The need for officials                                           upcoming clinics

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and every year new high schools in Illinois form teams. Unfortunately recruiting of officials has not kept pace. -We need you!

Training and certification process
Click on the links below to learn more.
  1. Classroom clinic
  2. On-field training
  3. Off-season practice
  4. USL membership, rules test
  5. IHSA Membership
  6. Pre-season meeting
  7. Join Arbiter
  8. Officiate HS season (March-May)
  9. Work with mentor
  10. Ref the off-season


  • Day-long clinic and on-field training: $50 "includes Arbiter Fee" 
  • IHSA Membership $50
  • Uniform $60-$100 (Ref shirt, black running clothes, whistle, cards, flag)
  • US Lacrosse Membership $50
  • IWLUB Dues including Arbiter Fee "$53 for returning officials only"



  • ~$60 per game or ~$110 for double header for in-season games
  • Ref as much or as little as you like (see "Officiate high school season," above)
  • Some refs work 10 games during the season, some work 70+ It's up to you!
  •  You won't need to go to the gym for 3 months out of the year, in a typical double-header you'll cover about 5 miles while running walking and sprinting
  • Meet new friends
  • If you're like most of us, you've benefited from organized sports at some point in your life. This is a great way to give back.
To get your name on the mailing list for info on upcoming clinics,
or click on the link at the top of this page. For questions, email

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