BALTIMORE, June 28, 2012 – US Lacrosse is accepting applications for the 2012 Scott Boyle Memorial Observers Program grant, July 1 through October 15.
The program grant is designed to help develop young officials instead of simply evaluating them. As part of the program, experienced officials are trained in observation, evaluation and communication and then compensated to observe games officiated by newer officials. Each new official is observed at least twice in order to determine if he or she was able to implement the suggestions for improvement.
“The integrity of the sport is directly related to game safety, which officials play a primary role in preserving,” said Lucia Perfetti Clark, US Lacrosse manager of officials and umpire development. “We hope to receive the same amount of interest this year as we did last; it’s important to know which areas are interested and where we might be able to help outside of this grant.”
Last year’s recipients were Brad Lapinski from the Alabama Lacrosse Officials Association and Dennis Jablonoski from the South Jersey Boys Lacrosse Officials Association.
For more information on the Scott Boyle Memorial Observers Program Grant, visit www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Left/Officials/MensOfficialsInformation/USLProgramsClinics.aspx
To apply for the grant, visit http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22G53FG5E5H.
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