In addition to the extensive ratings and umpire development structure currently in place by the Women’s Game Officials Sub-Committee, US Lacrosse and the WGOSC have developed new USL sponsored umpire rating and training clinics.
US Lacrosse has also defined and established a list of approved District Rating events and clinics that women’s game umpires can attend in order to pursue their District Rating.
Along with the District Rating Events, US Lacrosse and the WGOSC have established both a developmental clinic and LEAD (L
evelopment) training for women’s game umpires.
Susie Ganzenmuller Observation Program
The purpose of this program is to emulate Susie Ganzenmuller’s passion and attitude toward officials’ on-field development through a grant to Local Boards to implement an observation program. The goal of this program is to develop officials, by utilizing on-field evaluations throughout the spring season. As such, observers will be trained to identify and communicate key areas for improvement in working officials, and follow up to see if these officials have implemented the suggestions into their games.
► Program Description
► Application Information
► Online Application Link
2014 US Lacrosse National Convention Scholarship Program
The US Lacrosse National Convention is the best pre-game an official can have for the season. It's a time for the lacrosse community to gather to communicate, collaborate, educate and of course socialize as we prepare for the 2014 season. USL recognizes that travel, lodging and registration can be cost prohibitive for some, which is why we’re excited to again offer the Official’s Education Program Scholarships. Each of the six super regions will be awarded four scholarships for a total of 24 awards. The scholarships for Super Regions 5 and 6 will be in the amount of $275 per award, and the scholarships for Super Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be in the amount of $175 per award. The scholarship monies will be paid out post convention. The purpose of these scholarships is to help subsidize the cost for officials wishing to attend the convention. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2013. Winners will be announced on the US Lacrosse.org and contacted via e-mail by September 30, 2013. Those who are selected must register for convention by October 30 or risk losing their scholarship. Those who are selected will have to agree to report back to USL by April 1, 2014 detailing how their convention experience benefited them individually, their board, and their region. Some of those selected may also be asked to do a brief on-camera interview on the Sunday of the convention (more information to follow).
► Online Application Link
District Rating Events and Clinics
Are you ready to go for your District rating? Make sure you attend an approved event or clinic in your area. Please review pages 7:17 and 7:18 in the manual as the process for earning a District Rating has changed.
• List of approved District Rating Events
Do you want to get a District Rating Event in your area? If so, you will need to meet the standards set for District Rating venues and submit the District Rating Venue Application below.
• District Rating Venue Standards
• District Rating Venue Application
Upcoming Training Opportunities
None scheduled currently
LEAD training is for the Umpire who has at least one season under his/her belt, and really wants to get their two-person game to be the best it can possibly be. This is also a great opportunity for umpires who may not want to achieve a District rating, but who would like to participate in professional growth and development that is specific to the youth game and two-person mechanic officiating. Log in to your US Lacrosse account here to sign up for the LEAD clinics.
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USL's Developmental Clinics are designed for both established and developing areas that need help in the basic training, recruiting, retaining, observing and advancing education of officials. For more information about these clinics and the requirements to hosting one in your area please check out the documents below.
• Read More About Developmental Clinics
• Clinic Request Form (Deadline for July 2013 - December 2013 clinics is Apr. 15, 2012)
• Clinic Hosting Handbook
For more information about the application process for bringing training to your area, please contact US Lacrosse at email@example.com.
Women’s Game Clinician Application
The Women’s Game Training Committee process for applying to be a US Lacrosse event clinician is open. If you have NEVER been a clinician (i.e.- you did not apply in 2010 or 2011) please read the Description of Process explanation and send your cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation from your Local Board Chair to Lucia Perfetti Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2012. People who applied in 2010 will be sent a separate survey for re-application which will need to be completed in order to continue for another two year term..
► Description of Process
► Head Clinician
► Assistant Clinician
► Apprentice Clinician
Train the Rater Clinics
None scheduled at this time.
► Program Description
► Observation Instructions
► 2012 Webinar Links: Streaming Recording | Download Recording
► 2013 Webinar Links: Streaming Recording | Download Recording
► Zoomerang Quiz
You must take the quiz in order to receive credit for watching the video.