Thank you for the kind words and insight! At DebateUnited, we have mock debate rounds every week. It's a great chance, as you highlighted, for the students to get round experience and hone their speaking and argumentative skills. The drills are to prepare our students for these rounds by teaching debate fundamentals, as almost all of our students have no previous debate experience. Our drills range from basic top of case construction all the way to advanced technical debate like theory shells and kritiks. I definitely agree that drills aren't always the most engaging way to learn, so we try to sprinkle in fun games as often as we can!
It's always great to meet more avid debaters. Let me know if you're interested in working with the Boys and Girls Clubs to bring DebateUnited to your area!