Category Archives: Field Training

Spring Field Training Feb 18

This field training is for those participants who attended the US Lacrosse Youth Referee Clinic on January 28, 2017 at the Notre Dame Academy and have completed ALL of their requirements.

  • Submitted Webinar
  • Attended Class
  • Passed NFHS Test (80 or higher) and emailed Dr. Hite
  • Passed Youth Test (80 or higher) and emailed Dr. Hite

Taking the Tests

ALL officials must complete the NFHS and Youth rules tests online each year.  The test must be taken online through the US Lacrosse Central Hub on Arbiter.

You have paper copies of the tests; continue to work on those while you wait for your email inviting you to Arbiter.  If you do not receive an email, YOU MUST CALL USL at (410) 235-6882 ex.102 and explain to the member services representative that they want to change their participation to official, and confirm which email address should be on their USL account BEFORE the update is made.

Info on the tests and PDFs of the tests can be found here.

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Plan to arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes before game time for check in and pre-game and stay for 20 minutes after the game is over for debrief.

You Must be in FULL uniform 

Black shorts with black belt (no lacrosse shorts), lacrosse officials shirt with pocket and collar, black socks, black shoes, black hat with white piping. See the ALO site for details. Bring  your ALO pregame. You will get your flag and whistle at the field and your patch after the game.


Bethesda Park Turf Field
225 Bethesda Church Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30044



Rabbit Hill Park Turf Field
Rabbit Hill park, 400 Rabbit Hill Rd, Dacula, GA 30019


2017 Boys Lacrosse Youth Referee Training

gllALO, in partnership with the Gwinnett Lacrosse League (GLL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding a boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinic on January 28, 2017  (10 am to 4 pm) at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth, Georgia. The mandatory  field training is tentatively scheduled for February  18 (location will be finalized soon; these are 2 hour slots).

This training is for boys lacrosse only. If you are interested in officiating the girls game, Mike Hannah (michaelhannah@bellsouth.netand Andrea Braun ( are the people that can assist you.

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Fall 2016 Youth Officials Training Classes

2016rulesbookALO, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA), South Forsyth War Eagles Youth Lacrosse (SFYL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding two  boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinics this fall.

East Cobb Class is FULL.

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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.