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Module #4. Philosophy. What We Will Cover in This Module . Referee Uniform Requirements Attitude & Composure Fitness & Nutrition Pre-Game and Post-Game duties. Referees Code Of Conduct.

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module 4

Module #4


what we will cover in this module
What We Will Cover in This Module

Referee Uniform Requirements

Attitude & Composure

Fitness & Nutrition

Pre-Game and Post-Game duties

Module #4 Philosophy - CLA

referees code of conduct
Referees Code Of Conduct

As a referee in the sport of lacrosse, you have a unique and important role to play. Your conduct can impact not only the play of an individual game but it can promote the respect and growth of the game itself.

Review the Code of Conduct that has been handed out.

You will be held to higher standard of conduct both on and off the field. Always conduct yourself in a professional manner.

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attitude composure
Attitude & Composure

The referee ensures the rules of the game are applied equally and fairly. They do not make the rules, but merely enforce the rules.

Proper attitude and composure is a key attribute of any official.

Projecting a calm and competent attitude will carry outward to everyone else involved.

Problems are solved by people who can keep their head in a heated situation.

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Attitude & Composure
  • As the “third team”, we must always work together as a crew. Be supportive of your partner(s).
  • Similar to players and coaches, we need to strive to continuously improve as referees:
    • Read the rule book often
    • Consult your manuals often
    • Look at what other referees do well that could help you become a better referee
    • Talk to each other, and share your experiences both positive, and negative

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Attitude & Composure
  • Striving to continuously improve (cont.)
    • Seek feedback from senior referees and supervisors.
    • Review your own performance and set goals for yourself.
    • Work with different officials. The more diverse the group the better.
    • Be willing to travel to tournaments or games outside of your regular area. Often there is a higher level of competition.

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Attitude & Composure
  • When dealing with players & teams, sometimes you can make the situation worse by:
    • Being overly officious, too strict, or cocky.
    • Being indecisive or slow to make a decision or a call.
    • Trying to ‘even up’ the calls.
    • Provoking the player or coach – The all too familiar – “Do you want another one?”

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Attitude & Composure
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • I think I may have made an incorrect call, what should I do to correct it?
  • The rule book states that referees should make any corrections immediately. Discuss the call with your partner, admit to the coaches or the captains of the teams that an error has been made, and then correct it immediately.The key is effective communication,diplomacy and respect. Don’t hesitate to call a time out and speak with the coaches to clarify a problem.

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Attitude & Composure
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The coach is questioning a call, and wants me to show him that rule in the rule book. What should I do?
  • Neverbring your rule book out during the game. Let the coach know that you will be happy to discuss it after the game, but that you will be consistent throughout the game in your interpretation of the rule.Remember, you will win the argument with the coach, but overall you will lose (credibility).

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Attitude & Composure
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The coach is not controlling his assistant coaches who are not conducting themselves appropriately. What should I do?
  • Warn Head Coach for first offense.

For second offense call an unsportsmanlike conduct foul on the team.

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Attitude & Composure
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • What if there is a problem with game fees or mileage? What should I do?
  • Do the game, then report the problem to your assignor or the RIC.

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pre game and post game duties
Pre-Game and Post-Game Duties
  • Both your pre and post game actions will reflect on your attitude and abilities.
  • They illustrate your commitment to the today’s game(s).
    • Your actions now will take away anyone's ability to say “I can’t believe that we are paying this person to be here!”
    • This has as much to do with presentation and presence as it does with the rules.
    • It not only gets you and you crew ready to go, but it also gets the teams out on the field on time and prepared to begin play.

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pre game duties
Pre Game Duties
  • 30 Minutes Prior To Game Time
    • Arrive at the Field and meet with your partner(s).
    • Determine who is Head Referee.
    • Decide on uniform and get changed.
    • Walk the field and check:
      • Nets – Proper size and strung without holes.
      • Field is properly lined (especially crease, wing lines and bench areas).
      • Note any problems with the field. Look for any potentially hazardous conditions.
      • Make sure home team has supplied, timers, scorer, clocks, game sheet, pens, CLA balls, ball boys.

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Pre Game Duties
  • 30 Minutes Prior To Game Time
    • Head Referee conducts Pre-Game Meeting to discuss:
      • Field positioning.
      • Review signals and communication.
      • Any problems with the field or teams.
      • Where you will meet at time outs and between quarters.
      • Any PMA or League Points of Emphasis.

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Pre-Game Duties
  • 10 Minutes Prior To Game Time
    • The complete officiating crew meets with the coaches for each team.
      • Synchronize watches and confirm starting time.
      • Confirm length of half time break.
      • Discuss any problems with the field.
      • Note the numbers of the team captains.
      • Answer any questions the coach may have.
      • Get the Game Ball from the Home team.
    • Check that the game sheet is properly completed.
    • Meet with time keepers - review procedures.

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Pre-Game Duties
  • 5 Minutes Prior To Game Time
    • Coin Toss
      • Bring Captains to Center (Home team faces the bench).
      • Introduce the Captains (Visitors first) and the officiating crew.
      • The Head Referee details any field problems, and any other instructions to the teams.
      • The Head Referee will ask one of the Visiting team captains what the call will be – Heads or Tails.
      • The Head Referee then tosses the coin and catches it on an open palm. The Head Referee then announces the result.

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Pre-Game Duties
  • Coin Toss (Cont.)
    • The Head Referee asks the the winning team which end that they would like to defend.
    • The entire group will then rotate so that the winning team will have their backs to the goal they will defend.
    • The Head Referee makes a shooting motion next to each team toward the goal that they will be shooting at.
    • The Head Referee will then answer any queries, and remind the teams to bring the starting 10 out to line up with their left shoulder to the goal they will defend.
    • Captains shake hands and head to the bench.

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Pre-Game Duties
  • Coin Toss (Cont.)

We will now conduct a coin toss.

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Pre-Game Duties
  • 2 Minutes Prior To Game Time
    • Starting Line Up
      • Officiating Crew Heads to Center.
      • Teams bring their starting 10 to center and line up with their left shoulder to the goals they defend, 5 yards apart.
      • Check both teams for proper mouthguards.
      • Head Referee introduces the officiating crew.
      • The Head Referee discuses any ground rules, i.e. use of foul language.
      • Ask goalkeepers to shake hands. Then all other players will meet and shake hands.
    • Players and officials move to their starting position.

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Pre Game Duties

Q. If a team is late to start the game, do we call the game, or wait for a while, and if so, how long?

A.According to Rule 32 the late team forfeits. Refer to your Provincial guidelines for local procedures.

Q. If a player shows up after the game has started, can he go on the field to play?

A. There are no ILF or CLA guidelines governing this. However, most PMA’s allow a player to enter his name on the game sheet and then enter the field of play. Check with your PMA for local procedures

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Post Game Duties
  • At the end of the game, the officiating crew meets at center, to compare score cards.
  • The entire crew watches as the teams shake hands to ensure there are no incidents that may need to be reported.
  • The Head Referee reviews the game sheet for the following:
    • Verify the score. Is the score correct compared to the Head Referee’s card?
    • Any special situations or penalties are noted.
    • Then the entire crew signs the game sheet.
  • Leave the field together as the team that you are.

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Post Game Duties
  • The officiating crew meets to:
    • Complete any reports that may need to be filed.
    • Discuss the game and offer any constructive feedback on performance, positioning, etc.
    • Discuss and clarify any game situations that could have been handled better.

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