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| Mar 30, 2023

College Player Officials Academy Training Dates Announced

By Paul Ohanian | Photo by John Strohsacker

USA Lacrosse and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) have announced eight training dates for the 2023 College Player Officials Academy (CPOA), a joint venture between the two organizations designed to recruit and train current lacrosse players to become the next generation of women’s game officials.

Coinciding with many of the IWLCA’s summer tournaments, the CPOA events provide candidates with hands-on training and live game action to supplement classroom instruction.

“This is a great first step to becoming a USA Lacrosse certified official by getting hands-on training and instruction all in one weekend,” said Liz Brush, manager of the officials’ development program at USA Lacrosse. “These events are designed to help current and recent college women’s lacrosse players to remain active in the game. Becoming a game official is a perfect way to stay involved, build great friendships, and make some money too.”

A registration fee of $25 covers training, an evaluation/rating, an official’s starter kit (uniform top, whistle, flag, and cards), and lunch during the all-day session. USA Lacrosse membership is also required.

The dates and locations for the 2023 College Player Officials Academy are:

● June 2-3 in Bel Air, Md. 
● June 9-10 in Raleigh, N.C.
● June 16-17 in Boyds, Md. 
● June 16-17 in New Egypt, N.J.
● June 23-24 in Amherst, Mass.
● June 23-24 in Nashville, Tenn.
● July 7-8 in Frederica, Del.
● July 21-22 in San Jose, Calif.

Please click here for further details and registration.

Participants must arrive on-site during the afternoon of the first day, and remain throughout day two. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Candidates are only required to attend one of the CPOA events.

After attending the in-person academy, candidates who complete the rules and penalties online courses, the annual exam, and a professional development course will become a USA Lacrosse certified official.