PWLUA: Welcome

Renew your PWLUA membership for 2015 now. Early bird date is February 15th.
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 2
General Update

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the US Lacrosse Convention! Great job on all of your hard work and dedication! Please take some time to reflect on your experiences....maybe even take the time to journal, or write some goals for yourself during this upcoming season.

The Bylaws passed with an approval rating of 95.65%. Thank you for participating.

Online registration is live on Please complete before deadlines and late fees begin. As a reminder, please confirm your PIAA and USL membership dues as well. New members, please be sure to complete the online course for your USL official's certification. Returning officials, please think about taking the online course as a refresher. Hopefully many of you have hit the gym and are getting back in lacrosse shape!

The PWLUA college interpretation and three-person system session will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6:00 PM at Drexel University Vidas Turf Field. Please complete the following invitation if you are interested in attending this event.

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.

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 9th at 7pm. Cost is $30. Don't forget your pencil !!

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.