CCNW families love debate. We believe debate is one of the best educational tools available to older homeschooled students. However, we also recognize that debate can become an all-consuming passion for those involved. To help CCNW families maintain a balance between participation in debate and other responsibilities and activities, the CCNW debate year is restricted to the period from October through April. The season begins in October with the announcement of the resolution. No competitive events are scheduled until January and no competitive events are scheduled later than April.