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World Class Officials
A total of 121 officials from 17 countries to participate in major international events in 2022 World Lacrosse announced the 121 officials who will cover three international events in 2022. The World Lacrosse Women's Championship, The World Games and the World Lacrosse Men's U21 Championship. The roster of officials represent 17 National Federations from around the world. Don Blacklock, WL board technical director, said: “Being selected to participate in a world championship or international multi-sport event is testament to the dedication and abilities of these officials, who have committed significant time and resources to the growth and development of the...
Female Football Officials
Football is looking more and more female. The women who broke barriers in the NFL-Jennifer King as the first black female coach in the NFL, Katie Sowers as the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl, Sarah Fuller as the first female to score in a Power 5 Conference game and of course Sarah Thomas as the first female to officiate an NFL game. Making inroads on the field continue with the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) as the premier women’s football organization. The NFL is committed to introducing football to women and are encouraging women to consider a...
Women and Football Officiating
Let's Put An End To Harassing Behavior!
Twenty-four states have laws that consider verbal or physical abuse either a misdemeanor or in some cases a felony. Punishment ranges from fines of $50-$1000’s, prison time as well as prohibition from attending games for a year. Let's advocate for all states to put a laws on the books to help put an end to harassing behavior.
Women Referee Pay and the Future of Officiating for Women Referees
Pay Scale and the Future of Officiating for Female Officials Female officials enforce the rules, assess penalties start and end the game, check equipment, watch for rules infraction, track and approve the score. The push across the country to increase the pay for female officials as well as all sports officials has been overdue. In Florida for example, the long awaited pay raise for officials came in November. The Florida High School Athletic Association increased the per-game rate for female officials and all sports officials for 12 varsity level sports. Florida lagged behind neighboring states in what it paid sports...