Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board

New Umpire Training for the 2021 Season

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The leadership of the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board (KLUB) has determined that the required training for all umpires – new and returning – will be completed online.

The US Lacrosse Convention (LAXCON) will be entirely online and will offer all the classroom instruction required for your first-year training. Online attendance of LAXCON, therefore, will be mandatory, and will be the only training available for persons wanting to umpire in 2021.

LAXCON will be “live” online beginning January 15-16, but all online webinars will be available “on demand.” You may view the webinars at home on your own schedule. USL will be able to provide lists of those who have watched online.

In addition, KLUB will register you for LAXCON and pay your registration fee.

You must be a member of US Lacrosse for KLUB to register you and for you to attend LAXCON.  You will need to join US Lacrosse on your own and send your USL membership number to the training coordinator, Chris Niblock (chris@theniblocks.com), not later than 28 December 2020.  

All Umpires will be hearing further from KLUB leadership regarding the pre-season training.  KLUB understands that this is an unprecedented time and the waiving of KLUB dues and subsidizing of the USL LAXCON fees shows the commitment of KLUB leadership to help to become a Girls Lacrosse Umpire.

If you need help joining US Lacrosse, please contact the state coordinator, John Slider (502.548.9712; 502.231.8118; jwslider@aol.com).


RETURNING UMPIRE TRAINING INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 SEASON

LAX Signal 1x8 NeutralAs we prepare for next year, the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board needs to know if individual officials are returning for the 2021 season.  KLUB respects whatever decision individual umpires make during these times.  
 
Here is important training information for persons who will return to officiate:
  • KLUB dues will not be collected for the 2021 season.
  •  ALL training, except for on-field ratings, will be done online.  US Lacrosse’s Convention will be entirely online in 2021.  The USL Convention (LAXCON) will be mandatory training and will be the only training available for those wanting to umpire in 2021.  Your US Lacrosse membership must be current in order to attend/register for LAXCON.  You may register on your own for $45 or KLUB will register you as part of a group and pay your registration fee ($35). If you wish to be a part of the KLUB group and NOT pay the registration fee, please insure that your USL membership is current and send your USL membership number to the training coordinator, Chris Niblock, not later that 28 December 2020.  Once the sessions have been firmed up KLUB leadership will get back with everyone as to what sessions will be mandatory.  USL will be able to provide lists of those who have watched online.
  • There will not be a 2021 NFHS Girl’s lacrosse rulebook as last year’s will be used.  There will, however, be a new test.

For now, individual umpires must communicate to Chris Niblock (chris@theniblocks.com) regarding intentions for the 2021 season.

All Umpires will be hearing further from leadership regarding the pre-season training.  KLUB understands that this is an unprecedented time and the waiving of the yearly fee ($55 for returning umpires) and the subsidizing of the USL LaxCon fees shows the commitment the Board has taken to helping everyone out and ensuring we are all prepared for whatever 2021 brings.


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.


Resources Used in 2020 New Umpires Orientation

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2020 Rules Interpretation Video:


2020 US Lacrosse Training Videos

2020 NFHS Girls' Rules Interpretation Video

NFHS Girls' Rules Changes Webinar - 2020

2020 Youth Girls’ Rules Interpretations

Girls’ & Women’s Headgear Info

US Lacrosse Stick Check Video

A Closer Look at Shooting Space

Legal and Illegal Contact

Game Management Webinar

Preparing for Playoffs - Three Person System Review

Murphy's Laws for Sports Officials


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Boundaries, Free Movement, Penalty Zone, Self Start, and Uniforms

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Here are the US Lacrosse and NFHS FAQs for key rules:

 


2020 Umpire Training Dates Set

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Training and Rating dates have been set for 2020 for the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board: 

18-Jan Saturday   New Umpire - Louisville  
19-Jan Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 New Umpire - 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 and Business Georgetown
22-Feb Saturday   Rating Louisville - L1+ ???
22-Feb Saturday 9:00 - 3:00 Rating Lexington - All Georgetown
29-Feb Saturday   Rating Louisville - New ???

Interested in Becoming Girls Lacrosse Umpire?

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Officiating is a great way to stay actively involved in the game and enjoy great camaraderie.  It is also ideal for persons who have not played Lacrosse, but who want to be involved with the development of young persons through a growing sport.  The officiating community is the “third team” on the field and through officiating you can develop friendships and connections with others committed to the game.

For more information go to "Become an Official: at the US Lacrosse site: CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

You may complete a brief form that will go directly to the State Coordinator for Officials Development, who will in turn contact you and pass your interest on to the recruiting coordinator for state's local officials organization: CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE BRIEF FORM

We look forward to YOU becoming a part of the "Third Team on the Field."