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Pre-game
In this presentation:
• Pre game procedure
• Goal of the pre game talk
• Stick check
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Pre game procedure
• Before the game, meet fellow officials and have a pre game talk
• 30 Minutes before Draw:
• Check the field: lines, cones, goals, bench area
• Discuss questions among the crew, new rules, expectations of
the game.
• 15 Minutes before Draw: stick check
• Two umpires per team
• Both teams line up and have their gear and sticks checked
• Table checks NLB player passes, Head Umpire signs the
rosters after they’ve been checked
• See the next slides for more details on the stick check
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Pre game procedure
• 5 Minutes before Draw: captain talk
• Note the captains’ numbers down
• Note special field circumstances (fencing, football goal posts)
• Coin toss
• Do not tell team what you are going to watch for. As an
official you are watching everything, always
• “You play, we officiate”
• “You score the goals, we make the calls”
• 2 minutes before Draw:
• Before Draw, check that the goals are still in good order
• Draw at appointed time
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Goal of the pre game talk
• Get all the officials on the same page
• Asses the level of play and how to respond to this as officials
• Lower level of play: warn more, explain more
• Higher level of play: expect players to know the rules
• Discuss challenging game situations
• Outline the first actions (pre game) on the field, before going out
onto the field
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Stick check
• During the stick check, umpires check the sticks:
• Hold the stick horizontally at face height to check the pocket:
• The top of the ball must be visible, remain above the
entire top edge of the sidewall
• The ball must move freely within all parts of the pocket
• This counts for the ‘open’ and ‘closed’ side of the head
• The length of the stick
• If the head is whole and attached to the shaft with a screw
• Has an end cap and/or rounded/stumped end
• Loose stringing are no longer than 4 cm
• See also WL Rulebook rules 3 and appendix G
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Stick check
• During the stick check, umpires check the players for:
• A fitting mouthguard. NOT white, clear, or with graphics of
teeth.
• Jewelry: no jewelry is allowed, including taped off jewelry
• Only medical alert ‘jewelry’ or aids (like an insulin pump)
are allowed, if taped off
• Correct uniform
• Eye guards (goggles) are allowed if they comply with the
safety requirements
• See also WL Rulebook rule 6
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS
Pre-game
Stick check
• The goalie:
• See former slide
• Goalies must also wear:
• A fitting helmet with facemask and throat protector
• Chest or body pad
• Goalie gloves
• The goalie’s stick:
• See two slides back
• The top half of the ball must be visible above the ball stop
• Put the ball in the pocket and hold the stick vertical to
the ground
• The ball must move freely within all parts of the head/pocket
• See also WL Rulebook rules 3 and appendix
Women's Lacrosse Recertification
video
Crew Communication
Conduct of an Official
Dealing with Confrontation
TIPS & TRICKS

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4.1 Tips and tricks - pre game.pptx

  • 1. Pre-game In this presentation: • Pre game procedure • Goal of the pre game talk • Stick check Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 2. Pre-game Pre game procedure • Before the game, meet fellow officials and have a pre game talk • 30 Minutes before Draw: • Check the field: lines, cones, goals, bench area • Discuss questions among the crew, new rules, expectations of the game. • 15 Minutes before Draw: stick check • Two umpires per team • Both teams line up and have their gear and sticks checked • Table checks NLB player passes, Head Umpire signs the rosters after they’ve been checked • See the next slides for more details on the stick check Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 3. Pre-game Pre game procedure • 5 Minutes before Draw: captain talk • Note the captains’ numbers down • Note special field circumstances (fencing, football goal posts) • Coin toss • Do not tell team what you are going to watch for. As an official you are watching everything, always • “You play, we officiate” • “You score the goals, we make the calls” • 2 minutes before Draw: • Before Draw, check that the goals are still in good order • Draw at appointed time Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 4. Pre-game Goal of the pre game talk • Get all the officials on the same page • Asses the level of play and how to respond to this as officials • Lower level of play: warn more, explain more • Higher level of play: expect players to know the rules • Discuss challenging game situations • Outline the first actions (pre game) on the field, before going out onto the field Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 5. Pre-game Stick check • During the stick check, umpires check the sticks: • Hold the stick horizontally at face height to check the pocket: • The top of the ball must be visible, remain above the entire top edge of the sidewall • The ball must move freely within all parts of the pocket • This counts for the ‘open’ and ‘closed’ side of the head • The length of the stick • If the head is whole and attached to the shaft with a screw • Has an end cap and/or rounded/stumped end • Loose stringing are no longer than 4 cm • See also WL Rulebook rules 3 and appendix G Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 6. Pre-game Stick check • During the stick check, umpires check the players for: • A fitting mouthguard. NOT white, clear, or with graphics of teeth. • Jewelry: no jewelry is allowed, including taped off jewelry • Only medical alert ‘jewelry’ or aids (like an insulin pump) are allowed, if taped off • Correct uniform • Eye guards (goggles) are allowed if they comply with the safety requirements • See also WL Rulebook rule 6 Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS
  • 7. Pre-game Stick check • The goalie: • See former slide • Goalies must also wear: • A fitting helmet with facemask and throat protector • Chest or body pad • Goalie gloves • The goalie’s stick: • See two slides back • The top half of the ball must be visible above the ball stop • Put the ball in the pocket and hold the stick vertical to the ground • The ball must move freely within all parts of the head/pocket • See also WL Rulebook rules 3 and appendix Women's Lacrosse Recertification video Crew Communication Conduct of an Official Dealing with Confrontation TIPS & TRICKS

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