2015 Spring Ref Training Opportunities!

The 2015 Spring Season Lacrosse is nearly upon us. Please note the following ref training sessions. Please contact our generic email info@idlaxref.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).

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