Welcome to the 2015-2016 Tournament Season

  Greetings from Rocky Mountain Stoa, your Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate League 

Exciting new announcements about upcoming events:

Colorado Parli Camp August 28, 29th

Cost: $100 Teaching: Ty Harding Colorado Springs, CO. Specific Location and schedule TBA. Host housing is available for students.

Rocky Mountain Stoa Kick-Off Dance & Dinner

Join us for lots of line dancing fun for the whole family Friday, Sept. 18 6:00 – 10:00pm. Chili Dinner will be served Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. $5 per person, $20 per family.

What is Stoa?

“Training Christian homeschooled students through Speech and Debate to better communicate a Biblical worldview”

Stoa is a national organization serving the needs of Christian Homeschooling families through Speech and Debate. It offers a competitive league for students age 12‐18, supports a growing network of clubs and coaches, and helps facilitate numerous tournaments and training opportunities across the nation.

What is Speech and Debate?

Speech and Debate is a collection of competitive, academic events in which students practice various aspects of public speaking. In interpretive events, for example, students act out an original or published work, emphasizing the hilarious or the tragic in different events. In debate, students contend to persuade the audience to different sides of a given topic. Whatever the event, participation and competition are both incredibly enjoyable and immensely rewarding.

If you are looking for information about STOA Colorado, contact:


Steve Vaughan – steven@homeinfusion.comcastbiz.net, 303-400-6805

Maggie Carabelos –missmaggie17@gmail.com, 303-457-9047

Lisa Brody, brodybunch6@gmail.com, 303-921-9928

Colorado Springs

Resolve Open House
Come ask questions, make friends and sign up for club!!
Thursday August 27th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
The Summit Building at Mountain Springs Church, 7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Larry Sparks:  (719) 495-1462 -larrywsparks@msn.com

Colleen Enos:   (719) 495-7414 -enosmom@gmail.com

SWORD Speech Club

September 1st 3:30-5:30
Kick-off and Introductory meeting. We will play some fun games, introduce the different events we coach, answer your questions and generally get to know each other.

Regular meeting time, Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 (5:00-6:00 Limited Prep Events)

Cragmor Christian Reformed Church,
1225 Acacia Drive
Across from UCCS off Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Turn south on Meadow Lane, then right on Acacia.
Go to the back of the building.

Sandra Bateman 303-808-4414 or email: sandrabateman@hughes.net

Rapid City, South Dakota

Dave & Teresa Johnson – (605) 390-3276, familyvonjohnson@gmail.com

National Stoa


By the way, if any coaches have someone who would like to learn Tab, the Parli Rock or any one day tournament is a great venue for learning Tab, without much stress. It’s one day, we feed you, the work load is light until the very end, when you’ll only be scrambling for 15 minutes, max!