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Texas Lacrosse is growing fast and there is a constant need for new qualified officials.
CTWLOO requires all working officials to be certified according to USA Lacrosse’s Officials Certification Standards:
|Be a current USA Lacrosse Member||X||X||X|
|Complete Classroom Trainings:|
|USA Lacrosse Online Certification Course||X|
|Rules Review Session(s) hosted by CTWLOO||X||X|
|Complete Field Trainings & Evaluation||X||X|
|Complete the Annual Rules Exam||X||X||X|
|Complete the Annual Professional Development Course||X||X||X|
|Attend Annual CTWLOO Mtg & Rules Interpretation (Jan)||X||X||X|
USA Lacrosse Online Certification Course
All New Officials must complete the USALacrosse.com Girls’ Lacrosse Rules Online Course. The module can be found in the USA Lacrosse Course Catalog. Once logged in, click on Catalog > Official Education & Development > Officials Rules Courses for New Certifying Officials > Girls’ Lacrosse Rules Online Course > Enroll.
CTWLOO Rules Review Sessions
All New Officials and Re-Rating Officials (returning officials whose rating has expired) must attend or watch the recordings of the Rules Review Sessions being offered by CTWLOO. These sessions offer trainees an opportunity to ask questions, clarify rules, and see video of some of the rules in practice.
– New dates for live sessions coming soon
– Recordings of past sessions available. Contact email@example.com
Field Training and Evaluation
The Field Training and Evaluation is a full or multi-day experience often conducted during a tournament or series of scrimmages. New and re-rating officials will be assigned 3-5 games where they will progress from shadowing an experienced official to officiating games while being observed. The final game assignment will serve as the new or re-rating official’s rating (or certification) game. Evaluations are conducted by CTWLOO officials who are also USA Lacrosse Certified Observers.
Upcoming Events: (more youth event dates coming soon)
– Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm to 9 pm, Dripping Springs JV Scrimmage
– Saturday, February 25 at 9 am to 5 pm, Town & Country Youth Tournament
- Work on your fitness: endurance and sprinting
- Come dressed in a referee shirt (1″ black and white stripes) or a black shirt (if you haven’t purchased a referree shirt yet) and black bottoms (skirt, long shorts or pants). Ideally all accessories should be black including socks, shoes and hat.
- Complete USA Lacrosse Online Certification Course and CTWLOO Rules Review Sessions before hand. Send proof of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org
CTWLOO Annual Meeting & Rules Interpretation
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 via Zoom
7 pm CT: CTWLOO Meeting for officials only
8 pm CT: HS Rules Interpretation for officials and coaches
Annual Professional Development & Rules Exams
All officials must complete the Annual Professional Development Course and complete and pass the Girls’ Lacrosse High School Rules Exam and Girls’ Lacrosse Youth Rules Exam by provided by USA Lacrosse.
Send certificates as proof of completion by Feb 1, 2023 to email@example.com in order to be assigned games.
Certification (or Rating) Levels
Junior Officials (Jr) are under 18 years of age or in high school and expected to possess a basic understanding and knowledge of the game and have the ability to officiate Youth level games, where the participants are 2 years younger than the official, using the two-person system.
Level 1 Officials (L1) are expected to possess a basic understanding and knowledge of the game and have the ability to officiate JV and Youth games using the two-person system.
Level 2 Officials (L2) are expected to possess an advanced understanding and knowledge of the game and have the ability to officiate mid-level Varsity, JV, and Youth games using the two-person system. Ideally, they have begun to learn the 3-person system as well.
Level 3 Officials (L3)* are expected to possess advanced proficiency, understanding and knowledge of the game and are capable of officiating in the two and three person system on the highest level of high school play.
*CTWLOO is not currently able to provide Level 3 Certification because we do not have enough scheduled games using the 3-man system. If you are interested in achieving a Level 3 Certification please look at the Clinics offered by USA Lacrosse”