Why become a women’s lacrosse official?



“I am going on my 7th year as a lacrosse umpire here in the Northwest! I absolutely love giving back to the sport of Lacrosse and always look forward to each season. As a former player I knew the lacrosse community had a unique camaraderie, so being able to stay involved and watch the growth and success of the support, while staying in shape, is more than ideal! I hope to continue as an umpire for many years to come!” Jamie Weaver – Lacrosse Official since 2010

“I never played lacrosse and never watched a game until my kids started playing in middle school. At that time, as today, there was a shortage of officials. So I signed up to be a ref, took a class, completed field training, and then joined the team in stripes. Two years later, my daughter became a youth official while in high school. Both of us continue to ref and my favorite times are when I officiate a game with my daughter.” Jeffrey Grose – Lacrosse Official since 2004

“When I graduated from college, I wasn’t ready to hang up my lacrosse stick forever. I looked for opportunities to stay involved in the game, and tried my hand at coaching and reffing. Reffing was a much better fit for me and offering me the best seat in the house. Plus, I was getting paid to exercise! Since my first nervous season in stripes, I have grown to enjoy officiating as much as I enjoyed playing. The camaraderie amongst officials is wonderful. I have been lucky enough to ref games not only here in the Pacific Northwest, but also up and down the east and west coasts, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Germany, Czech Republic, England, Denmark and the Netherlands. I can’t say enough positive things about officiating, and I would encourage anyone who likes running around to give it a try. Being a little bossy doesn’t hurt, either! Man, I can’t wait for the season to start again.” Jen Frapwell - Lacrosse Official since 2003

Officials Interest Form

Please submit an OFFICIAL INTEREST FORMif you are interested in becoming an official for women’s lacrosse in Washington. This will allow
WWLOA to contact you and allow you to receive information about WWLOA,
officials clinics and training opportunities.


New Umpire - Why Become an Official
Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association
Box 255, 227 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 US
Phone: 425.123.5555