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Become a Referee

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The Hampton Roads Chapter of US Lacrosse is supporting the men's and women's lacrosse officials organizations in the Hampton Roads area in their search for new men's and women's game officials. Active or former players, coaches, and lacrosse enthusiasts who want to be more involved in the game are needed. If you love the game, and have a basic knowledge of the rules, we ask you to consider becoming an official for youth or high school games.  Games are played across the Hampton Roads region from Williamsburg to the Outer Banks, from Virginia Beach to Suffolk, and all points in between.

Specific points of contact for the men's and women's organizations, and details on upcoming training opportunities, are listed below:

Men's Officials
The Hampton Roads Lacrosse Officials Association (HRLOA) will conduct a US Lacrosse Men's Division Officials Council (MDOC) sanctioned referee training for youth and adults in early September 2013. The training will be provided by Mr. Lou Rader, MDOC Trainer, Hampton Roads Chapter, US Lacrosse.

Next Event
You must be at least a high school freshman (no maximum age). Player experience (for 14-22-year-olds) is highly recommended (familiarity with play of the game). 

Date: Sept. 7-8 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (note, there is a take home test to complete Saturday evening)
          Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Place: TBD (Location planned for Southside venue with directions provided upon facility selection)
Cost: $50, due no later than Aug. 9, 2013 (Failure to prepay will result in course withdrawal)

To Register
:
Send your name, address, e-mail (that you check regularly), phone(s), age/birthdate, school and grade, and US Lacrosse # via e-mail to Lou Rader (
lourader@cox.net).

Uniforms are the responsibility of each official, but are not required until on field training and games. Initial uniform costs are approximately $85 plus a pair of all black/primarily black field or running shoes.

For more information, please contact Lou Rader:
    
lourader@cox.net  |  Cell: (757) 813-0000  |  Home: (757) 867-9714

Women's Officials
Central Virginia Women's Lacrosse Association (CVWLA) will conduct a fall training session for women's officials during early November 2013. For more information, or to place your name on the email distribution list for CVWLA announcements forward your contact details to Ms. Michelle Gazarik (
Mvgazarik@yahoo.com).

If you are a currently certified official transferring from another area, please contact the CVWLA:

    President Bonny Hajek: Bonny.Hajek@StewardSchool.org

    VP Alice Harwell: aeharwell@verizon.net

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Boys Lacrosse General Info

Youth Boys Referees

For more information on becoming a certified youth referee in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Lou Rader, lourader@cox.net
Complete the Application, save it or print/scan it, then email it to Lou Rader.

High School Boys Referees

For more information on becoming a certified high school referee in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Wes Sams,wes@samscogroup.net
Complete the Application, save it or print/scan it, then email it to Wes Sams.

Girls Lacrosse General Info

Youth Girls Umpires

For more information on becoming a certified youth umpire in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Central VA Women's Lacrosse Association Youth Umpire Assignor/Trainer Michelle Gazarik, mvgazarik@yahoo.com, 757-817-0599.
Complete the CVWLA Youth Application, save or print/scan it, then email it to Michelle Gazarik.

High School Girls Umpires

For more information on becoming a certified high school umpire in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Central VA Women's Lacrosse Association High School Umpire Assignor/Vice President Alice Harwell, aeharwell@verizion.net.
Complete the CVWLA Combined High School-Youth Application, save or print/scan it, then email it to Alice Harwell.

Girls US Lacrosse Resources

Field Diagram for Girls High School and Youth U11, U13, and U15 age groups
2013 Uniform Specs
2013 Rule Changes