Coaching Workshops & Webinars
The Coaches Workshop will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 from 10am to 12pm via Zoom conference.
Early sessions introduce MIFA operations. Late afternoon breakouts allow an in-depth look at each of our events with a focus on online competitions for the coming season.
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! 2021-22 Dates coming soon!
Missed the IE webinars from last year? Watch recordings on our IE Resources page.
> 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.