2023 MCJA ~ Veteran & Novice ~ Summer Training
Calling All Officials for In-Person Sessions
August 11 & 12 – in Frankenmuth
This year MCJA is trying something new! Come join us – veterans and novice officials – for a jump start to the season.
Tricks of the Trade: A Panel Judging Lab and A Safety Judging Lab
This session will provide an opportunity for judges (experienced and new) to discuss the “systems/tricks” they have developed over the years in a round table discussion. This session will allow for a structured dialogue between judges where significant ideas will be reported out. These ideas will be audio-recorded, typed up, and sent out to members for future thought and/or use. In order to use this time most efficiently, sections of this session will be timed.
NOTE: PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SESSION SHOULD THINK THROUGH (AHEAD OF TIME) WHAT THEIR SYSTEMS/TRICKS ARE (example: how you deduct points on round three stunting/tumbling, what you factor into general impression score, how you judge formations, etc…)
Learn about cheer resources with a librarian by day, cheer judge by night! Accessing information is important to the big picture of being a registered official.
Case Play Jeopardy
Navigating the Game:
Diving into Procedures and Best Practices
There will be sessions pertaining to each round for panel and safety. Also offered: Three Million Things not in the Manual and Stunt sessions too!
$25 includes lunch
PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE JULY 31st
Register for Summer Training
Reserve a room
*A block of rooms are being held at the Bavarian Inn through July 31st – mention MCJA Summer Training for the best rates!
10 am – 12 pm Morning session
12 – 1 pm Lunch provided
1 – 4 pm Afternoon sessions
6 – 8:30 pm Evening ‘get together’ – Celebrate 30 years of Cheer!
Breakfast on your own
9 am – 12 pm Morning sessions
2022 Summer Training Recordings
Whether you missed last summer training or just looking to refresh some of your skills, these videos are a fantastic resource!
Mechanics – Recorded Session
Safety – Recorded Session
Panel – Recorded Session
*This training is geared toward all officials – both panel and safety. MCJA holds the belief that officials of all experiences and levels can learn from each other. Please plan to attend and share your enthusiasm and wisdom!