Congratulations on another great year of Lacrosse!
One important component of McLean Youth Lacrosse are the fine men who officiate our league games.The Washington Area Lacrosse Officials Association (WALOA) is a non-profit organization of over 350 officials who serve the men’s and boys’ lacrosse communities here in the metropolitan DC area.
I’d like to draw attention to WALOA’s upcoming Certification and Training program for the coming spring 2020 season.This would be an excellent opportunity for both adults and high school students to experience another part of the game and to join the 3rd team on the field.
Students age 16 and above with their driver’s license by March 15, 2020 are eligible to become certified to officiate weekend youth games in the area for the coming spring 2020 season.This is a great opportunity to not only learn another aspect of the game, but the experience can also bolster a college application/resume while also making some serious money.
Adults can also get involved!Dad may want to get certified and work youth games with his high-school aged official as a father/son crew for a few years.Then, after junior graduates and heads off to college, dad may want to continue to officiate either youth games or move up to work high school games to ‘stay-in-the-game’.
Those interested should go to the WALOA website (www.waloa.org) and fill out an Interest Form which can be found on their website’s landing page.Completion of the Interest Form will capture your contact information for future training and certification class information once it is finalized.
Mark your calendars for a New Official Orientation Session to be held at The Episcopal School, North Quaker Lane in Alexandria, VA at 9:30 am on Saturday, December 14.At the Orientation Session folks will get info on the expectations of becoming an official, training and certification classes, uniform requirements, etc.
Individuals with questions can contact Tom Bradley, WALOA Youth Assignor, at
I highly encourage both parents and players to give this serious consideration to support boys’ lacrosse here in our area.Thanks for your time!
New Goalie & Field Player Equipment Standards - 2021
Effective January 1, 2021, boys’ and girls’goalkeepers will be required to wear a goalie chest protector or additional certified pad that meets the NOCSAE performance standard for lacrosse, ND200, and as of January 1, 2022, boys’ field players must also have shoulder pads or additional certified pad
that meets the same standard.
While those rule requirements are in the future, products are currently on the market that meets the standard. US Lacrosse encourages all parents and athletes to buy products that contain the logo in the this flyer prior to those dates –