Youth Official Certification

US Lacrosse provides training, certification and insurance for youth and adult officials.  You can read about the steps needed to complete in order to begin working games here on the US Lacrosse website: Men’s Training and Certification Process.
For those under 18 years of age, there are essentially five steps that one must complete in order to become a certified US Lacrosse Official.
 us lax logo 1. Be a registered member of US Lacrosse.
 ONLINE 2. Complete the Online US Lacrosse Men’s Officiating Webinar.  Print out certificate of completion and bring to class. Please note that at present the help link on this page is broken, but you may view the help guide here.
 peachwhite 3. Attend the In-Person Class with ALO.
 2014rules 4. Pass the both the NFHS Rules Test and US Lacrosse Youth Test online.For more information on the tests, please review this guide.
 penalty-flag2.jpg 5. Work a Field Training with ALO or you may arrange with ALO to work with an approved trainer in your area.

USLAXPATCHALO offers classes and field training throughout the year. The cost for new officials training is $40.  Students receive a a copy of the latest NFHS Rules Book, US Lacrosse Training Guide, a youth pre-game sheet, Fox 40 finger whistle, penalty flag and a US Lacrosse Officials patch upon completion of all requirements.

Annual Re-Certification

Once an official has become an official, they are still required to re-certify every season. Officials must attend a free rules and mechanics clinic and pass the youth and NFHS rules test.   ALO offers these clinics in the spring.

If you have ANY questions, please contact Greg Hite at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com or Gordon Corsetti GordonCorsetti@gmail.com.

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