Feb 022017

  Fellow officials, The NFHS has released a list of corrections to the 2017 rule book and provided some early interpretations, including items for over-and-back and faceoffs. These items will be covered in our training sessions, but you may want to look at the following files and mark your rule books as you prepare for […]

Jan 302017

Officials, Testing is available on the US Lacrosse Central Hub on Arbitersports.com When you login simply click US Lacrosse Central Hub on your page of different associations. At the top left of the central hub you’ll see the testing menu. Please remember you need to take both the NFHS and Youth rules exams. They are […]

Jan 092017

Officials, ILOA is pleased to announce we have five clinics around the state this season. As you know annual clinic attendance is a requirement for certification. Once you know which you plan to attend please register at the following link: http://www.inlaxref.org/training/training-class-schedule/ The link also lists the clinic info but let me summarize for you as […]

Jan 092017

The ILOA Training Committee is currently making arrangements for our Spring 2017 training sessions. Five clinics are currently scheduled, one in the North and 2 each in the South and Central regions.  We are attempting to add another in the Central region, but nothing is guaranteed at this point. Registration is live for all confirmed […]

Nov 232016

This past weekend, 9 ILOA members participated in a mini-LAREDO program during the Midwest Top 80 Showcase held at Grand Park.  The program, arranged by Paul Deinlein, was designed to enhance proficiency in 3-man mechanics, create better communication between officials during the game, and to fine tune all aspects for officiating. Officials were observed during […]

Nov 162016

ILOA Members, This is a reminder that the 2016 Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention will be taking place on Saturday, December 3 in Dublin, Ohio (a NW suburb of Columbus). The convention runs from 8am – 4pm. There are 2 tracks for officials – a youth certification course, and an advanced track for current officials. The […]

Nov 152016

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Convention Scholarship — Matt Deinlein. We had six applicants in this process and any one of them would have been a solid choice. The selection was made by the membership committee AND three outside individuals (sports officials). I would like to share some of their unsolicited comments about […]

Oct 132016

2017 US Lacrosse Convention Scholarship The Indiana Lacrosse Officials Association (ILOA) has received a grant from US Lacrosse – Indiana Chapter. One of the expectations of this grant is to enhance our corps of Officials through continuing education, professional development and to create a tool for recruitment, training and retention of Officials. To that extent, […]

Oct 122016
Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention - Dec. 3

On December 3rd, the Ohio Machine will be hosting a mini lacrosse convention for players, coaches, officials and administrators.  Links below are for a convention flyer and a speaker list. Lacrosse Convention Flyer 2016 2016 Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention Speakers List The topics specific to officials are as follows.  (The left column represents Youth Official […]