Getting started in stripes
Lacrosse is one of the nation’s fastest-growing team sports and the need for qualified officials has never been higher. Joining the third team on the field is a perfect way for former players to stay involved in the game and find great camaraderie.
Even if you’ve never played, USA Lacrosse has training resources to help you thrive and the similarities from other sports that often help players pick up lacrosse applies to officials as well.
Through officiating you can develop friendships and connections with others committed to the game and open the door to a world of opportunities.
College Players Officials Academy
USA Lacrosse is currently partnering with the IWLCA again for the College Players Officials Academy. This program combines classroom learning with on-field instruction to help fast-track current college players into the officiating ranks. Learn more here.
Let us know who you are
Share your contact information with us and we'll help you get connected with an officials organization in your area to begin your journey.
Join USA Lacrosse
USA Lacrosse has a suite of benefits to help you, from access to best-in-class training opportunities, insurance coverage, a free rule book and more.
USA Lacrosse offers comprehensive training, education and certification for all officials. To learn more about the requirements for certification follow the link below.