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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.
The structure for US Lacrosse Women's Game Officials Development may seem complex to many. Here is an organizational chart based on a resource from US Lacrosse and including leadership for the game in Kentucky:
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."
- 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.
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.