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2018 OLA Referee Clinic

Sun March 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

As in previous years, the Nepean Minor Lacrosse Association will cover the costs to attend the annual OLA referee clinic to eligible / approved referees aged 14+. If you have questions about becoming a referee please contact Kirk Kealey and Andrea Firth

Please complete the form located here: o apply for reimbursement for the clinic.

NOTE: YOU are still required to register for the clinic yourself. Registration for the clinic can be found on the OLA ref portal here:


Greetings Ontario Referee / Umpire,

We wish to welcome you to the 2018 Ontario Lacrosse season. Officiating lacrosse is truly a rewarding experience. Referees and umpires are crucial to the sport – without them, we cannot play. There are many reasons why people begin officiating, and even more reasons why referees and umpires return year after year. We have some exciting changes for the clinic registration process this year, so please read along carefully.

On behalf of the Referee Development Committee, I wish you a safe and enjoyable 2018 officiating season.

Yours in lacrosse,

Frank Lawrence

VP Officiating
Ontario Lacrosse Association

The Ontario Lacrosse Association has announced its proposed dates for 2018 lacrosse referee/umpire certification clinics. Interested individuals who wish to officiate OLA-sanctioned lacrosse (box, men’s field and women’s field) games in 2018 are required to attend one of these clinics.

In order to attend a clinic, individuals must be minimum 14 years old as of December 31, 2018. Entry level officials are encouraged to contact their association’s referee-in-chief for information prior to attending clinic.

Rules of the Classroom: 

  1. Clinic sign-in is held from 8:00AM 8:45AM. There will be no walk-up registration available.
  2. Each clinic begins at 9am and will conclude no later than 3:30pm. Late arrivals and/or early departures (ie. hockey try-outs, work schedules, etc.) are not permitted under any circumstances.
  3. Referees/Umpires who are 18 years old as of January 1, 2018 must bring their completed CRC/VSS to their clinic to be admitted – no exceptions. Returning Referees/Umpires from the 2017 season who have already submitted their CRC/VSS may bring an offense declaration form in lieu of a new CRC/VSS.
  4. All classroom materials will be provided. Each attendee must bring a pen to their clinic.
  5. Participants are expected to be engaged throughout the day. Cell phone use is not permitted during instruction.
  6. Lunch is provided in the registration cost of each clinic. Alternate arrangements may be made for dietary reasons by speaking with one of the clinicians at the registration table before 8:45am.
  7. Officials will be writing the CLA’s Officiating Exam during the final module of the day.
  8. Our learning spaces are often donated or secured for modest costs. In the past, it has been brought to our attention that some facilities have been damaged or vandalized, or left untidy by our participants. In order to keep the costs of our clinics as low as possible, we ask that all participants treat our facilities with respect at all times. Disciplinary action may be taken against individuals who fail to follow this direction.

Clinic Objectives:

  1. To teach the standard methods and procedures of officiating
  2. To instruct uniform interpretation of the rules across the province
  3. To learn effective communication strategies and techniques
  4. To pair the growth of officials with the growth of the game



Sun March 25, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Merivale High School
1755 Merivale Rd
Nepean, ON K2G 1E2 Canada
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