West Regional Conference is Back in Las Vegas
Learn more about the sport you love and prepare for your upcoming lacrosse season! The US Lacrosse West Regional Conference is a professional development opportunity for coaches, officials, program administrators and leaders in the lacrosse community. There will be three different program tracks offered for officials, coaches and leaders. Sessions topics will include team and athlete development, rules interpretation, game management, organizational leadership and more!
For more information, click here.
2020 US Lacrosse Rule Changes
The rules changes were recommended by the joint National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and US Lacrosse (USL) Girls’ Lacrosse Rules Committee, and subsequently approved by both the NFHS and USL boards of directors.
Click here to read the changes.
2020/2021 NCAA Rule Changes
The NCAA has released its rules changes for 2020/2021. These are also the rules that the WCLA (college club) use for their games.
Social Media Presence
The Orange County Umpire Board can now be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
2019-2020 - CIF Playoffs
CIF Southern Section Bluebook Bylaw 3300.2 states the following:
No playoffs will be conducted by the CIF Southern Section Office when less than 20% of the membership field teams in that sport.
Many schools have called and asked if this bylaw threshold had been met for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. We are pleased to announce that 20% of the membership is now participating in these sports and the section will be holding playoffs in those playoffs.
We are currently forming an advisory committee for these sports and will be working on the number of divisions based on our participation rates. Schools are encouraged to look to their natural leagues and conferences in forming the necessary viable leagues. If that is not possible cross-leaguing is encouraged for those leagues short of the minimum standard of four (4) teams. Otherwise, schools not in current leagues will need to be prepared to participate as Freelance schools.
We are currently working on various aspects necessary to launch this sport as a playoff sport and will have more information (playoff dates, number of divisions, finals locations, official ball, officials' assignments, etc.) as we get closer to the start of the new calendar year.
Please plan your schedules to include a maximum of 20 games, including three (3) allowable tournaments with each counting as two games against your allowable 20, with the date of first allowable contest being February 15 and the last allowable league contest to be May 1.
We are excited and eagerly anticipating this new role handling championships in this exciting sport and will be very much hoping for your support in helping us to launch it.
There is a model of Bangerz goggles that are designed to fit over regular eyeglasses (“Bangerz OTG”). They are ONLY certified for use at the Youth level and NOT certified for use at the HS or College level of play (due to increased speed at which the ball moves during play).
The question of whether eyewear/headgear is legal is taken care of when we ask coaches if all of their teams’ equipment meets USL specifications and regulations, and they say yes. However, please note: there are no current Over the Glasses type goggles approved for HS level+ play.
2020 OC CLINICS COMING SOON!
We are looking for new girls lacrosse officials who Live in Riverside and Orange Counties.
Lacrosse experience or sports officiating experience is preferred but NOT required.
WHO: This training is for adults* 18+, living in Orange or Riverside County who are no longer in high school and would like to become certified Girl’s Lacrosse officials.
WHEN: Classroom training will be held over two nights.
Session 1: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019 at 6:00 – 9:00pm
Session 2: Thursday, Sept 19, 2019 at 6:00 – 9:00pm
WHERE: Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, CA
COST: $60 for adults, $30 for youth
PLEASE REGISTER AT: http://bit.ly/2019OCClinic
Inland Empire Clinic
Where: Murrieta Mesa High School, room M313 (near the sand volleyball court)
Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm, classroom and on-field instruction
PLEASE REGISTER AT: bit.ly/2019RiversideClinic
WHAT: The Fall clinic will involve classroom training, with an online rules test and field training to follow at later dates. Completion of the sessions will result in USL girl’s lacrosse official certification and an opportunity to work future games.
*Note: Junior Officials (16-18 yrs. old) may attend the Fall Training Dates