2020 ALA Under 18’s Women’s (& Men’s) National Championship – Melbourne, Victoria

Umpires & Officials Coaches ‘Application Form’ Now Open

The details:

Venue:  Eltham Lacrosse Club – The Pavilion, Eltham Lower Park, 570 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

Dates:   Wednesday 8th to Monday the 13 of April 2020

Keep in Touch: ALA U18 National Champs Facebook page

Stay tuned to the Lacrosse Victoria and ALA social media pages for more information in the lead up to the championship.

This is a wonderful opportunity for officials to gain experience and coaching at a National Event from experienced National and International Umpires and Officials from around Australia.

If you are currently umpiring at least U-18 level and have successfully completed the 2020 ALA Theory Exam, we ask you to seriously consider this offer and submit your EOI. Even if you have previously attended an U-18 Championship or U-15 Tournament, this event will be beneficial to your previous experiences.

Additionally, if you have been Umpiring at a senior level, preferably having National Accreditation, and wanting to take the next level as a Technical Delegate (TD) and/or Assessor this could be the ideal step for you.

The Women’s National Technical Committee (WNTC) is responsible for the selection of officials for all National Championship/Tournament Women’s Lacrosse events as arranged or sanctioned by the Australian Lacrosse Association (ALA).

The selection process will be conducted by the ALA Umpire in Charge (UIC) and all the members of the WNTC based on the following principles, merit and equity:

  • Ensuring selections and accreditation assessments are conducted fairly and consistently.
  • Ensuring the selection of the most suitable person(s) to each event.
  • Supporting the development of Australian Officials to the highest levels and standards of performance.

Essential criteria for all officials in any competition are:

  1. Eligible for the relevant competition in accordance with the applicable competition by-laws and regulations (refer ALA website).
  2. Accredited at the required level in accordance with the relevant Officiating Accreditation Standard.
  3. Invited to participate (in Australian National Championships / Tournaments) by the ALA and assessed as appropriate by the WNTC.

Umpire Selection Criteria

  1. Hold an appropriate accreditation level for the applicable event.
  2. Must be at least 18 years old (at the time of the Championship) and/or competency based.

Officials Coach (Technical Delegate, Assessor) Selection Criteria

  1. Hold an appropriate accreditation level for the applicable event.
  2. Demonstrates ability and sufficient experience to perform over the period of the event.
  3. Performance at applicable selection trials.
  4. Development potential / mentoring skills.
  5. Previous experience as an Umpire or Technical Delegate.
  6. Prior participation as an assessor at events, overall experience and contribution as an assessor in their domestic competition.
  7. Active participation in the relevant role(s) within their own jurisdiction.

Through the ALA Officiating Cost Share Policy, the participating teams from the States fund the transportation cost for the Australian travelling officials.
Accommodation for travelling officials is not covered by the policy but may be reduced by sharing with other officials (Air BNB, Quest, Stayz, billeting, etc.). Your state or local lacrosse association may provide financial assistance for you to officiate at this event.

Please be aware that there are no match payments for ALA National Events.
Your participation is undertaken on a volunteer basis to improve your growth as an Umpire and/or to achieve a National Officiating Accreditation.

Applications’ are to be submitted by Friday 31st January 2020 for consideration and selection. Notifications made to the successful Officials in order for travel and accommodation to be arranged well before the Easter long weekend.

Please Note: As per ALA Competition By-Laws, all Officials (on-field & off-field) must attend the pre-event officials briefing at the event location on the day before the games commence.

When you submit your Application Form you will receive an email acknowledgement, and the ALA Umpire in Charge and the State Umpires in Charge will receive a similar notification.

Martin Kiploks
Ph: +61 432 304 223
E: kippo56@gmail.com
ALA Umpire In Charge