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.
Epic Sports - has low prices for basic items, such as pea-less whistles.
Officials Gear Outlet - carries most of the lacrosse officiating gear. Has good deals on the sublimated two-inch striped shirt with the American flag patch on it. Located in Conroe, Texas, so this is one of the few local suppliers in Houston.
USA Lacrosse – the national governing body for the sport of lacrosse,https://www.usalacrosse.com.
Overview of lacrosse – an overview of the game and development paths for players at different playing divisions (i.e., age groups).
Officials’ development program – an overview of the development programs, certification levels, training, rules, testing, etc.
Officials' certification program - an overview of the requirements for initial certification (for new officials) or recertification (for returning officials).
Men’s official resources – a listing of various information for lacrosse officials.
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:
To create a new Kahoot account and create a quiz - https://getkahoot.com
Where trainees go to take their quiz - https://kahoot.it/#/