2016 WWLUA BOARD MEMBERS
WWLUA Board members were elected at the December 2, 2015 General Membership meeting. Jeffrey Grose was re-elected as Board Chair for a one-year term. Edith Harris was elected as Chair-Elect and is in line to serve as Board Chair in 2017.
Visit the BOARD MEMBERS webpage for more information about WWLUA Board members.
2016 UMPIRE CERTIFICATION
Now is the time for all new and returning umpires to begin the 2016 umpire certification process. Umpires must complete WWLUA certification requirements before they can receive game assignments. WWLUA will begin assigning games in February.
New umpires should visit the WWLUA webpage titled STEPS TO BECOME AN UMPIRE for a step-by-step description of the certification requirements.
Returning umpire re-certification steps can be found at the RETURNING UMPIRES RE-CERTIFICATION webpage.
2016 UMPIRE CLASSROOM CLINICS
Classes for new umpires in 2016 will be offered in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane. Classes for returning umpires will be offered in Seattle, Bellevue and Spokane.
New umpires may register for a classroom clinic at REGISTER FOR A NEW UMPIRE CLASSROOM CLINIC.
Returning umpires may register for a classroom clinic at REGISTER FOR A RETURNING UMPIRE CLASSROOM CLINIC.
2016 RULE CHANGES FOR GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH LACROSSE
US Lacrosse has announced rule revisions for women’s lacrosse, ranging from changes in overtime to new carding procedures for dangerous contact. Most of the rule changes are effective for the 2016 girls’ high school and youth lacrosse seasons, with some additional revisions for equipment and uniforms effective beginning in 2017 or 2018.
Noteworthy changes for 2016 include the implementation of the alternate possession to eliminate the throw, the introduction of sudden victory in overtime (first goal ends the game), and a new mandatory yellow card for dangerous contact.
More information about these rule changes can be seen at the following link: US Lacrosse 2016 Rule Changes.