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.

Wednesday, January 14
Take our Rules Survey

Please take a moment to take the following survey to review the updated PWLUA Bylaws. This survey will be open for 10 days and we hope that all members take 5 minutes to complete.

Wednesday, January 14
2015 Newsletter

Please review the 2015 PWLUA Newsletter, complete with 2015 meeting dates. Playday dates are being finalized. Please note that there WILL NOT be a Super Clinic this year due to the timing of the USL Convention. Registration will begin next week. Please note that dues have increased to $40/$55 late.

Thursday, January 15
Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame

This is a Pennsylvania Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame year and I would like to invite you all to attend this years even on Feb. 7th 2015. I am including a link to purchase tickets so you can be part of the celebration in honoring our inductees for the 2015 class, as it promises to be a fun event.

The link to sign up for the event is:

The Honorees are: Deb Andress (posthumously), Anita C. Deasey, Rachael Becker DeCecco, Leslie Blankin Lane, Elizabeth Meng Ramsey, Deborah Covington White, Bob Aitken, Chris Hupfeldt, Gary Martin, David Stilley, Kyle Sweeney

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, January 10
Youth and New Adult Training

If you are interested in becoming a girl's lacorsse official please contact to sign up for one of the upcoming classroom training sessions.

     Methacton High School - February 17th & 19th, 6:30 - 9:00pm

     Radnor High School - February 22nd, 9:00am - 2:00pm

     United Sports Training Complex (USTC) - February 24th & 26th, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Field training and rating is also a requirement.  Information on available dates will be provided on sign-up.

PIAA Officiating

Additionally for those wishing to become a PIAA official, go to, click on the officials tab and sign up for an upcoming session.  The next local session will be held at Upper Merion Middle School on February 2nd at 7pm. Cost is $30. Don't forget your pencil !!

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.

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.