SERVICE

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 owlua.umpires@gmail.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)