Here is the most up to date information on recertifying as a US Lacrosse official.
Taking the 2020 Tests
As we need to do every season, you need to take BOTH the NFHS and Youth tests. You should have received an email from USL reminding you of this.
It is the same process as last year, just new rule book. Go to Learning.USLacrosse.org
You should also have received your NFHS rulebook from US Lacrosse by now.
NOTE: Adult USL officials need to take the GHSA Clinic
and Test in addition to the US Lacrosse tests!
US Lacrosse Membership
If you did not receive an email or your rulebook or have double accessing the two tests please call the US Lacrosse Member Services line to make sure that your membership is up-to-date, you are listed in the system as a boy’s official, and have selected to receive the NFHS rule book each year.
Youth Recertification Conference Call TDB
I am working on a date for the online conference call, that youth officials will need to attend so we can watch the 2020 Rules Video and I can review some mechanics changes.
If you are an adult and attended the GLOA training at Pope High School you are all set.
The US Lacrosse convention in Philadelphia is this weekend and they have not yet released the rules video we are all required to watch. I will let you all know the date or dates, and the number to call in etc as soon as I know kely early February.
Youth Officials Register to Work Games
Youth officials must make sure that you have registered with GLOA here: 2020 Youth Officials Registration.
Make sure you are marked ready and that your blocks are up-to-date in Arbiter.
If you do not plan to work with GLOA, be sure that or that you have done so with another league or association.
Places to Get Information
If you have not maintained your certification or do not plan to officiate, please let me know at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com
If you do plan on officiating this Spring, please let me know if you have any other questions and look for an email soon.
Your best bet to check on what you need to do will always be galaxref.com.
Information specific to youth officials can be found at USL Youth Certification Information page.
Becoming a Certified Youth Official for the First Time
Unfortunately we do not have any training classes scheduled for Youth officials this season in Atlanta. To date, none of the youth leagues have contacted me to schedule field training games despite repeated requests.
With the NCAA and GHSA season schedules coming out and the various adult training events we need to attend, scheduling in the Spring is a very big challenge.
We will have multiple classes for both youth and adult next Fall, usually around Labor Day Weekend.
If you know of anyone who is interested, please send an email to me and I will mark them as interested and w contact them with more details as soon as they are confirmed.
Information specific to becoming a youth official can be found on our USL Youth Certification Information page.