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The training portion of certification consists of 3 components:

  • Online course completion
  • In person classroom and field demo training
  • Field Rating Session


Required Online Training

All of these must be done before 2/5/2019.  The courses are available in the US Lacrosse E-learning

Section>Courses>Officials>Professional Development Section or click on the Title / Image links below

Officials will need a current USL membership designation as an “official” in order to access.

Annually All Officials: New and Returning Adults and Juniors

1. Online rules changes course- 2019 US Lacrosse Girls' Rules Changes Webinar

Officials will need to log into their US Lacrosse E-learning section and select the “New Girls Lacrosse Officials Bundle”. This course provides you with the course needed to satisfy this training requirement.

2. Sportsmanship Course:

PCA:  Honoring the Game: The Official's Role in Creating a Positive Youth Sports Culture. Found in E-Learning section of US Lacrosse.

3. Concussion course-HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training

Complete the training, save the certificate to your computer then email it to . The certificate can be found in www.cdc.gov website.

4. High School and / or Youth Exam

Available after Dec 1st, 2018, exams are required annually for adults and juniors. Found in the E-Learning Section of US Lacrosse.


Required Classroom Training


All Officials: New and Returning Adults and Juniors


Jan 27, 2019

Annual Membership Meeting & 2019 Rule Interpretation Classroom Sessions

Amador Rancho Community Center

1998 Rancho Park Loop, San Ramon, CA 94582  

Bella Vista Room

10:15 -11:45 am: Annual Meeting- Adults only

12:30 pm - 2:30pm:  Rules Interpretation Classroom-Everyone


Feb 2,9,10, 2019 All officials classroom training and field demonstrations

To simplify the training dates we will now offer classroom training for all officials on this weekend. Exact date, time and location will vary by region. Officials are free to attend the location that works best for their schedule.


  • San Jose 2/2, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Petaluma, 2/9, 9 am - 2pm
  • Sacramento 2/9, noon - 5 pm
  • Danville, 2/10, 2:30 pm - 7 pm


Required Field Rating Session

All Officials will need to attend a field rating session for the highest level game they wish to work for the upcoming season. Officials should plan for a minimum of 4 hours at any given field rating session. Officials will work a “live game” with a USL certified trainer. The “rating” utilizes a 2 page document that has all the skills that an official must be able to demonstrate during a game in order to work games without the supervision of a USL certified trainer.


Level of game approved to work after passing field rating:

Adults 18 or older and NOT in enrolled in HS: all levels

Juniors 18 and in HS - 16yrs: 14U-10U levels

Juniors 15-14yrs: 12U and 10U levels


  1. Feb 16th, 2019 - Field training and rating, Adults Only

New and Returning

Exact field number and reporting times are TBD. Must be available for a 4 hour shift

  • Feb 16th, Davis, 8 am - 12 pm
  • Feb 16th, Davis, 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Feb 16th, Petaluma, 12 pm - 4 pm 


     2.   Feb 24, 2019 - Field training and rating for Juniors officials (Session 1)

  • Make up session for adults (new and returning)
  •  Juniors New and returning that are 16 or older have priority.
  • This event can be used for service hours.

            Exact reporting times are TBD.

Locations are: 

  • Elk Grove
  • Pleasanton

Officials must be available for a 4 hour time slot:

  • AM (7:30 am-11:30 am)
  • Mid Day (10:30 am - 2:30 pm)
  • PM (12 pm - 4:30 pm)


     3. March 10, 2019 - Field training for Juniors officials (Session 2)

  •  Juniors New and returning that are 15 or younger have priority.
  • This event can be used for service hours.

            Exact reporting times are TBD.

Locations are: (pick one)

  • Elk Grove
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton

Officials must be available for a 4 hour time slot:

  • AM (7:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • Mid Day (10:30 am - 2:30 pm)
  • PM (12 pm - 4:30 pm)

*If you attend the Feb 24th session 1 you do NOT need to attend session 2 unless you fail the ‘rating” and are instructed to try again at the next rating session.


Optional Pre-Season Training


Nov 30-Dec 2 US Lacrosse Western Regional Conference

All the training from the National Convention now in LAS VEGAS! Great opportunity for officials and coaches to learn from the best. Sign up here: https://www.uslacrosse.org/events/west-regional-conference

* Attending the convention officials training will satisfy the annual classroom training requirement.


Dec 8-9 The Gold Rush Tournament (Link)

GHS rule changes clinic and field observation opportunity. The NFHS rules are now allowing self starts. This is a big change and we want to prepare our officials and players for the regular season games. To participate email: 

Location: Elk Grove / Bartholomew Sports Complex.

Time: 8 am - 4 pm, 4 hours sessions

Attendees: Trainers, Observer, 3 level and level 2 with 2+ years exp.