Rules Exam

Requirements for New Umpires

US Lacrosse LogoWhat are the basic requirements needed before a new umpire is USL certified and works a game?

  • Classroom Training: Learn the rules, mechanics, penalty administration, positioning, etc
  • Online Course: Rules Online Course is Mandatory (one time)
  • Annual Rules Exams: NFHS High School and USL Youth exams
  • On Field Training and Evaluation (Rating) - MUST include participants officiating live games

The USL certification process provides the necessary minimum preparation for working games as well as appropriate liability and injury insurance.

For more information contact the KLUB Recruiting Coordinator or the Officials Development Coordinator, John Slider.


Tentative Umpire Training Dates for the 2020 Season Are Set by the Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board

US Lacrosse LogoThe Kentucky Lacrosse Umpires Board (KLUB) has set the tentative umpire training dates for the upcoming 2020 outdoor season.  With the rule changes that will become official after the US Lacrosse Conference in January 2020, training will very important.

Please notice that the dates are tentative at this time.

The training schedule reflects KLUB adherence to the US Lacrosse requirements for training.

  • 18 and 19 January 2020 - New Umpire Training.  This session is usually 3-4 hours. The two dates reflect two options in Louisville and Lexington.  Only one session is required.
  • 25 January 2020 - All Umpire Training (Lexington).
  • 1 February 2020 - All Umpire Training (Louisville).  All Umpires should be attend either the Lexington or Louisville session.
  • 15 February 2020 - All Umpire KLUB rules interpretation clinic and business meeting.  This session will be held at a site between Louisville and Lexington.
  • 22 February 2020 - Training and Rating Day (Louisville) with High School teams for returning Level 1 and above.
  • 29 February 2020 - Training and Rating Day (Louisville) with Middle School teams for new umpires.
  • TBA - Training and Rating Day (Lexington)

Renewal dates are:

  • US Lacrosse Membership - renew by 1 October 2019.  If you are working games in the off season, your USL membership provides both injury and liability insurance.  If your membership has lapsed, so has your insurance.
  • KLUB Membership - renew by 29 February 2020.  Assignors do not assign persons to games who do not have current USL and KLUB membership.
  • It is recommended that New Umpires join USL prior to orientation and clinics.  USL membership provides rule books and access to tests.
  • Access to Arbiter is at no cost to umpires.  New Umpires will need to be invited to join both Arbiter accounts by the assignors.

Dates for tests are set by USL.  Two tests are required for assignment to games by KLUB:

  • NFHS High School test
  • USL Youth test

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Resources for Umpires

John SliderHere are several resources for 2019 for the Women's Lacrosse Game:

The USL Youth Rules Test and the NFHS Rules Test is now online.  Please read the instructions. Directions for accessing tests:

  1. Go to ArbiterSports
  2. Log In
  3. Click on US Lacrosse Central Hub.  This will take you to ...
  4. US Lacrosse Officials (or you may start here)
  5. Scroll down and click on the button "Officials Development Program"
  6. Scroll down and click on the button "Take a Test"
  7. At this point, you will need to sign on (User Name and Password)
  8. Click on "Catalog"
  9. Click on "Officials"
  10. Click on "Annual Rules Exam"
  11. Make certain that you take the two girls exams

There may be an easier path, but this is how I find it!