Category Archives: Testing

2017 Rules Interpretation Videos

Here are the 2017 NFHS and all four Youth rules interpretation videos.

Risk Minimization Addressed in 2017 Rules Changes

nfhsIn an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease. All 2017 boys lacrosse rules changes recommended by the committee at its July 18-20 meeting in Indianapolis were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Continue reading

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.

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

Due Date for Completing NFHS and USL Youth Tests March 8

Everyone, regardless of whether you are a first year official or are re-certifying for 2015, MUST complete BOTH the NFHS and USL Youth tests in two weeks (DUE DATE MARCH 8) or I will not be able to schedule you for a field training this Spring.
If you want to be a lacrosse referee you need to take care of your business. As always, check out the ALO website for information, join out Facebook page and check your email.
You can find out how to take the tests on the ALO tests page.
Be sure to read the instructions, particularly if you cannot log in to the system.  Only US Lacrosse can fix that, so you will need to email them at officials@uslacrosse.org.
Email BOTH your scores by sending me the email from Arbiter or taking a screen shot.