Category Archives: Classes

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.

Boys Referee Training Resumes in the Fall

zebra150As the spring season is underway, all of our trainers are working youth, high school and college games; often times 5-7 to seven days a week.  This makes holding training classes and field training very difficult.  Summer leagues are most often elite or high level travel teams that necessitate experienced adult officials and so no field trainings opportunities are available.

ALO will resume new youth official classes for Boys lacrosse this fall.

Please check back here and on our facebook page for more details.

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

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)

Fall Classes and Field Trainings: All Classes CLOSED

ALO in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA), West Forsyth Youth Lacrosse, Newtown Recreation  and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding a number of boys youth lacrosse officials certification classes this fall.  The class and field training is $50.00 and students must be at least 14 years of age and current US Lacrosse members. Please check for the Certification page for a complete list of requirements. Continue reading