It is the mission of SOCALOA to provide the best boy's lacrosse officials in Southern California. 

  • 9+ hours of training for youth
  • 18+ hours of training for CIF High School
  • Pass NFHS Rules Test 
  • Complete Annual Physical Fitness Test
  • Complete annual USL Certification requirements
The requirements for youth officiating shall be 9 hours and in order to officiate high school level games a SOCALOA official shall complete at least 18 hours of training annually. In addition, officials who wish to officiate youth games and/or high school level games must pass the NFHS Rules test and complete a physical fitness test annually. 

Here is the breakdown by level of required and optional training. Make sure your total hours equals at least 9 or 18 hrs. 

Session 1:Session 2:Session 3:Session 4:Session 5: Session 6:
DateOctober 25, 2017November 7, 2017December 5, 2017January 9, 2018January 16, 2018February 13, 2018
Mandatory for: All LevelsLevel 1Levels 1(R), 2(R)Level 1,
Physical Fitness Test
NILOA*Level 3(R),
Physical Fitness Test Make-up
* - (Required only for NILOA officials, optional or make-up for others)

While mandatory for some, ALL training sessions are designed for ALL levels of officials. The session are designed to integrate officials of various levels and facilitate the experience and expertise of all to promote learning for all. Level 3R officials may also assist with training  in Sessions 1-4 to obtain training hours and service hours toward USL re-certification. 

Note - New Junior and new Level 1 officials must complete the USL on-line Officiating Course entitled, "Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course," before Training Session 2.

To take the USL Level 1 Official's On-line class, visit: The directions to sign up are on the site. USL membership is required to take the class. Follow the three steps below:

STEP 1: Go to and select "CATALOG"    
STEP 2: Select "Officiating Courses"

STEP 3: Select "Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course"


All training Sessions will take place at three different locations for your convenience: 

Orange County Location:
Columbus Middle School, Room J-3
17952 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

Riverside County Location:
Rancho Vista High School
32225 Pio Pico Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Los Angeles County Location:
Windward School
11350 Palms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Annual Meeting/ Classroom Training Session 1: 

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 3 hr
Classroom Training Session 2: 

Nov 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 3 hr
Classroom Training Session 3:

Dec 5, 2017 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 3 hr
Classroom Training Session 4: 

Jan 9, 2018 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 3 hr
NILOA College Official’s Meeting Session 5

Jan 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 2 hr
Physical Fitness Test: 

Jan 9, 2017 -  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1 hr
Physical Fitness Test Make-up

Feb 13, 2017 -  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1 hr
Classroom Training Session 6:

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 3 hr
 Training Assignments:
 NFHS Rules Testing2 hr
 USL Youth Rules Testing 1 hr
 USL On-line Officiating Course:
"Boys' Rules and Penalties"
3 hr
 New Member Exam                2 hr



If you have any questions, please let us know at Thank you!