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business items
Business items…
  • Need to turn in forms:
    • WWLUA Registration & Agreement Form
    • USL Membership Form with signature
    • IRS W-9 Form
    • Parent Consent & Authorization Form (<18)
  • Become/renew your membership with USL
    • Already renewed for 2009? We will have USL add you as an umpire with WWLUA.
    • Need to join/renew? www.uslacrosse.org women’s lacrosse WDOC  Quick Forms Are you a newly-trained Umpire looking to register? Click here.
registration pre questions
Registration Pre-Questions

You’ll have to correctly answer 5 questions to gain access to online umpire membership registration.

  • When taking the draw the crosse of each center is between the ball and the goal she is defending. TRUE
  • After committing a major foul, the offender is placed where? 4 meters directly behind the Free Position
  • Which of the following are minor fouls? All of the above
  • Red #1 is being guarded why a White Defender. The ball is passed to Red #1 who misses the ball and it goes out of bounds. Who gets the ball? White Defender
  • A goal is scored if the all is resting on the goal line. FALSE
umpires the third team
Umpires = The Third Team

Our goals for the 2009 season:

  • Have fun together!
  • Improve our umpiring skills during the season
  • Educate other participants in lacrosse about the rules of the game
  • Recruit new umpires
presentation goals
Presentation Goals
  • Learn the language of women’s lacrosse
  • Game administration
  • Get to know the game
    • Rules, fouls
    • Procedures (whistle, call foul, penalty set-up)
    • Umpire positioning

Next Steps

  • Rules Test: open-book for new umpires
  • On-field training (with another umpire)
  • On-field rating (where you are watched and receive feedback to earn a rating)
this presentation
This Presentation
  • Uniform & Tools
  • Lacrosse Vocabulary
  • Points of Information
  • Field Lines / Playing Area
  • Administration of Game
    • Umpire Positioning
    • Table Responsibilities (Time, Score)
    • Sideline Manager
    • Pre-Game Responsibilities
  • Rules of the Game
    • Major and Minor Fouls, Goal Circle Fouls
    • Penalty Administration
    • Carding and Suspension
starting out in stripes
Starting Out In Stripes
  • Video created by US Lacrosse’s (USL) Women’s Division Official’s Council (WDOC) in 2004 (~45min)
  • Note: rules have changed!
    • We will review all rules after the video to clarify what the current rules are for 2009
    • We will skip the chapters on the Boundary (Ch. 12) and Goal Circle Fouls (Ch. 17) because these have significantly changed
uniform tools
Uniform & Tools
  • Striped shirt (1 inch vertical stripe, w/collar)
  • Black kilt (shorts, pants for men and 1st year & Junior/Youth umpires)
  • Whistle (should be a ‘Fox 40 Classic’)
  • Cards (green, yellow, red)
  • Yellow Flag
  • Watch (w/stop watch - hopefully count down)
  • Tape measure (for stick measurement)
  • All accessories should be black
  • List of “Table Responsibilities” (Scorer/Timer)
lacrosse vocabulary
Rules / Umpire Actions

Stand

Draw

Throw

Free Position

Grounded

Three Seconds

Three Second Count

Slow Whistle / Flag

Obstruction of Free Space to Goal (Shooting Space)

Equipment

Legal / Illegal Crosse

Field / Playing Area

Coach’s Area

Team Area

Hard Boundaries

Center Circle

Restraining Line

Goal circle

8m Arc, 12m Fan

Lacrosse Vocabulary
the crosse rule 2 sections 1 2
The Crosse(Rule: 2, Sections 1 & 2)
  • Wood or Molded Head (Plastic)
  • Field Crosse
    • 4-5 Thongs, 2 Throwing Strings
    • Min Length: 35 ½ inches, Max Length: 43 ¼ inches
    • Youth Level A – (regular women’s crosse, regulation pocket)
    • Youth Level B (regular women’s crosse – modified pocket is allowed, No mesh)
  • Goalie Crosse
    • Traditional Pocket (MESH is OK)
    • 6-7 Thongs, no limit to throwing strings
    • Min Length: 35 ½ inches
    • Max Length: 48 inches
  • See Pages 13-14 for other specifics
field positions
Field Positions

GK

P

CP

LDW

3M

RDW

C

RAW

LAW

3H

2H

1H

points of information or things they don t tell coaches in coaching school
Points of Informationor, Things They Don’t Tell Coaches in Coaching School
  • Coaches may ask questions before the game, during timeouts, at half-time, and after the game.
  • The speaking captain or coach can ask for a timeout only after a goal. (Two per game)
  • Home team is responsible for field lines and conditions, table, scorer and timer. If lines or field dimensions are not correct, coaches must agree to these prior to the start of the game.
  • For all whistles, instruct players to stand(!) and listen to the umpires.
  • Show players what 4 meters really looks like! (4 m = 13.1 ft)
  • Coaches should be teaching parents about appropriate behavior – coaches receive misconduct cards for the bad behavior of spectators.  (Enter the Sideline Manager!)
  • Jersey numbers must be 6 inches tall on the front, 8 inches tall on the back, and must be centered at chest level
    • Required of Varsity teams
    • Requested of JV & Middle School teams
  • Game is legal if 80% is played (40 min)
    • HS: stopped clock (goals & last 2min); MS: running clock
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The whistle starts and stops play

Substitution

During play (“on the fly”):

Player must be off field (both feet into sub area) before sub goes on

Subs going in must yield to players coming out

After a goal:

New sub can come onto the field before player leaves, as long as she has checked in with the table and the umpires are aware of a substitution

During a Time Out:

New sub replaces player after she has checked in with table

Draw

Centers each stand “toeing the line” (not on / over the line)

Ball must go over their heads

Stick motion must be up and away

Only 5 players per team may be between restraining lines (including the center)

At Youth level, if 4+ point differential, award ball to the center from team with fewer points. The ball must be ‘played’ before a shot  Level A (7/8 grades): passed or checked (modified); Levels B & C: passed

Forfeits

Teams must arrive within 20 minutes of start time

League pays umpires if they show up and team doesn’t or is too late to play

Uniforms

Home team in light color, visitor in dark color

Home team or non-compliant team wears pinnies

Undergarments must be of same color for all players (white, black, grey, or a team color); goalie wears jersey over chest protector & black, grey, or team color bottom

No overtime for a tie during regular WSLA & NWWLA season

field lines
Field Lines

Shared Coaching Area (for youth rules only)

BENCH

BENCH

Team Area

Team Area

Coach A’s Area

Coach B’s Area

4 meters

4 meters

12m fan

Goal line

extended

Midfield

8m arc

Goal circle

Center circle

Hash

marks

Restraining

line

4 meters

Spectators’ Area (Recommended)

Rule 1, Section 2: Soft flexible cones, pylons or flags to mark corners.

women s goal circle arc fan dimensions
Women’s goal circle, arc, & fan dimensions

Dashed lines are NOT field markings!

Blue dot is the center of the goal circle, 8m arc, and 12 m fan.

the playing area rule 1 sections 1 thru 13
The Playing Area(Rule 1, Sections 1 thru 13)
  • Hard Field Boundaries
  • Playing Area:
    • 120 yds (10 yds required behind each goal)
  • Between Goals:
    • 100 yds (A) or 90 yds (B) apart
  • Width:
    • 70 yds (A) or 50 yds (B)
  • Restraining Line:
    • Solid across width 30 yds from each GOAL LINE.
umpire positions
Umpire Positions

Starting out:

  • Table side umpire - manages substitutions and any other issues (often the more experienced of the 2 umpires)
  • Non-Table side umpire - starts game (1st draw) at beginning and after half-time and time outs
two umpire system positions
Two Umpire System - Positions

Lead

Trail

A

B

Lead

Trail

Both umpires perform “lead” and “trail” position duties

umpire positions where do i stand
Umpire PositionsWhere do I stand?
  • Lead Umpire’s Responsibilities:
    • SAFETY
    • On ball fouls
    • Own boundary/sideline
    • Behind goal activity
    • Goal Circle
    • Signal Goal

Be sure to read your umpire manual for more detail on positioning!

Find it on-line at www.wwlua.org

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Umpire PositionsWhere do I stand?
  • Trail Umpire’s Responsibilities:
    • SAFETY
    • Free space to goal (Shooting space)
    • Restraining line
    • Off ball fouls
    • Follow-through on shots
    • Own boundary/sideline
    • 3-Seconds
    • All other areas (trail duties)

Be sure to read your umpire manual for more detail on positioning!

Find it on-line at www.wwlua.org

game administration
Game Administration

Time keeping

  • Time keeper must sit at the table and pay attention to game
  • Communicate with the umpires when necessary
  • May need to run with and/or yell to umpire
  • Must keep subs honest
  • Call out “2 minutes” and sound horn at time = 0 (or do audible 10-to-ZERO countdown for the umpire to hear if there is no horn)
  • 25 minutes per half = 50 min games (maximum)
  • Start clock with start of game – it runs continuously until the last 2 minutes of each half, unless
    • Umpire calls a timeout (signal: arms crossed above head; for a team T.O., injury, etc.)
    • In the last 2 minutes of each half, clock should stop on EVERY whistle!
  • Time the halftime (10 min or what’s chosen)
  • Time the 2 minute team timeouts
game administration continued
Game Administration (continued)

Score keeping

  • A visible score should be displayed
  • Umpires are not responsible for maintaining score
  • Must keep subs honest (table personnel responsibility! Speak to umpire if violations are repetitious)
  • Must keep track of all cards (player number, color of card, time)

Sideline Manager

  • Each team (home AND away) will provide a sideline manager
  • Job is to ‘keep the peace’ among spectators
responsibilities pre game
Responsibilities: Pre-Game

10 Minutes before game

  • Make certain goalie is dressed
  • Captains meet with umpires:
    • Raise any issues of concern
    • Confirm eye protection worn meets ASTM standards and goalie helmet meets NOCSAE standards
    • Designate speaking captain
    • Agree on duration of half time (no more than 10 min)
    • Coin toss to choose ends
  • In preparation for the stick check:
    • Have team members ensure their crosses are legal
    • Have team members remove jewelry, have mouthguards in mouths, goggles handy
  • Teams must provide table with roster

5 Minutes before game: Stick check

  • Ball must be visible above the sidewall of the crosse (HS & Youth Level A)
  • (Level B) Half of the ball may fall bellow the pocket
start play with a draw rule 5 sections 1 3
Start play with a Draw (Rule 5, Sections 1-3)
  • Players “toe the line” (not on the line!) and can stand on same or opposite side of the line
  • Sticks are back-to-back with right side towards ground (players push w/ right or pull w/ left hand)
  • Umpire places ball between sticks
  • Players must be motionless after the umpire takes her hands away (but may turn their heads)
  • Umpire says “Ready”, backs out of circle, and blows whistle
  • For a legal draw:
    • Sticks must move UP and AWAY
    • Ball must go above the heads of the 2 players
    • Illegal draw = minor foul; offender 45° to the front
    • Can’t determine why it was illegal? Stop clock (umpire calls a TO) and set up a re-draw

TIPS for UMPIRES: Before you let go of sticks, LOOK at your partner (to make sure she/he is ready) and LOOK for your “escape route”

technique responsibilities
Technique & Responsibilities
  • Make clear calls and set up efficiently
    • LOUD, confident whistle for all to hear (esp. your partner!)
    • Learn and use hand/arm signals, especially direction!
  • Consistent calls – Safety is your top priority!
  • Eye Contact & Communication with Partner
    • Do not start play without knowing your partner is ready
  • Be Professional
    • Keep uniform neat and in good condition
    • Try not to fraternize with teams before or after a game
    • It is OK to recruit new umpires, explain rules, and answer questions if you are comfortable interacting with parents/fans
    • Maintain composure in difficult situations
  • Be On Time! – Arrive 30 minutes before game time.
fouls what umpires look for
Fouls…What umpires look for
  • Major Fouls(Rule 6, Section 1)
    • SAFETY FIRST (NON-COLLISION SPORT)
      • Remember, a legal act can be a major foul if executed dangerously or uncontrolled.
      • Umpires will not hesitate to use cards to manage bad or dangerous behavior.
    • A “free position” is awarded: offending player must stand 4m directly behind player awarded the ball
  • Minor Fouls(Rule 6, Section 2)
    • Procedural (Goal circle, boundary, warding, delay of game)
    • Stand 4m away (in relation to direction of approach)
major fouls rule 6 section 1
Major Fouls (Rule 6, Section 1)

Concerning contact:

  • Checking above shoulders (Youth Level A = 7/8) Checking is allowed only when ball is held below shoulder & away from the body
  • Checking (Youth Level B = 5/6)– NO checking. Major foul
  • Dangerous or rough check
  • Check to head (Automatic Yellow Card)
  • Illegal contact: stick-to-body or body-to-stick
  • Hold stick horizontally and initiate stick-to-body contact
  • Blocking: block by moving into a player’s path
  • Charging: Charge, barge, shoulder or back into an opponent
  • Pushing: Push and opponent with hand or body
  • Tripping: Trip a player, deliberately or otherwise
  • Detaining: Detain a player
  • Forcing through: Force her crosse through an opposing crosse(s), causing own crosse to contact her body
what foul is this
What foul is this?

Answer:

  • Stick-to-body foul on defense.
  • Umpire action:
    • Raise flag if attack is on a scoring play.
    • Immediate whistle if not a scoring play. Major foul.
is this a foul
Is this a foul?
  • Answer:
  • Photographer has the wrong view!
  • Umpire needs to see the space between the two players.
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What foul is this?

Answer:

  • Push on blue (major)
  • Umpire action:
    • If in mid-field (after a draw), immediate whistle.
major fouls continued rule 6 section 1

A

A

D

D

Major Fouls (continued, Rule 6, Section 1)

Concerning position of crosse:

  • Crosse in sphere
  • Across the body
  • Illegal cradle (in front of face/body making a legal check impossible)

Other:

  • Three seconds: Remain in the 8m arc for more than 3 seconds unless marking opponent within stick’s length
  • Illegal Pick, called a “Block”: Set a moving or stationary pick out of the visual field, or a pick that is too “wide”
  • False start: Move before the whistle starts play
  • Play the ball off of an opponent (at the boundary)
  • For youth level: illegal check
major fouls continued rule 6 section 133
Major Fouls (continued, Rule 6, Section 1)

Other (continued)

  • Slash (Automatic Yellow Card)
  • Dangerous propelling: Propel the ball with the crosse in a dangerous or uncontrolled manner (Automatic Yellow Card)
  • Dangerous follow through: follow through dangerously or without control (Automatic Yellow Card)
  • Dangerous shot: Shoot dangerously or without control
  • Illegal shot: Shoot from an indirect free position
  • Shooting space: Obstruct free space to goal
shooting space

A

D

Shooting Space
  • Defense can NOT stand in the free space to goal unless they are marking a player within a stick’s length
  • Teach players to approach from the side (stick can be in the free space, but body must remain outside)
  • A defender marking an attacker behind the goal is exempt from 3 seconds but NOT EXEMPT from shooting space!

A

D

minor fouls rule 6 section 2
Minor Fouls (Rule 6, Section 2)
  • Covering: Guard a ground ball with crosse or foot
  • Empty stick Check: Check/tackle/hold the crosse when it’s not in contact with the ball
  • Body ball: Deliberately impede, accelerate or change direction of the ball with any part of her body
  • Warding off: Guard the crosse with an arm
  • Throw the crosse under any circumstances
  • Touch the ball with one’s hand
  • Squeeze head of crosse: Use hand or body to keep ball in the crosse
  • Take part in the game without holding one’s crosse
  • Illegal draw
minor fouls rule 6 section 2 continued
Minor Fouls (Rule 6, Section 2, continued)
  • Step on/into the center circle or on/over the restraining line before the draw
  • Illegal crosse: Play with a crosse that does not meet specifications
  • Score with an illegal crosse
  • Adjust strings after an inspection has been requested
  • Request, for 2nd time, inspection of any crosse meeting specifications
  • Delay of game:
    • Fail to be ready to start play after a 2-minute time out
    • Fail to stand when play is stopped (creeping)
    • Fail to move 4m away on a free position
    • Fail to properly wear a mouth piece or goggles

Note: All mouthguards must be colored in 2009 (no white or clear)

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Minor Fouls (Rule 6, Section 2, continued)
  • Jewelry (including cloth bracelets)
  • Illegal uniform (new uniform rules for 2013)
  • Illegal substitution
  • Play out of bounds
  • Illegal re-entry: Re-enter field of play, from out of bounds, to a more advantageous position
  • Illegal timeout: A team requesting more than 2 timeouts
  • Hold the ball for more than 3 seconds when defense is in position to check (youth rules)
goal circle fouls minor fouls rule 6 section 3
Goal Circle Fouls = Minor Fouls(Rule 6, Section 3)
  • A field player may not enter or have any part of her body or crosse on or in the goal circle unless:
    • She is the deputy for the goal keeper
    • She is shooting and the follow-through goes into the goal circle (and shooting motion was initiated outside the circle) AND her feet must not touch the goal circle
    • She is DIRECTLY defending the shooter and reaches in the goal circle to block the shot or check the stick AND her feet must not touch the goal circle
    • NOTE: Youth rules do not allow for a follow-through into the crease!
  • Goalie or her deputy must clear the ball within 10 seconds (visible count with arm, add audible count after 5). Ball may not re-enter until passed to another player or checked.
goal circle fouls minor fouls cont
Goal Circle Fouls = Minor Fouls (cont.)
  • Goalie may not reach her crosse out of the circle and cover and/or drag the ball into the circle if another player is in playing distance of the ball. (If there is no other player around, it is OK for the goalie to do this.)
  • When in the goal circle, reach outside the goal circle and play the ball with her hand
  • When any part of body is grounded outside the circle, goalie or deputy may not draw the ball into the circle or carry the ball into the circle
  • When outside the circle, goalie may not throw any of her equipment to her deputy
team fouls rule 6 section 7
Team Fouls (Rule 6, Section 7)
  • Restraining line violation / off-sides
  • 7 players in attacking end
  • 8 players in defensive end (goalie + 7)
  • Generally, 4 players behind line
  • Be aware that substitutions and ‘player down’ situations may result in fewer than 4 behind the restraining line!
  • Note: players may exchange positions during play, but player exiting must have both feet over the line before next player may enter.
tips on penalty administration rule 7
Take Action…

Blow whistle - stop play

What happened?

Major Foul

Minor Foul

Offsetting

Indicate type of foul with arm signal

To whom (which team)?

Indicate direction that play will resume

Was it a scoring play?

Where did it happen?

Outside CSA (midfield)

Inside 8m arc

Critical Scoring Area

Goal circle

Take Action…

Set up penalty

Make eye contact with partner

Blow whistle to start play

Tips on Penalty Administration (Rule 7)

ALWAYS consider whether the play is DANGEROUS

penalty administration rule 7
Free Position (awarded because of a foul)

4m behind vs. 4m away

On 8m arc

Held Whistle / Slow Whistle

Clearing the arc

Clearing the lane

Indirect Free Position

Restraining Line

Penalty Administration (Rule 7)

8m arc

12m fan

placement set up after fouls rule 7
Placement / Set-up after fouls…(Rule 7)
  • Order of administration is always the same
    • Position the player taking the free position (FP)
    • Position the offending player
    • Position other players
  • Major fouls – outside CSA
    • FP on spot of foul
    • Offender 4m behind
    • All players 4m approach
  • Minor fouls – outside CSA
    • FP spot of foul
    • Offender 4m direction of approach
    • All players 4m approach
major fouls set up the penalty
Major FoulsSet-up the Penalty
  • Inside the 8-meter arc (Rule 7, Section 13)
    • Free position @ 8m hash, closest to spot of foul
    • Player who fouled moves to the 12 m fan, directly behind
    • Clear 8m arc and penalty lane (if needed) – closest way out!
    • Goalie clears into circle if in lane/arc and not her foul
    • Nearest D move 4m approach (stick & body)
    • Outside the 8m arc
  • Outside the 8 meter arc, in the CSA (Rule 7, Section 12)
    • Free position on spot of most recent foul (not w/in 8m goal)
    • Nearest D 4m behind
    • Clear penalty lane, all player 4m approach
    • If goalie in penalty lane, clears into circle
    • **Next closet D allowed to move within 4m from approach if there was a yellow flag on the play
minor fouls set up the penalty
Minor FoulsSet-up the Penalty
  • Inside the 12m (Rule 7, Section 15)
    • Attack fouls
      • FP to D on spot of foul (ball going away from goal)
      • Offender 4m away approach
      • All others 4m approach
    • Defense fouls
      • FP to attack closest spot on 12m fan
      • Place offending player 4m approach
      • All others remain in their same positions
      • State “INDIRECT”
      • (No shot can be taken until the ball is played. 1) ball leaves players crosse and is touched by another player or 2) crosse is checked, crosse to crosse, by D
  • Outside the 12m or below goal line extended
    • FP spot of the foul (not w/in 8m)
    • Offending 4m direction of approach before committing foul
    • All players 4m approach
goal circle fouls administering the penalty rule 7 section 10 11
Goal Circle FoulsAdministering the Penalty(Rule 7, Section 10 & 11)
  • Goal Circle Violation – any part of a player or her crosse in the goal circle at any time unless she is following-through on a shot or a defender is directly defending a shot.
    • Minor Foul.
      • Attack foul: Possession to goalie; all players 4m from goal circle in the direction from which they came.
      • Defense foul: Possession to attack at 12m fan (“indirect”); offending player on 8m in front of FP, except if it’s the goalie who stays in the goal circle (if she was in or partially in the goal circle)
  • Illegal Deputy – non-goalie enters or remains in the goal circle when team does not have possession.
    • Major Foul. Possession to attack at center 8m hash, illegal deputy placed 4m behind. Goal keeper MAY NOT clear back into goal circle.
  • Intentionally return ball to goal circle before it has been cleared or played by another player.
    • Minor Foul. Indirect free position at the 12m goal line extended. Defense placed on 8m hash. Goalie stays at spot of the foul or inside the goal circle.
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Restraining Line Violations – Off Sides

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D

D

D

D

A

A

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D

D

A

D

A

A

When the Attack violates

When the Defense violates

D

A

D

A

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Restraining Line Violations – Off Sides

A

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D

D

D

D

A

A

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D

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D

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  • When the Attack violates
  • Immediate whistle
  • Closest Defense (from below the restraining line) gets FP 4 m ahead of the restraining line at the center.
  • The Closest Attack (from below the restraining line) is placed 4m behind the player taking the FP

A

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D

D

A

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Restraining Line Violations – Off Sides

A

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D

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A

A

A

D

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A

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  • When the Defense violates
  • Raise arm – if D is near (~2m) restraining line, allow time for her to recover. Or raise flag if A is on scoring play; or whistle.
  • If ball is outside the CSA or below the goal line extended when the violation is called, the Attack will be awarded a FP at the spot of the foul.
  • Closest Defense will go 4m behind.
  • Defense closest to the restraining line is moved back onside.

A

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D

A

D

A

D

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Restraining Line Violations – Off Sides

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D

D

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A

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D

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  • When the Defense violates
  • If ball is inside the CSA and above the goal line extended when the violation is called, the Attack will be awarded a FP at the center of the 12m fan.
  • Closest Defense will go 4m behind.
  • Defense closest to the restraining line is moved back onside.
  • Clear the lane

A

D

D

A

out of bounds rule 5 section 7 14
Out of Bounds (Rule 5, Section 7-14)
  • When the ball goes out of bounds, the umpire whistles as the ball crosses the line; players stand
  • When a player is the last to carry, propel, or touch the ball, the opponent will be awarded the ball, except in the case of a shot or deflected shot
  • This is a change of possession, not a foul!
  • Restart of play occurs 4m inside boundary
  • A restart is NOT a free position, so players may be as close as 1m
  • Players should listen to instructions from umpire and not move until instructed
  • The person closes to the ball when it goes out of bounds after a (deflected) shot shall get possession
out of bounds restart
Out of Bounds Restart

A D

A loses ball – D will have ball on restart

Restart:

4m

A D

  • A & D were together at boundary when ball went out
  • Move both players 4m from line
  • They stay in same relative positions (at least 1m apart)
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Out of Bounds Restart

A

D

A loses ball – D will have ball on restart

Restart:

A

4m

D

  • A & D were not together at boundary
  • A stays at the line
  • D moves to where ball went out and 4m in from line
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Out of Bounds Restart

D2

D A

A loses ball – D2 will have ball on re-start

Restart:

4m

D A

D2

  • D2 is closest to place ball went out of bounds
  • D & A stay in place
  • D2 moves to where ball went out and 4m in from line
misconduct and suspensions rule 7 section 27
Misconduct and Suspensions(Rule 7, Section 27)
  • A player must not conduct herself in a rough, dangerous, or unsportsmanlike manner
  • The umpire has the power to suspend a player, coach, or personnel without previous warning. (If a player, coach or personnel refuses to leave, the umpire may declare a forfeit.)
cards dangerous misconduct
Cards – Dangerous & Misconduct
  • Required Yellow Card
    • Check to the head
    • Dangerous propelling*
    • Dangerous follow-through*
    • Slash
  • Yellow or Red Card
    • Repeated major fouls
    • Flagrant misconduct (player, coach, fan,…)
  • Red card = player or coach is immediately ejected from the current game and prohibited from participating in the team’s next game

* Watch for these in youth games!

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Misconduct and Suspensions(Rule 7, Section 27-30)continued
  • Yellow Card
    • When a player receives a yellow card, she must leave the field for 3 minutes “elapsed playing time” (i.e. time -outs do not count, carries over from 1st half into 2nd half or into overtime)
    • No substitutemay take her place (i.e. “player down” for the duration of the penalty)
    • If a player receives a second yellow card, the yellow card and 2 fingers will be shown. The player is suspended from the current game.
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Misconduct and Suspensions(Rule 7, Section 26)continued
  • Green cards = delay of game
    • Improper wearing of jewelry, mouthguard, goggles, etc.
    • Failure to return to the field after a timeout
    • 1st green card goes to team captain (a general warning to all; a minor foul)
    • 2nd green card: show both green & yellow cards, give card to offending player (major foul)
    • 3rd & subsequent green cards: show both green & red cards, give to offending player (major foul)
      • Player must leave game for 3 min of elapsed playing time
      • A substitute must take her place on the field
some nitty gritty rules
Some nitty-gritty Rules
  • No jewelry or body piercing (visible to the unassisted eye)
  • No tape over jewelry
    • Medical Alert Bracelets are LEGAL, but are to be taped with instructions facing up.
  • No hard brimmed hats
  • Yes – Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses are allowed (under goggles)
  • Feet on the line is illegal
  • Ball must fully cross over the goal line (2” wide) for a goal to count
  • When time runs out, play is dead (i.e. if ball is not in the goal when the horn sounds, there is no goal)
  • 3-second rule goes into effect when the ball crosses the restraining line
more nitty gritty rules
More nitty-gritty Rules
  • If there’s a 10 goal differential, the clock will run continuously until the last 2 minutes or until the score differential becomes less than 10
  • Illegal draw = minor foul; offending player is placed in front and at a 45° angle to either side
  • Illegal draw and need a re-draw  stop clock to set it up!
  • If the ball is touching the stick and there’s a check, it is not an empty stick check (the player does not have to have control of the ball, only contact with the ball)
  • All attack offside fouls will be penalized in the center of the field 4m ahead of the restraining line by giving the ball to a defender from below the restraining line.
  • A false start is a MAJOR foul
youth rules
Youth Rules
  • Mostly the same; found at back of USL Rule Book
  • Some youth rules:
    • Running clock
    • Audible 3 second count for good defensive position (violation = minor foul)
    • If a 4 goal differential exists, team with fewer goals will receive a free position at the center (opponent in front at 45°) and must pass the ball (or be legally checked, Level A)
    • Modified checking (stick fully below shoulders, Level A only)
    • No checking (Levels B & C)
    • Modified pocket (Levels B & C)
  • Note: There is a new Level FC (full checking) for 2009, but our league does not qualify and so no games will be played with these rules.
and remember
And remember…

Keep the game safe!

Be confident,

and use your whistle!

WWLUA and WSLA support the Positive Coaching Alliance and believe in its goals to create a safe, fun, and rewarding experience for its athletes.

resources
Resources

http://www.wwlua.org

Find these books and more at http://www.uslacrosse.org/store/

  • 2009 USL Women’s Rule Book
  • Positive Coaching in a Nutshell
  • The Parents’ Guide to Lacrosse

Have a question about a rule?

Ask an Umpire!

Jeannette Wake: wake66@comcast.net

practice for umpiring
Practice for umpiring
  • Whistle blowing… loud!
  • Indicating direction play will resume
  • Set up draws
  • Practice throws
  • Arm signals to indicate fouls
  • Doing a “stick check”
  • Spotting jewelry, mouth guards, accidents, injury (umpire’s timeout)
next steps rules test field training
Next Steps: Rules Test & Field Training
  • Rules Test
    • Open book test for new umpires!
    • When the test is available online, you’ll receive an email with instructions.
    • Junior / Youth** Minimum Score = 80% (1 yr term)
    • Apprentice** Minimum Score = 80% (1 yr term)
    • You can take the test as many times as you need to pass
  • Field Training
    • Shadow an umpire for 1st half of game, then umpire will shadow you for 2nd half
    • Procedure demonstration & practice
    • Implement knowledge and receive training & feed back
next steps rating certification
Next Steps: Rating & Certification
  • After your field training (usually same day), you’ll umpire a game while other umpires watch you from the sideline.
  • You’ll receive feedback at halftime, and they want to see that you can implement some of their suggestions.
    • Tips: Don’t argue with your raters.
    • Ask questions if you don’t understand.
    • Be confident and try something new on the field.
    • For most of us, we’re putting ourselves in a very strange situation, but remember that you must control the game, so use your whistle!
  • 1st year umpires can earn a Junior/Youth rating or an Apprentice rating. You’ll receive an email with your rating and its expiration after your rating day.
  • Want to know what your raters are looking for? It’s listed in
next steps game assignments
Next Steps: Game Assignments
  • Once you have completed all requirements and submitted forms to WWLUA (including W-9), your name will appear on Sportability (search for league WSLA or NWWLA)
  • Click on “Ref Schedules” link at the bottom
  • Begin requesting games! You’ll get a confirmation email if you are assigned to a game.
  • First year umpires will be matched with experienced umpires for the first 2-3 weeks of the season
  • Umpire Annual Dues are deducted from your first pay-check if you make more than $150 (Junior/Youth: $15 per year; $25 per year for all others).
wwlua pay scale jamborees scrimmages
WWLUA Pay ScaleJamborees & Scrimmages

Notes:

WWLUA has a Billing Policy for those organizing jamborees & scrimmages. It includes the payment of umpires, travel fees, and administrative costs. Please contact our Local Board Chair with questions.

On-field training is a requirement that often occurs at pre-season jamborees. The trainees are not paid since it is required training, and the fee goes to the trainers.

who is wwlua http www wwlua org
Who is WWLUA?http://www.wwlua.org/
  • Local Board Chair: Kareen Kreutziger chair@wwlua.org
  • Treasurer: Duke Kamstra
  • Secretary: Jeff Grose
  • Assignor (WSLA HS & MS):Doreen Cronin
  • Assignor (NWWLA): Janet Lennon-Jones
  • HS Liaison & Rating Chair: Jeannette Wake
  • MS Liaison & Rating Chair: Jared Bryant
  • NWWLA Liaison & Rating Chair: Marisa Bassett
  • Education Chair: Kareen Kreutziger
  • Members at Large: Tyanne Faulkes, Edith Harris & Suzanne Replinger
  • Umpires: You!
thank you
Thank you!
  • Questions? Email …

chair@wwlua.org

  • Ask an Umpire!

wake66@comcast.net

  • Find information on our website

http://www.wwlua.org