There are currently no scheduled classes for youth officials training right now. Please contact us at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting or attending an upcoming training session.
Youth (U.S. Lacrosse Level 1) Training is targeted at officials with little or no experience in officiating men’s lacrosse. The focus at this level is to provide training for officials interested in officiating games at the sub-high school level.
- Properly prepare individually and with a partner(s) in advance of contests
- Maintain a safe level of play at each contest
- Establish an authoritative presence on the field
- Communicate effectively with voice and hand signals
- With partner(s)
- With coaches and scorer’s table
- Understand and correctly demonstrate basic field positioning
- Correctly identify if a team has possession of the ball in a penalty situation and how to apply the slow whistle technique
- Understand and recognize differences between personal and technical fouls
- Recognize and assess the most common safety fouls accurately and fairly
Cost of Training
The estimated cost of the training is $50.
Please note the the total cost is dependent upon a number of variables: size of group, cost of materials, facility charges as well as trainer fee. If the training is sponsored by a league or Association other fees may apply (e.g. membership dues).
In some instances, your local US Lacrosse Chapter or Lacrosse Officials Association may offset the costs of training to help grow the number of qualified officials in your area.
Participants will be register and pay for the course online.
Joining US Lacrosse
- Youth ($25): Under age 15 but not in high school.
- High School ($35): Age 18 or under and in high school.
- Adult ($50): Age 18 and over and out of high school.
Participants will receive the 2012 National Federation of High School Boy’s Lacrosse Rules Book, 2012 Men’s Mechanics Manual, Boys Youth Rules Guide, a Penalty Flag, Fox 40 Finger Whistle. In addition, officials who have completed all the requirements will receive a US Lacrosse Certified Official Patch.
Participants should bring a pen and paper to take notes and wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the field training.
For the subsequent games, participants should be prepared to purchase:
- a black, with white pipe, referees cap
- a white and black striped officials shirt with collar and breast pocket
- black knee-length non-cargo shorts with belt loop (not basketball or lacrosse mesh shorts)
- a black belt with plain buckle
- short, ankle length black socks
- (mostly) black turf shoes or cleats