Category Archives: New Officials

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.

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.

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

Update on Fall Training

Due to the lack of recreation league games over the summer, ALO was unable to put together a summer training class.  However, we are in discussions with a number of leagues and are finalizing dates for classes on multiple dates and locations with field training opportunities to follow. Most likely these will begin late August, early September. Please check back for details.