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  • 11/11/2019

    I apologize for the lateness of this message, however, being new to the position of National Coordinator, I wanted to ensure that the message was complete in terms of information and as an introduction of myself to you.

    While I know many of you personally, I look forward to meeting many more of you through observations, webinars, conventions and meetings.  I am not new to lacrosse, having retired from active officiating in 2012.  I also served as the former Chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors and as USL Rules Interpreter.  In my professional life, I am an educator, and am currently the Principal of Twinsburg High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

    I am excited to take on this work, and fully aware of the great work that was done before my tenure began.  Melissa Coyne and Kim Basner deserve much credit and recognition for ensuring any success in the future!  To that end, not much is changing in terms of what is needed to be eligible for NCAA post-season assignments. 

    Three criteria must be met before being considered for post-season assignments. 

    1)  Passing score on the NCAA test
    2)  Attendance at one NCAA rules interpretation 
    3)  Registration and payment of dues (yearly) to The Draw/Central Hub on Arbiter (registration opens November 15, 2019).

    ArbiterSports and the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Officiating Central Hub will be used to communicate important information throughout the season.  Visit the site frequently to stay up-to-date on the latest officiating news and information.  The Central Hub houses rule interpretations, videos, tests, and other education resources that will help you manage and navigate the necessary protocols and procedures to ensure success on the field.  Stefanie Smith (Secretary/Rules Editor) and I will add content as it becomes available and provide answers to your interpretation/rules questions.  In addition, the information contained on the Arbiter site will be congruent to resources found on the CWLOA Stripes U site, so you have two places to find the material needed to be successful this lacrosse season.

    Beginning with the IWLCA Conference in November, continuing at the USL Convention in January, and lasting throughout the lacrosse season, the focus of all information will be to provide consistent and clear information related to rules, mechanics, interpretations, etc.  Please feel free to reach out to me or Stefanie with any questions, feedback, or ideas so that all issues are addressed promptly and with clarity.  I will be working closely with the CWLOA as well, to guarantee that the implementation of the rules and mechanics of the game continue to move forward in a positive manner.

    Remember to register for one of the NCAA Rules Interpretations.  The dates and times of these WEBINARS will be available soon.  While you may attend any webinar with space available, priority will be determined by region.  You will receive login information 24-48 hours before the scheduled webinars.

    As noted above, registration for paying dues will open November 15, 2019.  This must be done yearly.  The ArbiterMobile app is also available at no cost to NCAA registered officials.  To download the app, complete this season’s officials’ registration and follow the instructions.  Welcome packets will begin shipping in early December.

    The NCAA test will be available in early January.  This test must be completed, and passed, on The Draw/ Central Hub in order to be eligible for NCAA post-season assignments.  It is important to note that passing the CWLOA test is not enough to be eligible – you must take and pass the NCAA test.

    Again, please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns at (440) 506-0245 or through email at laurahebert35@gmail.com.

    Laura Hebert
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 10/31/2019

    Click the link below to be directed to this year’s sports wagering educational video for officials.  The video is approximately 20 minutes in length and includes sports wagering information with which you should be familiar. 

    2019 NCAA Integrity Education Video

     

    Best regards,

    Dan Calandro
    NCAA, Director of Championships and Alliances

     

  • 10/3/2019

     

    NCAA Officials: 

    This document was developed as part of the NCAA’s continued review of its risk management program.  Please note that this document summarizes information that may render an official ineligible to officiate any rounds of any of the NCAA championships.   

    Also, please note that one or more of the components of the “Notifications and Determinations” section may not be in place until the 2020-21 academic year. 

    Best regards,

    Dan Calandro
    NCAA, Director of Championships and Alliances

  • 7/10/2019

    The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Sport Committees are requesting applications from interested individuals to serve as the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Coordinator of Officials. 

    The contract will begin September 1, 2019. and the deadline to apply is Monday, July 29, 2019.

    Please click here to read duties and responsibilities, preferred qualifications, and minimum requirements.

  • 5/17/2019

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached is an important message regarding the illegal manipulation of stringing.  Please take the time to read the message.

    Coaches, 

    Please take measures to remove any applicable sticks prior to the games this weekend.  

    Officials, 

    Please examine for this manipulation when teams request a full stick check.  

    This message is not intended to deem the de minimis amount of adhesive utilized in the course of stringing a stick to attach knots/stringing to thongs or fixing an inner string that has snapped.

    However, it is illegal to apply adhesive to manipulate a stick or stringing of a head after a stick has undergone lab testing. 

    To be as lucid as possible, one cannot apply Gorilla Glue, rubber cement, etc. to coils strung in the top corners to create a manipulated stiffness.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 5/7/2019

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached is a memorandum presenting important rules interpretations, clarifications, and reminders for the 2019 NCAA tournament.

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 5/1/2019

    This is a reminder that today is the last day to submit a proposal for a rules change.   To submit a proposal, please go to http://www.ncaa.org/playing-rules/playing-rules-proposal-form

  • 4/25/2019

    Please click the link to enter your 2019 Postseason Availability.

  • 4/24/2019

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached are clarifications in response to recent questions and a reminder that rules-change proposals are due May 1, 2019.  

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 4/8/2019

    NCAA Lacrosse Officials:
     
    It is that time of year again! Time to start thinking about postseason. To that end, you DO NOT need to send me your individual season schedule this year. Instead, I would ask that you please go in to your ArbiterSports account and block ANY and ALL dates you are NOT available.
     
    Of course, if you have special circumstances, and need to discuss further, please feel free to email me (macoyne3@gmail.com).
     
    Thank you!
     
    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials
  • 3/7/2019

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee is now accepting your rules change proposals to be considered for the rules survey and discussion at its annual meeting in June.  Attached please find a link to record your proposal and rationale.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee


     

  • 2/26/2019

     

    NCAA Officials:

     

    Due to some confusion over the test closing time yesterday and the number of officials who were unable to complete it, the NCAA test will be reopened tomorrow 2/27 at 8 am ET through Friday, 3/1 at 5 pm ET.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Melissa Coyne

  • 2/8/2019

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached please find a memorandum of reminders, rules interpretations, and clarifications in preparation for the 2019 Season.  Best of luck this season!

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 1/2/2019

     

    NCAA Officials:

     

    Happy New Year! Below is information related to NCAA rules testing and rules interpretation requirements.

     

    1. The NCAA test will be open from 1/15/19-2/15/19.

     

    2. This year, due to the limited number of rules related changes/adjustments, we will not host multiple webinars. Instead, the NCAA rules presentation from the US Lacrosse convention will be posted to Arbiter for you to review prior to the start of the season. You must view the presentation to be eligible for post season. Attendance at the US Lacrosse Convention NCAA presentation will also count towards this requirement.

     

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Stefanie Smith and Melissa Coyne

  • 10/17/2018
     
    As the 2019 women’s lacrosse season approaches, this is to let you know that the Women’s Lacrosse Officiating The Draw Central Hub will open for registration November 15. Please know that the registration fee for this season is $80, which is an increase from the past three seasons and will include a background check as part of the registration process. You will receive more information on the background check via email notification on November 15 when registration officially opens. As a reminder, officials are required to register on The Draw in order to be considered for postseason assignment. 
     
    Thank you for your past interest in registering as an NCAA women’s lacrosse official, and we look forward to the upcoming season.
     
    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator of Women’s Lacrosse Officials
  • 9/21/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached are interpretations and clarifications relating to the rules change for 2019.  

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 7/30/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials,

    After receiving over 94% support from coaches across all divisions during the comment period and with the support of the CWLOA, the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee submitted the rules proposal to permit substitutions when the game clock is stopped to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel ("PROP") for approval.  On July 25, 2018, PROP approved the rules proposal.  The rules change is now official and will be incorporated into the next edition of the rules book.   

    Please see the attached document for more specificity regarding the rules change.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 5/25/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials,

    If you are attending the Women's National Tournament on Saturday, May 26th, please consider stopping by the College Coaches tent by field 1 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm (map attached) to participate in a rules forum.  The purpose of the rules forum is to provide a chance for us to garner feedback and answer questions before the Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee conducts its annual meeting in June.  

    We hope you will join us!

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 5/3/2018

    NCAA Officials:

    I have a few reminders for you this week.

    -If you received the NCAA post season consideration email, PLEASE double check that your Arbiter schedule is up to date and any date/time conflicts are properly blocked.

    -Team requested timeouts (with media/tv): Any request for a timeout made by a team is counted toward their team timeout count. This includes a scenario where a team requests a timeout and the media decides to use that timeout as their media timeout. If it is requested by the team, it counts.

    -Stick checks: In the event that a goal is scored (and goal-scorer's stick is deemed legal) and the opposing team immediately calls a full stick check (any stick), the following procedure should be used:

    1.  Official should immediately take possession of requested stick for full check
    2.  Substitutions are allowed on the field as a legal goal has been scored.
    3.  Once substitutions are completed (correct number of players are on the field and in legal draw position), officials will call timeout and perform full stick check.

    Have a Great Weekend!

    Melissa Coyne & Stefanie Smith

  • 4/25/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Please see the attached for additional clarifications relevant to conference tournaments and the addition of a table official, etc.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Thank you,

    Melissa Coyne and Stefanie Smith

  • 4/23/2018

    NCAA Officials and Coaches: 

    We are providing some clarifications to you based on questions that have come in consistently on these topics. Not all of your questions have been addressed here but these are the few that seem to be coming up most frequently. 

    Thank you,

    Stefanie Smith and Melissa Coyne

  • 4/18/2018

    NCAA Officials:

    Notification has gone out for Post Season Tournament consideration. A few of you have reached indicating that you did not receive the email and believe you should have. I have noticed that in some instances, the email has gone to your spam/junk folders OR the email address I have for you is incorrect or contained an error. If you believe you should have received the post season email, PLEASE check your spam folders first and then PLEASE reach out to me. 

    Thank you.

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 4/5/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials,

    As a follow up to last week's post regarding dangerous play, I am attaching another video of play that should be considered for a red card penalty. The player in blue makes no attempt to play the ball, extends her arms fully and makes dangerous contact to the neck/throat area of the player in white with the shaft of her stick. This foul was penalized as a yellow card but meets the criteria for a red.  

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 3/28/2018

    NCAA Officials and Coaches:

    I have received a few emails and questions about mesh stringing and stick check mechanics. Please see the attached document for clarification.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 3/27/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached are rules interpretations, clarifications, and reminders in response to recent questions and feedback.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  

    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 3/27/2018

    NCAA Officials: 

    There have been concerns from both officials and coaches regarding the level of physical play occurring during NCAA games at all levels. Questions have been raised about what types of play warrant red cards. I have attached two clips for you to review. Both fouls were carded (one red and one yellow) yet the actions by the carded player were similar in that the play was dangerous and reckless, the offending player makes no attempt to play the ball and, in general, the offending player shows no regard for player safety. 

    Any play that you deem overtly dangerous, reckless or performed without regard for another player's safety should be considered for a red card. Please work together with your crew to be sure that these types of plays are penalized appropriately. 

    If you should have additional questions, please reach out to me. 

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 3/27/2018

    NCAA Coaches and Officials:

    Attached is the 2018-2019 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Book Corrections.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  


    Stefanie Sparks Smith
    Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee

  • 2/23/2018

    NCAA Officials:

    Please see the updated stick check video. This should be your pocket depth and roll out mechanic going forward. Please disregard the previous guidance/video.

    Thanks,

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 1/24/2018

    NCAA Officials,

    1.  If you attended the NCAA Rules Interpretation at the US Lacrosse Convention and did not attend one of the NCAA Rules Interpretation Webinars, please follow the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/KrNHWNOlN4DX3SbL2

     2.  If you would like a copy of the new 2018 NCAA Stick Card and or a copy of the Stick Rules Presentation, they are attached as well.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if needed.

    Melissa Coyne
    National Coordinator, Women’s Lacrosse Officials

  • 1/11/2018

    NCAA officials:

    Attached is a PDF of the 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse test questions. You can download this document for your use. 

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORDER OF THE POSSIBLE ANSWERS BELOW EACH QUESTION MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THE ORDER THAT APPEARS ON THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE TEST. BEFORE TRANSFERRING ANSWERS FROM THIS STUDY GUIDE TO THE ACTUAL TEST ON ARBITER, BE SURE TO MATCH THE ANSWERS – NOT THE LETTERS.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Melissa or Stefanie.

 
 
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