Florida Lacrosse Officials Association

FLOA is the source of information for lacrosse referees for boys lacrosse in Central Florida. Navigate the site using the links above if you want to get started with us as a boys lacrosse referee. Click the button below to learn more about FLOA.

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MOVING TO ORLANDO AREA?

If you are relocating to the Orlando area and would like to officiate boys lacrosse, please contact JP Politano (Association President) to let us know a little about yourself and to express your interest in working with us. Emails can be found on the Contacts page. We welcome both experienced and inexperienced officials and have members working with us from all over the country. Additionally, there are no scheduling requirements. If you are only going to be here for part of the year, that’s fine, we work with everyone on an individual basis to get you as many games as we can throughout the time that you will be here.
Adults must do the following:
– Attend the FLOA onboarding session
– Be a US Lacrosse member as an official (see Helpful Links tab for link to website)
– Be listed in Arbiter for FLOA (will happen after attending onboarding)
– Be registered with FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association)(see Helpful Links tab for link to website)
– Take and pass the youth rules and NFHS rules exams on US Lacrosse and pass with a minimum of 80%
– Take the FHSAA rules exam
– Meet the US Lacrosse level criteria for your level (if you are new, you will default to level 1)
– Attend a minimum of 6 trainng hours per year
– Get badged under the Jessica Lunsford Act

ARE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL?

If you are currently in high school and would like to begin officiating the sport that you love, you don’t have to wait. We have middle school and youth lacrosse that you are eligible to work. We are always in need of more high school officials to help us with the youth games. Plus, this gives you a chance to learn from experienced officials that can show you the ins and outs of officiating lacrosse. An added bonus is that every high school player that works with us says the same thing; “reffing has made me such a better player”. Contact JP Politano (Association President) to let us know a little about yourself and to express your interest in working with us. Emails can be found on the Contact Us page.
High school students who want to ref must do the following:
– Attend the FLOA onboarding session
– Be a US Lacrosse member as an Official (see Helpful Links tab for link to website)
(You will need to add this to your “player registration”, but there is no additional cost for this.)
– Be listed in Arbiter for FLOA (will happen after attending onboarding)
– Take and pass the youth rules and NFHS rules exams on US Lacrosse and pass with a minimum of 80%
– Be registered with FLOA
– Maintain the level 1 US Lacrosse criteria
– Attend a minimum of 6 hours of training per year
Do not need to get badged under the Jessica Lunsford Act
– Do not need to be registered with FHSAA
– Do not have to take the FHSAA test