The NCJLA is proud to support the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Through out the season we encourage our members to submit reports that focus on coaches, officials, players and spectators practicing good sportsmanship. Thank you to the following people that demonstrated good sportsmanship and positive coaching techniques learned through PCA these past 2 weeks:
Coach Patrick Hansen, San Ramon Raptors, Girls 12UB Black Head Coach. Coach Hansen invited the opposing team (Scorpions 12B) at the end of the game to share the name of a player they felt demonstrated good sportsmanship. The raptors shared the name of a player they felt demonstrated the same on the scorpions team.
Coach Lexi Lauer, Chico Rebels, Girls High School Head Coach. Coach Lauer encouraged her players from the sideline using positive language and energy! She consistently gave her players focused instructions and encouragement despite the challenging game.
Ryan Cady, Women's Game Umpire: Cady took the time to explain several fouls to the players and coaches during the pre-game warm-up and meeting. He was approachable and worked diligently to cover all areas of the field despite not having a partner umpire for the game. He was professional and took the time to educate the players during the game as well.
Eddie L. #29 Southern Marin B12UA player: Eddie demonstrated good sportsmanship after he committed a foul during a game. Once the foul was called he immediately apologized to his opponent and the official for his actions. He then served his penalty with out protest. After the game he shook the hand of his opponent and the official. Eddie demonstrated good sportsmanship despite his mistake.
The NCJLA is requiring all clubs to recruit adult or junior officials to work the girls and boys lacrosse games in their region. If your club has recruited an adult official please provide their information on the Umpire Recruitment Log. Click here to fill out the form. The NCJLA is committed to supporting the growth of lacrosse officials and is offering financial support to NEW Adult umpires that work girls games for the 2018 season.
If you have adults in your region who are interested in becoming an umpire (girls game) or referee (boys game) and want more information about the training process and requirements please have them visit the NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse website under the Officials Tab. Click here for the direct link.
To register to be a girls game umpire click HERE. (First training session Jan 27, 2018)
To register to be a boys game referee click HERE. (Note some regions have already begin the training sessions)
The Nor Cal Chapter of US Lacrosse Umpire Committee will be offering a FREE 2018 Rule Interpetation Sessions to Coaches! Coaches of all levels are welcome to attend (CIF-8U) but must be US Lacrosse members. To register please visit the NorCal Chapter of US Lacrosse website and click on the register online tab or click HERE.
Please welcome Chris Gehrke as the new NCJLA Boys Director.
Chris joins us from the El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse Club where he serves as a board member and coach. He is quite active in the youth sports community, having coached over 250 kids in 3 different sports. In addition to his role for El Dorado, he serves as an assistant coach for the Women’s Lacrosse program at Oak Ridge High School. This past year the program clinched the Championship for the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference.
Chris and his family moved to California in 2012 from Colorado. He has a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His back ground in television production management and event production will truly be an asset to the Boys Division of the NCJLA.