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Nebraska High School Lacrosse Association

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Iowa Lacrosse Association

Iowa Lacrosse Association


The information below  went out recently to new men's game officials candidates from Kevin Hawn, our Director of Officials.  Zoom workshops happen this month!

IF INTERESTED, call Kevin!!!! Kevin needs to know of YOUR interest and will help you get started.  On-field evaluations will happen after HS teams get out on the fields in March. 

Here's Kevin's email --

See the information below about the upcoming Zoom meeting training to become a Lacrosse official.  Prior to the classes I would ask that you go to and sign up to become an official.  They will ask you what association you want to be affiliated with select heartland area lacrosse officials(HALO).  Also after you create an account and pay the online yearly dues please check out the video section on youth boys lacrosse this is where you will start officiating games at this level.  Please let me know if you have any questions and reply to me that you are interested in becoming an official this way I can get you on the schedule this season provided you sign up and take the training.  We will schedule on field training as soon as we can get a field and teams to set up a scrimmage prior to the season.

2021 Local Officials Training (Lincoln, Omaha, Central Iowa)

Classroom sessions will be held via Zoom—Invitations will go out for each session

Tentative New Officials Schedule—held on Thursdays—make-up sessions TBD

4 Feb—Module 1—Official Positions and Roles—Mechanics

11 Feb—Module 2—Fouls (Technical/Personal)—Reporting—Slow Whistle

18 Feb—Module 3—Play of the Game—Faceoffs—Dead Ball Officiating 

25 Feb—Module 4—Game Control—Mistakes—7 C’s of Officiating—Exam Discussion

4 March—Module 5—2021 Rules Changes Discussion—Points of Emphasis

Kevin Hawn
Director of Officials
Iowa Lacrosse Officials Association

If interested in being an official for the women's game, you should contact Meghan Gruver at  ! 



Every team needs help at the score table!

 Here are some great videos to get a jumpstart in learning! Being at the table is a great way to get to know the game and the players!

2 Great videos which cover all of the basics:


2). Penalties:

An overall summary of scorekeeping: (A little lengthy)  (13:05)

A groundball video:

An Assist: (16 Seconds)

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY for Coaches and Parents

ILAX Board Members & Friends -- Happy New Year!!!  For the past couple of years, your state association has partnered with US Lacrosse to hold coach development clinics in the Des Moines area.  The in-person instruction has helped coaches become certified with US Lacrosse.  We appreciate your support as these clinics have been well-attended.

Due to COVID, US Lacrosse will not be offering in-person instructional clinics before the upcoming spring season.  Instead, your ILAX board wants you to be aware of a series of Level 1 & Level 2 US Lacrosse virtual workshops that are available in January with more coming in February.  We know each year that Iowa clubs have new and existing coaches that want training, and it's easy to sign up online for times that match one's schedule.  

The  flyer BELOW provides more details about the workshops and a link to register.  Please share with your organization's leaders and coaching staff as the season is right around the corner.  The workshops are each capped at 25 attendees and will fill up fast.  Let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks.  Beech Turner

  Iowa Lacrosse Association

2021 Season!

Hello Lacrosse Players and Families!

An email with very important information regarding the 2021 season was emailed out on 12/15...if you didn't receive that email and would like it, please contact Mindy at

Go Ankeny Thunder!

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Officials NEEDED

Officials NEEDED