USA Lacrosse has published a number of resources & rules references for youth and high school. Be sure to check out the Youth Rules Interpretation, High School Rules Interpretation, Equipment Memo, as well as various other resources, like their YouTube channel.
COVID-19 Protocol – Faceoff
Summary Some leagues may choose to adopt college/NCAA faceoff protocols, to reduce proximity for safer play: Faceoff players are social distancing near center X.Official places ball on/near center X, takes approximately 2 steps away.Official indicates "Down".Faceoff players assume legal positions quickly, without assistance.Official indicates "Set", positions themselves to observe while not obstructing wing-line players, and … Continue reading
Registration For New Officials
Annual registration and dues are required for both: NCLRA, andUS Lacrosse Note: US Lacrosse distinguishes between Players and Officials for membership fees. Be sure to include "Official" as an election if you're already registered with US Lacrosse as a Fan, Coach, Player, or otherwise.
Time To Pay Your Dues
Welcome to the 2020 lacrosse season! Preparations are already under way and will be receiving emails during the next few months concerning training, training dates, and requirements necessary to be a certified lacrosse official. All the information you need to get started is listed below. All new and returning officials must pay their dues to … Continue reading
NCLRA Annual General Meeting
Ladies and Gentlemen, This year we will be holding our general meeting, in person, at the Peacock Gap Golf Club. This meeting will take place on Sunday January 29th, 2023. Registration begins at 8am with the meeting starting at 8:30am. You will be sent an event invitation, in January, through Arbiter, for this meeting and … Continue reading
New Lacrosse Officials Road to Certification
New Lacrosse Officials Road to Certification Thank you for signing up to officiate lacrosse this upcoming spring season. The training information described below is designed for the boys Level 1 (junior) game which includes U10, U12, U14 and HS. Being a lacrosse official is a great part time job, but we expect you to take … Continue reading
Walt Munze, the national high school rules interpreter, has sent us some valuable rules interpretations. These are a great refresher for everyone as they address issues that we may not see every game and some are fairly common. Enjoy. Q. If a team A is under a requirement to bring the ball into the … Continue reading
Becoming A Lacrosse Official
If you are interested in becoming a lacrosse official for the 2020 season, please contact Michael Forzano at email@example.com. And if you are an experienced lacrosse official that has just moved to Northern California, please contact Alex Snaider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working With Coaches
Recently we received a document from another officials association with some tips on how to work with coaches. There are some great ideas that should help everyone the next time they are working with a coach. And if you have some other ideas, feel free to share them below. Tips On How To Work With … Continue reading
NCLRA Announces Sportsmanship Award Winners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern California Lacrosse Referees Association Announces Eight Team Sportsmanship Awards For 2015 Season Inaugural Year For Boys Lacrosse Award That Goes Beyond Wins And Losses San Francisco, CA – Celebrating how a team and its coaches conduct themselves on the field during play, the Northern California Lacrosse Referees Association (NCLRA) is honoring … Continue reading