Junior Official Training
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Junior Officials Training/Certification
You must be at least 14 years old to become a youth official
Become a Youth Lacrosse Official
SOWLUA trains and certifies junior youth officials and adult youth officials in Cincinnati/Dayton under the auspices of US Lacrosse.
Training is provided by SOWLUA officials that are trained by US Lacrosse to provide consistency and the appropriate level of training necessary.
Youth lacrosse has four (4) levels of play with modifications at each level to allow young players the opportunity to learn the game while developing their skills.
U14 - Players must be 14 or younger as of August 31 preceding competition
U12 - Players must be 12 or younger as of August 31 preceding competition
U10 - Players must be 10 or younger as of August 31 preceding competition
U8 - Players must be 8 or younger as of August 31 preceding competition
Training of Junior Youth Officials is held annually. Classroom training is usually during the months of February and March. Classroom Training requires a six (6) hour classroom course for both new and returning officials. Field Certification Training requires a minimum of a three (3) hour field certification course that every Junior Youth Official must participate in to be able to officiate games. This Field Certification is usually held in March.