So you want to be a Montana Lacrosse official? Great! Here’s what you need to do:
1) REGISTER - Twice!
o Send us an email with your age, location and summary of Lacrosse and or officiating experience.
o You do not need experience to become an official. It sure helps, but there are many ways to learn how to officiate lacrosse.
o Adults and youth 14 years of age and older can become lacrosse officials. (Youth officials are assigned to younger age group games).
o There is no fee to register with the Montana LOA.
Register with US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org
o Select "Official" from the available membership types.
o Select "Montana Lacrosse Official's Association" as your local affiliate organization.
o For US Lacrosse membership, go to www.uslacrosse.org and sign up as an “Official” or a “Cross Participant.” (Cross participants are those who play, coach, and ref.)
o An adult Official membership is $50 a year, while most coaches and players can upgrade for $15 to $20 a year in addition to their other registration. Call U.S. Lacrosse (410) 235-6882 #102 if you are having trouble.
2) Complete the online assignments (courses, videos)
a) MEN’S GAME LINK:
b) WOMEN’S GAME LINK:
3) Set-up your Arbiter profile and blocks
a) Go to arbitersports.com and set up an account.
a) One CLASSROOM TRAINING
b) One ON-FIELD CLINIC
4) PASS the US Lacrosse online TEST (Score 80% or higher)
5) Purchase your ref gear. We have included links to several referee apparel sites for you to choose from on our links page.