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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 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 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

2014-15  Results


Info for Tournament Directors

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

Student Congress Website

Info for Tournament Teams

2016-17 Preliminary 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

2015-16 VASDDC Program Schedule

2015-16 VASDDC Conference -- Click here for website for registration
Sept. 25-26, 2015
Fort MaGruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg



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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