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he US Lacrosse Central Hub, powered by ArbiterSports, now hosts US Lacrosse Officials Education Program training content for youth and high school officials. US Lacrosse will populate and manage the content of this website, which is provided in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). This one-stop-shop for officials' needs includes: boys’ and girls’ youth, high school and college rules; educational videos like the You Make the Call series; pre-game, post-game and certification checklists; informational webinars; news articles and more. This season, both NFHS and US Lacrosse official members will be able to use this Central Hub. Explore YOUR hub and let us know what you think! Best of luck this season! US Lacrosse and NFHS

Lacrosse Officials - Girls

In Ohio there are three regional  lacrosse officials organization.  The Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (OSLA) and middle school girls programs rely on these professional organizations for the development of new officials as well as the continuing education of US Lacrosse certified officials.  These regional organizations are also contracted to supply and assign certified officials to both middle school and high school girls lacrosse games.

To become an girls lacrosse official in Ohio, please contact one of the regional organizations listed on this page.

Central Ohio

Northern Ohio

Southern Ohio

Central Ohio Women's Lacrosse Officials Association (COWLOA)

The purpose of the Central Ohio Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association (COWLOA) is to provide competent, certified women’s lacrosse officials to officiate games at all levels. Our organization has mirrored the growth of lacrosse in central Ohio.

Northern Ohio Women's Lacrosse Official's Association (NOWLOA)

Our association sets out to train and provide officials to OSLA member schools in the Northern Ohio area. Our member base has continued to grow and is now made up of over 90 members, covering all playing levels of girls lacrosse. All officials are members of US Lacrosse and have been certified according to association standards. We strive to provide a fair, fun, and professional example of rules interpretation and knowledge to our lacrosse players. We are always looking to train new officials to help develop and promote our association and OSLA girls lacrosse programs.

Southern Ohio Women Lacrosse Umpire Association (SOWLUA)

Keep it fair. Keep it safe. Keep it fun!

Bill Gardiner

Head Official/Trainer

Deb Welch

Trainer/MS Assigner

Bill Andrews

HS Assigner

Marc Dunker

Head Official

Laurette Payette

Head Trainer/Rules Interpreter

Todd Shapiro

HS Assigner

Sandi Stech

MS Assigner

Anne Murphy

Head Official

Lissa Fickert

Head Official/Head Trainer