Here at Jackson, we do our absolute best to prepare our parent judges to be ready and feel confident in their role as adjudicators and communication evaluators. It is NOT uncommon for new judges to feel apprehensive about participating at such an important level. We have plenty of experienced parents willing to help teach. We encourage all judges to observe and join us for the day at a local tournament to help you understand the activity. We also sponsor workshops and clinics at which the coaches provide you with all the valuable tools needed to volunteer and judge.
Please refer to the attached manuals and documents for questions regarding how to evaluate different events and effectively assess the speakers to give them the most out of each learning experience.