Congress



Current OSDA Legislation

Congress Intent Form for District Tournament

OSDA (OHSSL) Chamber Guidelines

OSDA Legislation Templates (Format / Submit)
Must Submit Via Google Docs!
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 Aparido1@kent.edu
 Canton Nick Bollas GlenOak bollasn@plainlocal.org
 Cleveland Amy Roediger Mentor roedigerac@yahoo.com
 GMV Ian Rexroad Beavercreek irexroad@gmail.com
 Tarhe Trails Jason Robinson Wauseon jrobinson@wauseonindians.com
 Youngstown Jodi West Poland Jodi.M.West@gmail.com


Deadlines:
  • 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. 


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