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Welcome to CWLOA

CWLOA is the only women's lacrosse officials association in the state and serves Connecticut High School and Middle School programs. The association has approximately 150 members and its activities are governed by an elected board.

Women’s lacrosse is a high energy sport played primarily in the spring that resembles a combination of basketball and ice hockey being played on a soccer field. Athletes use their lacrosse sticks, or crosses, to throw, catch, pick up the ball which spends very little time on the ground, and shoot on goal. More information about the history of Lacrosse or to learn more about the Rules of the game go to the U.S. Lacrosse website. All games are assigned by the CWLOA assignors and posted online using The Arbiter.


The Level 3 clinic offers officials an opportunity to learn and refine their skills in the Three Person System. The focus of the clinic is three person positioning as well as improved game management and communication in order for officials to develop and advance their game. This is offered to current L1 and L2 umpires who have been umpiring AT LEAST two Spring Seasons. Cost is $75 with a $35 scholarship refund after completion. Choate School, May 20, 2018, 7-9AM Classroom Clinic, 9-2 PM Field Rating Instructor: Michelle Fontaine