10th Annual National Debate Team Tryouts
Tryouts for the next Moroccan National Debate Team (MNDT 2023) will be held in online in October 2022 and 8 will be chosen to be trained from November 2022 to July 2023, to compete at the 2023 World Schools Debating Championship (in person and most likely in Vietnam) or the 2023 World Individual Debating & Public Speaking Championship in South Africa. To be clear, there are 3 teams that will be selected, the Morocco 2023 WSDC team, The Development Team & the Morocco 2023 WIDPSC Team.
For Phase 1: Students will have to watch (online) a workshop on the World Schools Debate (WSD) format, which we will email you after receiving your application. On the actual day of your interview. You will have to present a public speaking speech (you can choose the topic), and compete in individual debates (1vs1). If you pass phase 1, you will then be invited to the final phase, phase 2.
For Phase 2: Students will be paired in a team and compete in a full two-day tournament. You will be informed of your teammates once you pass phase 1. All debate topics are impromptu, meaning you are given the topic 60 minutes in advance.
The 10th MNDT will be chosen by our coaching staff, our national adjudicators and invited international adjudicators.
Tryout Dates: October 8, 9, 15 & 16. (Phase 1)
Tournament Dates: October 22nd-23rd (Phase 2)
Location: Zoom (online)
Registration Deadline: September 20th, 2022 at 22:00
(the fee is to cover the fee for the judges who will judge the event)
1. Must be: 13 to 18 years old by 09/2023.
2. Must be a high school (secondary school) student in Morocco.
3. Must have an Intermediate to Advanced speaking level in English.
4. Must be able to attend a 2-hour online training sessions once a week, on a weekend.
A) A hardworking individual who likes to stays up-to-date on current affairs.
B) Obtained approval from parents.
C) Maintains a healthy relationship with teachers and is respectful at all times.
(Closed for the 2023 team, will open again for the 2024 team in September 2023)
For more information, contact us at MoroccoDebate@Gmail.com