Coach Connect is a project dedicated to increasing access to excellent coaching. We offer free articles that are relevant for students debating in China, which will help them improve with limited resources. Coach Connect also offers private coaching services, and premium content including additional frameworks, blocks and arguments which can improve competitive success at a debate tournament.
Why Coach Connect?
Instead of honing your skills at a debate camp twice a year, you will be able to learn when you want. Coach Connect posts articles about innovative debate arguments, public speaking tips, and showcases debaters who champion tournaments in China.
Students can also work with private coaches or use premium resources created by our debate professionals. Each week you can view when your coach is available and book a time to speak with them one-on-one. You can work with our coaches on nearly any debate format, in English or Chinese, to help you get ready for any tournament.
Through Coach Connect, your coach can help you prepare for all aspects of a tournament, learn a new perspective on a debate topic, or discuss any other debate questions you may have. Whether you are an experienced debater or a complete novice, Coach Connect serves as a platform to connect you with the best debaters and coaches in the activity.
Why Work with a Debate Coach?
A debate coach is a valuable resource for experienced debaters looking to improve their performance at tournaments and for newer students striving to improve their understanding of debate fundamentals. Coaches can help students work through research materials, build and develop their cases, and point out areas for growth.
A debate coach can unlock a student’s potential with personalized coaching by guiding them through different areas of debate. From theory to practice, students will see vast improvements in their public speaking ability and knowledge of the topic.
How much does Coach Connect cost?
At Coach Connect, we offer free and paid products. Our free products include articles helping students improve their debate ability, free videos showcasing the top debaters, and other pieces of debate advice.
We also offer private coaching and premium resources. We believe that the longer you work with your coach, the more rewarding experience is for you. For that reason, we offer lower rates for students who sign up to work with their coaches for more hours. If you split coaching sessions with your teammate, then the hourly coaching fee is as low as $35USD / ¥240RMB if you book 30 hours. Since the price of coaching depends on how many students join each session and how many hours you sign up for, you can fill out the registration form and our team will contact you with more information.
How long does the program last?
The program is intended to be flexible and suit the student's needs as closely as possible. Whether you're just looking for a last minute polish before a big competition or you want to work with a coach for years to develop a complete toolkit of argumentative skills, our program can be tailored to fit you.
How does Coach Connect schedule classes?
Since our coaches and students are located around the world, and we strive to ensure that classes are scheduled at flexible and mutually convenient times and dates. Students around the world are divided up into cohorts based on their times and dates of availability.
How are online classes conducted?
All online sessions are conducted using advanced video-conferencing software that offers scholars an experience similar to a small seminar or face-to-face meeting. Students and coaches can see, hear, talk, and text chat with each other. Our platform also allows for screen-sharing so that students can view texts, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other visual aids.
Program Costs and Requirements
Please contact a Coach Connect representative for more complete program information.
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