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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!


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.


Commonwealth League and Lexington Middle School Umpire Fee Update

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Umpire fees for the 2020 Commonwealth Girls Lacrosse League and the Kentucky (Lexington) Youth (Middle School) Girls Lacrosse League are set for the season as follows ( Download 2020 Commonwealth Fee Structure):

COMMONWEALTH LEAGUE AND LEXINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE UMPIRE FEE SCHEDULE

LEVEL

GAME LENGTH

LAST 2 MINUTES

UMPIRE FEE

VARSITY

50 min running clock (25 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$60.00

JV

50 min running clock (25 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$55.00

JV (3rd Game)

40 min running clock (20 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$50.00

MS

40 min running clock (20 minutes halves)

Stop clock on every whistle in each half

$45.00


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.


KLUB UMPIRE FEE/PAY SCHEDULE FOR 2020

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Here is the Pay Schedule to-date for the 2020 Spring Girls Lacrosse season for game served by KLUB Umpires:

Download 2020 REGULAR SEASON FEES

KSLL

Crew

Game(s)

Fee

CHSL

Crew

Game(s)

Fee

Varsity

1

$65

HS

2

1

$60

JV

1

$50

HS

2

2

$120

Frosh

1

$50

HS

2

3

$180

JV/Varsity

2

$110

         

        

              

         

F/JV/Varsity

2 *

3

$150

         

        

              

         

JV

2

$95

         

        

              

         

Frosh

2

$95

         

        

              

         

JV

3

$140

         

        

              

          

Frosh

3

$140

         

         

              

          

Varsity

1

$60

         

         

              

          

JV/Varsity

2

$105

         

         

              

          

*Third Official added for Varsity Game

Louisville Area Middle School Leagues = $50 per game

Lexington Area Middle School Leagues = $45 per game


REVISED TRAINING AND RATING SCHEDULE AS OF 17 JANUARY 2020

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All umpires, please notice the revision of the 2020 KLUB Training and Rating Schedule:

Download 2020 TRAINING AND RATING SCHEDULE

Date Day Time Event Location
18-Jan Saturday 9:15 - 12:15 New Umpire - Louisville Commonwealth Bank
19-Jan Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 New Umpire - Lexington 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 + Business Georgetown
22-Feb Saturday 9:00 - 3:00

Rating Lexington

Georgetown
29-Feb Saturday TBD

Rating Louisville

TBD
7-Mar Saturday TBD Woodford County Jamboree 2 sites
8-Mar Sunday TBD Woodford County Jamboree 2 sites

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


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 ???

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.