SCDL Spring Novice Debate

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Southern California Debate League

Spring Novice Debate


Who: Member Schools of the SCDL

When: Friday January 22, 2021

Judge Training at 2:30 pm

First Round starts at 3:00 pm

Where: Tabroom/


Are you a COACH with questions?

Please contact:

Ms. McHugh, SCDL President.


In order to be eligible for this tournament, schools must : 

1. register all entries by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 15 (You may drop until Monday, January 18)

2. Be members of the SCDL

3. be able to provide one judge for every two Debate entries and six Congress entries

Entries for schools not meeting these criteria will not be honored.

Be sure to enter judges on

Make sure you have enough judges before you send in your entry

Varsity students may judge at this league tournament

By attending this event you are agreeing to the following:

In consideration for my participation in events sponsored or run by the Southern California Debate League (SCDL), I hereby expressly and irrevocably grant SCDL and its assigns, successors, licensees, affiliates, and designees (collectively the “Association”) the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right, license, and permission to use my name, image, likeness, voice, appearance, biographical information, statements, performance, and/or testimonials (collectively, the “Appearance”) in all forms and media including composite or modified representations for all purposes, including advertising, promotion, trade, or any commercial or non-commercial purpose throughout the world in perpetuity.  The foregoing right and license extends to my Appearance in any video or audio recordings, photos, and any other media, how known or later developed, that are created in connection with any Association events and/or activities in which participate, whether in person or virtually.  I waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my Appearance used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the Appearance or such publication.



If you, the coach of record, are not going to be attending the tournament, you must send either an employee representing your school and have them check in your team at the beginning of the tournament. The Coach or school representative must be contactable throughout the tournament in case of an issue or emergency. 

If you, the coach of record, are sending a volunteer and/or parent to care for your team. You must have a letter from your school, signed by your principal indication the person you are sending is the official "chaperone" of your team for the day. The letter must be turned in to the tournament director prior to the beginning of the tournament. Failure to do so may result in your student not being allowed to compete.

Whomever you put in charge of your team should have the student emergency medical forms/permission slips/parent contact forms for your team. Protect your students, yourself and your "representative".


Novice students are those in their first year of high school competition AND have NOT qualified for the State or National Championships in ANY event.

Each coach may select an MVP or top student participating at each novice tournament. That student would be recognized with an award by each individual coach. It is the coach's discretion whether or not to give the award.

Open Parli Info:

This event is designed for second-years Speech students who are interested in trying a category of debate. Novice parli debate topics will be used. See the page tab on the right for more information.

Congressional Debate Legislation Info:

Legislation will be available in December. Coaches will be notified upon publication of the bills.



Judge Training - 2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Round 1 - 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Round 2 - 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Round 3 - 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.



Round 1 - 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Round 2 - 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Round 3 - 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.