Saddleback Speech and Debate Team - Spring 2021 National Champions!
The Saddleback Speech Team attends many tournaments throughout California and across the nation competing in both individual events and debate. Our team is nationally recognized for our students' competitive success, as well as our commitment to maintaining a team that views competition as an engagement that demands dedication, respect, and ethical behavior.
After having competed for our team, we hope our students have learned to better develop innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements, to strengthen their critical thinking skills, and to better communicate with others. We value the work of our competitors, as they are continually teaching the team new ways of looking at the world by bringing their own diverse experiences and unique opinions to our team. At Saddleback College, the coaches and faculty members feel extremely privileged and honored to be able to continue to provide a space for our competitors to learn how to become better speakers, writers, and students!
The Saddleback Speech Team will have a 2020 - 2021 Competitive Season! Look for coaching and tournaments information here in the coming weeks.
Current Team Awards
- 2019 PSCFA Regional Championship Tournament
- 2018 Watson-Lancer Invitational
- 2018 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament
- 2018 PSCFA Regional Championship
- 2018 Tabor-Venitsky Championship
- 2017 Ray Dahlin Invitational
- 2017 Watson-Lancer Invitational
- 2017 Crossman Invitational
- 2017 Tabor-Venitsky PSCFA
- 2017 CCCFA State Championship
- 2017 ARTa Championship
Join the Speech Team
Join our team by enrolling in SP 106 Forensics Activity. See the following documents for information about the class.
SPEECH 106 DOCUMENTS
- Tournament Preparation Packet
- Tournament & Fundraiser Schedule (2017-2018)
- Speech 106 Syllabus (Fall 2017)
(949) 582-4265 or Lucas Ochoa at 949-582-4778.
- The National Communication Association
- National Parliamentary Debate Association
- Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association
- The National Forensic Association
- Western States Communication Association
- American Forensic Association
- Phi Rho Pi National
Speech Instructor/Forensics Coach