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Training Check List:

 

Adult Officials- Annually

  1. Register on NCWLO (Register)
  2. Register with USA Lacrosse, link included with NCWLO registration above. (Adults 23+ years $55, Young Adults 18-23yrs $35, Youth $35)
  3. Complete Training Tasks with in the USA Lacrosse E-Learning Portal (Must have a valid and current USA Lacrosse Officials Membership in order to access. A copy of the completed task will show on your USAL transcript and membership.)
    1. Adults only, complete and pass background check which is part of USA Lacrosse registration.
    2. Complete annual USA Lacrosse Girls' Rules Changes Webinar (Link)
    3. Complete NFHS Girls HS Rules Test & USAL Youth Rules Test with passing score (Link)- Must log into your USAL e-learning account 
  4. Complete Classroom Training which is a combination of virtual meetings and completion of Google Classroom Assignments. 
  5. Attend a Field Training session and obtain a rating at a Field Rating Session (Play Day).
  6. Confirm registration on Arbiter Sports.com for assignments and up date blocks for scheduling (Arbiter Sports)
  7. Complete NFHS Concussion in Sports Course (Link) and then  .

Adult Officials- One Time

  1. Complete USA Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Rules Online Course (Link)
  2. USA Lacrosse Cultural Competency Course (Select catalog and then courses and type the name in the search bar)
  3. Order Uniforms / Gear (Link)
  4. Set up Arbiter Pay account, if needed

 

 

Junior Officials- Annually

  1. Register on NCWLO (Register)
  2. Register with USA Lacrosse, link included with NCWLO registration above. (Adults 23+ years $55, Young Adults 18-23yrs $35, Youth $35)
  3. Complete Training Tasks with in the USA Lacrosse E-Learning Portal (Must have a valid and current USA Lacrosse Officials Membership in order to access. A copy of the completed task will show on your USAL transcript and membership.)
    1. Complete annual USA Lacrosse Girls' Rules Changes Webinar (Link)
    2. Complete USA Lacrosse Youth Rules Test with passing score (Link)  - Juniors Only, single test
  4. Complete Classroom Training which is a combination of virtual meetings and completion of Google Classroom Assignments. 
  5. Attend a Field Training session and obtain a rating at a Field Rating Session (Play Day).
  6. Confirm registration on Arbiter for assignments and up date blocks for scheduling (Arbiter Sports)
  7. Complete NFHS Concussion in Sports Course (Link) and then  .

Junior Officials- One Time

  1. Complete USA Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Rules Online Course (Link)
  2. USA Lacrosse Cultural Competency Course (Select catalog and then courses and type the name in the search bar)
  3. Order Uniforms / Gear (Link)
  4. Set up Arbiter Pay account, (Link will be sent by your assignor approximately 3 weeks before games start)

 

Request for Re-rate or Observation

If you are due for a re-rate or want to be rated at a higher level please complete this FORM. (adult officials only)

  • At Play Days officials can be rated OR rerated for Level 1 or Level 2.
    • Inform your trainer at the play day that you want to be rated for a specific level.
    • If you do not want to change your rating you just need to attend the play day and be re-rated. 
    • If you are a brand new official (no lacrosse exp) you will automatically be rated as a Level 1.

 

  • Level 3 and Transitional Status Collegiate ratings are done in the off season (June-Dec) at a Level 3 clinic. These are posted in late May or June.
    • ‚ÄčThe NCWLO recommeds that officials who want to earn a Level 3 or Transitional Status Collegiate rating try to work as many 3 person games as possible leading up to the clinic.
    • As resources permit the NCWLO coordinates a Level 3 Clinic. Please email VPTRAINING@NCWLO.ORG for inquire about plans. 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can I find training information for the upcoming season?

Each year training dates and locations may change. Please visit the current year tab for training dates and links to region specific training sessions.  

  • 2023 Training Sessions- Officials needs to complete virtual and inperson training sessions. In person training sessions are at Play Days. The dates and links for training are posted to the virtual training tab and In-person training tab.

 

2.Where can I find the dates and locations for virtual and inperson training sessions?

Training sessions vary by region and by the type of official. Officials may attend sessions in other regions if scheduling conflicts prevent them from attending sessions in their region. 

  • Virtual Sessions can be found HERE 
  • In Person Sessions are grouped by region and posted HERE
    • Sacramento Region (Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Yuba and El Dorado counties)
    • East Bay Region (Contra Costa, and Alameda counties)
    • North Bay Region (Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties)
    • South Bay/ Peninsula Region (SF, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Crus, and Monterey counties)
3. Why are inperson training sessions held on the weekend?
 
Many of the trainers officiate multiple sports during the week. Junior officials have school and practice during the week. The weekends are the only times that trainers and officials have available.  In addition, in season sports have priotity for fields. More fields are availble for training on the weekends. 
 
Have a question about training? Please email