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GLLOA 2015 Training Dates / Annual Meeting

The GLLOA Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb 1 from 8:30 am to 11:00am at the College of DuPage (425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137) in the HSC building, room 1234.  This is a mandatory meeting for our members.  In addition, everyone should attend a clinic as the assignors from ILLAX require attendance at training before each season.  GLLOA will host training for the 2015 season on the following dates:

GLLOA Level 1 Training Options (adults with less than 3 years officiating lacrosse):

** Monday Training – Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in rooms 201 / 202
Naperville Central High School, 404 West Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL, 60540

GPS: Use address 251 W Hillside Ave, Naperville, IL   60540
Park in parking lots along Hillside or on either side of the street. Enter through door #9 marked ATHLETICS. Classrooms 201 and 203 are on the 2nd floor on the other side of the building along Aurora Avenue and the Riverwalk.

** Weekend Training – Feb 28 and Mar 1 from 9am to 3pm each day
HSC building, room 1234 at
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

GLLOA Level 2 Training Options (adults with 3+ years officiating lacrosse):

** Monday Training – Feb 2, 9, 16 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in room 203
Naperville Central High School, 404 West Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL

GPS: Use address 251 W Hillside Ave, Naperville, IL   60540
Park in parking lots along Hillside or on either side of the street. Enter through door #9 marked ATHLETICS. Classrooms 201 and 203 are on the 2nd floor on the other side of the building along Aurora Avenue and the Riverwalk.

** Weekend Training – Sunday, Mar 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
TEC building, room 1038 A/B at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137 

GLLOA / CILAX Training: 

** Weekend Training - Saturday, Feb 21 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm in a Shirk Center classroom
Illinois Wesleyan University, Shirk Center, 302 E Emerson Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701

GLLOA Youth Training (16 to 19 years of age, in high school):

** Sunday Web Ex / Conf Call – Mar 22 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

 

 

As a final reminder, the college season kicks off in February and the high school season starts in March. Be sure you are prepared for the season with the required equipment, physical training, and rules knowledge.

 

The GLLOA Board and our assignors look forward to seeing you at training this Spring!


by posted 12/21/2014

If you can't make the Rules Clinic at the GLLOA annual meeting, you can attend one of the Indiana Lacrosse Official's Association  sessions. Details are below:

  • Sunday Feb. 8: South Bend, St. Joseph's High School, 9:00-3:00
  • Saturday Feb. 14: Evansville, Newburgh Library, 9:00-3:00 (central)
  • Sunday Feb.22: Indianapolis, Guerin Catholic High School

 


posted 12/20/2014
Illegal Helmet Models Cascade Model R and Warrior Regulator

To:     GLLOA Members

From: GLLOA Board of Directors

Date: December 3, 2014

Re:    Illegal Helmet Models – Cascade Model R and Warrior Regulator

This memo is to 1) highlight recent events that rendered two commonly used lacrosse helmet models illegal, and 2) clearly state how GLLOA members should practically address and enforce lacrosse rules related to the illegal helmets.

GLLOA’s Position and Direction to Members

GLLOA’s position and direction to its members regarding these newly illegal helmets are directly aligned with the guidance and interpretations US Lacrosse issued in its communications beginning November 24, 2014. The Cascade Model R and Warrior Regulator helmets are illegal under US Lacrosse, NCAA, and NFHS rules and therefore may not be worn during play. As lacrosse officials, GLLOA members’ responsibility is to enforce the rules of lacrosse as written and interpreted by the rules’ governing bodies and ensure the safety of all players.

Specifically, until further notice, GLLOA members shall:

  1. Review, understand, and abide by the guidance and interpretations in the November 24 and December 2, 2014 US Lacrosse memos to officials;
  1. Certify both coaches together before every game no matter how many officials are present, being sure to include the certification language US Lacrosse provided in its December 2 memo to officials;
  1. Be able to identify (a) the NOCSAE helmet certification stamp on helmets, (b) the Cascade Model R helmet, and (c) the Warrior Regulator helmet. The November 25 US Lacrosse memo includes pictures of each of these items and direction on how to identify them; and
  1. Not permit any player to participate in a game with (a) a helmet without the NOCSAE certification stamp, (b) the Cascade Model R helmet, or (c) the Warrior Regulator helmet, regardless of whether the player, parent, or other adult has signed a liability waiver.

Note that GLLOA will also be notifying the larger Illinois lacrosse community, including the IHSA, the IHSLA, league administrators, assignors, and coaches, of GLLOA’s position on this matter and the direction we have given you .

We appreciate your attention to this matter and your professionalism in enforcing the rules of lacrosse as they are written and interpreted by the game’s governing bodies. If you have questions regarding the US Lacrosse memos or this memo please contact Dave Krok via email ( ) or by phone (609-468-2269).

 

US Lacrosse Communications Recap

November 24, 2014, US Lacrosse press release: http://www.uslacrosse.org/multimedia-center/press-releases-news/postid/808/nocsae-announces-that-two-lacrosse-helmets-are-non-compliant-with-standard.aspx

November 25, 2014, US Lacrosse memo to all lacrosse officials: https://www.arbitersports.com/Groups/108525/Library/files/NOCSAE%20Helmet%20-%20Officials%20Memo%20-%20Final.pdf

Summary of December 2, 2014, US Lacrosse memo to all lacrosse officials:

  1. Helmets worn in lacrosse games must be NOCSAE certified.  Signing waivers allowing players to wear these helmets is not an acceptable solution.
  2. Officials, administrators, and coaches allowing these helmets on the field open themselves up to greater liability, risk, and potentially reduced insurance coverage.
  3. Player safety is everyone’s responsibility and therefore not optional. 
  4. USL has all communication in a single location on Arbiter.  It can be found here:  https://www.arbitersports.com/front/108525/Site/Page-Content/News

 
 


by posted 12/03/2014
2015 GLLOA Registration Open

Dear GLLOA Members:

GLLOA has opened 2015 registration!  Please head over to register at www.glloa.com as we will use our registration list for all our communications of requirements, training, pre-season, and in-season updates. 

As we did last year, the $40 registration fee will cover all 2015 training, mentoring, observation, and official’s development costs.  To be a member in good standing, we do require you are also a 2015 US Lacrosse member and an IHSA registered official.  Both of these additional memberships offer great value and compliment the local training and assigning costs we already cover via membership.

The GLLOA Board will also announce our 2015 training dates and locations soon!  Do not delay, register for the season now.

Best Regards,

 

Dave Krok

President, GLLOA


by posted 11/25/2014
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