Thank you for registering for the Reagan Debates!

In the coming months you'll receive logistical information regarding the tournament. If you have any questions, please email Mike Bietz -


Payments should be made to Harvard-Westlake School. In the memo line please indicate the name of the competitor.

Send check to:
Harvard-Westlake School
ATTN: Mike Bietz, Debate Coach
700 N Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Fee per entry: $40.00
Fee per hired judge: $100.00

Continue your debate education by attending the summer debate program taught by the faculty with the most national championships:

On the campusses of Harvard-Westlake School & The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

debate.LA is a not-for-profit, national-level debate & speech institute for students in grades 5-12 dedicated to providing access to superior and proven debate & speech coaches.

We have programs for students of all levels of experience (including beginners to the very elite), and even for students who do not actively participate in competitive debate & speech at their own schools.

Our leadership team includes the long-time directors of two historically successful summer programs - VBI (2002-2014) & The Georgetown Debate Seminar (2011-2014).

Our most popular program (and the program that will provide the most access to our amazing staff) is our 2-Week Flagship - July 13-24, 2015. This program will take place at the Upper School campus of Harvard-Westlake School. Residential students will stay at the award-winning The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Please visit Programs & Dates to find the program that is best suited for you.

Choose a program with the best and most experienced coaching faculty!

In just the last decade or so, our senior faculty has put together an amazing record:

  • TWO NDCA Championships
  • TWO Debaters to make TEAM USA in back-to-back years
  • FIVE NSDA (NFL) National Championships
  • SIX-STRAIGHT MSPDP League Tournament Championships
  • SEVEN TOC Championships
  • EIGHT Novice National Championships (incl. two closeouts)
  • EIGHTEEN NSDA (NFL) Stage Award Appearances
  • Over FIFTY TOC Qualifiers
  • Copeland Award Winners for College Debate's Top Team
  • TOC & NSDA (NFL) Champions in the same season
  • Greenhill, Blake, Caucus & Valley Closeouts
  • Greenhill & Voices Round Robin Closeouts
  • College Prep, St. Mark's & Lexington Closeouts
  • Back-to-Back Glenbrooks Closeouts
  • Back-to-Back-to-Back TOC Champions

And that's only 6 of us.

In just the 2014/2015 season, our faculty have coached the LD Champions at Lexington (Closeout), St. Mark's (Closeout), The Glenbrooks, College Prep (Coseout), Harvard-Westlake, The Damus Hollywood Invitational, the Loyola Tournament and The Voices Round Robin (Closeout).

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