Additional Ref Training Sessions Available!

Saturday, April 12 New Ref On Field Experience Session
Although we are still finishing all details, I wanted to let you all know of a “on field experience session” as noted below.
Date:        Saturday, April 12
Time:        10:00 AM through 12:00 PM (noon)
Location:   Ann Morrison Park

This session to open to all refs, but is highly recommended for new refs to be able to shadow a U-13 TVYLL game with an experiened ref. We all have a group of refs observing on the sidelines with an experienced ref discussing the flow of the game, ref positioning, any calls observed, and general ref mechanics. The U-13 game is quite representative of early assignment games.

This is a GREAT opportunity to more quickly pick up ref mechanics, and become more acquainted to ref’ing the great game of lacrosse! RSVP appreciated, but not required.

Added New Ref Training Session
We plan to hold another New Ref training session on Saturday, April 26. RSVP appreciated, but not required.
Date:      Saturday, April 26 
Time:      10:00 AM through 4:00 PM (lunch provided)
Location: Lacrosse Idaho (back room of shop)

8189 W. Westpark St., Boise

2014 On Field Training POSTPONED!

Due to complications related to the availability of appropriate lined, good quality fields (mentoring on “challenging fields” is NOT a good idea…), and available players with sufficient prior practice time, we have decided to POSTPONE the 2014 Lax Ref On Field Training from its original plan of March 1.

Please note that we will still do the Continuing Ref Training on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ LaxID as per plan – just that we will NOT have the On Field Training later that afternoon.

We may look towards the week of Spring Break for the On Field Training – stay tuned!

2014 ILOA Spring Training

Please review the following for the planned lacrosse referee training locations and dates for the 2014 Spring Season. All ILOA refs should attend one or more of these prior to the start of this upcoming season.

Please note we have broken our training into two types -

- New  Refs (or nearly new) - focused mostly on the Youth game (U-15 and below)

- High School/ Continuing Refs – focused mostly on the high school game & also to help current Youth refs transition up to high school games.

Both of the sessions above will review the 2014 Rules Changes – which is IMPORTANT especially in terms of the increased “defenseless player” hit penalties.

In addition, we are planning an “on field” training opportunity for shadowing & mentorship for new & continuing refs on March 1 as noted. Final location details will be added later.

2014 ILOA General Ref Meeting:

Held during the Idaho Lacrosse Association Summit – mark your calendars!

Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ BSU (specific location details to be added later)2014 Spring Training-V1

2013 Ref Training Information

Please review the following for the planned lacrosse referee training locations and dates for the 2013 Spring Season. All ILOA refs should attend one or more of these prior to the start of this upcoming season.

Please note though that we have broken our training into two types -

- New  Refs (or nearly new) - focused mostly on the Youth game (U-15 and below)

- High School/ Continuing Refs – focused mostly on the high school game & also to help current Youth refs transition up to high school games.

2013-02-12  Spring Training-V1

NFHS Memorandum: 2012 Rules Clarifications & Corrections

Please note that the NFHS has released a new memorandum detailing some rules clarifications and changes for the Spring 2012 season. We request that all ILOA members take a moment to download and read this new memo before the start of regular season play in March.

Download Link: NFHS 2012 Rules Clarifications (593)

 

NFHS 2012 Rules Test Available Now

The official NFHS 2012 Rules Test has been posted by US Lacrosse and is available now for all current members. Please be sure to head over and take the test before the start of the Spring 2012 season and be sure to email the results from your test (at the end) to info@idlaxref.org. You will be required to supply your US Lacrosse Member ID # in order to take the test. We (the ILOA) are members of the MDOC District 11 so please be sure to appropriately select “District 11″ and “Idaho Lacrosse Officials Association” for your affiliations.

Please note that you can always access the link to the tests via our main menu (located on the right of the site).