Welcome to Southern California Debate League

Message from our SCDL President:

Hello SCDL coaches!

I am thrilled to be back as your league president and look forward to a year of making memories and building relationships in this amazing activity that is speech and debate. Please use this website as a one-stop shop for all of your SCDL needs. In addition to our rules and regulations, you can also find the tournament schedule, tournament results, as well as league and state forms, and so much more.

Right now we are full steam ahead for IN PERSON tournaments. That could change, of course but for now, we forge ahead. My hope is that we are able to gradually get back to the place where the activity is FUN, as well as educational and inspiring.

If you are a COACH and have any questions at all about how our league operates, please feel free to reach out at any time. The best way to reach me is via email: scdlpresident@gmail.com.

Excited for the year to come!


Ashley Novak

President, Southern California Debate League (SCDL)

Speech & Debate Coach, Arcadia High School