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Thank you for registering as a officiating volunteer for the 2020-2021 lacrosse season. Below are the requirements to be completed before the start of any season or program in which you plan to officiate.  Please contact the SLA with questions.

SLA now requires ALL officials to establish and maintain membership with US Lacrosse, the governing body for the sport.  Your membership brings with it significant benefits, including access to training courses, insurance as well as helps SLA reduce some costs associated with required coach training. 

SLA Coaching Requirements

  1. Establish a current HS Membership with US Lacrosse
    • ​​Visit https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership
    • Membership is good for 1 year, and must be current through the entire SLA season in which you are coaching
    • If you establish this membership for the sole purpose of coaching with SLA, SLA will reimburse the annual cost of the membership at the end of the season (this may be a partial reimbursement if your membership is used for your own play with a club team)
  2. Complete an Officials Registration on SLA Website
    1. Visit http://www.staffordyouthlacrosse.com/Registration
    2. Required annually, good for the entire lacrosse year as defined above
    3. Choose 2020-21 Coach Registration
    4. Choose 2020-21 HS volunteer Officials Registration
    5. You will be required to enter your US Lacrosse membership number
  3. Take Boys or Girls "Lacrosse Rules Online Course”

  4. Watch 2020 Boys/Girls Youth Rules Interpretation Webinar

  5. Choose at least 1 other webinar to watch about officiating.  Suggestions:

    1. Signaling Do’s and Don’ts

    2. Zen and the Art of Officiating
  6. Pass the USL 2020 Youth Boys or Girls Rules Exam (save certificate)
  7. Provide confirmation of courses to SLA (screenshot of list of courses taken and/or certificates)

  8. Obtain official’s gear (striped shirt and yellow flag are minimum; black hat preferred; any dark (black/navy/drk gray) shorts acceptable)