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Season Information 2015-16
Conference Deadline Mar. 26
Region Deadline Apr. 9
VHSL Championships Apr. 22-23

2015-16 Rules Clinics

ONLINE
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.

THE DEADLINE TO COMPLETE ACTIVITIES CLINICS HAS PASSED.  LINKS WILL BE RE-ACTIVATED ON 11/16 FOR THOSE NEEDING TO COMPLETE CLINIC UNDER PENALTY AND MUST BE COMPLETED BY 12/31.

Debate Rules Clinic

IN-PERSON
All rules clinics for academic activities will be online for 2015-16 and available after Sept. 1 and must be completed by Oct. 31.  Select activities will also be presented in-person:

DEBATE- Sept. 25, 2:40 - 3:40  p.m., VASDDC Conference, Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center

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 22-23, 2016
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Michael Hall, Director, 434-582-2088
Sam Hopkins, Congress Director, 540-230-3507
Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475

2015-16  Results

 

Info for Tournament Directors

2016-17 Final Debate Ballot
Debate Topics for 2015-16
Conference Director's Packet
Region Director's Packet
Conference Report Form
Region Report Form

Student Congress Website

Debate Topics for 2016-17 (Next school year!)

VASDDC Conference
Sept. 23-24, 2016
Doubletree by Hilton, Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA  23185
757-220-2500
Registration - $135


Info for Tournament Teams

2016-17 Final Debate Ballot
Debate Topics for 2015-16
Conference Entry Form
Region Entry Form
State Entry Form
State Information Packet
State Congress Guidelines

Student Congress Website


Debate Topics for 2016-17 (Next school year!)

 

Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide

 

Past Results

2015-16
2014-15
2013-14
2012-13
2011-12
2010-11


History

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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