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 2018 which has now expired, we have training events for you in Fall 2019. The events are still being scheduled. If you are interested, click the Sign Up button so we know to keep you informed

Fall Events

Classroom: October 22nd and 23rd 6:30-9:30pm – St Stephens School

Field Training: TBD

Level 2 Training

For returning Level 1 or Level 2 officials who wish to have a Level 2 rating in the 2019 season, we have training events for you in Fall 2019. The events are still being scheduled. If you are interested, click the Sign Up button so we know to keep you informed

Level 2 Classroom: TBD

Level 2 Field Training/Rating: Nov 16-17 – reserve the entire day

Level 3 Training

High School Level 3

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

Texas Event: Burning Flower Tournament in Houston- Dec 7th & 8th

(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 2019 season, we have training events for you in Fall 2019. The events are still being scheduled. If you are interested, click the Sign Up button so we know to keep you informed

Classroom #1: October 22nd & 23rd – 6:30pm-9:30pm St Stephen’s School

Field Training: TBD

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
    • We will provide information in the fall
  • 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. 10-12, 2020

High School Rules Interpretation Meeting

Mandatory for all officials and coaches
Location:
Date: Mid-January 2020

Youth Rules Interpretation

Mandatory for all youth officials and coaches
Location: CAPLAX Youth Tournament,
Date: Early March 2020

Link to the overall CTWLOO calendar