To all Returning CLOA Members
We hope your off-season went well. On behalf of the Executive Board, I want to remind all of a few key items.
Hopefully all CLOA members have renewed and/or registered with US Lacrosse. The recommended date to do this is no later than September 30th. Simply go to: https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership and register as an Official. This takes all of 5-10 minutes and provides many benefits: insurance coverage, certification for youth league officiating, US Lacrosse monthly magazine and perhaps most importantly, excellent training materials and related resources. The need for all our Board members to be US Lacrosse members will better position us in our requests for US Lacrosse direct funding for training resources and other initiatives. We require all our new officials to obtain membership so there should be no reason existing members should not be members as well.
Recruitment! Please consider reaching out to those who might be interested in officiating. Consider asking any local school teachers, local fire/police department personnel, co-workers, etc. We know they are out there….just need help uncovering them. Have them shoot an email to Andy Speyer.
We will be setting up training sessions for Junior Officials soon on the CT Lacrosse Foundation website, (ctlacrosse.org), stay tuned.
Lastly, if you have any suggestions, feedback, gripes, etc. please email any of the board members. It’s important that we have your thoughts for our considerations.
That’s it for now! Have wonderful Holiday season and a safe winter. We all be getting together before you know it!