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.
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All 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
Unfortunately, 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