What CWLOA Clinic is best for me?

The CWLOA offers many educational and certification options for potential collegiate women’s lacrosse officials as well as current collegiate officials.  The CWLOA website, www. coalacrosse.org, lists clinics throughout the country for all levels of experience.  So which clinic is best for you?  Below are descriptions for all clinics offered by the CWLOA to assist you in your decision.  Officials must register for the clinics through the CWLOA website and be a current member of the CWLOA.  Should you have any questions please contact your Regional Coordinator:  Northeast - Dave Shiffman, Mid Atlantic – Patty Cleary, Southeast – Joan Sitterly, Midwest – Laurette Payette, West – Lellie Swords.  Officials earning a rating must officiate at that level for one spring season before attending another CWLOA Training & Rating Clinic.


Transitional Clinic
 
                                                              Cost: $100
This clinic is for US Lacrosse Local officials who would either like to officiate at the college level or those who currently officiate some college games.  US Lacrosse Local officials must start at this level to receive a recommendation to attend a Collegiate Training & Rating Clinic.  The emphasis of the Transitional Clinic is on 3 person positioning, consistently making calls relating to the safety of the game, officiating mechanics and the differences in the NCAA rules and USL rules.  Once a recommendation has been received the official may defer their attempt to achieve the Collegiate rating through a spring season to clinics offered the next fall.  (i.e., Transitional Clinic recommendation received Summer 2017, Collegiate rating must be attempted by Fall, 2018.)

Collegiate Training & Rating Clinic                                    Cost: $200
This clinic is open to US Lacrosse District 1 and District 2 officials wishing to receive training to improve their level of officiating, needing to renew their rating as well as those receiving a recommendation from the Transitional Clinic to pursue a Collegiate rating.  Collegiate Training & Rating Clinics emphasize further positioning and officiating mechanics with an increased focus on game management.

Collegiate Select Observation Clinic                                 Cost: Free
Observation Clinics are FREE for Collegiate officials who would like to experience play at the next level and receive feedback on their officiating skills.  It is also available to Collegiate Select officials who want to improve their game through educational programming as well as on field feedback.  Officials must register for the clinic through the CWLOA website and be a current member of the CWLOA.  Observation clinics are scheduled in conjunction with Collegiate Select Rating Clinics and will fill only the clinic slots left open after registration is completed for the Collegiate Select Rating Clinic.  Therefore while an official completes the sign up there is no guarantee they will be admitted until registration for the Collegiate Select clinic closes one week prior to the event.  Registrants will be notified of their acceptance into the clinic at that time.

Collegiate Select Training & Rating Clinic                        Cost:  $250
Collegiate Select Training & Rating Clinics are open to US Lacrosse District 3, National 1 and National 2 officials to renew their ratings.  It is also open to Collegiate officials who have officiated with a Collegiate rating for a minimum of one spring season and those who wish to advance their rating.  The emphasis of the Collegiate Select Training & Rating Clinic will be on more advanced game management as well as the intricacies of the advanced game.

National Elite Observation Clinic                                       Cost:  Free
Observation Clinics are FREE for Collegiate Select officials who would like to experience play at the next level and receive feedback on their officiating skills.  It is also available to National Elite officials who want to improve their game through educational programming as well as on field feedback.  Officials must register for the clinic through the CWLOA website and be a current member of the CWLOA.  Observation clinics are scheduled in conjunction with National Elite Training & Rating Clinics and will fill only the clinic slots left open after registration is completed for the National Elite Training & Rating Clinic.  Therefore while an official completes the sign up there is no guarantee they will be admitted until registration for the National Elite clinic closes one week prior to the event.  Registrants will be notified of their acceptance into the clinic at that time.

National Elite Rating Clinic                                                 Cost:  $300
National Elite Rating Clinics are open to US Lacrosse National 3 and National 4 officials who wish to renew their ratings.  It is also open to Collegiate Select officials who have officiated with a Collegiate Select rating a minimum of one spring season and those who wish to advance their rating.  The emphasis of the National Elite Training & Rating Clinic is to fine tune and analyze personal officiating skills as well as examine complex, challenging  officiating scenarios.

 



FIVE REGIONS
The country is divided into 5 regions as determined by geography and collegiate institutional density. Training and rating events will be held regionally on collegiate level or top competitive HS club play. In collaboration with the IWLCA, the COA is able to create its own events during college play days and scrimmages throughout the country. Each regional coordinator will work with USL Super Region Chairs, Region Chairs, Local Board Chairs, Assignors and college coaches to place events where there is a need for trainings and rating clinics.
 

Region Coordinator Email
Northeast Dave Shiffman [email protected]
Southeast Joan Sitterly [email protected]
Mid Atlantic Patti Cleary [email protected]
Midwest Laurette Payette [email protected]
West Lellie Swords [email protected]