PWLUA: Welcome

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, December 1
Memo to All Officials Regarding NOCSAE Decision

On Monday, November 24, 2014, NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) issued a statement announcing that it had voided the manufacturer’s certification of compliance for all manufacturing dates, for the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmets. 

Please click on the Memo link below for the entire article and print the Pregame Certification Reference to keep with you.

Memo PDF:

Pregame Certification Reference:

Thursday, November 20
USL Memberships & USL Convention registration

USL memberships are OVERDUE.

If members have not renewed, they will not receive their 2015 rulebooks and USL Magazines.

Please also remember to register for the USL Convention scheduled in Baltimore, MD January 23-25, 2015.

Friday, March 14
NOCSAE balls

If two PIAA schools are playing girls' lacrosse, both the NOCSAE stamped balls and the NFHS balls may be used.

Non-PIAA ...

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.