Clinic

2023 Training and Rating Dates Set by KLUB

Here is the schedule.  Returning umpires need only attend the rules interpretation and a breakout session for recertification.  A returning umpire need only to attend a field evaluation (rating event) if his or her rating will lapse before or during the season. Returning officials do not need to attend New Umpire Orientation, though newer officials may find if helpful.
 
New Umpires must attend a New Umpire Orientation as well as the Rules Interretation Clinic and a Breakout Session.  New Umpires who have already attended a NUO need not attend another.
 
ELIZABETHTOWN POD
Saturday, 21 January at Elizabethtown HS
9:00AM New Umpire Orientation
10:00AM Rules Interpretation Clinic (with coaches)
11:30AM Break Out Session for Level 1 and 2 Umpires
 
LOUISVILLE POD
Sunday, 29 January at Sacred Heart Academy
12:00NN New Umpire Orientation
1:00PM Rules Interpretation Clinic (with coaches)
2:30PM Break Out Session for Level 1 and 2 Umpires
2:30PM Break Out Session for Level 2 and 3 Umpires
Level 2 Umpires may choose either session based on experience
 
LEXINGTON POD
Saturday, 4 February at Sayre School Main Campus
9:00AM New Umpire Orientation
10:00AM Rules Interpretation Clinic (with coaches)
11:30AM Break Out Session for Level 1 and 2 Umpires
 
There will be two field evaluation (rating event) opportunities:
 
VERSAILLES POD
Saturday, 25 February at Falling Springs Rec Center in Versailles, KY
For Levels 1 and 2 ratings and any Juniors in the Lexington area
This is a part of the 24-26 February preseason Woodford Jamboree.  I can get raters and ratees paid for games.
 
LOUISVILLE POD
Sunday, 26 February at Sacred Heart Academy
For Level 3 ratings and any Juniors in the Louisville area (No Level 1 or 2)
Level 3 ratings require a three person crew on games.  I will not make Louisville Juniors go out of town.

2022 KLUB Rules Interpretation Clinic Video

Rules Inerp Clinic
This video is the recording of the Rules Interpretation Clinic for 2022 conducted via ZOOM on 5 February 2022 by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board (KLUB). Because of weather considerations the in-person clinic was moved to ZOOM.

The quality of the ZOOM video is not good.  It is suggested that the 12 minute NFHS rules interpretation video found on the right sidebar be viewed after viewing the ZOOM video.


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs
Here are the link for FAQs for certain areas of Girls Lacrosse. Please use these resources in conjunction with the rules book and manual since changes have occurred since the FAQs were produced.

Here are links for some additional resources to help explain the game of Girls Lacrosse:


USA Lacrosse 2020 Women's Game Officials Training Manual

USAL MANUAL 2020
The USA Lacrosse Women's Game Officials Training Manual is required reading for officials and highly recommended reading for coaches.  While awaiting the release of the 2022 Manual the 2020 Manual may be used.  The document is provided here: Download 2020 USL Officials Training Manual

It is recommended that this large document not be printed, but downloaded to a file on a computer.


USA Lacrosse 2022 Youth Girls Lacrosse Rule Interpretation Video

USAL Youth
The following video and powerpoint is provided as a supplement for the in-person clinic presented by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board for umpires and coaches.  The 2022 Girls Lacrosse Youth Rules and Q&A from LAXCON 2022 is also provided here: Download 2022 Girls-Youth Rules-Interp


2022 NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation

NFHS
The following video and powerpoint is provided as a supplement for the in-person clinic presented by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board for umpires and coaches.  The 2022 Girls Lacrosse Rules and Q&A from LAXCON 2022 is also provided here:  Download 2022-Girls-NFHS-Rules-Interp


2022 REQUIREMENTS FOR USAL UMPIRE CERTIFICATION

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The Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board has set training dates for umpires to be certified in accordance with USA Lacrosse requirements.  The requirements and training dates are listed below and are not necessarily in order.  All requirements must be met before certification and assignment to games through KLUB.

  • Join or renew membership with USA Lacrosse (New Umpires inform the USAL State Liaison at jwslider@aol.com
  • Receive the 2022 USAL Officials Training Manual from the USAL State Liaison
  • Join or renew membership with Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board
  • New Umpires attend one of the two New Umpires Orientation Sessions by ZOOM at 7pm on either Tuesday, 25 January, or Wednesday, 26 January
  • All Umpires and Head Coaches attend one of the two in-person Rules Interpretation Clinics in Louisville at Sacred Heart Academy at 12:00 noon on Sunday, 30 January; or in Lexington at the Sayre School (main campus) at 10:00am on Saturday, 5 February.
  • New Umpires and returning Umpires obtain a Rating at the Field Evaluation Event in Louisville at Sacred Heart Academy following the Rules Interpretation Clinic on Sunday, 30 January. A second opportunity to obtain a Rating will be available as needed on Saturday, 26 February, during the Woodford County Jamboree.
  • Pass the NFHS/USAL rules test

NOTES:

  1. NCAA College Umpires holding at least a Transitional certification are automatically rated Level 3.
  2. No Umpire shall be assigned to games through the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board unless that Umpire holds a USAL certification.
  3. New Umpires report joining USAL with membership number to the USAL State Liaison at jwslider@aol.com

Online Training for the 2021 Season

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The Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board (KLUB) is tasked by US Lacrosse to provide training that will lead to certification as a US Lacrosse Girls' Umpire in Kentucky.  First, KLUB has provided new umpire orientation and all umpire training throuogh ZOOM meetings.  These meetings have taken place, but the recordings of these meeting may be viewed here (please excuse the poor video and narration quality (coughing due to COVID):
 
 
 
 
If you wish to have the PowerPoint presentation files they are available here as well:
The US Lacrosse Girls' Umpires online training courses are being used this year for KLUB training.  Umpires have until the end of the month to complete their specific track and pass the test.  First or second year official will need to take the Level 1 Track.  All others must take the Level 2/3 track.  All Umpires will need to take the online rules course, the five or six courses included with each track, the HS as well as the Youth rules interpretations courses, and the 2021 Girls Youth and High School Rules Exam (only one exam). For most it has been nearly two years since any of us have had games so it is vital to watch and take in as much as you can.
 
If you have any issues with logging in or your courses the number to call at US Lacrosse is: 410-235-6882, x102 (member services).
 
Rating Day will be February 28 at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.  Hopefully, KLUB will conduct ratings (field evaluations) on the two grass fields (the smaller Brescia grass fields used for Braveheart).  If weather is an issue ratings (field evaluations) will be on the turf field.  We are going to attempt to possibly have one field worked by a 3-person crew with the other one a 2-person crew.
 
For those taking the Level 2/3 track there is an online course on 3-person crew mechanics.  Level 2 and Level 3 umpires must be familiar with 3 person crew mechanics, because these umpires will have the opportunity to attempt a Level 3 rating.
 
If anyone has any restrictions for February 28 let Chris Niblock (see contact information below) know ASAP!
 
6a00d835795ab169e201bb0a052219970dHere is how to get to your video tracks:
  • Go to USLacrosse.org.
  • Log in
  • Go to the hamburger in the upper left and pull that down.
  • Go to eLearning
  • That will take you to the eLearning site.  There is a "rotating menu" across the top above the usual entries of "Catalogue" "Resume Courses" etc.
  • On the rotating menu there is "Girls Lacrosse Officials" with a picture and lots of information.  Click on that.
  • This takes you to the Rules Exams.
  • On the upper right hand corner there are some tags.  Click on "#2021 ODPLearning"
  • Then click on "Officials"
  • Then click on "3 - Women's Game Officials"
  • Then choose either Level 1 or Level 2/3 as instructed

US Lacrosse has assured KLUB that attendance reports for individual videos can be reported to KLUB.  KLUB leadership will ask for this report.

Here are the direct links - you still have to log in.
  • The online rules course
  • The learning courses for that track
  • The annual rules interpretation videos
  • The required exam (combined Girls Youth and High School Rules Exam)
IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED FOR THIS YEAR YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE TRAINING VIDEOS AND TAKE THE YOUTH/HS COMBINED TEST.
 
YOU MAY NEED TO RENEW YOUR RATING OR BE RATED FOR THE FIRST TIME.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
Need help?  Contact ...
  • Chris Niblock (502.295.8701) - USL Level 3 and College umpire; KSSL assignor; KLUB Training and Rating Coordinator; USL certified Trainer, Observer, and Assignor
  • John Slider (502.548.9712 or 502.231.8118)  USL Level 3 umpire; CL assignor; KY Officials Development Coordinator; USL Officials Education Development Team; USL certified Trainer, Observer, and Assignor