- Certified Trainer
- Certified Observer
Since the late 1980s, the LAREDO (LAcrosse REferee DevelOpment) Program has provided training and professional development for lacrosse officials around the country.
LAREDO utilizes regional lacrosse tournaments along with summer and fall lacrosse camps as sites for concentrated lacrosse officiating development. The philosophy behind the LAREDO program is to make these clinics accessible to all lacrosse officials from around the country. This balanced representation enables officials from developing and established areas to polish their officiating skills under the instruction of a qualified US Lacrosse clinician.
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LAREDO Level 1 clinics are designed for both established and developing areas that need help in the basic recruiting, training, retaining, and observing of officials. These clinics focus primarily on the classroom training requirements for certification for both new and returning officials. There is no application for LAREDO 1 clinics as they are open to all interested local officials.
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LAREDO Level 2 clinics are designed for 2-person mechanics and are geared toward officials looking to develop their skills and become stronger overall officials. These clinics combine classroom training with a heavy emphasis on repeated on-field observations for immediate, actionable feedback from the clinicians. The registration fee for a LAREDO 2 clinic is $100.
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*Requires a minimum of three seasons of experience. Must apply to be considered.
LAREDO Level 3 clinics are designed for 3-person mechanics and more advanced levels of play. These clinics combine classroom training and challenging on-field observations that emphasize proper positioning and a focus on key areas of responsibility. The registration fee for a LAREDO 3 clinic after receiving an invite is $100.
Scott Boyle Memorial Observers Program Grant
The purpose of this program is to honor Scott Boyle’s name and legacy by facilitating the growth of less experienced officials around the country. The goal of this program is to develop officials, not grade them. As such, observers will be trained to identify and communicate key areas for improvement in working officials, and will be tasked with checking to see if these officials have implemented the suggestions into their games.
Experienced officials will be trained in observation, evaluation, and communication, and then sent to observe working officials throughout the spring season. Since the goal of the program is to help officials grow, each official will be observed at least twice in order to determine if he/she was able to implement the suggestions for improvement.
US Lacrosse National Convention Scholarships
US Lacrosse Officials Education Department is once again providing scholarships to the 2016 National Convention. A total of $5,000 dollars is awarded to officials attending the US Lacrosse National Convention. The quantity and amount of scholarships is determined by district.