The links here are designed to provide important information for new officials. You can access these pages by clicking the links below or the links under the Information tab on the top menu.
These PowerPoint presentations are designed to address some of the key rules and mechanics for those seeking Level 1 certification and are based on US Lacrosse mechanics and National Federation rules. We have laid out the presentations in the order in which they are covered in the class, but feel free to look through them in any order you wish before class or throughout the season.
Here you can find the latest US Lacrosse Mechanics Manual, the Youth Guidebook as well as important pre-game documents such as the ALO pre-game sheet, the coaches certification card, as well as the scorers and timekeepers instructions.
It is important to look professional. You do not need to spend a lot of money to do so. If you are a new official, focus on the key pieces: good hat and shirt and a pair of black shorts. You can always add to your collection. Below you will find what to buy, where to buy it and info on where your patches should go.
The resources listed here are general video resources and include US Lacrosse’s “Third Team on the Field” video, Officials Signals, the NFHS 2012 Rules Video and “You Make the Call,” a 10 part series produced in by Lacrosse Magazine. There are also links to the GLOA YouTube Channel.
Players, Coaches and Officials who are currently registered members of US Lacrosse, and who are in good standing, are covered by the US Lacrosse Insurance Program for the term of their membership. Fan members and International members do not receive insurance coverage as part of their membership benefits. Here is an overview of what your coverage provides.