Category Archives: Certification

Communication Policy

Becoming an official is a serious undertaking.  You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, fair and fun contest ever time you officiate. You are in charge, not the coaches or the parents.  When you join a league or association, you will be responsible for regularly communicating with assignors, league and team administrators and your fellow officials.

In order to empower and prepare students, we ask that if a student has a question, they should be the one to contact their trainer, not their parents.

Most of the informaiton we provide to students will be forwarded to parents

Parents for players under 18 are encouraged to have themselves carbon copied on all email communication.  ALO will cc them on all class information.

New USL Webinar: Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course

ONLINE CertAll participants in the referee clinic must complete the Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course or what we at ALO call the webinar, prior to attending the classroom session.  The online webinar is free and available to US lacrosse members through their new US Lacrosse Learning Management System.  The webinar teaches fundamental lacrosse rules and penalties through diagrams, video and interactive instruction. This course is exclusively available and FREE to US Lacrosse members. Continue reading

2017 Tests and Rules Video Now Available

nfhsAll US Lacrosse officials should take BOTH the NFHS and Youth tests.  Officials re-certifying should pass with at least an 80+. More information on the re-certification process can be found here. The NFHS Rules Interpretation Video is also available and may be found below. Continue reading

How do I get games?

Please note that successfully completing the US Lacrosse training and the passing the exam does not guarantee new officials games.  ALO does NOT assign games. New officials need to contact the assignors for the league or the teams in their areas and request assignments.

Visit the Games page for more info.

Field Training for Hembree and Central Park Classes

The Hembree Class was initially scheduled for the September 13 and the Central Park class was scheduled for September 20.

Below are the two links, please choose the one that was set up for your class

Participants MUST have passed both the NFHS and Youth test online via Arbiter with at least an 80% Send me your scores when you request a time slot.

Please choose the date that you were assigned. Click on the link and the time slots are listed; there are four slots per game.

Hembree Class (Roswell)
Central Park Class (Cumming)