There is a desperate need for Officials for Girls and Boys Lacrosse games here on Long Island and across the country. Please consider giving back to the game we all love!
Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a Girl’s Lacrosse Official. There is a lot of information in this letter so please read it carefully. After reading about our course there is a registration form attached to be completed and sent along with your payment that must be received by December 30, 2022; this is the only way to guarantee your spot. All classes are co-taught by me the Rules Interpreter/Past-chair, and our Chairperson Danny Haas. Unlike many other classes we go way beyond the rule book offering tips and insight based on our many years of combined experience. There are seven remote classroom sessions planned – Sunday mornings 9-11 am beginning January 29, 2023 and continuing on February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12.
Your non-refundable fee of $250.00 includes all remote classroom and field sessions (weather permitting, outdoors, masked and socially distanced), rule book, penalty cards, penalty flag and whistle plus your first year’s association dues. You will also be assigned a mentor to work with you during your season to help answer any questions you may have. You need not know anything about the game or have officiated any sport (if you know the sport or have been a sports official you are ahead of the game). You bring the enthusiasm we will teach you the how to be a girl’s lacrosse official!
At the conclusion of the course a written exam will be administered for all candidates. We are “user friendly”. We will give you ample opportunity to ask all questions regarding the rules. If you come prepared to pay attention, take notes and do some studying on your own you will have no problem passing the exam. In addition, upon completion of the classroom sessions, a field observation will be administered at the first available opportunity. We will give you as much on-field instruction as possible (i.e.: weather permitting).
As per our by-laws, all new candidates are required to be available to officiate a minimum of eight (8) BOCES middle school games each of their first two years. Games are played weekdays starting after 4:15 pm in April, May & early June spanning eight or nine weeks so you will need to be available at least one afternoon per week. You can limit your availability by region depending on where you work or attend school. You will also have the opportunity to officiate PAL games on the weekend.
Completed applications and $250.00 checks made payable to “NCWLOA” are to be mailed to:
c/o Randy Levine
3 Willets Avenue
Syosset, NY 11791
We also accept applications by email and payment by Venmo or Zelle (contact me for details). Please contact me by email, phone, or text if you have any questions.
I look forward to sharing this time with you,