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Welcome to the New Hampshire Women's Lacrosse Umpiring Association Website, working to keep you up-to-date with our association.  Communication to NHWLUA can be sent to nhwlua@gmail.com.

Our own Candace Rocha:  First Female Tewaaraton Legend !

Start of season meeting is Sunday March 12 starting at 1pm at Derryfield school.  
There will be a refresher course (required for those re-rating) being held beforehand at 11am.

Dates for new official training are:  March 5, 9, 16, 19, and 23.   Thursday session runs 5:30 to 8 each night.   Sunday session runs 9 to noon each morning.  All held at NHIAA headquarters in Concord, NH.
See the New Officials Information page for additional information.  Also see the Registration form

Our annual dues for ADULT MEMBERS WILL BE DUE BY JANUARY 15, 2017.  Please make your check out to NHWLUA for $50 and send to:
Linda Osborne
7 Elm Dr. 
Hampton, NH  03842 

YOUTH MEMBER DUES - Your $25.00 dues will be collected at our annual meeting. 

NHIAA Registration is open for the 2016-2017 season - message from NHIAA:
Welcome to the 2016-17 season, registration is open as of April 22nd and is just as easy as last year. The cost for registration is $65.00 per YEAR regardless of the number of sports you officiate. To register select NHIAA Central Hub from your “switch views menu” at the top right. Please select ALL sports you plan to officiate during your initial registration.  If you are not officiating the unified games – DO NOT REGISTER for them.  

We currently have two rating days in the works:
Sunday April 2 - UNH
Saturday April 8 - Laconia
As was done last year, the rating chair will send out a notice to those needing to re-rate with date options - people select 1st/2nd/3rd choice and assignments will be made trying to accommodate people's preferred dates.  

For those interested in attending the US LAX convention or other approved trainings, there are some scholarships funds available.  To apply for these, please email NHWLUA@gmail.com with the training opportunity, costs incurred and a brief paragraph describing how you feel this training will benefit your officiating skills.  This information will then go to the Executive Board and if approved partial reimbursement (somewhere between $100-$250, depending on the number of applications) may be awarded. 
In addition anyone interested in college officiating, this information has just been received from the COA:
The first step an official with a Local rating must take in order to work at the college level is to attend a CWLOA (commonly called the COA) Transitional Clinic. These are available to any official who holds an L3 or L2 rating. 

The COA will hold a Transitional Clinic on Saturday February 4 at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. 
To register, go to the COA website,   www.coalacrosse.org. You must be a COA member to register. You can join the COA on the website.

There has been some confusion regarding what is legal for knots near the ball stop area of crosses.  The rules are different between USL and NCAA.  Under USL rules/guidelines knots are allowed to be tied around the ball stop area.  Here is the memo from our interpreter regarding this matter.  Below are pictures of the issues mentioned in the memo.