30 Jun 2010

Referee clinic in Poland

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(POZNAN, POLAND) A referee clinic was held in May over the course of two days in Poznan Poland and attended by 18 die hard lacrosse players. This included 1.5 days in the classroom followed by some on field work where the clinicians, Don Blacklock (USA) and Christian Geschke (Germany), were able to demonstrate and practice on field positioning and mechanics. The new Polish Officials program will be headed up by Jedrzej Baginski who will continue forward from the foundation created by the FIL clinic.

This was Don’s first visit to a county with such a fledgling lacrosse program and he was absolutely blown away by the commitment and willingness to learn by the participants. This became even more apparent when it came time for the exam and the participants achieved 6 distinctions (score 90 or better). 7 others scored 80 or better, which was a remarkable result. The fact that the final 6 who did not pass was not down to any lack of enthusiasm, but rather more likely Don and Christian’s lack in the Polish language department.

Christian Geschke from Germany who helped Don deliver the two day clinic was an able assistant and FIL is pleased to think that he will now build on the lessons learned in Poland and deliver more clinics throughout Europe.

If you are interested in becoming a Men’s Lacrosse official please contact Jędrzej Bagiński – jedrzej.baginski@gmail.com

Polish National Lacrosse Team Website
European Lacrosse Federation Website

Photos from the Clinic

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor). The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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