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| Nov 13, 2023

USA Lacrosse Launches Speaker Series for Women’s Game Officials

By USA Lacrosse Press Release | Photo by John Strohsacker

USA Lacrosse has announced a new speaker series designed to offer excellent information and insights for women’s game officials. 

Coordinated by the Officials Development Program (ODP), the series features 10 live online presentations that discuss varied topics aimed at supporting the continued growth and development of women’s game officials at all levels.

Covering both on-the-field and off-the-field issues, topics range from eating healthy to penalty administration. Each presentation will be hosted by a highly-accomplished women’s game official, including Jodi Michna, Barb Martinichio, and Hall of Famer Lynn Bowers.

Early registration for the speaker series is being offered via a $45 Season Subscription, which provides access to all 10 presentations. The series is also available as an a la carte option, with participants able to register for individual presentations of interest.

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Following the purchase of the Season Subscription, individuals will receive registration links for each session. Each session includes a speaker-led presentation followed by live questions and answers with the presenter.

The series begins on Monday, December 11 and continues through February. Dates, topics, and speakers are listed below. All presentations begin at 8 p.m. EST.

The Schedule

12/11/2023 -- Eating Healthy to Stay Fit on the Run (Anne Carr)

12/18/2023 -- Sportsmanship in the Girls’ Game (Barbara Martinichio)

1/15/2024 -- Penalty Administration: Simple to Complex Scenarios (Karen Blaine)

1/18/2024 -- 2024 Girls’ Points of Emphasis (Barbara Martinichio)

1/22/2024 -- A Closer Look at Shooting Space (Colleen Spiegelhoff)

1/25/2024 -- Teamwork for a Successful Crew (Jodi Michna)

2/1/2024 -- The Draw (Lynn Bowers)

2/5/2024 -- Managing Repeated Fouls (Colleen Spiegelhoff)

2/19/2024 -- Goal Circle and Goalkeeper Play (Karen Blaine)

2/27/2024 -- Attack Fouls  (Lissa Fickert)

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