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2021 Training Schedule is announced!

2021 CWLOA Training Schedule

As in past years 6 hours of off season classroom training is required to be Varsity and Playoff eligible.  The Rules Interp is also required and counts toward the 6 hours of training.  Please RSVP to Les Snively, for the classes you wish to attend.  This will help Les prepare for breakout sessions and training assistants.

All training will be held via Zoom, the Zoom invitation is attached.  The same Zoom login will work for all classes and the Rules Interp.

The Rules Interp is required for all officials.  This year the Rules Interp will be held Saturday April 3, 2021 form 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Training will be conducted by experience.  There are 6 different classes; you are encouraged to attend all the classes to get back up to speed after a season off the field.

Veteran Official Training
Experience LevelClasses
Level 1 advancing to Level 22 and 4
Level 2 advancing to Level 35 and 6
Level 32 and 5
New Official Training by Experience
Experience LevelClasses
No officiating experience and no Girl’s lacrosse experience1, 3 and 4
Officiating experience but no Girl’s lacrosse experience2, 3 and 4
Women’s/Girl’s playing lacrosse experience but no officiating experience1, 2, 4 and 5
Training by Class
ClassDateAlternate date
1Monday, March 15 @ 7:00 PMSaturday, March 20 @ 10:00 AM
2Tuesday, March 16 @ 7:00 PMSunday, March 21 @ 1:00 PM
3Wednesday, March 24 @ 7:00 PMSaturday, March 27 @ 10:00 AM
4Sunday, March 28 @ 1:00 PMTuesday, March 30 @ 7:00 PM
5Tuesday, March 9 @ 7:00 PMSunday, March 14 @ 1:00 PM
6Saturday, April 17 @ 10:00 AMN/A

Dan Cronin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Updated Traning Plan, January 09, 2020

With CHSAA moving the start of all springs sports back to later in the year, CWLOA training for the 2021 High School will also be pushed to later than in past years.  The NFHS/USL training for more experienced officials will begin in late January and continue through February.  Training for less experienced and new officials will begin in late February and continue through March. All training that previously was done in a classroom setting will occur via Zoom conferences.  Now all CWLOA members from across the state and region will be able to participate in the same sessions. 

To become a USL certified official for the 2021 season, all officials must:
1.complete 6 hours of classroom training, including the required Rules Interpretation session
2.take and pass the 2021 USL/NFHS Rules exam
3.have taken at least once the USL online officials’ training class (again, you only need to have          taken this once, not every year)
4. be a member of US Lacrosse for 2021

To be certified for high school games sanctioned by CHSAA (e.g., to be included in the CHSAA Arbiter system and receive CWLOA training), you must have paid your CWLOA dues and your CHSAA dues.  If you will not be officiating CO high school games, just pay the CWLOA dues.

New officials with no women’s lacrosse or officiating experience should plan for between 6 and 8 hours of classroom time.

Due to COVID-19, the on-field training (Play Day) requirement may be waived.  The CWLOA leadership is attempting to arrange for local on-field opportunities before or shortly after the start of the season.  The intention is to allow for some for preseason training for new officials and to knock the rust of for veteran officials. 

There are two ways you can obtain classroom training this year:
1) by attending the training sessions CWLOA will provide during January through March, or
2) by virtually attending all relevant officials training sessions presented by USL at 2021 LaxCon  LaxCon this year is a virtual conference.  You can find details on the USL web site. 
If you do the latter, USL will let us know that you completed classroom training there.

All officials must attend this year’s virtual CWLOA Rules Interpretation session that will be held between mid-March and early April.  Along with reviewing any new rules interpretations, there will be sessions on setting up and using Arbiter to get game assignments and payments, our Observations and Ratings plan, Diversity and Cultural Competency training, and general CWLOA business.

One of our goals for this year’s training will be to make it easier for every official to attend only sessions that are most relevant to your experience in officiating.  We will cover the same material for everyone, but the emphasis in each session will be better tuned to the level of those attending it.  When we send out the training session schedule, it will include recommendations for which sessions you should try to attend to best match your level of experience.

Message from CWLOA Board: 2020 Season

As you are aware, CHSAA has cancelled the remainder of the 2020 season.

The 2020 season was unlike anything we would have imagined just a few weeks ago.  Here is a recap of the season:

·         Training as usual in December and January

·         Rules Interp at the end of January

·         March 7th Play at 5 locations

·         3 Varsity games

·         2 JV games

Who would have imagined how this season would unfold, it was a great start at Play Day on a beautiful March 7th.  That was the last time most of us were on the field.

We all paid for US Lacrosse, CHSAA and CWLOA fees for 2020.  To the best of our knowledge, US Lacrosse is not issuing refunds; CHSAA has not decided on whether to give refunds; the CWLOA Board will be issuing refunds of $20.00 for 2020.

Your CWLOA registration dues have been paid.  The majority of your CWLOA fee goes toward the training that took place during late 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.   If you are not going to work any games until 2021, CWLOA will offer a $20 refund on the 2020 fees.

If you are planning on working GLAX games this summer and fall the fees and dues you paid will cover that and there is no action necessary by you or CWLOA. 

If you are not going to work any games until 2021, here are the options you have:

1.       Roll the refund toward your 2021 registration fee

2.      Get a refund via check or Venmo

3.      Donate to CWLOA

If you want a refund please email Allison Bailey at and let her know if you want your refund by Venmo or check.  If you want to roll your $20 into the 2021 training fee or donate to CWLOA please reply to this email with what you want to do and it will be taken care of it.

Stay safe, keep washing your hands and keep a comfortable distance from other people. 

Enjoy your summer.

Your CWLOA Board of Directors

Youth On-Field Training in Denver, March 08

On-Field training in Denver:
March 8, Sunday we will have the on-field festival at David A Lorenz Regional Park from 8 am to 5 pm.
Must attend for 3 hours.  Choice of when is up to you.David A. Lorenz Regional Park 8422 S Colorado Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.Remember Day Light Savings starts on March 8th!!

High School Play Day, March 7

Contact Dan Cronin if you have any issues: 

Regis HS 7:30 AM – 1200 PM Lead Cyndy Schleapfer-Youker 303-868-8713

Golden HS 800 AM – 1100 AM Lead Molly Snively 303-718-9801

Golden HS 1100 AM – 200 PM Lead Maggie DeLauter 516-448-0622

Colorado Academy 8:30 AM – 1130 AM Lead Kristen McGrath 609-217-6954

Colorado Academy 11:30 AM – 230 PM Lead open

Pine Creek HS 900 AM 1230 PM Lead San Cronin 719-337-2173

Shea Stadium 1230 – 330 PM Lead Michelle Gararak 757-817-0599

Please arrive 30 minutes before the session begins.

Upcoming High School Training Dates!


Feb. 23rd, 12:00 -5:00, Room 140 of the Behavioral Science Building at 410 E. Pitken CSU Campus in Ft. Collins

Feb. 26th, 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Battle Mountain High School in Edwards

Mar. 6th, times TBD, but late afternoon/evening, Grand Junction

Youth Officials Registration now open

Go Here for more information:

And here is the training information:

2020 Youth Training Session in Denver will be as follows: 

Classroom Training – March 1,
Englewood HS. 3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113

We will start at 8 am for registration/check-in, and classroom will go from 9 am to 2 pm.  So youth officials should be a lunch or snack.

Also in Denver:March 8 we will have the on-field festival. Time & Place TBD

2020 GLA Youth training sessions in Colorado Springs will be as follows:

Classroom training Sunday March 8th 1 – 4 PM@ Mission Medical Center 2125 East LaSalle Street (Lower Level – back)Colorado Springs, CO 80909

ON-field training Sunday March 15th 1 – 4 PM@ El Pomar Youth Sports Park, 2212 Executive Circle (Fields G & H) Colorado Springs, CO, 80906,