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2022 KLUB Rules Interpretation Clinic Video

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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.


2022 NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation

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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

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).


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:


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."




Requirements for New Umpires

US Lacrosse LogoWhat are the basic requirements needed before a new umpire is USL certified and works a game?

  • Classroom Training: Learn the rules, mechanics, penalty administration, positioning, etc
  • Online Course: Rules Online Course is Mandatory (one time)
  • Annual Rules Exams: NFHS High School and USL Youth exams
  • On Field Training and Evaluation (Rating) - MUST include participants officiating live games

The USL certification process provides the necessary minimum preparation for working games as well as appropriate liability and injury insurance.

For more information contact the KLUB Recruiting Coordinator or the Officials Development Coordinator, John Slider.


Tentative Umpire Training Dates for the 2020 Season Are Set by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board

US Lacrosse LogoThe Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board (KLUB) has set the tentative umpire training dates for the upcoming 2020 outdoor season.  With the rule changes that will become official after the US Lacrosse Conference in January 2020, training will very important.

Please notice that the dates are tentative at this time.

The training schedule reflects KLUB adherence to the US Lacrosse requirements for training.

  • 18 and 19 January 2020 - New Umpire Training.  This session is usually 3-4 hours. The two dates reflect two options in Louisville and Lexington.  Only one session is required.
  • 25 January 2020 - All Umpire Training (Lexington).
  • 1 February 2020 - All Umpire Training (Louisville).  All Umpires should be attend either the Lexington or Louisville session.
  • 15 February 2020 - All Umpire KLUB rules interpretation clinic and business meeting.  This session will be held at a site between Louisville and Lexington.
  • 22 February 2020 - Training and Rating Day (Louisville) with High School teams for returning Level 1 and above.
  • 29 February 2020 - Training and Rating Day (Louisville) with Middle School teams for new umpires.
  • TBA - Training and Rating Day (Lexington)

Renewal dates are:

  • US Lacrosse Membership - renew by 1 October 2019.  If you are working games in the off season, your USL membership provides both injury and liability insurance.  If your membership has lapsed, so has your insurance.
  • KLUB Membership - renew by 29 February 2020.  Assignors do not assign persons to games who do not have current USL and KLUB membership.
  • It is recommended that New Umpires join USL prior to orientation and clinics.  USL membership provides rule books and access to tests.
  • Access to Arbiter is at no cost to umpires.  New Umpires will need to be invited to join both Arbiter accounts by the assignors.

Dates for tests are set by USL.  Two tests are required for assignment to games by KLUB:

  • NFHS High School test
  • USL Youth test

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Learn About the Officials National Structure for US Lacrosse

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The US Lacrosse Officiating National Structure is a multilayered structure that equips US Lacrosse to serve, lead and assist in the overall growth and development of the officiating communities across the country serving the sport and its athletes. The purpose of this structure is to deliver timely and relevant officials development communications, education, certification, programs, leadership and support that enhances the experience of US Lacrosse member officials and the constituents they serve throughout the country.

CONTACT YOUR STATE COORDINATOR for information about individual and association development opportunities