WWLOA - Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*REGISTER NOW FOR USLacrosse WEBINARS! Get a jump on learning the new rules for the upcoming season (and be ready for the 2020 Rules Test):

2020 NFHS Girls’ Rules Interpretation Webinar, presented by US Lacrosse

Tuesday, Dec. 3 – 8 p.m. (Eastern) 5pm for Washington State!Speakers: TBDPrimary Audience: Women’s Game High School Coaches and Officials

Registration Link

2020 Girls’ Youth Rules Interpretation Webinar, presented by US Lacrosse

Wednesday, Dec. 4 — 8 p.m. (Eastern) 5pm for Washington State!Speakers: TBDPrimary Audience: Women’s Game Youth Coaches and Officials

Registration Link

*DON’T ALLOW USE OF KSONE BALLS (EVEN WITH NOCSAE STAMP):

From USL: “The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has issued a new warning to lacrosse consumers regarding the purchase and use of “KSONE” brand lacrosse balls.

NOCSAE announced Thursday that none of the KSONE branded lacrosse balls are certified to NOCSAE standards. NOCSAE’s statement notes that these balls feature falsified markings that imply NOCSAE certification.”

SAVE THE DATE! —>2020 WWLOA Field Training (Rating) Dates:

Rating Jamborees will be March 7 & 8 for HS level and March 14 & 15 for Youth level games.

SAVE THE DATE! —>2020 WWLOA Classroom Training Clinics:

SEATTLE: Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ Seattle Pacific University, Otto Miller Hall.

BELLEVUE: Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ Bellevue College, S Building, Rooms 223 and 224.

SPOKANE: Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ Gonzaga Preparatory School, Barbieri Center

TACOMA: Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ Bellarmine Preparatory School, room TBA.

[Schedule tentatively = New Officials 9am-3:30pm or Returning Officials 11am-3:30pm]

🥍😍 WWLOA would like to thank Gonzaga Preparatory School and Bellarmine Preparatory School for their support in hosting trainings! We wouldn’t be able to keep costs to a minimum (free annual clinics for returners and only a $25 fee for new officials) without the help of our wonderful lacrosse community, including WSLA and USL. New officials get a free starter kit (flag, whistle, cards) with the clinic fee!

To do now: register to join or renew as a WWLOA official. Renew your membership with USLacrosse.

To do later: on-line registration for classroom clinics will commence in November. We’ll keep you posted.

Game Rate Increases for 2020!!! (below = for non-jamboree games)

Level…….2019 Game Fees/2020 Game Fees

10U……….$23/$33

12U……….$33/$43

14U……….$43/$53

HS Level 1.2……..$58/$61

HS Level 1.3……..$63/$66

HS Level 2.1……..$66/$69

HS Level 2.2……..$69/$72

HS Level 2.3……..$71/$74

HS Level 3……….$73/$76

2020 Officials Registration & Agreement

All Officials must fill out the 2020 Officials Registration & Agreement Form to be eligible for games assignments. Returning Officials & New Officials: sign up now!

We are Actively Recruiting for the 2020 Spring Season!

Are you interested in getting paid to keep games safe and fair? Come support girls lacrosse, and join in the fun! Without enough officials, games face cancellation. Please submit this form for more information. Required classroom clinics are typically held in late January/early February.

Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees!

Junior Honor Roll Awardees (20+ games this season): Chloe A. Ada C. Alicyn L. Polly S. Ellen N. Jada B. Cipriana F. Jordan H. Avery C. Madison P. Morgan W. Amelia W.

Life Saver Awardees (50+ games this season, from WSLA/HS-Youth to College games): Edith Harris, Joe Bundick, Leo Bundick, Mike Bucy, Jeff Gillard, Kaitlyn Thompson, Dan Wright.

Honor Roll Awardees (30+ games this season): Cori Geiger, William Christensen, Jamie Weaver, Lyn Porterfield, Steven Fricke, Brian Jovag, Jeannette Wake, David Almond, Tsering Yuthok Short.

2019 Rookie of the Year: David Almond and Julia Auvé (tie)

2019 Junior Rookie of the Year: Ada C. and Morgan W. (tie)

2019 Road Warriors: Maggie Wright and Krista Mudge (tie)

Looking Back at the 2019 Season

This past spring, WWLOA active members included 61 Adult Officials and 80 Junior Officials. Of those, 14 were new Adult Officials, and 41 were brand new Juniors. We need you all to come back as Returning Officials! From Bellingham south to Vancouver, from the Olympic Peninsula to Spokane — you all did a tremendous job. We are grateful to each of you for your amazing efforts to support girls’/women’s lacrosse in our state. An official arrived on-field over 2,380 times this season. That’s for 1304 games! Thank you!

Eyewear/goggle clarification

There is a model of Bangerz goggles that are designed to fit over regular eyeglasses (“Bangerz OTG”). They are ONLY certified for use at the Youth level and NOT certified for use at the HS or College level of play (due to increased speed at which the ball moves during play).

The question of whether eyewear/headgear is legal is taken care of when we ask coaches if all of their teams’ equipment meets USL specifications and regulations, and they say yes.
However, please note: there are no current Over the Glasses type goggles approved for HS level+ play.

2019 Field Training Days Completed

89 Youth Officials (those in Highschool and/or under 18 yrs. old) and 33 Adult Officials completed their 2019 mandatory Field Training on 3/9-3/10 and 3/16-3/17.

Over 80% of Youth classroom clinic trainees followed through with this US Lacrosse mandated step for certification (required every year for all Junior officials). Did you know that not all Adult Officials are required to do field training annually? Some Level 2 or 3 officials may be awarded evaluations that last 2 years or 3 years in length, however, an annual Classroom Clinic is mandatory for everyone. Congratulations to all those who accomplished field training!

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2019 Classroom Clinics Completed!

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Snowzilla” Returning Officials’ Webinar or one of the 3 clinic make-up sessions (Spokane, Seattle, and Mercer Island) due to the snow, plus the classroom clinics in Tacoma and Bellevue that altogether trained over 165 people for 2019. Up, up, lacrosse!

Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association
Box 255, 227 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 US
Phone: 425.123.5555