Interested in becoming an official but you want to learn more or aren’t sure how to get started?

Every official has an annual training & certification requirement based on US Lacrosse Certification Standards. Use the list below to select your training:

New Officials

Returning Officials – rating not expired

Returning Officials – needing re-rating

Training Events

Level 1 Training

For anyone interested in officiating or who held a Level 1 training in 2017 which has now expired, we’ve got three opportunities to get certified

Training Event 4: Westwood TuneUp
Attend both Classroom and Field Training
Classroom: January 20, 2019 11am-4pm at The Regents School
Field Training and Rating: Feb 2, 2019 – Westwood TuneUp at Northeast Metro Park

Level 2 Training

For returning Level 1 or Level 2 officials who wish to have a Level 2 rating in the 2018 season

Level 3 Training

High School Level 3

If you wish to officiate at HS at Level 3 but not college, attend a LEAD3 clinic

Event: Houston LEAD3 Clinic, Nov 30-Dec 2

(Please notify the training coordinator that you’ve signed up)

College Level 3

If you wish to officiate at the college level, attend a CWLOA clinic to be college certified and USL Level 3 certified.

(Please notify the training coordinator that you’ve signed up)

Junior Officials

For anyone who wishes to be a Junior official (in high school and officiating middle school) and wishes to be certified for the 2018 season

Training Event 1: T&C Youth Play Day – Austin
Attend both Classroom and Field Training
Classroom: October 13, 2018 – 11am-4pm Regents School of Austin
Field Training: October 21, 2018 – Town and Country
Rating: TBD – Early March, 2019 – CAPLAX Play Day

Training Event 2: Lake Travis Youth Play Day – Austin
Attend both Classroom and Field Training
Classroom: October 13, 2018 – 11am-4pm Regents School of Austin
Field Training: October 28, 2018 – Lake Travis
Rating: TBD – Early March, 2019 – CAPLAX Play Day

Training Event 3: CAPLAX Play Day- Austin
Classroom:  January 20, 2019 11am-4pm at The Regent’s School
Field Training & Rating: March 3rd, 2019 – CAPLAX Play Day

Returning Officials Not-Expiring

NEW: Yearly Training for Non-Expiring Officials
In addition to the annual online rules exam, officials must complete annual learning. Starting this season, all CTWLOO officials must attend classroom training as their annual learning.

Your options for the annual learning:

  • Returning Level 1 officials
    • Sign up above in the Level 1 Training section
  • Returning Level 2 and 3 officials
    • Texas Best: Sign up in the Level 2 Training Section above
    • LEAD3 Clinic in Houston – Sign up in the Level 3 Training section above
  • Returning Junior officials
    • All Junior officials have their ratings expire each year. You need to attend the full re-rating process above listed in “Junior official recertification” above

Other Important Events

National Convention

US Lacrosse National Convention – optional for any official. Reimbursement for some expenses may be available – contact Local Board Chair
Date: Jan. 11-13, 2019

High School Rules Interpretation Meeting

Mandatory for all officials and coaches
Location: Westlake HS Chap Room
Date: January 16th, 2019, 6:30pm for Officials, 7:30pm for Coaches

Youth Rules Interpretation

Mandatory for all youth officials and coaches
Location: CAPLAX Youth Tournament,
Date: March 3rd, 2019

Link to the overall CTWLOO calendar