Officials Training

All WALOA officials must comply with US Lacrosse annual certification requirements. To meet these requirements officials must complete the requisite number of hours of annual training and/or professional development. The annual requirements—which are based on an official’s certification level—are:

  • New Level I (entry level) officials = eight hours
  • Returning Level I, New Level II and New Level III officials = five hours
  • Returning Level II and Level III officials = three hours

If you are uncertain as to your certification level, ask your primary assigner.
 
There are various options for completing the required number of hours, including:

  • Attendance at the WALOA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Attendance at the post-AGM training session
  • NILOA (college) officials receive credit for attending the NILOA annual meeting
  • US Lacrosse officials development clinics
  • Online US Lacrosse courses
  • WALOA-conducted classroom sessions

Other options may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
 
Questions should be directed to Gary Crouse, the WALOA Training Chair, at gary.crouse@waloa.org.
 
More specific information about training options and events will be published as the 2021 season takes shape.