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 

    • Training sessions will all be virtual.
      • Weekdays sessions will be held on 1/10, 1/12, 1/16, & 1/18 from 6-7:30 PM. Click HERE to access the Zoom link.
      • A weekend session will be held on 1/14 at 8:00 AM. Click HERE to access the Google Meet link.


    • 2023 Judge Certification Test & Registration (COMING SOON) – Each person who will be a judge MUST complete this test to be certified & registered for the season.


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 Tutorial / Instructions (video below)
  3.  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!