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| Mar 28, 2024

College Player Officials Academy Training Dates Announced for 2024

By Paul Ohanian

USA Lacrosse and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) have announced six training dates for the 2024 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 select 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 all virtual and on-field training, an evaluation and rating by certified trainers, an official’s starter kit (uniform top, whistle, flag, and cards), and lunch during the all-day on-field session. USA Lacrosse membership is also required.

The dates and locations for the 2024 College Player Officials Academy are:

  • June 1 in Bel Air, Md.
  • June 1 in New Egypt, N.J.
  • June 8 in Raleigh, N.C.
  •  June 15 in Boyds, Md.
  • June 15 in New Egypt, N.J.
  •  June 29 in Amherst, Mass.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Candidates are only required to attend one of the CPOA events. After registering, participants will receive an email from with important information regarding the clinic details. USA Lacrosse reserves the right to reschedule any sessions with fewer than six officials enrolled.

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.

Please click here for further details and for registration links.