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The 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 - Boys

In Ohio there are four regional boys lacrosse officials organization.  The Ohio High School Lacrosse Association (OHSLA) and the Ohio Middle School Lacrosse Association (OMSLA) 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 boys lacrosse games.

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

Central Ohio

Central Ohio Lacrosse Officials Association

COLOA Mission Statement: To actively recruit and train officials in the Sport of Boy's and Men's Lacrosse. We are dedicated to the promotion, development, and administration of the rules and mechanics of the sport of Lacrosse in a safe, professional and fair manner.

Jim Lathrop

Head Official

Lee Spitzer

Head Trainer

Gerri Spitzer

HS Assigner


MS Assigner

Southwest Ohio

Southern Ohio Lacrosse Officials Association

The Southern Ohio Lacrosse Officials Association (SOLOA) is dedicated to the education, training and continuous development of its members while promoting fair play and good sportsmanship. SOLOA provides lacrosse officials for all boy's high school, private school, club, and youth league games in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky areas.

Wally Petry

Head Official

Phone: (513) 205-9959

Ty Wilkinson

Training Coordinator

Terry Paulus

High School Assigner

Phone: (937) 776-0815

Jack Hall

Middle School Assigner

Phone: (513) 520-6187

Northwest Ohio

Northwest Ohio District Lacrosse Officials Association (NODLOA)

Bob Waggoner

Head Official/Head Trainer

Phone: (419) 461-1271

Nick Adamski

HS & MS Assigner

Phone: 419-343-3462

Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio Lacrosse Officials Association (NOLOA)

Thomas Muellauer

Head Official/Head Trainer/HS Assigner

Phone: (216) 533-6013

Pat O'Brien

MS Assigner

Phone: (330) 421-0469