The Spring Meeting Minutes have been posted! View them here.
Calling all coaches: Please join us for our Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
View the agenda and the link to connect via Zoom here: https://tinyurl.com/mlfaspring
Just a reminder that there are no partner or group entries allowed this year and that all competitors must be individual participants this year. For a list of this year’s categories and descriptions, please check out this document. The following categories will not be offered for the 2021 season:
- Impromptu Speaking
- Group Acting
- Group Improvisation
- Group Interpretation
For more information and resources to support your team during this year’s virtual season, please check out this site.
An MLFA sponsored mock tournament is now open for registration. It is for coaches and judges. Use a different personal email address, add you and your colleagues to your team roster, register yourself and fellow coaches in any categories you wish, schedule judges, and join the fun at 10:00 AM January 30th. No performing, just witty banter and an opportunity to get the students’ point of view.
Don’t forget, every judge on your team – or potential judge, MUST attend a training and pass the test. They should also watch the Speechwire tutorial about the ballots and what to expect. Remember, everyone logs into live.speechwire.com to compete in a tournament. Everything they need to know in life including the judge training schedule is on the virtual web site link for judges.
The 2021 MLFA shirts are ready for purchase! Buying apparel supports the MLFA in offering guidance, support, and a robust State Forensics Competition to participating Wisconsin schools! Check out this year’s limited-edition apparel here! Orders are due by February 10th and ANYONE (coaches, students, families, etc.) can order and pay online!
Hello MLFA members,
The Judge Training Committee wanted to create a calendar of judge training sessions for our organization. We are in need of trainers and hosts. We created this Google Form to share with the organization so that we can work together to prepare for the virtual season.
Google Form Link
Zoom Meeting for Coaches on Tips and Tricks
Purpose: To assist your speakers shine during their forensic presentations
Presenter: Mr. Vince Vitrano WTMJ-4 Morning Anchor
Where: Via Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 8562 2419
Meeting ID: 978 8562 2419
When: Wednesday, December 9th
Time: 4:30-5:15 p.m.
*For those who can’t attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the website*
Topics that will be discussed
Our Tournament Practices and Procedures Committee has put together the many resources coaches &/or hosts will need for our 2021 season.
Please join us at our annual Fall meeting on Saturday, November 7th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Committee meetings begin at 8:00 AM, General Business Meeting begins at 8:30. Click here to join!
AGENDA WILL INCLUDE:
Questions will be answered, and fears put to rest – we’ve got this!
Overview of the 2021 Virtual Season & Upcoming Training Opportunities
The 2020 MLFA Fall Meeting will be virtual and will be held on November 7, 2020. Links to the meeting and breakout sessions will be released shortly, along with the agenda. Stay tuned for more details.
The deadline to register a team for the 2020/21 season without a late fee has been extended to November 14, 2020.
The membership fee is $50. $25 Late Fee if payment is received after Nov 15th.
No registrations will be accepted after Dec 15th.
Follow this link to the Registration Form
Please mail checks and printed invoice to Janette Schroeder, 405 Johnson Drive, Cascade, WI 53011
Please follow the following link to complete your 2020-2021 School Membership
From host Melissa Krahn:
Greetings Forensics Teams,
With all of the schools canceling, we no longer have enough adults to host the NHI forensics meet. We are canceling at this time. We will be returning checks during the next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncharted time.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.