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
2013 Convention Scholarships
The US Lacrosse is pleased to offer Official’s Education Program Umpire Scholarships to the 2013 National Convention. Each of the six super regions were 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 umpires wishing to attend the convention.
The application period for 2013 USL Convention scholarships is now closed. Those who were selected agreed to report back to USL by April 1, 2013 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.
National Tournament Scholarships - Sponsored by IWLCA
US Lacrosse, with sponsorship from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, is proud to announce the National Tournament Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to attend the 2013 National Tournament at Lehigh University, May 25-26. A total of 36 scholarships will be awarded to Super Regions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. The scholarships for Super Regions 5 and 6 are $300 per award, $200 (focusing on those traveling from more than 200 miles) for Super Region 4, and Super Regions 1 and 2 are $125 per award. Super Region 3 will not be awarded due to the central location of the tournament site inside the region. The scholarship monies will be paid out after the National Tournament. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2013. Winners will be announced on the website and contacted via email by March 29, 2013. Only Local- (with a recommendation from their Board Chair) and District-rated officials are eligible to apply.
► APPLY HERE
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
2013 Rule Interpretation Clinics
Several upcoming dates and locations in January and February.
• Please click here for full breakdown of dates and sites.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
None currently scheduled
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
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.
Park City, UT
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
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.