PWLUA: Welcome

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Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Umpires Association

The Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Umpires mission is to develop, train, and educate women’s lacrosse umpires in the Philadelphia Area. This mission has been accomplished on an unparalleled level for many years. We have developed some of the finest umpires in the nation and indeed in the world. Historically our umpires have been leaders in helping to develop umpires nationwide. Through our meetings and clinics we have helped our umpires to develop excellence at every level.

Monday, February 1
Stick Guidelines

Please check out this Stick Guideline PDF.  It contines the measurements and requirements for NCAA Coach stick check requests. However, this is a good reference, not for coach's stick check requests, but as a quick reference for a stick that may seem odd at any level of play as the USL guidelines are the same.

Monday, January 18
2016 Newsletter

Click here to access your 2016 Season Newsletter.

Tuesday, December 29
2016 Meeting Dates

College Rules Interp/3 man clinic – Monday February 8th - Drexel University - 6:00pm
PIAA Rules Interp - Monday February 22nd - Colonial Elementary School - 7:30 pm
PIAA Rules Interp - Monday February 29th - Central Bucks High School South - 7:15 pm
General Meeting - Monday March 7th - Colonial Elementary School - 7:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Meeting & Test Review – Wednesday March 16th - Downingtown East High School - 7:00 pm
Meeting & Test Review- Tuesday March 29th - Colonial Elementary School - 7:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Meeting & Test Review- Thursday March 31th - Central Bucks High School South - 7:15 pm
On Field Meeting - Sunday April 10th - Central Bucks High School South - 1:00 pm
General Meeting – Monday April 18th - Colonial Elementary School - 7:00 pm
General Meeting - Monday April 25th - Downingtown East High School - 7:00 pm

For other alternatives you can check out the Lehigh Valley Women's Lacrosse Officials Association website for their meeting dates:

Sunday, November 8
Certified Trainer Program

Attached is a document with information about the Certified Trainer Program that will be implemented prior to the 2016 season. Applications will be available soon on the US Lacrosse Arbiter Central Hub Programs and Clinics page. Following the application process, there will be a registration link available.

PWLUA intends to have 5 USL certified trainers. If you are interested in being considered for one of these training positions, please contact Lorma Capili @ no later than Tuesday, 11/10/2015.

Sunday, October 11
US Lacrosse Announces 2016 Rule Changes

Please check out the summary of rule changes for the 2016 season on the US Lacrosse website.

Sunday, October 11
Updates from the PWLUA President

I hope that you all have had a wonderful summer. The fall is a great time to prepare for the upcoming 2016 ...

Friday, May 1

Women's Officials Programs and Clinics

Please go to your Central Hub and find the latest updates on WOMEN'S OFFICIALS PROGRAMS AND CLINICS. As a reminder, PWLUA offers scholarships as well! Reflect on your lacrosse career and how you can be the best official you can be!!

Tuesday, October 1
Membership Requirements

All Philadelphia Women's Lacrosse Umpires are required annually to:

1. Be members as an UMPIRE of US Lacrosse (see Links section of our website)

2. Become a member of the PWLUA (link at the top of the site)

3. Attend the reqired number of meetings PIAA Members (6 and an Interpretation Meeting) Non PIAA Members (4 meetings and an Interpretation Meeting)

4. Perform service and attend a clinc/playday

5. Take the year US Lacrosse test (access your arbiter account to take the test.  Go to the handouts section of our website to download it ahead of time.) Click here for directions.  Adult referees should email their results to Kathleen Gregory,

Optional: Be a certified member of PIAA

Thursday, October 17
Becoming a New Women's Lacrosse Official

Interested in becoming a new official?  Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to do exactly that.