2019 State Tournament Information Packet


Attached and linked below is the State Tournament information packet. All that you could possibly need to know can be found in the packet. Please read through the entire packet, then follow the 3 step registration process.
 You will not be registered for state until you have completed:
2. Google Form linked here. https://goo.gl/9mEQGT
3. Send payment for registration and food orders.


Registrations and tournament inquiries by coaches should be directed to:

Sarah Lichey

7600 W. North Ave

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

(414) 773-2420 (fax)

(414) 773-2459 (phone)

licheysa@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us (email)

Food and volunteer inquiries by coaches should be directed to:

Tracy Halfmann


Fees for State Tournament go to our association treasurer.

Please make out one check payable to MLFA and mail to:

Janette Schroeder

℅ St. John the Baptist

116 Pleasant St.

Plymouth, WI 53073

Very Sad News

“There are those who open their hearts to others…. Who never think twice about giving of themselves. They are the wonderful warm hearted people who make all the difference in our lives.” Gilda Radner

It is with a very heavy heart that I am sad to share that Helen Andrews friend, mother, wife, MLFA coach, and executive board member has passed away. Helen gave of her time and talent to build and make Pilgrim Park Middle School one of the premier teams of the MLFA. Helen’s gifts weren’t just confined to her team, but she gave countless hours molding our rubrics and rules so that judging was as efficient and fair as possible. Helen, besides being a wonderful teacher, coach, and mentor for the MLFA, was above all a beautiful and giving friend. She was always willing to share a wonderful story to cheer you up, an anecdote that could bring a smile, and a warm hug to let you know that she cared and wanted the best for you. Her mere presence could light up a room. Helen will be missed by all in the organization that knew her, as well as all the countless middle schoolers, judges, parents, coaches, and students who lives she touched. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Andrews family and the Pilgrim Park Forensic team. I will share information regarding services and ways to support both the family and the Pilgrim Park team as I am made aware of their needs and wishes. In the meantime all of you will be kept in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Cullen, Cudahy Forensics, MLFA President

Updated & Revised Association Documents

It’s probably been quite some time since you’ve had such fun reading! But, it’s important to know how our association works. Please take some time to read through our newly updated and approved By-Laws and Constitution.

Final Copy – MLFA Bylaws 2018-2019

Final Copy MLFA Constitution 2018-2019

Please follow these links and save the document to your own files. Answers to most, if not all, of your questions can be found in the By-laws and Constitution.

Codes from the tournament scheduler

Hello Coaches!

This coming weekend will be the first week of competitions. Likely, the host of your first meet has already closed and scheduled the registrations. Your students’ codes and room assignments will be automatically sent from the scheduling website. It will come from this email: administrator@mlfawisconsin.org
Please add it to your contact list. If it is not in your contact list, it may accidentally go to your spam folder.
If by the Monday or Tuesday, you don’t receive your students’ codes, first check your spam folder, then contact the meet host.

Whitefish Bay Judge Training

Due to inclement weather, the Whitefish Bay district has cancelled  activities on Thursday, January 31, 2019. As a result, our forensics judge training is also cancelled tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 31, 2019. Would you please Post this cancellation to the MLFA website.
We will still have judge training on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Interested coaches must email me to check if space is available.
Thank you!

Updates to Tshirt & Sweatshirt Sale

Hello Coaches,

The merchandise has been updated to only one color on back of shirts. NO CHANGES TO FRONT.

The MLFA site has been updated to reflect change.

Ordering has been streamlined to three due dates. See Changes in red on Coach Order forms and below.

These changes will keep our costs down and hopefully our profits up!

I will still deliver to the meets as previously listed but due dates might reflect changes, so check that you are following these dates:

Order to Kari George by 11:59 PM Wednesdays:
January 30 for delivery @ Badger 2/15 or Starms 2/16
January 30 for delivery @ Longfellow 2/22 or Oak Creek East 2/23
February 13 for delivery @ Pilgrim Park 3/1 or Mitchell/Parkside 3/2
February 13 for delivery @ Silverbrook 3/8 or Silver Lake 3/9
March 6 for delivery @ MPS City 3/23 or State 4/6Orders that are changed or added after due date will be moved to following week’s delivery site or private meet-up. Check must be received prior to delivery or your order will be held or delayed.

If the above meets do not work for you or you have huge orders, we will stick with due dates but arrange for a drop-off at home/school/or park and ride.
This is a change from the past seasons–Send check to:
Janette Schroeder
MLFA Treasurer
405 Johnson Drive
Cascade, WI 53011

As soon as I receive your order I will check all math and reply with an invoice within 24 hours. Please get your invoice to your bookkeepers ASAP and to Jeannette ASAP orders will be held until payment has been received.

Janette will send receipt of payment to your school. I will provide some type of inventory sheet from printer upon delivery.


Updated Student Order Form

Updated Coach Order Form


Question/concern? Text me at (414)899-9220 or email georgekf@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Kari George

Art Specialist

Forensic Coach

Fairview Elementary


Sad News

Dear Coaches,
I am sad to share that Andi Pintens, retired head coach from Badger MS in West Bend, long-time member of the executive board and a veteran member of the MLFA passed away. Linked here is information regarding her funeral.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and her husband at this very sad time.
Pam Cullen
MLFA President

Registration Reminders

From Tournament Practices and Procedures…

Registration Etiquette Reminders:

  1. Please zero out your registration before asking a host to remove you from their meet.
  2. Adjust your numbers accurately as soon as possible so hosts can plan for food ordering. 


Any additional questions, contact Tyne Turner who heads up our Tournament Practices committee.




Materials for judge training have been posted on the website under the Judges tab.

Travel to this page to find links for judge training.

If you plan to host a judge training, please consider opening to other coaches and judges. 

If you are looking for a judge training to attend, look under the Working List of Judge Training Sessions.

ALL adults who plan to judge this season (including coaches) are expected to be trained (or refreshed), take and pass the quiz, then be registered by the sponsoring coach BEFORE that adult judges at a meet.