Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials Association

Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials

Training for UMLOA Members


(Returning Level 2 Adult Officials)

This material has not yet been updated for the 2018 season. Registration and training guides for 2018 should be posted sometime in mid-December 2017. Returning officials will be notified via ArbiterSports.com when it opens. If you are a new UMLOA official or did not work games last year, sign up on the "Interested in Officiating" link to receive updates about training and a notice when registration opens.

All returning officials with at least Level 2 Training 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 2017 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 February 7 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. If you are out of the area, there is an alternate training path given at the end of the training guide; follow that instead so you can start working as soon as you return home.

Classroom training sessions

The key training event for the year will be the UMLOA Super Clinic (February 5–7, 2016, at Benilde-St. Maragaret's High School in St. Louis Park). 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.

Online Training 

Again this year, you will be able to complete a portion of your training online, but you should plan on attending the Super Clinic if at all possible. The training is currently being updated and some sections may not be open yet. There will be announcements made as each new section of online training opens.

Your account from last year was deleted, but a new account is automatically created when you pay your UMLOA dues online. Once you do that, you can access the training at  http://laxtraining.activemoodle.com/

Super Clinic 

The annual UMLOA Super Clinic  will be held February 3–5 at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park. See the 2017 Super Clinic Program and then register at the UMLOA course registration site using the link you were provided in your training guide.


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