NCFL Fall Meeting Minutes

The official minutes from the NCFL Fall Meeting in Milwaukee have been posted to the NCFL website. The minutes provide further detail to the notes posted here previously.

FGCCFL will incorporate the amendments to the NCFL Bylaws starting with the January tournament. With respect to Internet use, further guidance will be provided. For now, just know that this means NO IN-ROUND INTERNET at Riverview.

Online Course: “Adjudicating Speech and Debate”

The NFHS and NSDA now offer an online course for new (and not-so-new) forensics judges covering basic skills in judging speech and debate rounds. The course includes video from the final rounds of NSDA Nationals and provides useful information about not only what to expect from the students, but how to behave as a judge. While not a substitute for local judge training, the course is both a useful orientation and a skill sharpener.

The course is free and can be taken at the NFHS Learning Center. An NFHS account, also free, is required to register. To help with the three practice judging activities, you can download the following ballots:

(Hat tip to Jennifer Bell of Wharton High School.)

Registration Sandbox for Coaches

FGCCFL has created a special tournament site on Tabroom to help coaches practice using the online registration system. You can find this site at Guidance is provided on the front page of the site and a downloadable PDF. The site will be available through September 12 September 15.

Please take the opportunity to create your Tabroom account, add your students and judges, and learn how Tabroom registration works before the first tournament of the season.


Welcome (or welcome back) to FGCCFL! Our new home on the Web will keep you up to date on tournaments and League happenings. It also connects to the Congress site and our new online registration portal at Follow the links above and to the right to access available resources.

The first Congress of the year and the fall coaches’ meeting will be held at Wharton High School on Saturday, September 8. An invitation will be posted as soon as it is ready.

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We look forward to an exciting year! See you in September!