Register to Judge

Thank you for your interest in participating as a citizen judge for the 2024 Coolidge Cup. Without you, we could not run this program.

Please use the form below to register for the times that you would like to judge. Citizen judges who plan to judge for the 11am round of any day can plan to arrive around 10am and partake in a live judge training session with coffee and pastries. We ask all judges to attend a judge training session before judging their first round.

As a judge you are invited to take part in our onsite lunches and dinners on any of the days when you judge. If you have any questions, contact Speech and Debate Director Jared Rhoads (


  • You may choose one or both. We will do our best to give you your preference. We have a greater need for judges in debate than in speech.
  • Below are the times for which we will need speech and debate judges for the 2024 Coolidge Cup in Plymouth, Vermont. Please indicate when you are available to judge. Also note that a judge training video will be made available in advance, and a live judge training session will be offered each day at 10am.
  • Please provide a brief 2-3 sentence bio. Perhaps say who you are, where you are from, and what you do. It need not be formal.
  • Are there any competitors at this tournament who you know in advance that you should NOT be assigned to judge for any reason? (The most common type of conflict would be if you have any children competing or students whom you coach.) If so, list their name(s) here. If not, leave this space blank.
  • We want to make the judging experience as enjoyable, comfortable, and rewarding as possible. If you have any special requests, please let us know here.