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* Respect and recognition of the knowledge of the game, rules and appreciation for the dedication players, coaches and fans have of the game. *Creating a level playing field for all players by enforcing the rules in a consistent manner. *Quality training and opportunities for advancement to higher levels of competition. *Building community with other female officials. *Work-Life Balance. *Diversity and Inclusivity for all players regardless of race, gender, age and ethnic background.
Maryland is known for having a large number of participants for lacrosse, both for men and women. As a result of high participation numbers, Maryland has produced many successful female lacrosse officials. Other states with large numbers of lacrosse teams include Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specific information on the number of female lacrosse players state by state is not easily available.
If you're an experienced referee or new to calling the game, the key to success is to set strategies to help you prepare for the physical and emotional demands of the game. Lacrosse is a physically and emotionally demanding game. Put yourself in the best place possibly by focusing on cardio exercises, strength training and agility work. Weight-training, cardio activities including short, intense burst of activity will help you stay healthy throughout the season.
The role of officials to focus on promoting safe play has become one of the most important roles that official plays. Penalizing plays that jeopardize the safety of all athletes has become critical not only for the ongoing safety of players, officials and coaches but also is critical in maintaining the integrity of the game.
At Officia we want to support strong girls and women. The importance of this can not be minimized and we support positive role models and reading material to help girls realize their full potential. We understand the importance of education and how educations opens doors and provides the knowledge and skills girls need to succeed. A Mighty Girl is the world's largest collection of books, toys, movies and music for parents, teachers and others dedicated to raising confident and empowered young girls. A Mighty Girl www.amightygirl.com