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US Lacrosse Central Hub on Arbiter

arbiterAll officials have been issued a free Arbiter account as part of the US Lacrosse membership.   Those updated will get an email from Arbiter with login instructions.

Your login should be the email address and password associated with your USL membership.ALO submitted the email you registered for the class with.

Anyone not updated or  any others you have should call 410-235-6882 ex.102 and state that they want to change their participation to official, and tell the service person the email address that should be on their USL account BEFORE the update is made.

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Youth Lacrosse Officials Training, February 8, 2015 in Decatur

ALO is pleased to announce our first training for the Spring 2015 Season.  The class will be held February 8 at the the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030.  The class will run from  10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes early in order to check in and get settled.

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Space is limited. To register for the class, please fill out the online registration form.

Cost of the New Officials Training is $40. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and US Lacrosse members.

Students will receive a a copy of the 2015 Rules Book, the 2015 Training Guide, a pre-game sheet, Fox 40 finger whistle, penalty flag and a US Lacrosse Officials patch upon completion of all requirements.

There will be a short break for lunch and there are numerous options within walking distance of the center.

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Strategies for Starting Off and Coming Back

A few years ago I started a small tradition in the 2nd-4th year GLOA officials training class. Once everyone gets settled into the classroom I ask all the new second year officials to stand up. Once they’re all standing the third and fourth year officials and GLOA trainers congratulate them for surviving their rookie season and coming back for another round. It’s a small gesture, but a powerful one that tells all of the former rookies that everyone else in the room has been where they were. Acknowledging the always-difficult first season brings these second year officials deeper into the fold of the officiating brotherhood at the GLOA, which helps us retain more of our less experienced officials and turn them into more experienced officials.

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Youth Official Certification

US Lacrosse provides training, certification and insurance for youth and adult officials.  You can read about the steps needed to complete in order to begin working games here on the US Lacrosse website: Men’s Training and Certification Process.
For those under 18 years of age, there are essentially five steps that one must complete in order to become a certified US Lacrosse Official.
 us lax logo 1. Be a registered member of US Lacrosse.
 ONLINE 2. Complete the Online US Lacrosse Men’s Officiating Webinar.  Print out certificate of completion and bring to class. Please note that at present the help link on this page is broken, but you may view the help guide here.
 peachwhite 3. Attend the In-Person Class with ALO.
 2014rules 4. Pass the both the NFHS Rules Test and US Lacrosse Youth Test online.For more information on the tests, please review this guide.
 penalty-flag2.jpg 5. Work a Field Training with ALO or you may arrange with ALO to work with an approved trainer in your area.

USLAXPATCHALO offers classes and field training throughout the year. The cost for new officials training is $40.  Students receive a a copy of the latest NFHS Rules Book, US Lacrosse Training Guide, a youth pre-game sheet, Fox 40 finger whistle, penalty flag and a US Lacrosse Officials patch upon completion of all requirements.

Annual Re-Certification

Once an official has become an official, they are still required to re-certify every season. Officials must attend a free rules and mechanics clinic and pass the youth and NFHS rules test.   ALO offers these clinics in the spring.

If you have ANY questions, please contact Greg Hite at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com or Gordon Corsetti GordonCorsetti@gmail.com.

New Official’s Training : Two Classes in September

TOUnfortunately, due to a lack of field training opportunities, ALO will be unable to hold a class for new officials this summer.  However, we plan to hold two classes in the first two weeks of September with multiple field training dates throughout the fall season.  We are looking to do a class in Decatur and one in Cobb  County. Once classroom sites are confirmed we will get the registration site up and running.  

For those who still need to complete their Field Training, we will have an online registration for fall dates.  ONLY this officials who have registered with USL, completed the webinar and taken and passed the tests will be allowed to sign up, so make sure you have your ducks in a row!

Please feel free to contact us at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com