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 1: T&C Youth Play Day – Austin
Date: Classroom: October 21 11-4pm at St Michaels, Field Training: October 29, 2017

Training Event 2: Westwood JV Play Day – Austin
Date: Classroom: October 21 11-4pm at St Michaels, Field Training: December 2017

Training Event 3: Westwood TuneUp
Date: Classroom: Jan 20 11-4pm at St Michaels, Field Training: Feb 3

Level 2 Training

For returning Level 1 or Level 2 officials who wish to have a Level 2 rating in the 2018 season
Event: Burning Flower Tournament – Houston
Date: Classroom December 1, Field Training December 2nd and 3rd

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

Event: Westwood TuneUp
Date: Classroom Feb 4 & 5th (attend both evenings), Field Training Feb 3

Level 3 Training

For returning Level 2 or Level 3 officials who wish to have a Level 3 rating in the 2018 season

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)

High School Level 3

If you wish to officiate at HS at Level 3 but not college, attend a LEAD3 clinic
Event: Texas Best
Date: Classroom November 3rd, Field Training November 4 & 5th

(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
Date: Classroom: October 21 12-4pm & October 22 12-4pm (attend both) at St Michaels, Field Training: October 29, 2017

Training Event 2: CAPLAX Play Day- Austin
Date: Classroom: January 20 11-4pm, Field Training and Rating: March 4, 2018

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
    • LEAD2 Clinic at Burning Flower – Sign up above in the Level 2 Training section
    • Oct 21 & 22 – Sign up above in the Level 1 Training section
    • Jan 27 & 28 – Sign up above in the Level 1 Training section
  • Returning Level 2 and 3 officials
    • LEAD2 Clinic at Burning Flower – Sign up in the Level 2 Training Section above
    • LEAD3 Clinic at Texas Best – Sign up in the Level 3 Training Section above
    • Feb 4 & 5 Classroom session following TuneUp – Sign up in the Level 2 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

Fall Organizational Meeting

Date: September 26, 2017
mandatory for returning officials

National Convention

US Lacrosse National Convention – optional for any official. Reimbursement for some expenses may be available – contact Local Board Chair
Date: Jan. 19-21, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD

Rules Interpretation Meeting

Mandatory for all officials (and coaches starting at 7:30pm)
Location: Westlake HS Chap Room
Date: Jan 24th 6:30pm-9pm

Westwood TuneUp

Event: Westwood TuneUp Tournament – Mandatory – will be for rating. All officials (rating or not) will be needed to evaluate officials and work games
Date: Feb 3rd all day (block 7am-6pm)

Link to the overall CTWLOO calendar