MCJA Summer Training
MCJA Summer Training

Summer Training

2024 MCJA ~ Novice ~ Summer Training
Virtual Sessions ~ August 12, 13, 14
More details to come!!



Summer Training 2023 – Schedule

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.
Sessions include:
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…)

Where to go to find helpful information you need during the season!
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
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
Passcode: D0UK!??B

Safety – Recorded Session
Passcode: u2*.AK&2

Panel – Recorded Session
Passcode: p+7*4hx^

*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!



MCJA membership registration

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