads.
3. You must make your best effort to ensure timely and quality completion of dropbox assignements. Any debate materials you create must be shared with your Squad. You are also encouraged to share any materials you create with your school teammates. But you may not share materials created by other Squad members (or coaches) with anyone outside your Squad. Nor are you permitted to share materials created by your school teammates with your Squad, without permission of your school's coach and teammates.
4. We do not tolerate bullying, harassment, or discrimination of any kind, targeted towards any individual or group.
5. If your school has academic eligibility requirements in order for you to compete, you must meet those requirements in order to participate in Squad activities.
6. You must provide full source citations and your initials when cutting evidence. You may not engage in plagiarism, evidence fabrication, misrepresentation, doctoring, nonconsensual citation or circulation, or other research misconduct. If you have a question about evidence ethics, please consult your Squad coaches.
I agree to adhere to the student conduct policy.
Please have the parent/guardian read the following terms and conditions.
1. Your application is considered incomplete until you pay a $500 deposit. The deposit is refundable only if your application is rejected. If your application is accepted, you owe the remaining amount ($2600).
2. We cannot provide refunds for any reason other than application rejection.
3. If your student violates the rules of Victory Briefs Squads, they may be prohibited from continued participation immediately.
4. If your school has a debate coach or administrator, their permission is required for participation. If they do not grant permission, or if they revoke permission, we still cannot refund any portion of tuition—it is your responsibility to secure their permission BEFORE APPLYING.
5. When your application is accepted, you must pay the remaining amount within four business days. Otherwise, your spot may be given to another applicant without refund of the deposit.
6. Students may not switch between Squads.
7. The Squads coaching staff is subject to change. We cannot provide refunds or allow switching Squads even if the staff changes.
8. With the exception of those who have paid at least the deposit, the price of Squads is subject to change without notice.
9. Victory Briefs will periodically email parents and students with news about Squads or related products or services. Unsubscribing from these emails may lead to important information being missed.
10. By indicating below, you agree to all terms and conditions, including to pay all fees by the dates stated above for the sessions chosen.
I agree with the terms and conditions.
Thank you for your application!
You’ll be receiving an email invoice for the deposit within 24 hours. The application is considered incomplete until the deposit is paid.