NCWLUA - LeagueAthletics.com

Report
Umpires for Girls Lacrosse Teams in NCJLA
Eleni Papatestas Rodgers- Girls Lacrosse Assignor



Pre Game
◦
◦
◦
◦
◦
◦
◦
Recruiting Officials
Officials Training
Scheduling and how it affects the umpire
Using Arbiter
Game Time
Sideline Manager
Sportslike behavior
Growth and Feedback for Officials
New rules for 2012



Areas of need
- San Francisco and Berkeley
- North: Marin, Petaluma, Santa Rosa
- Outlying HS Club teams: Chico etc
- Peninsula: San Jose to San Fran
NEED ADULTS
- Adults only for HS games
- Adults for U15A and U13A
Area of strength:
- Junior umpires in the East Bay
- Still need ADULTS




Umpires get paid to watch and work with the
sport they love – or are going to love.
Lots of flexibility- set your own schedule
Spread the word: Athletic individuals, college
students, Umpires in other sports, Parents
Parents- cannot umpire their child’s teams
but plenty of other opportunities
•
Requirements
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
6 hrs of Classroom Training every year
Pass: US Lacrosse Umpires Written Exam
Pass: Field Training
Join US Lacrosse
The importance of training
◦ No umpires = no games
•
Umpire retention
- Make it a positive, enjoyable experience
- We are all learning!
ARBITER Separate system for umpires
 Designated liason- no more than 2 contacts
 Set up account at same time team roster is
due FEB 1st.
CHANGES IN SCHEDULING
 Umpires have committed their time to your
team.

Forfeits “ Will not be tolerated this season”
- Game cancellation within 72 hours of game
- Email assignor- call referees
Sideline Manager- Walk field, introduce
themselves to table, coaches, umpires.
Neutral party that can assist with sportslike
behavior.
 Teams, timer and roster before the game
begins
 Timing:
 If running clock- NO SHOT after time has
run out.
 Stop clock at end of halves- allows for shot
if foul occurs before time has run out.

Athletes & coaches should
strive to:
1) Full commitment
toward participation
2) Respect for rules and
officials
3) Respect for social
conventions
4) Respect for our
opponents
5) Avoid poor attitudes
towards participation




Model positive behavior for your players- lets
benefit from great coaching AND officiating.
Focus on improvement: Umpires only get better
through practice.
Constructive criticism- same principles as
Positive Coaching Alliance. Where can this official
improve.
Feedback on Arbiter
•
•
•
March 3 & 4th
Treasure Island
Training Opportunity for Players AND REFEREES!
New Rules for 2012
 Checking
 Field sizes
 No deputy at any level
 Coaching Areas

similar documents