The Officials Development Program at US Lacrosse has recently announced a series of eight new webinars for men’s and women’s officials over the next several weeks.

The series opens on Sunday, Feb. 14 with Peter Toner, the associate head men's lacrosse coach at Penn State, kicking off a three-part session with top college coaches on helping officials understand the game from the coaches perspective. Pat Myers, the head coach at Lafayette, and Nick Myers, the head coach at Ohio State, will also participate in future sessions. The Myers brothers and Toner were all on the coaching staff for the 2016 U.S. U19 men's team that won a gold medal.

Additional men's sessions include Greg Bulger on managing restarts and Nate Hoeckelman on officiating the transition game.

The women's game webinars start with Karen Blaine on "Getting it Right: The Sequel" on Feb. 16. Additional sessions have Sue Perkins and Missie Wilcox discussing free movement and self starts and Lisa Volland, Karen Blaine and Kristy Sligar looking at legal vs. illegal contact.

Registration for all of these webinars is free of charge and they are available thanks to the generous support of our nearly 400,000 US Lacrosse members nationwide and our donors.

The initial officials webinar schedule is listed below. Visit our webinar page for the latest webinar schedule updates and additions.

Upcoming Webinars

Day Date Time (Eastern) Title Speakers Primary Audience Registration
Sunday 2/14/21 8 p.m.

Coaches Series - Understanding the Game From The Sideline

Peter Toner, Associate Head Coach, Penn State Men's Game Officials Register
Tuesday 2/16/21 8 p.m. Getting it Right: The Sequel Karen Blaine, ODP Training Group Women's Game Officials Register
Sunday 2/28/21 8 p.m.

Coaches Series - Understanding the Game From The Sideline

Pat Myers, Head Coach, Lafayette Men's Game Officials Register
Tuesday 3/2/21 8 p.m. Free Movement and Self-starts

Sue Perkins, Missie Wilcox, ODP Training Group

Women's Game Officials Register
Monday 3/8/21 8 p.m.

Understanding and Managing Restarts

Greg Bulger, ODP Training Group

Men's Game Officials Register
Monday 3/15/21 8 p.m.

Coaches Series - Understanding the Game From The Sideline

Nick Myers, Head Coach, Ohio State Men's Game Officials Register
Monday 3/22/21 8 p.m.

A Look at Legal and Illegal Contact

Lisa Volland, Karen Blaine, Kristy Sligar, ODP Training Group

Women's Game Officials Register
Sunday 3/28/21 8 p.m. Officiating the Transition

Nate Hoeckelman, ODP Training Group

Men's Game Officials Register