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Slow Whistle (Flag) Decision Chart

LAX Signal 46 FlagThe decision to use a Slow Whistle (Flag) seems a complex thought process at first, but when experience is added to knowledge, the application of the slow whistle becomes easier and understandable.  Here is a chart to assist the Girls Lacrosse Umpire in applying the Slow Whistle.

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Slow Whistle Decision Chart

Resources for Umpires

John SliderHere are several resources for 2019 for the Women's Lacrosse Game:

The USL Youth Rules Test and the NFHS Rules Test is now online.  Please read the instructions. Directions for accessing tests:

  1. Go to ArbiterSports
  2. Log In
  3. Click on US Lacrosse Central Hub.  This will take you to ...
  4. US Lacrosse Officials (or you may start here)
  5. Scroll down and click on the button "Officials Development Program"
  6. Scroll down and click on the button "Take a Test"
  7. At this point, you will need to sign on (User Name and Password)
  8. Click on "Catalog"
  9. Click on "Officials"
  10. Click on "Annual Rules Exam"
  11. Make certain that you take the two girls exams

There may be an easier path, but this is how I find it!


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


Sacred Heart Academy and Trinity Lacrosse Teams Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention

From WAVE TV 3:

Student lacrosse battle raises awareness of suicide prevention

Trinity, Sacred Heart compete in support of Centerstone

By Kaitlin Rust | October 4, 2018 at 9:50 PM EST - Updated October 4 at 11:38 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Trinity High School and Sacred Heart Academy lacrosse teams joined forces for a charity game with a twist on Thursday night.

It was boys against girls for the 8th annual Rock the Heart event. This year, the schools chose to support Centerstone, a local mental health services center, because it has unfortunately become something that has brought them all together as a family.

All the proceeds from the game are going to Centerstone.

The game was played with girls' rules and equipment and, as always, it got a little competitive.

It’s not only for bragging rights, however. The topic of suicide has affected everyone on both teams.

“Both coach (Pete) Schroeder at Trinity and myself are both (military) veterans and we know that there’s a major issue with our veterans today committing suicide,” SHA coach Dennis Truman said.

The topic has also resonated with the players.

“If we don’t raise awareness, sometimes it can go unnoticed and that could be a tragedy,” Trinity senior Will Warner said.

Tragedy was a reality for the young teams last year. A Ballard lacrosse player took her own life.

“I played lacrosse with her and she’s a very sweet girl,” SHA senior Anna Laveck said. “It made a big impact on the whole lacrosse community, so I think it brought the whole lacrosse community together as a whole, and it made our team realize how much closer we have to come and how lucky we are to have each other.”

So, the donation to Centerstone was a no-brainer.

“It’s imperative we’re bringing this up among high-school-age kids,” Schroeder said. “It’s up to us to look out for the marginalized and reach out to them and make them feel inclusive and the more people that can do that I think we can hopefully make a dent in it.”

Trinity beat SHA, 14-13.

The proceeds will go toward a film screening Centerstone will be having on Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- at the Kentucky Science Center. They will be showing a film about a man who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in a suicide attempt and lived.

Click here for more information on the documentary screening.

2019 Rules Changes for Girls' Lacrosse

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There are some significant rules changes coming for Girls Lacrosse in 2019.  For an overview of the changes from US Lacrosse and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), please follow these links:

Click here for the NFHS rules changes

Click here for the US Lacrosse rules changes 

Download 2019 US Lacrosse High School Rules Changes