Rules Exam

HOW TO FIND THE 2022 NFHS GIRLS LACROSSE RULES EXAMINATION

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Follow this link to the 2022 NFHS Girls Lacrossse Rules Examination.  This is the High School test required by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board.

You will be prompted to log in with your membership to the USA Lacrosse site.


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

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.


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!


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.


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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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!