Colorado Youth Referee Certification in Cooperation with RMLOA Open to high school students and adults
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In order to officiate youth games in the Spring 2015 season, all officials will be required to be US Lacrosse certified.
There are two different sessions - See below:
**Experienced Youth Officials & RMLOA officials
This year you are required to attend the Youth Certification Seminar on March 1, at DU. The classroom session will be at Sturm Hall, room 451, from 8:30 to 10:15. Check-in will start at 8:00 am. Non RMLOA Cost = $45.
Certification will be directed by a US Lacrosse certified trainer, and will include RMLOA experienced training officials.
Complete the Youth test at http://uslacrosse.arbitersports.com/
**Officials who are at least a Junior in HS and who worked >25 youth CYLA games.
New Officials of any age and lesser experienced officials who are in high school
Level 1 certification involves five steps:
Step 1: Complete US Lacrosse on-line training prior to attending classroom session.
Prior to attending classroom session, complete US Lacrosse on-line training . (Directions for the on-line training are found on Officials tab on the Home page.) Once you have renewed your US Lacrosse membership, you will have access to this training on-line. You MUST complete this course prior to attending the DU session. At the conclusion of the course you must print off your certificate of completion and bring it with you.
Step 2: March 1 at DU Sturm Hall, room 451 from 10:30 to 4:30
You will select the time you want to work based upon availability. This session will include a review of all pertinent rules, field mechanics and taking the US Lacrosse test. Bring a Lunch.
Step 3: March 8 at David Lorenz Park 9:00 to 5:00
This session will provide real game experience for all officials. New officials will be paired with senior officials. Officials will register for time slots at Sturm Hall.
Step 4: Complete the Youth test at http://uslacrosse.arbitersports.com/
Step 5: Shadow experienced officials for two regular season games.
Required for new officials. This will also be sued for experienced officials who would like to demonstrate they are capable of being promoted to a higher level.
This Certification will be directed by a US Lacrosse certified trainer, and will include several RMLOA experienced training officials.
UPDATED DECEMBER 2014: The CYLA (Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association) will continue to use June 1st as the cutoff date for age-based classification.
The CYLA has permanently adopted US Lacrosse rules regarding age-based classification.
Players in the same grade will generally be grouped together, provided that they meet the June 1 birth date cutoff for that age group. All players are required to provide official proof of birth date (birth certificate, passport, adoption papers, etc) before participating in sanctioned CYLA games.
We will set up groups and teams at U15, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8 for the 2015 Spring seasons. All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate. No high school players are permitted to participate.
A player's eligibility for the 2015 Spring season is determined by his age on May 31, 2014.
For example, any player born on or after June 1, 2001 is eligible to play U13.
A player born on May 31, 2001 is not eligible to play U13 and must play U15.
In general, we will group players on the basis of "Grade with an Age Cutoff." This means that players in the same grade will be grouped on teams at the same age level, provided that they meet the June 1st cutoff date.
Players who are "young" for their grade will still be permitted to play at that age level. For example, a 4th grader who is age-eligible for U9 (ie born after 6/1/2005) can still play U10.
NO PLAYER WILL BE PERMITTED TO "PLAY DOWN" AN AGE CLASSIFICATION AS PER CYLA RULES-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
2015 SPRING AGE CLASSIFICATIONS:
Born on or after
CYLA Grade Equiv
Max Stick Length
* All current 8th graders are eligible to play, regardless of birthdate.
9th graders are not eligible to play.
Sponsors of the CYLA and our member clubs offer a phenomenal amount of training opportunities for the beginner through the committed D1 recruit. Options include individualized clinics, camps, tournaments, club teams and more.
Check out offerings by LXTC (formerly Tierney Lacrosse), 3d Lacrosse, Gold Crown and Boomtown, along with summer tournaments offered by the Denver Outlaws and also new tournaments in Longmont and Fort Collins.