Training Schedule

NorthlandLOA is committed to developing and delivering comprehensive training to keep our member officials at the top of their game.

NOTE: All scheduled in-person and Zoom classes for 2022 have been completed, but we will be scheduling one more set of live Level 1 Zoom classes for late August or early September of 2022 so people can work fall and winter games. Please see the training guide for your level to get started with training and send an email to get added to the list of people who want to do the live Zoom training. If you cannot make the dates and times we schedule, you will still be able to complete training by watching the recordings and then getting quizzed via Zoom.

The following training options are being provided. Exact requirements are detailed in the training guide, but all Northland officials are welcome to attend any of these classes (including Level 1 classes). Registration links, Zoom links, and directions for classroom sessions will be provided closer to the date of each session. You must have your Northland dues paid and have insurance through MSHSL or USA Lacrosse to participate. Topics marked with an asterisk are appropriate for new officials hoping to gain a better understanding of officiating.

New & junior officials training (Level 1)

Level 1A—January 29 (9:00–11:00) or February 20 (9:00–11:00)
Level 1B—January 29 (12:00–2:00) or February 20 (1:00–3:00)
Level 1C—February 6 (9:00–11:00) or March 5 (9:00–11:00)
Level 1M—February 6 (1:00–3:00) or March 5 (12:00–2:00)

(New Level 1 officials must do one session each of Level 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1M either by Zoom or by watching the recordings)

 

Level 2

Simultaneous Fouls—February 12 (Zoom or Blake—Hopkins) 9:00–10:00
Effective Use of Play-On— February 12 (Zoom or Blake—Hopkins) 10:05–11:05
Equipment Checks—February 19 (Zoom) 9:00–10:00
Counts, stalling, and over-and-back—February 19 (Zoom) 10:05–11:05

(New Level 2 officials must do all four either by Zoom or by watching the recordings)

 

Level 1 Recert

Your life as a new R—March 6 (Zoom) (12:00–1:00)
Dealing with bad behavior—March 6 (Zoom) (1:05–2:05)
Penalty enforcement—March 6 (Zoom) (2:10–3:10)

(Level 1 Recert officials must do all three either by Zoom or by watching the recordings)

Returning officials training

 

 

January 22

(in-person at Blake Hopkins Campus with Zoom option)

09:00 – 10:00 am –– Film study: personal fouls*
10:05 – 11:05 am –– Rules and mechanics changes from 2022*
11:10 – 12:10 pm –– Rules and mechanics points of emphasis*
12:15 – 01:15 pm –– Multiple-minute penalties*
01:30 – 02:30 pm –– Officiating the 10-man ride

 

February 5 (Revised)

(Zoom)

09:00 – 10:00 am –– Officiating Tournament Play*
10:05 – 11:05 am –– Communication: managing the game without flags and whistles*
11:10 – 12:10 pm –– Postponed
12:15 – 01:15 pm –– Postponed

 

February 12

(in-person at Blake Hopkins Campus with Zoom option)
09:00 – 10:00 am –– Simultaneous fouls
10:05 – 11:05 am –– Effective use of play-on
11:10 – 12:20 pm –– Calling offside and sub infractions*
12:25 – 01:25 pm –– Faceoffs*
01:30 – 02:30 pm –– Professionalism*

 

February 19

(Zoom)
09:00 – 10:00 am –– Equipment Checks*
10:05 – 11:05 am –– Counts, stalling, and over-and-back*

 

March 6

(Zoom, possibly with an in-person option)
12:00 – 01:00 pm –– Your life as a new R
01:05 – 02:05 pm –– Dealing with bad behavior*
02:10 – 03:10 pm –– Penalty enforcement*

 

April 3

(Zoom)
04:00 – 06:00 pm –– Three-person mechanics