The Northern Nevada Lacrosse Officials Association is excited to announce an enhanced partnership with the High Sierra Lacrosse League beginning with the 2014 season. NNLOA and HSLL are looking for officials interested in learning the girls’ game and developing as a certified US Lacrosse official. Prior officiating experience is good but not required. Our training program will prepare you for an enjoyable and successful officiating career. Officiating lacrosse is also a great way to get and stay in shape, be a positive role model to student-athletes, retain your competitive edge and earn additional income.
How do I Become a Lacrosse Official in Northern Nevada?
If you would like to join our association and be eligible to officiate lacrosse at the high school and youth levels, as well as learn the craft to be eligible to qualify for college-level and beyond, the first step is to provide your contact information at the bottom of this page. Our lacrosse year begins in the spring with organizational meetings and training during the winter months. The schedule is posted on the Meetings page of the website. We will also give you information on obtaining a uniform and equipment. There is a nominal membership dues payment which covers the cost of the training program and materials which will be provided to you. You do need to join US Lacrosse as an official if not already a member. Go to www.uslacrosse.org and click on the “JOIN/RENEW NOW” button on the left side of the page. When given the choice, request a NFHS rule book. The cost of membership is $55 which provides you the current rule book, access to on-line training materials, other membership benefits and mandatory insurance coverage.
What training will I receive?
The Northern Nevada Lacrosse Officials Association (NNLOA) is affiliated with US Lacrosse, which sponsors the game of lacrosse at all levels in the United States. We provide a training program along with designated contacts from HSLL for new and returning members in classroom and on-field settings. You will be provided training that certifies you to officiate youth and high school level games. Additionally, NNLOA members are invited to attend the HSLL coaches clinic to assist in a deeper understanding of the girls game of lacrosse. You will need to take and pass the US Lacrosse on-line rules certification test and we provide assistance in rules learning and knowledge. Our training includes not just rules knowledge, but the techniques and positioning, called “mechanics”, to properly see and control the game and work with the other official(s) on the field. We officiate games with either two or three officials per game and you will be provided with the mechanics differences to enable you to properly cover the game. We will provide you with all the skills, you bring your love of the game, to officiate lacrosse. All you need to bring with you is your love of the game, your professionalism and enthusiasm, and a desire to achieve excellence by being an integral part of the game of lacrosse and promoting fairness, safety and sportsmanship in amateur athletics.
More information is available on the Become and Official page.
Please contact the NNLOA for more information: