All participating Dallas ISD coaches are eligible for additional compensation based on their participation in our program. Before participating, coaches should fill out a stipend agreement from the Student Activities Forms page and email it to

Professional Development

As referenced in the stipend agreement, all coaches must complete 2 professional development sessions through Dallas Urban Debate. We are finalizing a set of online training sessions, which will be posted here soon for coaches to view at their own pace.


We’ve compiled a variety of curricular resources that you may use in your classes/after school. You can also find articles about advanced debate concepts – as well as sample syllabi and lesson plans at the link above.

Training Videos

This series – produced by the Atlanta Urban Debate League – is a great resource with feedback from experienced UDL coaches on a variety of topics such as getting teams prepared for their first tournament, how to run practices, and how to help students cope with losing debates: