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 US Lacrosse-sponsored officials rating and training clinics.
US Lacrosse has also defined and established a list of approved District Rating events and clinics that women’s game officials 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 (Local Enrichment And Development) training for women’s game umpires.
Susie Ganzenmuller Observer 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.
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 2015 season. US Lacrosse recognizes that travel, lodging and registration can be cost prohibitive for some, which is why we’re excited to again offer the Officials 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 30, 2014. Winners will be announced on USLacrosse.org and contacted via email by October, 2014. 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 US Lacrosse by April 1, 2015, 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
2014 IWLCA National Tournament Scholarship Program
Applications for the second annual IWLCA Scholarship are now available. Scholarships assist officials wishing to attend the 2014 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament at Cedar Lane in Bel Air, Md., May 25-27. There are 36 scholarships to be awarded to Super Regions 1,2,4,5,6.
Super Regions 5 and 6: $300 per award*
Super Region 4: $200 per award*
Super Regions 1, 2 and 3: $125 per award
*focusing on those traveling from more than 200 miles
The scholarship monies will be paid out after National Tournament. The purpose of these scholarships is to help subsidize the cost of travel. Only Locals (with a recommendation from their Local Board Chair) and District rated officials are eligible to apply. Application
Deadline to Apply: March 21
Winners Announced: March 28
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.
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.
NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Interpretation Clinics
LEAD training is for the official 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 officials 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.
US Lacrosse'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.
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, 2011, or 2012) 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 email@example.com by October 15, 2013. People who applied in 2011 will be sent a separate survey for re-application which will need to be completed in order to continue for another two year term.
For more information about the application process for bringing training to your area, please contact US Lacrosse at firstname.lastname@example.org.