Youth Lacrosse Officials Training, February 8, 2015 in Decatur

ALO is pleased to announce our first training for the Spring 2015 Season.  The class will be held February 8 at the the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030.  The class will run from  10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes early in order to check in and get settled.


Space is limited. To register for the class, please fill out the online registration form.

Cost of the New Officials Training is $40. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and US Lacrosse members.

Students will receive a a copy of the 2015 Rules Book, the 2015 Training Guide, a pre-game sheet, Fox 40 finger whistle, penalty flag and a US Lacrosse Officials patch upon completion of all requirements.

There will be a short break for lunch and there are numerous options within walking distance of the center.

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Annual Re-Certification

Officials MUST  re-certify each and very year in order to maintain their status as US Lacrosse Officials.

  1. zebra150Must be current members of US Lacrosse as an official. Membership FAQs.
  2. Must hold a 2014  level 1 officials certification.
  3. There will be no meeting or webinar this year, if you have questions contact me or (770) 689-9782.
  4. View the 2015 NFHS Rules Interpretation and Youth Rules Videos are available online through the USL Central Hub. Sign in to Arbiter, click your US Lacrosse account and clink the link to the right.
  5. Pass BOTH the most recent NFHS Rules Test with an 80 or higherand the US Lacrosse Youth Test.

    Information on how to access the test online can be found on our Annual Tests page. Both are on Arbiter. You DO NOT take the test on the ALO website.

If you did not receive a copy of the new rules book through your US Lacrosse membership, the 2015 NFHS Rules Book is available online through Arbiter. I suggest printing out both tests and working through each slowly and carefully.


If you are having a problem logging into your account, please send me an email with your email address you have on file with USL, your membership number and your full name or you can email

Adult Officials

Adult officials who participate in their local lacrosse officials associations (LOA) trainings , e.g. those offered by the GLOA, are already covered and DO NOT need to attend these classes as LOA training is sufficient.

However, they still must take the Rules Tests Online in addition to any testing they do with their local GHSA association.

February 8 Training Registration closing soon!

Only a few spots left for February 8 Training Class! Sign up now!

2015 NFHS and US Lacrosse Youth Rules Videos

All officials must watch both the 2015 NFHS and US Lacrosse Youth Rules video. Pay close attention to the rules changes and the points of emphasis.

Training Class January 4 CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to low numbers the January 4 class in Decatur is canceled.  We are working on a new date in early February.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

In addition, we are looking into an online option for officials to re-certify for the 2015 season.  Stay tuned for details.