Southern Ohio Women Lacrosse Umpire Association

Interested in officiating? 

If you are interested in becoming a women's lacrosse official in the Southern Ohio region, please review the requirements found on our Requirements/Training page and send a message using our contact form to receive information about future training.  

Keep it fair.  Keep it safe.  Keep it fun!

Upcoming Events: 

  • 10-12 Oct '14:  District rating in Downington, PA
  • 11, 13, 15 Nov '14:  Fall Training sessions at Walnut High School.  Nov 11th &  13th is in the evening.  Nov 15th is in the morning.
  • 13 Nov '14 Fall training
  • 27, 28, 29 Jan '15:  Winter training, 6-8pm, Sycamore High School
  • 7 Feb '15:  Rules interpretation meeting (location TBD)
  • 7 Mar '15:  Spring rating for new officials and returning junior officials
  • 14 Mar '15:  Spring rating for returning Local and Apprentice officials

Announcements:   Check back often for new updates!  


  • If you are interested in officiating with SOWLUA in future seasons, please fill and submit this form.


  • U.S. Lacrosse Membership Renewal: 

    ALL US Lacrosse memberships for officials expire at the end of September.  To maintain your certification (and insurance coverage!) without lapsing, please renew your membership at uslacrosse.org by the end of this month!  New this year, uslacrosse.org- the registration pages will auto-fill most of your information based on last year's info.  Be sure to double-check what the form enters for your data (address, age, involvements, chapter, etc.) when renewing.


  • 2015 Rules Interpretation Meeting:  

    Saturday, February 7th.  Location TBA.  This year, we will hold a separate session, in addition to the session with local coaches, to discuss business and additional game topics.     


  • District Ratings:  

    District rating session for fall is at Downington, PA on October 10-12.  Ratings for 'locals rated' referee are available at Dennison University's play day the first weekend of October.  E-mail sowlua@gmail.com if you are interested.  


  • Junior & Apprentice Ratings:  

    Available during the play day weekend in November.  Details will be sent out before November training begins.  


  • Training:

    Those getting certified for the first time need to attend training sessions 1, 2, and 3 (in any order, at any location).  Returning official (renewal) must attend sessions 2 & 3 (in any order, at any location).  We are bringing back & expanding fall training.  This year, we will be able to do on-field shadowing and ratings during an off-season tournament. 

For directions to manage your game in Arbiter, click here for a presentation. 

SOWLUA Liaisons

Chapter Liaison:  Bill Strietmann

High School:  Pat Dunn

Middle School:  Kyle Scully

Youth: Stacey Morton