The US Lacrosse Officiating National Structure is a multilayered structure that equips US Lacrosse to serve, lead and assist in the overall growth and development of the officiating communities across the country serving the sport and its athletes. The purpose of this structure is to deliver timely and relevant officials development communications, education, certification, programs, leadership and support that enhances the experience of US Lacrosse member officials and the constituents they serve throughout the country.
The structure serves primarily as an information network that delivers resources that are critical to US Lacrosse’s mission but also returns knowledge on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and needs of local, state and regional areas around the country that allow US Lacrosse to better understand and prioritize future goals and objectives for officiating development.
The foundation of this structure is the more than 17,000 officials that are members of US Lacrosse and the programs, services and resources that is needed to support them in order to responsibly and effectively service the game and athletes. The top layer of this structure is US Lacrosse staff, board and volunteer leadership. The middle layer consists of eighteen (18) Region Coordinators, nine (9) for each game, that act as a connection and primary liaison for their region with US Lacrosse. The State Coordinators serve as the primary liaison between US Lacrosse and their states officials, Local Officiating Organizations, Certified Trainers, Certified Assigners and Certified Observers.
US Lacrosse National Officiating Structure
US Lacrosse Officials Development Region Coordinators serve as the primary liaison for their region in connection with US Lacrosse. They primarily assist with gathering and providing information, expertise, advice and direction to the State Coordinators in their region throughout the year. They work with US Lacrosse staff directly to help identify areas of strength, need and opportunity for officiating development throughout their region.
US Lacrosse Officials Development State Coordinators serve as the primary liaison for their state in connection with US Lacrosse. They primarily assist with gathering and providing information, expertise, advice and support to the Local Officiating Organizations, Certified Trainers, Observers and Assigners in their state throughout the year. They will work with US Lacrosse staff and the Region Coordinator directly to help identify areas of strength, need and opportunity for officiating development throughout their state.
US Lacrosse Volunteer Leadership
US Lacrosse Officials Development Subcommittee
The US Lacrosse Officials Development Subcommittee (ODSC) purpose is to identify opportunities for officials development and lead efforts to ensure nationally consistent quality officiating. This group enables US Lacrosse to have a greater influence on the overall development, quality, growth and leadership of officials in the country by advising and aiding US Lacrosse staff in determining direction and priorities with respect to the lacrosse officiating community.
The ODSC consists of officiating leaders from a broad geographic, level and game experience that represents the officiating communities US Lacrosse has a vesting interest in working with. The ODSC looks to identify the right people that will work with US Lacrosse staff in order to have the greatest impact and improve the overall experience for all participants.
US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Training Groups
The US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Training Groups are composed of individuals from around the country that are passionate about developing, educating and training officials. These groups assist US Lacrosse staff in creating, maintaining and building the curriculum, resources and other development assets that US Lacrosse makes available to its member officials.
Along with these leadership positions above, US Lacrosse now offers certification and development programs for various leadership positions at the local level. To find out more about these programs please use the links below.
Men’s Trainer Certification Program
Women’s Trainer Certification Program
Men’s Observer Certification Program
Women’s Observer Certification Program
Assigner Certification Program
5 Star Local Officials Organization Program (Coming Soon!)