Debating, as any other sport, has a set of rules that are very important to know. Besides that, there are lots of tactics, approaches, and general frameworks that can be used in order to debate motions in an effective way. 

Here are multiple cheat sheets, workshops and other resources that can allow you to become a better debater, be competitive at tournaments and channel your enthusiasm in the right direction. 

Toronto Debate Academy resources: 

Warwick Debating Society training materials: 

Hello Motions (Motion Generator to practice on your own):