Mission Statement

The Association's mission is to promote and develop students' communication and research skills, vital assets for a lifetime of quality participation in a democratic society. The GFCA promotes the interests of the Georgia Department of Education by assisting in the regulation and improvement of speech and debate practices and by serving as a forum for the activity. 

Connecting Yourself to the Mission

The Association continues to grow steadily, as reflected in combined invitational participation data. Membership encompasses schools from all classifications in the Georgia High School Association and Georgia Independent School Association and is open to all high school students regardless of race, color, nationality, sex, or religion.

GFCA membership entitles each school to one automatic entry at the Varsity State Championship, all coaches' fees for workshops hosted by the GFCA, and the ability to host a sanctioned tournament.

Who Can Become A Member?

From the GFCA Constitution:

Section 1. Qualifications. Any person officially in a sponsoring or coaching capacity with high school debate or forensic activities in the State of Georgia shall be eligible to become a member of the association. Any such individual shall become a member with their school upon satisfying the dues requirements of the association. Any person supporting high school debate or forensic activities shall be eligible to become an Associate Member of the Association. Any such individual shall become an Associate Member upon satisfying the lifetime dues requirement of the association.

Section 2. Dues. The dues of the association shall be established for each year at the annual meeting of the members of the association. Membership shall run from September 1 to August 31.

Section 3. Vote. Each member in the association shall have one vote, provided, however, that all members who are associated or affiliated with the same school or institution shall collectively only have one vote.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues for the 2019-2020 school year are $75 if paid by January 15, 2020. After that date, dues are increased to $100.

Dues can be paid online or by mail. When paying online, there is a $2 service fee.

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Pay Dues Online

Pay By Mail

Please make checks payable to the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association or GFCA and mail to the following address:

ATTN: Richard Bracknell, GFCA Director of Finance
Carrollton High School
202 Trojan Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117