Category Archives: Youth Rules

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.

New USL Webinar: Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course

ONLINE CertAll 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

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

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