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Colorado Youth Referee Certification - New & 2nd Year Officials
Open to high school students and adults

In order to officiate boy's youth lacrosse games for the Spring 2021 season, all officials will be required to be US Lacrosse certified. 



Referee Training Location Time Notes
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 Zoom 4:00pm Arbiter Basics Session
Monday, Feb 22, 2021 Zoom 6 - 8:00pm Classroom Session Part 1 (required)
Wednesday, Fed 24, 2021 Zoom 6 - 8:00pm Classroom Session Part 2 (required)
Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 TBD TBD On field basics - Session 1 (only need to attend 1 on-field session)
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 TBD BD On field basics - Session 2


New Officials must complete the following steps…

Certification involves four steps:
Step 1:  Must be USL member and complete US Lacrosse on-line training PRIOR to attending classroom session. 

Prior to attending classroom session, complete US Lacrosse on-line training. (Directions for the on-line training are found on Officials tab on the Home page.)  Once you have renewed your US Lacrosse membership, you will have access to this training on-line. You MUST complete this course prior to attending the March 1st session. Upon completing of the course, you must print off your certificate of completion and bring it with you to the classroom session.


Step 2: Classroom & On field Training Sessions - held via Zoom 

  • Click Here to Register for Training;

    • classroom sessions will be held online via Zoom from 6-8pm on 2/22 & 2/24. Meeting login information will be distributed to registrants in advance on the day of. 

    • On-field training to be held 2/27 & 2/28; times and locations to be confirmed

  • Please attend both Zoom training sessions & (1) on-field training session

  • Each session will include a review of all pertinent rules, field mechanics and taking the US Lacrosse test.

Step 3:  Complete the 2021 Boys Youth Rule Test and High School test by clicking here: https://www.uslacrosse.org/officials/rules-exams (full instructions are available on the officials tab on the top of the home page)


Step 4:  New officials who have never worked a CYLA game must shadow experienced officials for two games (without pay).  Once the two games have been worked, you will begin to receive payment upon working your third game.

  • This Certification will be directed by a US Lacrosse certified trainer, and will include several RMLOA experienced training officials.

Minimum age requirement is a high school student.

Items to complete and bring to the training: