Lacrosse is one of the nation’s fastest-growing team sports and the need for qualified officials has never been higher. Joining the third team on the field is a perfect way for former players to stay involved in the game and find great camaraderie. Even if you’ve never played, USA Lacrosse has training resources to help you thrive and the similarities from other sports that often help players pick up lacrosse applies to officials as well. Through officiating you can develop friendships and connections with others committed to the game and open the door to a world of opportunities.
The 4 requirements are:
- Classroom Training
- Online Rules Course (thru USLacrosse)
- Online test completion (must score an 85% or above; may take the exam as many times as needed to achieve a passing score)
- Field Training with experienced high school/college officials
Classroom we are offering 2 types of class requirements:
- Experienced youth officials – kids with game experience and “proven competence” = Session I – which covers 2022 rule changes, points of emphasis and review of youth requirements for 2022
- “Newbies” – must attend Session I and Session II – which covers games management, positioning, looking at the game as an umpire vs player, effective umpire “tools”
USA Lacrosse also requires ALL officials – youth and high school – to complete the online Rules and Penalties Course. (ONE TIME COURSE REQUIREMENT; if competed last year, this course does not have to be repeated). To access the USA Lacrosse official training/courses click here.
Field Training – ALL Youth officials must been seen/trained in an on field scrimmage/game prior to the youth season. These sessions will provide experienced, veteran high school/college rated officials who will offer guidance, encouragement, useful tips & hints on game management and positioning information.
Please contact Hillary Sigersmith email@example.com for assistance in registration and Connie Chapin firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the training.
Open to: Girls