The Long Island Forensic Association and the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre are cocurricular organizations which exist to promote  leadership in high school students through public speaking activities. We seek to teach students the importance of analytical and communication skills. As such, we hold regular speech and debate tournaments throughout the school year.

Membership in both leagues is open to both public and private schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 Competition in these tournaments leads to the State Championship, sponsored by the New York State Forensic League

The Invitation to the Speech Tournament on Oct. 17 is available.

Congress Bills for Oct. 17 are available.

The Invitation to the Debate Tournament on Oct. 24 is available.

The results of the Sept 26 debate tournament are available.

The results of the Oct 10 Speech tournament are available.

A letter to school administrators regarding the 2020-2021 Speech and Debate season.

Information for the beginning of the new school year is available.

Instructions on registering your judges for e-balloting.

Instructions on registering your students for e-balloting.

Instructions on e-balloting. 

A Video on NSDA Campus is available.

Any school that is interested in joining either or both leagues may contact either Mrs. Lydia Esslinger, President of the Long Island Forensic Association or Bro. John McGrory, President of the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre for information. 

Please register at

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