All judges (new and returning) must be trained at a sanctioned judge training. Head coaches are not allowed to train their own judges.

Judge Training & Registration Materials 

    • A Judge Speechwire Review session will be hosted prior to State on March 12th at 3:00 PM. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.
    • Judge training sessions for the 2023 season have already taken place.
      • Here is a list of judges who have attended training and taken the certification test.

Resources for Judges

  1. Judge Handbook – PRINT this! It will make your life much easier!
    • Handbook includes:
      • Instructions for every type of tournament
      • Etiquette Statement
      • Possible rubric comments
      • Category Rules & Rubrics
      • Impromptu Judging & Timing Instructions
      • and more!
  2. Speechwire E-Ballot Refresher (video below)
  3. Speechwire – Judging a Power Round (video below)
  4. Speechwire & E-Ballot FULL Tutorial / Instructions (video below)
  5.  Virtual Impromptu Speaking Video Instructions (video below)

Concerns / Reporting

Below are links to the various reporting forms where the school coach may address an issue with the association leadership. Only head coaches should fill out these forms.

Judge Concerns Online Reporting Form 

Competition Concerns Online Reporting Form 

Category Rules and Infractions Online Reporting Form 

Other concerns? Email the executive board at leadership@wisconsinmlfa.org!