State Coordinator

Kentucky Umpire Joins US Lacrosse Women's Officials Education Development Team

John Wesley Slider (1)Kentucky Women's Umpire, John Slider, has been invited to participate in the US Lacrosse Women's Officials Education Development Team.  The team involves US Lacrosse Officials Development staff members, Charlie Obermayer (Senior Manager, Officials Development), Liz Brush (Manager of Officials Development Operations), and Jenn Larkin (Manager of Officials Development Content and Curriculum).  The team functions as a part of the Content and Curriculum area.

The eight-member team is chaired by Coleen Spiegelhoff.

The team will be working with all aspects of the curriculum for education of women's umpires.

The team is divided into ten working groups of two to four persons with each member of the team on multiple groups.  John will be involved in three working groups that will focus on revising the Certified Observers On-Line Course; revising the Certified Observers Webinar; and updating the Officials Training Manual for 2020.

John will continue to serve as the Women's Game, Kentucky Coordinator, Officials Development, US Lacrosse.


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.


Free Voluntary Background Checks Offered to US Lacrosse Umpires

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Beginning on August 5th, US Lacrosse will be providing adult officials, as members of US Lacrosse, an option to voluntarily complete a background check through NCSI. The background check is provided at no cost to the member.

Currently, KLUB does not require a background check for its members, but USL is moving toward requiring USL certified or registered umpires to complete this check.

This offer is a great opportunity for individuals to get ahead of the trend and to save anywhere from $20 to $75 (depending on a person’s state of residence).

Currenlty USL is exploring the feasibility of making background checks a mandatory requirement for officials.  It is already a requirement for coaches and for umpires who seek certification as trainers, observers/raters, or assigners).

For more information on the background check policy please go to: https://uslacrosse.org/safety/safesport.

You may also contact the Coordinator for Officials Development, John Slider, with questions or comments you may have.

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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

 


A Comprehensive Training Process Designed to Produce Consistency for Girls' Lacrosse Umpires

LAX Signal 1 NeutralConsistency in officiating is a primary "demand" in all sports.  Sports officials should strive to be consistent for the sake of coaches, players, and spectators.

SliderLAX has produced a comprehensive training process designed to produce a consistent "product" on the field by Girls' Lacrosse Umpires.

The promotional video is available below.  Manuals, Powerpoint Presentations, and Videos are available on this website. 


Officials Development, State Coordinator, US Lacrosse

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I am pleased to announce that I have been named as the Women's Game Kentucky State Coordinator, Officials Development, for US Lacrosse.

US Lacrosse Officials Development State Coordinators serve as the primary liaison for their state in connection with US Lacrosse. They will primarily assist with gathering and providing information to and from the Local Officiating Organizations, Certified Trainers, Observers and Assignors in their state throughout the year. They will work with US Lacrosse staff and the Region Coordinator directly to help identify areas of strength, need and opportunity for officials development throughout their state.

The State Coordinators specific duties are:

  • Assist with the selection and facilitation of Certified Trainers and Observers within their region.
  • Provide expertise, advice and direction to the Local Officiating Organizations to assist with the overall development of officials and officiating leadership in their area.
  • Communicate and coordinate directly with US Lacrosse Regional Development and Officials Development Staff to provide information and support for officiating needs.
  • Identify up and coming officials and those experiencing difficulty in developing to differentiate support as needed.
  • Deliver timely and relevant communications, education, certification, programs and support to the officiating communities within their state.
  • Participate in monthly conference calls with the Region Coordinators and other leaders in their region.
  • Complete an annual assessment report on their state.

Fortunately, I shall be able to maintain my involvement as a Women's Game Umpire in Kentucky.  Unfortunately, In order to avoid any appearance of conflict, I am required to resign my position as Vice-Chairperson/Chairperson-elect with the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board.

I have communicated both my acceptance of this position and my resignation to the KLUB Executive Committee in the letters attached below.

I look forward to being of greater service to the Women's Lacrosse community in the future.

- John Slider