OFFICIALS’ CONFLICT OF INTEREST GUIDELINES

Officials shall avoid conflicts of interest and comply with the US Lacrosse Code of Ethics. This Code states that a conflict of interest is present in any instance in which the actions of an individual (such as an official) representing or acting on behalf of US Lacrosse could result in an actual or perceived person gain or have an adverse effect on the interests, mission or integrity of US Lacrosse .

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for WWLOA officials are as follows:

  1. Officials shall not accept assignments for games in which a family member is a player or coach.

  2. Officials who are high school varsity league coaches shall not accept assignments for varsity league games in which a team from their conference is playing.

  3. Officials who are coaches shall not accept assignments for games in which a team from their program is playing. (For example, a Highlander high school varsity coaches should not accept assignments for Highlander JV games. A Meridian U15 coach should not accept assignments for Meridian U11 or U13 games.)

  4. Officials who are coaches shall not accept assignments for playoff and state championship games in which a team from their league is playing.

  5. In some circumstances WWLOA and WSLA may allow exceptions to
    these guidelines. These exceptions shall be granted on a case-by-case
    basis and does not constitute a permanent waiver of Conflict of
    Interest Guidelines.

Officials can avoid being assigned to games which create a conflict of
interest by blocking teams in their ArbiterSports account where a
conflict of interest is present.

Conflict of Interest Guidelines
Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association
Box 255, 227 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 US
Phone: 425.123.5555