Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials Association

Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials

Training for UMLOA Members


(Returning Level 2 Adult Officials)

Registration for 2019 is now open!

All returning officials who have completed Level 2 Training and worked games in a prior year must complete 10 hours of training each year (12 hours for college officials). This can be done in some combination of on-field, classroom, and online training. All training costs are included with the annual UMLOA dues.

Training Guides

Download the UMLOA Guide for Returning Adult Officials and start working through those steps. This guide covers everything you need to do to get ready for the season. All returning adult officials  must register and pay their dues by January 26 to avoid late fees and loss of assignments.

College students

If you are currently in college and are in the Twin Cities metro area or can easily get there, your best option is to simply follow the adult training guide linked above.

Classroom training sessions

The key training event for the year will be the UMLOA Super Clinic (January 25–27, at The Blake School in Hopkins). All returning Level 2 adult officials should plan to attend. See below for information about session topics and instructors.

There will be other classroom training sessions available, but they may not run if they do not meet minimum enrollment; see the UMLOA Classroom Training Schedule for details.

On-field training sessions

We will again be doing small-group on-field training sessions in three-man mechanics. It is recommended that all officials intending to work varsity-level games this spring attend at least one session. College students should see their training guide for information on how their on-field training will be handled.

Super Clinic 

The annual UMLOA Super Clinic  will be held January 25-27 at The Blake School in Hopkins. Note: the NCAA/NILOA clinic for officials working college lacrosse is scheduled for January 27 from 8:30 AM-1PM at The Blake School in Hopkins.


Submit all training questions to the
UMLOA Training Manager (click to email)