Riverside County Location UNAVAILABLE for November 7 Meeting

posted Nov 6, 2017, 4:10 PM by SOCALOA President

Attention SOCALOA Riverside Officials,

We regret to  inform you that the Rancho Vista HS location will be unavailable for our Tuesday, November 7 meeting. We would like to invite you to attend the meeting in person at Columbus Tustin Middle School. 

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting secretary@socalaxref.org 

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding.

Training Meeting Dates UPDATED!

posted Nov 2, 2017, 7:38 PM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 7:40 PM ]

The results from the survey are in and TUESDAY is our new training day! Here are the new training dates to update your calendar (We will be updating Arbiter shortly):

Classroom Training Session 2: 
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Classroom Training Session 3:   
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Classroom Training Session 4: 
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Physical Fitness Test: 
Tue, Jan 9, 2017 -  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

NILOA College Official’s Meeting Session 5
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classroom Training Session 6:
Feb 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Physical Fitness Test Make-up:
Feb 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOCALOA Announces Newsletter

posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:02 PM by SOCALOA President

We are about to send out the first issue of the SOCALOA Newsletter to keep our fellow officials, coaches, players, parents and the whole lacrosse community informed on rules, safety, and fair play in the great game of lacrosse. Subscribe to our newsletter now! Know the Game. Grow the Game. Keep it Safe!

First SOCALOA Training Session Announced - OCT 25, 2017

posted Aug 4, 2017, 8:00 AM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 1:03 PM ]

SOCALOA First Training Session/Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Columbus Tustin Middle School, Room J-3 17952 Beneta Way Tustin, CA 92780

The Southern California Lacrosse Officials Association will be conducting its first training session for the 2018 season for boy's youth and high school lacrosse referees. This session is open to all current and prospective members. Lacrosse experience or other sports officiating experience is preferred but NOT required. Find out more at Become a Lacrosse Referee.

For New or Prospective SOCALOA Members, please register for the meeting above so we can properly prepare for you and get your contact information to make sure your receive all the updates and information. The form is not an Application for Membership but a way for us to know what new or prospective members will be attending and allow us the opportunity to answer any questions that you may have about membership before the meeting if needed.

Become a Boy's Lacrosse Official Video - Please Share

posted May 26, 2017, 10:20 AM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 1:05 PM ]

Please share this video on your social media.

Become a Boy's Lacrosse Official

To find out more about becoming a SOCALOA Boy's Lacrosse official, go to our Become a Lacrosse Referee page.

VIDEO: NFHS Rules Interpretation & Points of Emphasis 2017

posted Feb 25, 2017, 12:19 AM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Feb 25, 2017, 12:20 AM ]

NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Interpretation 2017 VIDEO

Annual CIF Coaches & Officials Meeting, 2/26/17 @ 12 pm

posted Feb 24, 2017, 2:19 PM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 2:20 PM ]

The Southern California Lacrosse Officials Association (SOCALOA) will host the annual meeting with CIF Boy's Lacrosse Coaches Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Columbus Tustin Middle School (Room J-3)

Some items on the Agenda will include:
  • What is SOCALOA and How is it different?
  • SOCALOA as a Non-Profit
  • How to provide Feedback to SOCALOA on its officials
  • How Coaches & Officials Can Work Together
  • The Present State & Future of CIF Boy's Lacrosse Seasons & Playoffs
  • New Rules & Points of Emphasis for 2017
  • Lonny Blank, USL-OC Men's Area Chair

When coming to Columbus Tustin Middle School please park in the following lot (​Room J-3 is right next to the lot):

Columbus Tustin Middle School
17952 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

NILOA Meeting moved from Jan 11 to Monday, Jan 16

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:35 PM by SOCALOA President

The NILOA College meeting has been moved from Jan 11 to Monday, January 16. The meeting will take place at Frank Lansner's House at 6:30 pm. You must RSVP to this event by accepting your Arbiter invitation in order to attend. Frank's address will provided when we get a count of who will be there by Sunday. This event is mandatory for NILOA officials but all SOCALOA members are invited to attend to check out the college level meeting. Non-NILOA members can also receive training hours if they attend and complete a Training Report.

SOCALOA Hosts Riverside County Training Clinic for NEW Boys Lacrosse Referees

posted Dec 14, 2016, 10:32 PM by SOCALOA President   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 10:36 PM ]

Adults 18+, living in Riverside County who are no longer in high school and would like to become
certified Boy’s Lacrosse officials to work games in Temecula, Murrieta, Corona, and/ or Norco.

WHEN: Sunday, December 18, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE: Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

COST: $45 Training fee, paid on-line at: http://www.socalaxrefs.org/membership/pay-dues-on-line
The clinic will involve a morning classroom session and an afternoon field training with live scrimmages.
Lunch is provided. Please come dressed as officials with as much of the following items as possible: black
shorts, black athletic shoes, black socks, striped shirt and black hat, whistle (Fox 40 preferred), and yellow
flags. This clinic will serve as the first step toward USL officials certification. A written test and on-field
evaluation will occur at a follow-up training.


● Earn extra income while exercising and enjoying the great game of lacrosse!
● Develop Conflict Management and Customer Service Skills.
● Receive well organized and effective training, observation, evaluation, and mentoring
● Gain access to working tournaments, club games, and other competitions in southern
● Networking opportunities to work games with other associations such as San Diego, Los
Angeles, Northern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Hawaii and other parts of
the country.
● Be a part of a sports team that makes time to set up its members with mentorships, pregame
and postgame activities, annual awards banquets, and other social gatherings.
For more information, please go to: www.socalaxrefs.org

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