Welcome to SliderLAX - an unofficial resource for information about Girls' Lacrosse in Kentucky for Umpires, Spectators, Coaches, and Players.

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Welcome to SliderLAX - an unofficial website for Girls' and Women's Lacrosse in Kentucky.  Here you will find resources for umpires, spectators, coaches, and players.  You are invited to take some time to browse the column on the right where you will find books, videos, and links that will be of help to everyone involved in Girls Lacrosse in Kentucky.

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"BEAT THE UMPIRES" CHALLENGE CONCLUDES

Billing LogoThe local state girls Lacrosse officials organization (Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board) and the KY Coordinator for Officials Development concluded the "Beat the Umpires" Challenge with a drawing on Sunday, 16 May, 2020, at 6pm.

Every high school girls Lacrosse player in Kentucky was given the opportunity to take the same test as the Umpires take annually.  Players who scored eighty percent (80%) or above on the fifty (50) question test were eligible for the drawing for five (5) awards.  Players could take the test as often as they wanted, but could only qualify for the drawing once.

Each of the five awards was a check for $100.  The Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board provided the funds for the awards.  Five players' names were drawn on Sunday, 16 May, and their respective coaches have been informed.  The players' names have been withheld for purposes of confidentiality.  Because of the unique circumstances resulting in the cancellation of this season, checks are being sent from the KLUB treasurer to the coaches of the recipients, who will disburse the awards to their players.

One hundred and seventy-three (173) tests were taken by players (including multiple attempts).  Players from thirteen (13) teams throughout the state participated.  The average test score was seventy-two percent (72%).

Seventy-seven (77) tests had passing scores (including multiple attempts). Sixty-four (64) individual players from ten (10) different teams qualified for the drawing. Each qualifying player had a seven and eight-tenths percent (7.8%) chance of receiving an award.

The challenge was announced to players through coaches.  The challenge opened on or about 29 April and concluded on 15 May.

Of particular interest to the local officials organization (KLUB) is that twenty-five (25) players expressed an interest in officiating girls Lacrosse next year.

part of the agenda reason for the BEAT THE UMPIRES CHALLENGE was to improve sporting conduct and the flow of the game through increasing knowledge of the rules.

An analysis of the ten most-missed questions by players on the test provides information for coaching the game.

Five (half) of the top ten most-missed questions had to do with RESTARTS. Based on these test results players have some confusion concerning restarting play when a penalty is administered after a Major Foul is called in the field, after an Early Entry call, after an Alternate Possession, and after a carded Foul following an allowed goal.  There is also some confusion as to when a defender may engage a person with the ball during a self-start situation.

Two of the top ten most-missed questions had to do with the penalty administration for a THREE SECONDS call and a Major Foul that is OFF BALL.  Closely related to the confusion of this issues related to penalty administration is another of the ten most-missed questions - the clearing of the PENALTY ZONE.

Finally, there is some confusion concerning RETURNING THE BALL TO THE GOAL CIRCLE and OVERTIME PROCEDURES.

It is encouraged that coaches have a qualified umpire provide a rules seminar to players in the preseason period (January or February) or during off-season play.  These seminars could include parents and other interested persons and would be a means of also presenting the opportunity to become an official.

Hard Copy of the Test: Download 2020 Girls NFHS Rules Exam HARD COPY

The Ten Least Correctly Answered (AKA The Ten Most-Missed Questions: Download 2020 Ten Least Answered Correctly


BEAT THE UMPIRES CHALLENGE

BEAT THE UMPIRES CHALLENGE

Cartoon-woman-referee-running-a-cartoon-illustration-of-a-woman-referee-running-vector-clipart_csp57631001Attention Kentucky High School girls Lacrosse players!

You are invited to participate in the BEAT THE UMPIRES CHALLENGE.

This challenge is very simple: Every High School girls Lacrosse player in Kentucky is invited to take the 2020 NFHS Girls Lacrosse Test – the same as Umpires have to take every year.

100-dollar-bill-clip-art-nl63Ti-clipartYou may take the test as many times as you want.  ANY PLAYERS WHO SCORE EIGHTY PERCENT (80%) OR ABOVE WILL HAVE THEIR NAMES PLACED IN A DRAWING FOR FIVE (5) ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR ($100) PRIZES.  You may take the test as many times as you need to score 80%.

The test may be taken starting now.  The test will close on midnight Louisville/Lexington time on 15 May 2020.

The prizes in the form of a $100 check are being provided by the state girls Lacrosse officials’ association, KENTUCKY LACROSSE UMPIRES BOARD (KLUB).

Cartoon-illustration-man-referee-running-cartoon-man-referee-running-116278434The test is “open book,” you may use an NFHS rules book if you have one.  Rules books in eBook form may be used. With this email you are being provided a pdf copy of the 2020 US Lacrosse Officials Training Manual which is a good substitute for a rules book.  In addition, I am providing a list of umpires who have volunteered to be contacted to provide guidance to players taking the test. You may discuss the test with coaches or players.

The drawing for the prizes will take place on 16 May 2020. 

You enter the BEAT THE UMPIRES CHALLENGE by simply going online and taking the test.

Here is the link for the test: TAKE THE TEST NOW

At the end of the test there is an opportunity for you to express your interest in becoming a girls Lacrosse umpire next season – either as a high school student or graduate.  WE NEED MORE UMPIRES!

WE HOPE YOU WILL ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!


Commonwealth Lacrosse League and Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League Cancelled through 12 April 2020

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The Commonwealth Lacrosse League and the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League have cancelled all games until 12 April 2020.  These leagues follow the policies of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the school systems where teams are located.

Games are also cancelled for the Middle School leagues in Kentucky until 12 April 2020.

League administrators will determine at a later date when or if the season will resume.

Umpires should maintain their blocks on Arbiter.  In order to be proactive umpire assignments will be made for the remaining scheduled games.  Rescheduling of games is yet to be determined; but if the season remains, priority will be given to district games.

Umpires should do what they can to maintain their skills and conditioning.


Commonwealth League and Lexington Middle School Umpire Fee Update

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Umpire fees for the 2020 Commonwealth Girls Lacrosse League and the Kentucky (Lexington) Youth (Middle School) Girls Lacrosse League are set for the season as follows ( Download 2020 Commonwealth Fee Structure):

COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE AND LEXINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE UMPIRE FEE SCHEDULE

LEVEL

GAME LENGTH

LAST 2 MINUTES

UMPIRE FEE

VARSITY

50 min running clock (25 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$60.00

JV

50 min running clock (25 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$55.00

JV (3rd Game)

40 min running clock (20 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$50.00

MS

40 min running clock (20 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$45.00


Instructions for Taking the Required Tests for US Lacrosse Umpires

NFHS 2020Here are the instructions for taking the two required tests for US Lacrosse Umpires.  Also included are the hard copies of both the 2020 NFHS test and the 2020 USL Youth test.


Approved Eyewear for US Lacrosse (2020)

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MEMO ON GIRLS’ LACROSSE EYEWEAR COMPLIANCE

SEI CERTIFICATION AND MARKINGS FOR 2020 PLAYING SEASON

Effective January 1, 2020 all eyewear must be SEI certified to the current ASTM F3077 standard and listed on the SEI website (SEI Link) to be legal for play for the 2020 season, for both youth and high school level play.

All manufacturers must mark product produced on and after January 1, 2020 with the appropriate ASTM standard requirement and SEI mark (see below).

At the High School level, eyewear worn on the field must be SEI certified and listed on the SEI site, however it does not have to have the SEI mark on it for the 2020 season.

At the Youth level, the eyewear worn on the field must be SEI certified and listed on the SEI site and must have the SEI mark of certification for the 2020 season.

For a list of products that meet the F3077 standard and are SEI certified go to SEInet.org/search.htm and use the pull-down menu for US Lacrosse and look under Eye Protection for Women’s Lacrosse.  SEI Link for list of Girls LAX approved eyewear: https://www.seinet.org/search.htm#&section=  (Expand "US Lacrosse;" then expand "Eye and Face Protect;" then expand "Eye Protection for Womens Lacrosse (ASTM F3077-2017): then click on "Eye Protectors for Women's Lacrosse - Type III."

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Certified Model ASTM F3077-17

 


Resources Used in 2020 New Umpires Orientation

Billing LogoDownload the US Lacrosse And Arbiter PowerPoint presentations (with instructor notes) and video used in the KLUB New Umpires Orientation on 18/19 January 2020:

2020 Rules Interpretation Video:


KLUB UMPIRE FEE/PAY SCHEDULE FOR 2020

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Here is the Pay Schedule to-date for the 2020 Spring Girls Lacrosse season for game served by KLUB Umpires:

Download 2020 REGULAR SEASON FEES

KSLL

Crew

Game(s)

Fee

CHSL

Crew

Game(s)

Fee

Varsity

1

$65

HS

2

1

$60

JV

1

$50

HS

2

2

$120

Frosh

1

$50

HS

2

3

$180

JV/Varsity

2

$110

         

        

              

         

F/JV/Varsity

2 *

3

$150

         

        

              

         

JV

2

$95

         

        

              

         

Frosh

2

$95

         

        

              

         

JV

3

$140

         

        

              

          

Frosh

3

$140

         

         

              

          

Varsity

1

$60

         

         

              

          

JV/Varsity

2

$105

         

         

              

          

*Third Official added for Varsity Game

Louisville Area Middle School Leagues = $50 per game

Lexington Area Middle School Leagues = $45 per game


REVISED TRAINING AND RATING SCHEDULE AS OF 17 JANUARY 2020

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All umpires, please notice the revision of the 2020 KLUB Training and Rating Schedule:

Download 2020 TRAINING AND RATING SCHEDULE

Date Day Time Event Location
18-Jan Saturday 9:15 - 12:15 New Umpire - Louisville Commonwealth Bank
19-Jan Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 New Umpire - Lexington Lexington Sayre
25-Jan Saturday 9:00 - 1:00 All Umpire Rules - Lexington Georgetown
26-Jan Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 All Umpire Rules - Louisville SHA
15-Feb Saturday 9:00 - 1:00 All Umpire Rules + Business Georgetown
22-Feb Saturday 9:00 - 3:00

Rating Lexington

Georgetown
29-Feb Saturday TBD

Rating Louisville

TBD
7-Mar Saturday TBD Woodford County Jamboree 2 sites
8-Mar Sunday TBD Woodford County Jamboree 2 sites