The slides from the 2015 ILOA General Ref Meeting are available here. The meeting was held on Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at the ILA Summit.
The 2015 Spring Season Lacrosse is nearly upon us. Please note the following ref training sessions. Please contact our generic email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information! We are ALWAYS looking for more refs to keep up with everyone’s “Grow the Game” efforts!
Saturday, Feb 21 Idaho Lacrosse Association (ILA) Summit @ College of Idaho, Caldwell
2015 General Ref Meeting: Held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon @ the ILA Summit
Meeting Room: Building 6, Room 100 – link to C of I map for buildings & parking. – http://files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/6777/C%20of%20I%20campus%20map.pdf
Lunch will be available for $5 right after our meeting PLUS you will be able to hear Lou Corsetti make his keynote address.
US Lacrosse LAREDO 1 REF Training, Saturday, Feb 28 @ Coeur d’Alene
Fish & Game Classroom, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave, Coeur d’Alene – starts at 9:00 AM PST until 5:00 PM
Jim Carboneau will train!!!! Jim is a LEGEND for lacrosse referees!
Jeff Crowell and I are planning to attend – it should be EXCELLENT!! Contact me for more details if interested.
New Ref Training Session: Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ LaxID (free lunch provided)
For all new lacrosse ref candidates, and excellent for low experience refs to better learn the fundamentals!
Ref Field Experience Session: Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM @ Ann Morrison
An U-11 and an U-13 game played sequentially that should allow us to provide ref shadowing opportunities, sideline ref mentoring discussions, and a generally excellent game mechanics introduction. An excellent way for new & less experienced refs to “brush up” on game mechanics, and “shake off rust”.
Continuing Ref Training Session: Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Scheduled just before the Ref Field Experience session, this is focused on the high school game for current high school level and for refs planning to move up to ref the high school game from youth. Focus will include both 2 & 3 man mechanics.
High School Games Start: Saturday, March 14 @ 3:30 PM
Boise Invitational Tournament: March 20-22
High school experienced refs should plan to be available for some excellent, higher level games in the BIT, especially on Saturday when most of the games will be played. Please reserve the date!
Lacrosse Official Requirements
We need everyone to complete the following annual requirements before ref’ing a game this year.
1) Pay your US Lacrosse dues – remember to sign up as an official.
2) Complete & pass the 2015 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Test.
Note: >80% correct for Youth (Level 1), >90% for High School (Level 2).
3) Attend 2015 Training – you MUST attend one of the following available sessions!
Either the General Ref Meeting @ ILA Summit (Feb 21), New Ref Training (March 7) or Continuing Ref Training (March 14).
4) Optional: Also complete & pass the US Lacrosse Youth Rules Test (only 25 questions geared just towards the youth game).
Boy’s lacrosse begins as of Saturday, September 13 with the Idaho High School Lacrosse League.
(Note: IHSLL was recently renamed from the previous Treasure Valley Lacrosse League -TVLL).
Boise area youth lacrosse by Treasure Valley Youth Lacrosse League (TVYLL) begins as of Monday, September 15.
Refs: Please refer to the Resources tab for a summary of the 2015 Rule Changes that will be used for the 2014 Fall season.
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
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!
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!