"Our mission is to create a safe environment where lacrosse players can have fun while learning to play the game by the rules."
Note to parents: Being a successful lacrosse official requires a high level of responsibility and maturity. If a high school student has the requisite level of responsibility and maturity, he or she should be able to complete the process on his or her own. Because of that, we ask that parents refrain from e-mailing or calling on behalf of their children. If your child has a question or issue, please have your child address it with one of the instructors or training coordinators.
2017 TRAINING SCHEDULE
HIGH SCHOOL GAME OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS
New and returning officials Registration: www.waloa.arbitersports.com.
CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION
Sunday 1/29/17 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. SPU Bertona Classrooms
FIELD TRAINING SESSION for new and recent (1-4 years) Officials
Sunday 3/12/17 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NATHAN HALE HS JAMBOREE GAMES
YOUTH OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS
Registration for the Training is complete through the WALOA Registration process. If you registered at www.waloa.arbitersports.com, you are signed up for the session. There is no additional reservation or payment required.
Bring your RULE BOOK to the classroom sessions.
Sunday 2/12/17 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Youth Officials Classroom Session 1 – SPU Demaray 150
Sunday 2/19/17 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Youth Officials Classroom Session 2 – SPU Demaray 150
Saturday 2/25/17 Field Training (to be located at various regional sites)
SPU = Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
Address: 509 West Bertona, Seattle, WA 98119
You are required to have a complete uniform for the training sessions on 2/25, and for working any games this season.
The common sources for starter packages are:
Certification tests (both the NFHS Rules and the USL Youth Rules) will be administered online - when the tests are posted by USL. Youth Officials are required complete BOTH tests. We will notify all registered officials when the tests are available.
COLLEGE GAME OFFICIALS (NILOA) CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION
REQUIRED CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION
Sunday 1/29/17 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. SPU Bertona Classrooms
TIMERS AND SCORERS CLINIC
Saturday 2/18/17 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SPU Demaray Hall 150 (NOTE UPDATED TIME)
SPOKANE REGION YOUTH OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS
There will be two training sessions this spring - one specifically for officials who will work the Spokane Youth Lacrosse (SYL) games and another for officials who will work both HS and SYL games.
LOCATION: Gonzaga Prep High School, 1224 E Euclid Ave, Spokane, WA, 99207
SYL/HS: Saturday 2/25/17 - (9 am - 4 pm): This session targets anyone wishing to officiate in the upcoming WHSBLA season. We will also discuss changes in rules at the youth level so that our HS officials can contribute at the youth level as well.
SYL Only: Sunday 2/26/17 - (1 pm - 5 pm): This session targets youth officials only, primarily for those who intend to officiate in the upcoming Spokane Youth Lacrosse season, but other youth officials are also welcome.
NOTES for Spokane Region Sessions:
Officials need only attend one session, determined by their officiating target.
SPOKANE REGION HOMEWORK
* Register with US Lacrosse as an official for 2017. Be sure to use the same email address you have (or intend) to use to receive assignments.If you already have a US Lacrosse membership, you will need to call US Lacrosse to add the "Official" designation to your membership.
* Register with WALOA at www.waloa.arbitersports.com
* Once you do this, you will be able to log into the US Lacrosse Central Hub at ArbiterSports (http://www.arbitersports.com/). In the Central Hub, you will find a lot of educational material, including videos and other publications. There are two main areas to focus:
(1) Rules: You will also find the 2017 NFHS and 2017 Youth Rules Tests. Officials need to pass rules tests according to the level(s) they intend to officiate. Get a rule book, and get working on these tests!
(2) Mechanics: You will find the US Lacrosse 2-man mechanics manual. Read it!
Contact for Questions regarding Spokane Training Sessions: Frank Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Lacrosse Official
Interested in becoming a boys lacrosse official in Washington? Visit www.waloa.arbitersports.com, click on Register for the desired level, then complete the form and payment information. We will contact you regarding training.