Welcome to the WWLUA’s new website. The WWLUA Board has worked hard during the past six months with Analogue Web Design to create a new website that provides comprehensive information in a format that is straight-forward, user-friendly and easy to navigate. Lacrosse parent and fan Jim Boyle has provided the attractive website photos and images. WWLUA welcomes your comments about our new website. Please visit the WEBSITE FEEDBACK page to submit comments and suggestions.
US LACROSSE NATIONAL AWARD
WWLUA umpire and Board member Edith Harris has been selected by US Lacrosse as the Outstanding Youth Official for 2014. US Lacrosse stated:
“This award is given to an exemplary member of the “third team on the field” who embodies the characteristics of an ideal role model, teacher and mentor, supporting the US Lacrosse mission and vision and seeking to maintain a high quality of experience on the field for all.”
Please join WWLUA in congratulating Edith Harris for this prestigious award.
The first series of classroom training clinics for umpires in Washington State was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Seattle Pacific University.
An additional classroom clinic for returning umpires will be held on Sunday, February 22 at the Library Service Center in Issaquah.
An additional classroom clinic for new umpires will be held on Saturday, February 28 at the University of Puget Sound.
Check out the tab at the left side of this page for more information about classroom clinics and on-field training.
Please watch this section of the WWLUA website throughout the season for umpire tips and suggestions. The first umpire tip of the season addresses umpire conditioning.
Proper conditioning is one of the most effective methods for avoiding injuries during the lacrosse season. The following suggestions are listed under the topic of “Lacrosse Injury Prevention” at the Stop Sports Injuries website:
- Be proactive in your conditioning.
- Stay in shape year round.
- Prior to the lacrosse season, start a graduated program of stretching, conditioning, and strength training geared to lacrosse demands.
- Warm up properly by thoroughly stretching and gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts.
- Hydrate regularly and get plenty of rest.
If you have not already done so, now is the time to start conditioning in preparation for the spring 2015 lacrosse season.
Have fun and stay well.