At a debate tournament, debaters can preflow for the upcoming debate round while their team has a flight off (meaning they are not debating during that flight). Debaters should preflow their cases for each partner, so they will be ready no matter which side they end up debating. This means before the start of a debate, the team starts the round with at least two pieces of paper with their cases fully flowed.
Preflowing before the round will free up both debaters’ attention during the debate, especially if they are the team speaking second. Instead of flowing their partner’s constructive speech, the second speaker can focus exclusively on preparing rebuttals to the opposing team’s constructive speech.