The Women’s Division Officials Council (WDOC) states that every US Lacrosse rated umpire is required to provide annual service to their local board to be a member in good standing (see the Umpire Manual, Section 10).
The following are approved service opportunities with appropriate points for OWLUA umpires. Each service opportunity is labeled by rating – Junior (J), Apprentice (A), Local (L), District (D), and National (N) – and you must hold that rating to be able to earn that service. Each umpire must earn a minimum of 4 points each year to be a member in good standing.
To report your service, you must email email@example.com and "cc" the umpire who can affirm your service. OWLUA will then confirm the points you have earned, subject to meeting the guidelines for service.
|Service Opportunity||Maximum Points|
|Attend a NCAA college game or a HS state semi-final or final game with a higher rated umpire (J, A, L).||1 point per game (max 2 points per year)|
|Perform local board committee work||1 point per committee assignment|
|Umpire a game with your mentor (J, A, L, D)||1 point per game (max 2 points per year)|
|Umpire a game with your mentee (J, A, L, D, N)||1 point per game (max 2 points per year)|
|Attend the USL National Convention (J, A, L, D, N)||2 points|
|Recruit a new official who completes training, receives a rating, and officiates assigned spring season games (J, A, L, D, N)||1 point per recruit|
|Attend a NCAA pre-season play-day/training (L, D, N)||1 point per day|
|Volunteer (without pay) in rating of umpire candidates at approved events (L, D, N)||1 point per candidate|
|Volunteer (without pay) to assist in the classroom training of officials (field or classroom) (L, D, N)||2 points per clinic|
|Organize and act as a clinician in the classroom teaching rules to coaches/parents/players at pre-approved events (L, D, N)||1 point per event|
|Hold a position on the OWLUA Board||1-4 points|
|Volunteer or umpire (for no pay) at a play-day, pre–season scrimmage, or other pre–approved field event (J, A, L, D, N)||1 point per 2-hour block (max of 2 points per event)|