Complete all three registration parts by December 1, 2023 to avoid late fees. To be eligible to participate in league State Qualifiers in spring, schools must finish all three steps at least 2 weeks before the Qualifier start date.

Step 1: Complete

Download and print the CHSSA Registration Form below. Complete the form and obtain all appropriate coach and administrator signatures.

Step 2: Upload

Upload your completed registration form and answer all questions. We can accept PDFs, PNGs, or JPGs of your completed document.

Step 3: Payment

All schools must pay a $150 participation fee each year. You can pay online (preferred) or mail a check to our treasurer with verified delivery tracking.

In line with our mission to make speech and debate accessible to all, the California High School Speech Association is offering partial waivers of our annual $150 participation fee to qualifying schools. Applications must be received by November 1, 2023 at 5 PM PT. 

The CHSSA Treasurer is working hard to track all payments and rollovers, to verify them against the schools who have submitted their registration documents.  To check the status of your registration please click the link below, and carefully read the information at the top of the spreadsheet. 


The CHSSA August Board meeting held on January 6th

Click Here to Read the Meeting Minutes (Draft)

NFHS Topic Selection Committee

The NFHS Topic Selection Committee has narrowed the choices for the next national policy topic down to five choices. Click below to learn more, and submit your opinion for California’s representative to vote on the topic.

Click Here

2023-24 Draft Allocations

The draft 2023-24 allocations for the State Tournament are now live. The review window closes on September 30, 2023. Please contact your league president or area chair for any discrepancies in these allocations.

Click Here to Read the Allocations document (Draft Updated 9/25)