Links

Links to other lacrosse-related websites:

  • Lacrosse Officials' Gear - you need to purchase the uniform and equipment for being a lacrosse official.  Below are several suggested locations, but you can select any vendor you like.
    • Honig's Whistle Stop - A long-time vendor of gear to the lacrosse officiating community.
    • Cliff Keen Athletic - the official uniform sponsor of US Lacrosse.  Carries everything you need, except does not have "starter kits" for new officials.  Probably has the highest quality shirts, even though they cost a few dollars extra.  It is worth it.  The shirts don't fade as quickly.
    • Smitteez - normally known for manufacturing just the officials' clothing, this site now sells other officiating equipment and accessories, including starter packs for new officials.
    • ZebraWear - has most equipment, including starter packs for new officials.
    • Ready-Ref - sells what is probably the best 20/100/120-second timer made specifically for lacrosse officials.  Get the model #1155, which has both audible and vibrate.  Rain case included.  Has a metal ring that allows the belt to loop onto it.  $89 for model 1155.  All Ready-Ref timers have a lifetime warranty.
    • Fifth Region Officials - has a decent lacrosse selection.
    • Ump-Attire.com - one of the few sites that sells the lacrosse scorecards that fit into the throat of a lacrosse stick.
    • Purchase Officials - sells a universal timer that can be set to lacrosse mode for 20/100/120 seconds.  Audible beep and vibrate.  No rain case included.  Clips to belt.  $69.
  • US Lacrosse – the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse, www.uslacrosse.org.
  • National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association (NILOA) – for college-certified officials, www.niloa.net.
  • Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) – the league for high school aged players in Texas, www.thsll.org.
  • Greater Houston Youth Lacrosse Association (GHYLA) – the youth lacrosse league for boys’ lacrosse in Greater Houston, www.ghyla.org.
  • Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC) - the private-school youth sports conference (K-8), which includes lacrosse, hjpcsports.org/.
  • Southwest Preparatory Conference - the private high school sports conference, which includes lacrosse, www.spcsports.org.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – the governing body for college lacrosse rules – www.ncaa.com.
  • National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) – the governing body for high school and youth lacrosse rules – www.nfhs.org.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) - an organization dedicated to helping coaches, parents, players, and fans embrace "the right way." - www.positivecoach.org.
  • Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) - TASO is an independent organization of sports officials for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball.  Note that lacrosse is not governed by TASO - www.taso.org.
  • Kahoot - a web-based training and testing application that allows trainees to submit answers to prepared quizzes via their cell phones: