BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse has named Greg Schuler of the Bluegrass Lacrosse Officials Association (Ky.) and Sid Flanders of the Wisconsin Lacrosse Officials Association as the 2010 winners of the Scott Boyle Memorial Observers Program Grant.
The program grant is designed to help develop young officials instead of simply evaluating them. To do so, experienced officials are trained in observation, evaluation and communication and then compensated to go and observe games officiated by newer officials. Each official is observed at least twice in order to determine if he or she was able to implement the suggestions for improvement.
"With the help of Greg and Sid, these emerging areas will have the opportunity to provide programs and services to their officials which will enhance the lacrosse experience for all involved," said Lucia Perfetti Clark, US Lacrosse officials training and umpire development manager. "The integrity of the sport is directly related to game safety which officials play a primary role in preserving. These two areas are demonstrating a commitment to the mission of US Lacrosse, and honoring the game."
This is an annual grant process, and the application will be open for the 2012 season July 1 through October 15, 2011.
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