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BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse today revealed the US Lacrosse Central Hub, powered by ArbiterSports, a game management solutions and industry leading assigning products provider. US Lacrosse now hosts its Officials Education Program training content for youth and high school officials on the hub, a website housed within ArbiterSports.com. US Lacrosse will populate and manage the content of this website, which is provided in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Content includes boys’ and girls’ youth, high school and college rules; educational videos like the You Make the Call series; pre-game, post-game and certification checklists; informational webinars; news articles and more. This season, US Lacrosse official members will be able to use the US Lacrosse Central Hub to complete the annual online test(s).
“US Lacrosse and its officials education team is elated to roll out this incredible US Lacrosse member benefit for officials and assigners at no additional cost to our members,” said Erin Smith, US Lacrosse director of education and training. “Having this one-stop-shop for all officials’ needs, both scholastic and youth, both men’s game and women’s game, will help streamline the recruitment, education and certification process to become a lacrosse official.”
Additionally, US Lacrosse has partnered with ArbiterSports to deliver information about the status of officials’ US Lacrosse membership and certification to assigners. This gives assigners the ability to easily identify and schedule current US Lacrosse-certified officials to games. Also, associations utilizing the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) background screening feature via the US Lacrosse centralized screening process will have that information available in to their administrators in ArbiterSports.
For US Lacrosse membership, certification, or background screening status to properly display for assigners, officials must confirm that the email address they use for their ArbiterSports account and that they have on record with US Lacrosse is the same. If the email address is not the same for both Arbiter and US Lacrosse, officials should edit their email address in their US Lacrosse account settings at uslacrosse.org/MyAccount. Officials who are US Lacrosse members and share the same US Lacrosse email address with other official family members need to be obtain a unique email address that matches their email in ArbiterSports.
This benefit is also automatically available free of charge to US Lacrosse members without current ArbiterSports accounts. Official members of US Lacrosse will receive an email from ArbiterSports with instructions for activating their complimentary ArbiterSports account to begin accessing their free Central Hub content including training videos, materials, and online testing.
Visit the live US Lacrosse Central Hub, powered by ArbiterSports, at, uslacrosse.arbitersports.com.
About ArbiterSportsArbiterSports, the leading provider of game management solutions, helps athletic departments and sports leagues simplify the process of scheduling games, assigning officials and paying all participants. The complete product suite, which includes ArbiterOne, ArbiterGame, ArbiterPay, ArbiterWorks and Arbiter360, delivers control and visibility over the entire game management process. ArbiterSports products are built on a cloud-based system that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration and easy-to-add features. Sports associations, commissioners, athletic directors, assigners and game officials rely on ArbiterSports to do their jobs more effectively. Visit arbitersports.com or call 1-800-576-2799 for more information.
About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org.
If you’re a US Lacrosse member registered as an official, visit the US Lacrosse Central Hub today and let us know what you think! If you’re interested in learning more about becoming an official, visit uslacrosse.org/officials.
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