Current OSDA High School Legislation

Current OSDA Middle School Legislation

Tournament Host Legislation

OSDA Legislation Templates (Format / Submit)
Must Submit Via Google Docs!
Congress Intent Form for District Tournament

OSDA (OHSSL) Chamber Guidelines

Any OSDA student is encouraged to submit appropriate legislation to his/her coach. All legislation shall follow guidelines set by the National Speech and Debate Association. 

Once a coach has received the legislation and has verified it is in the proper format, s/he shall submit it to the District Designee for Congress by the deadline. It is suggested that all District pieces be submitted to the OSDA Designee at the same time. 

Each District should submit no more than 6 pieces of legislation per submission date. Each District has the autonomy to decide this process. 

District Designees:

 Akron Anthony Paridon Norton
 Canton Nick Bollas GlenOak
 Cleveland Amy Roediger Mentor
 Columbus Mallary Meyer Licking Heights
 GMV Ian Rexroad Beavercreek
 Toledo Jason Robinson Wauseon
 Youngstown Jodi West Poland

  • October 1 for November tournaments
  • November 1 for December tournaments
  • December 1 for January and February tournaments
  • January 15 for State Tournament -- new or revised legislation is encouraged

Once the coach has submitted the legislation to the District Designee, the District Designee shall forward all appropriate legislation to the OSDA Congress Designee -- Jodi West. Legislation will then be organized and posted on the OSDA web site by the 15th of the month prior to the month the legislation is to be debated. Legislation will not be edited for content. 

The docket will be divided into weekly tournament sections. Each tournament host will then verify the pieces of legislation they wish to use for their tournament and announce it in their invitation and to OSDA for posting. 

For the OSDA State Tournament, legislation will be posted online by February 1 in sections: preliminary, quarters, semis, and finals. 

Additional Congress Resources: