Rating System through US Lacrosse

Levels of Officiating

US Lacrosse is in the process of updating the rating system for officials of the girls'/women's game of lacrosse.

To officiate a game will depend on the level of your rating and the level of the game:

Junior Rating

A Junior Official is under 18 years of age or in high school and is qualified to officiate Youth level games where the participants are 2 years younger than the official.  The Junior Official will have completed the Junior Official Training Course and the Junior Official On-Field Training.  


Adult Officials' Ratings - each adult Level rating is now good for three-years.  The official may elect to stand for a new rating earlier than three-years by making a request to the Ratings Chair.  


Level 1

An adult official who is qualified to officiate youth level games, middle school games, and some high school junior varsity games.  All first year adult officials are given a Level 1 rating.  Officials may remain a Level 1 throughout their officiating career or Level 1 officials may ask to be re-rated when they feel they have gained the necessary experience to move up to a Level 2 rating. The level of games that a Level 1 official is assigned will depend upon the on-field evaluation that takes place prior to the new official receiving a schedule or their continuing on-field evaluation rating.  

Level 2

An adult official who is qualified to officiate all youth level games, middle school games, high school junior varsity and varsity games.  Officials earning a Level 2 rating will have shown proficiency in the two person system of officiating and demonstrate a strong understanding of the rules of the girls' game. 

Level 3

An adult official who is qualified to officiate all youth level games, middle school games, high school junior varsity and varsity games.  Officials earning a Level 3 rating will have shown proficiency in the two and three person system of officiating and demonstrate a strong understanding of the rules of the girls' game.

District Rating

An adult official who is qualified to officiate all youth level games, middle school games, high school junior varsity and varsity games, and a variety of college level games.  District ratings are also divided into three distinct groups: D1, D2, and D3.  The protocol for becoming a district official is provided in the US Lacrosse Umpire's Manual. 

National Rating

An adult official who is qualified to officiate all youth level games, middle school games, high school junior varsity and varsity games, and all college level games.  National ratings are divided into four distinct groups: N1, N2, N3, and N4.

International Rating

A US Lacrosse official holding Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) rating shall have all the qualities and skills of a US Lacrosse National rated official and shall represent the United States and US Lacrosse in international competition in accord with the standards established by US Lacrosse for its members.

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