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The Helmsmen Institute has an exciting vision for a club, which we feel called to share with the Stoa community. We have a team of outstanding and successful alumni and parent coaches who together have decades of experience in coaching, teaching and competing in Stoa. These Christian servant leaders are delighted to be able to bring their coaching and teaching philosophy and style to Voyagers.


Coaching All Levels: We offer coaching for
beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Juniors students competing in Stoa.

Coaching Staff: We offer coaching, teaching and oversight
from hand-picked Helmsmen staff and seasoned and dedicated Helmsmen board members.


We offer coaching for Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Parliamentary Debate, and for all speech events.


We offer mentoring and support for students and parents according to Galatians 6:2. We focus on faith,
truth and virtue (Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:2).


We place an emphasis on deep
learning, understanding, logic, reasoning 
and critical thinking (Titus 1:9). Well-managed, lively, engaging sessions, and guided activities for schooling at home
(Deuteronomy 6:7).

Coaching Options


Club meetings and personal coaching. Convenient Orange County location:

Concordia University, Irvine


On-line coaching

Parent Participation Options

Active Parent Participation: Parent attends most meetings, is an active volunteer, and fulfills mandatory requirements. 

Part Time Parent Participant: Parent attends few meetings, volunteers two or more times per semester, and fulfills mandatory requirements. 

Remote Participant: Student participates in on-line meetings with parent support; student competes as Voyagers team member in pre-arranged contract.

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