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About Us

Founded in 2015, DebateUS offers an exceptional speech and debate education to students from around the world.  Our mission is simple: To provide the best instruction and argument development support available so that students will experience both competitive success and be prepared for any career they choose in law, politics, science, academia, or industry. Our contributors bring decades of experience and competitive success to their work with students to help them meet their competitive goals.

Our program of free and subscription-based instructional materials, summer camps, and online courses are all developed to enable you to be the best debater and person that you can be. We look forward to working with you during your time as a student or coach. 

Stefan Bauschard: Stefan Bauschard has been active in speech and debate since 1985, first as a competitor and then as a teacher and coach.  He has coached debate at Cathedral Prep, St. Mark’s, Lakeland Schools, Boston College, Harvard University, and Wake Forest University. He is currently the co-Executive Director of the New York City Urban Debate League and has worked to develop online tournament infrastructure through classrooms.cloud.

Stefan has supported the development of large debate leagues in New York City, China, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Morocco,  South Korea and Taiwan.  In 2009, Stefan cofounded a summer workshop that has attracted more than 1,500 students from around the world.