Coaching Workshops & Webinars
The Coaches Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at Dexter High School. The itinerary and speakers are still being finalized, but you can click HERE to take a look at a previous workshop agenda to get the idea.
This workshop will also have a Public Forum Student Workshop option. Students are invited to attend a PF workshop from 9:30am-12pm. If students wish to stay after lunch there will be a mini tournament of practice rounds. Interested? Email Courtney Bassett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Webinars - these webinars are for coaches and will operate as Q&A discussions led by MIFA staff and members of the various event committees. Coaches are encouraged to join these in order to get perspective from experienced coaches about a variety of topics. Webinars are FREE to members but space is limited! Sign up for webinars HERE.
> November 5, 2018 6pm "Regional/State Advancement & Event Changes"
> January 22, 2019 6pm "Regional/State Advancement & Event Changes" 6pm
> February 11, 2019 6pm "In Depth Coaching Q&A"
> March 9, 2019 6pm "Pre-Bids & Regional Registration" (In person at the MSCI Festival AND online) 2pm *time tentative)
> High School Individual Events Judge Certification
Judges must be certified in order to judge at an IE Regional or State Competition. Individuals who are at least 3 years out of high school are eligible to be certified. Certification lasts for 3 years. Learn more about IE Judge Certification and Re-Certification here.
Check certification status here.
> Middle Level Individual Events Judge Certification
The Middle Level Judge Certification process is being updated as well and the info you need will be available here in October.
Here are just a couple of the reasons to take to the test:
> Policy Debate Judge Certification
The Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association requires policy debate judges for the State Debate Tournament and the Novice Final Tournaments to be a high school graduate, agree to uphold the ethics statement, and post a judging philosophy online, and/or update their previously submitted paradigm, no later than one week prior to a state tournament.
To become certified, fill out this form.
And then post a judging philosophy on the wiki or tabroom.