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 Thursday afternoon/evening.


On-line coaching

Parent Participation Options

Active Parent Participation: Parent attends most meetings, is an active volunteer, and fulfills mandatory
requirements. $100 per year, sibling discount available.


Part Time Parent Participant: Parent attends few meetings, volunteers 2 times per semester, and fulfills mandatory requirements. $250 per year, sibling
discount available.

Remote Participant: Student and parent participate in on-line meetings; student competes as Voyager team member in pre-arranged agreement. Cost $100 per year.