Register to Judge for the Luddy Debate League

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a debate judge in the Luddy Debate League. Judges are absolutely critical to the success of our debate tournaments. We welcome citizen judges of all types, including teachers, coaches, parents, and other members of the community. Experience with debating or judging is not necessary, as we will hold a brief judge training session on the morning of the tournament.

The Coolidge Foundation takes the well-being of students seriously. If you have already completed a background check for us before, or you have completed one for either Thales Academy or Franklin Academy for some other school purpose, then you may simply fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page. If you haven’t completed a background check for us or for Thales Academy or Franklin Academy, then please initiate the background check process via the steps below. If you have any questions or hesitations about this process, please get in touch with Coolidge Foundation Debate Director Jared Rhoads (jrhoads@coolidgefoundation.org).

To begin the background check process:

  1. Go to the Verified Volunteers form.
  2. Create a user profile.
  3. Select “GET VERIFIED” and enter the code: ssavsvc
  4. Complete the four verification steps. Make sure to select Apex 6-12 (please select Apex 6-12 regardless of where the upcoming tournament will be held).

After you complete the background check process, please register below:

Register to Judge for the Luddy Debate League