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Training

"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.

Please read and have with you the following rule books and mechanics manuals at all training sessions.

2018 High School & Youth Rules


2018 Mechanics Manuals



Timers & Scorers





2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 SEASON IS NOW OPEN.

To register as a new or returning Youth or High School official this year:

1. Renew your US Lacrosse Membership at www.uslacrosse.org/membership.

2. Go to waloaofficials.arbitersports.com/front/112173/Registration

3. Check the appropriate box, then click "Register". All adults (not currently attending High School) register as High School officials. If you are currently attending High School, register for Officiating Youth Games.

4. Complete or update required form and payment information.

5. Registration Fees:

     Youth Officials:  $45

     HS Officials: $65

NOTE: Your email address is the unique identifier for the Arbiter and US Lacrosse databases. Your email address for Arbiter needs to be the same email address you have for your US Lacrosse Membership.



HIGH SCHOOL GAME OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS

February 18th, 11:00am - 2:00pm at SPU Bertona Classrooms.

Optional Spokane Area High School Official Training:

February 3rd, 9:00am - 5:00pm - Barbieri Student Center, Gonzaga Prep High School


Contact for Questions regarding Spokane Training Sessions:  Frank Lynch, franklynch@xmission.com



YOUTH OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS

South Sound:

February 3rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm - Curtis Junior High School

February 10th, 10:00am - 2:00pm - Curtis Junior High School

February 24th, 8:00am - Curtis High School stadium field, University Place, WA

All MBO's and youth referees should be present and dressed in full uniform. Four fields will be running. Be prepared to work all levels.

North Sound:

February 3rd, 9:00am - 1:00pm - Valley View MS, Snohomish (Classroom and On-Field)

February 10th, 9:00am - 1:00pm - Valley View MS, Snohomish (Classroom and On-Field)

February 24th, 9:00am - 3:00pm - NSYL Jamboree - Kasch Park, Everett

Greater Eastside:

January 20th, 8:00am - 12:00pm - North Creek HS Football Field

** February 3rd, 8:00am - 11:30am - Islander Middle School on Mercer Island

** This is for all GELL youth officials who missed the day 1 training at North Creek High on January 20th only. If you went to the January 20th training your next training will be February 10th at North Creek.

February 10th, 8:00am - 12:00pm - North Creek HS Football Field

February 24th, 8:00am - 4:00pm - GELL Jamboree - North Creek HS Football Field - Sign Up for Available Slots Here

** If you missed any of the three trainings (1/20 or 2/3 — 1/20 and 2/3 were the same; 2/10, 2/24) then please pay attention to the make-up options outlined below.

Make-up option one: March 3rd, 12:00 pm - 2:00pm - Islander Middle School Turf

Make-up option twoMarch 3rd, 2:00 pm - 4:00pm - Islander Middle School Turf


Seattle Metro:

January 28th, 11:00am - 2:00pm - SPU Bertona Classrooms

February 11th, 11:00am - 2:00pm - SPU Bertona Classrooms

February 24th, CANCELLED Go to GELL or SSYLA field training

New training opportunity in Yakima:

February 25th, Noon - 3:00pm - SOZO Sports Complex

Timers & Score Keepers: February 25th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm - SOZO Sports Complex


SPOKANE REGION YOUTH OFFICIALS TRAINING SESSIONS   

February 3rd, 9:00am - 5:00pm - Barbieri Student Center, Gonzaga Prep High School


Contact for Questions regarding Spokane Training Sessions:  Frank Lynch, franklynch@xmission.com



UNIFORM

You are required to have a complete uniform for the field training sessions, and for working any games this season.
The common sources for starter packages are: 



TESTING
Certification tests (both the NFHS Rules and the USL Youth Rules) will be administered online. More information is available on our testing page.


COLLEGE GAME OFFICIALS (NILOA) CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION

   REQUIRED CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION

     JANUARY 28, 2018    Bertona Classroom Building, Seattle Pacific University   2:30pm



TIMERS AND SCORERS CLINIC

      February 17, 2018    Bertona Hall Classroom #1, Seattle Pacific University    2:00pm - 4:00pm