Since the late 1980s, the LAREDO (LAcrosse REferee DevelOpment) program has been providing training for lacrosse officials around the country. LAREDO utilizes regional lacrosse tournaments and summer lacrosse camps as sites for intense and concentrated lacrosse officiating development.
The philosophy behind the LAREDO program is to make these clinics accessible to all lacrosse officials from around the country. This balanced representation enables officials from developing and established areas to polish their officiating skills under the instruction of a qualified trainer.
Originally designed to teach 3-man mechanics to officials in the western United States at events like the Vail Lacrosse Shootout and the Texas A&M fall ball tournament, the program has now spread across the country. US Lacrosse now offers three separate LAREDO levels:
LAREDO – Level 3 is designed around 3-man mechanics and more advanced level of play. Level 3 is for an official who has strong 2-man mechanics knowledge and is ready to start officiating higher level games that require three officials.
LAREDO – Level 2 is designed around 2-man mechanics and is geared towards officials who are looking to develop their skills and become stronger at the 2-man game.
LAREDO – Level 1 is designed for both established and developing areas that need help in the basic recruiting, training, retaining, observing and advancing education of officials.
Visit the US Lacrosse Programs & Clinics page for more information.
2012 Vail Lacrosse Shootout
Officials Participant Interest Form
Please note this camp requires a letter of recommendation from your District Governor and highest level local assignor.