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Season Information 2016-17
Conference Deadline Mar. 25
Region Deadline Apr. 8
VHSL Championships Apr. 21-22

2016-17 Rules Clinics

Online rules clinics will be offered during the months of September and October and are available 24 hours a day.  Clinics must be completed by midnight on October 31 to receive attendance credit.

Debate Rules Clinic

All rules clinics for academic activities will be online for 2016-17 and available after Sept. 1 and must be completed by Oct. 31.  Select activities will also be presented in-person at the VASDDC Conference in September:

Forensics - Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Debate - Sept. 23, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Theatre - Sept. 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The in-person attendance is an alternate option.  Coaches need not complete both the in-person and online, but must complete one or the other.

VHSL State Championships

April 21-22, 2017
Site TBA
Director TBA
Nick Kalagian, 540-729-8118,
Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475


Info for Tournament Directors

Debate Topics for 2016-17
Conference Director's Packet
Region Director's Packet
Conference Report Form
Region Report Form

Student Congress Website

Info for Tournament Teams

Debate Topics for 2016-17
Conference Entry Form
Region Entry Form

State Entry Form

State Information Packet
State Congress Guidelines

Student Congress Website


Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide


Past Results



DID YOU KNOW -- When members of the Washington and Jefferson Literary Societies at the University of Virginia decided in the fall of 1913 to organize a debating league among the secondary schools of the state, they could not have conceived how their small project would develop, expand and grow into what is now the Virginia High School League. By the fall of 1914, 100 schools were enrolled in the Virginia High School Literary League. Its program was expanded during 1914-15 to include a contest in oral reading, and statewide competition in baseball, basketball and track soon followed. Each activity was governed by a set of standard rules developed by the League which was renamed "The Virginia High School Literary and Athletic League."

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