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 timer for lacrosse officials.  Get the model #1155, which has both audible and vibrate.
    • 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.
    • The Official’s Corner (CLOSED) - this site went out of business after many decades of being one of the best places to purchase lacrosse officials' gear.
  • US Lacrosse – the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse, www.uslacrosse.org.
    • Lacrosse rules – an overview of the rules for the various playing divisions.
    • Officials’ development program – an overview of the development programs, certification levels, training, rules, testing, etc.
    • Men’s official resources – a listing of various information for lacrosse officials.
    • Online shop - for purchasing official's shirt patches or the coaches' certification cards handed out by the crew chief to each coach before a game.  You can also purchase printed/bound training materials.
  • 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.
  • Southwest Preparatory Conference - the private high school sports conference, which includes lacrosse, www.spcsports.org.
  • Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA) – an affiliated organization that spans US Lacrosse Region VIII (Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana), www.eteamz.com/swloa.
  • 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: