Eastern MA Lacrosse Officials Association
Eastern MA Lacrosse Officials Association
Important to maintain your availability if interested in summer tournament assignments.
Referrals for new members should be referred to the Become a Ref tab and email newlaxref@gmail.com

The Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Officials Association (EMLOA) provides officiating services for all levels of Men's and Boy's lacrosse. The primary territory for delivering our services includes leagues and schools located throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts.

Openings will be posted as needed


2024 post season and summer tournaments


Mass Youth Jamboree

June 8 & 9           Devens                                    

June 15 & 16      Devens                         Assigners                                                                                     Rick Catalano   rjcatalano1@gmail.com             617-909-1717

   John Izzo            izparty05@comcast.net            978-979-1176


Primetime Shootout


June 15 & 16                                        Assigner                                                      

   Darrell Benson      dbenson1@comcast.net           508-454-3973                                                                             



Youth  June 22 & 23                                                                                                                 

High School  June  25 & 26                  Assigners

    Paul Quill                   quillp@comcast.net                   617-291-5123

   Darrell Benson        dbenson1@comcast.net        508-454-3973



Primetime Brawlin at the Beach

URI-Kingston RI                                                 

June 22 & 23                                      Assigner                                                                              

   Darrell Benson         dbenson1@comcast.net     508-454-3973


Primetime Bulldog Brawl

Bryant University-Smithfield RI                                 

June 29 & 30                                     Assigner                                        

  Darrell Benson     dbenson1@comcast.net    508-454-3973 


Primetime Mid-Summer Classic


July 6 & 7                                          Assigner

    Darrell Benson       dbenson1@comcast.net    508-454-3973



Primetime Vermont Classic

Essex Vermont                                                                        

July 13 & 14                                     Assigner                                     

  Brett DiVenere      bjdivenere@gmail.com    802-233-6479   


Primetime National Invitational

Saratoga Springs-NY                                                                       

July 20 & 21                                    Assigner                                                    

  John Stiso            johnstiso33@gmail.com      518-275-7051


Primetime Seaside Showdown

Virginia Beach, Va  

   July 27 & 28                                Assigner               

    Lou Rader           lourader50@gmail.com

Roy Condon was recently inducted into the the NILOA Hall of Fame, and also the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. The picture that he is holding was signed by mostly all of the officials from district #1. Roy was also named to the 25th Anniversary NCAA All Tournament team as one of the of the Officials.

Pictured here, left to right Eric Evans, John Hill, Roy Condon, and Dave Pinciaro




We have lots of openings for lacrosse officials in Eastern and Central Mass. If you are interested in joining our ranks, apply below. We have a program for everyone!


AGES 18 and OLDER -If you are 18 or older, you have two choices:

1) Full EMLOA - sign up and take the new candidates classes. You can do HS Varsity, sub-Varsity and Youth. With some experience, you can advance to men's games and College games.

2) Apprentice EMLOA - this program is geared towards two groups, 1) college aged adults (former AO's) and 2) parents/coaches of youth players (Dads with Flags). College students can officiate HS subvarsity games (with an adult) as well as any level of Youth lacrosse. Dad's with Flags can do the same.


If you'd like to become a Lacrosse Official in 2024,  email  newlaxref@gmail.com     We will respond  with information on Training and Certification. Click on the "Become a Ref" tab above for more information.


AGES 17 and UNDER:

If you are a HS student under the age of 18 you have one choice:

Associate Official - go to Associate Officials pages for more information.


Pics above - March 3 Annual meeting with over 250 attendees to get the the 2024 season off on the right foot.


To review a recording of the makeup meeting use this link.  

2024 EMLOA Annual Meeting Online makeup recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3545881456901098666


             2024 EMLOA REGISTRATION AND DUES                Current Members (Adults 18 and over)

As in years past, EMLOA will allow members (adult officials) to pay your Annual Dues either by check or online. 

The online system will allow you to pay with either a credit card or by electronic check. The online system is very simple to use and is streamlined for a quicker online experience.


PAY EMLOA DUES BY CHECK - The check payments are handled directly through the EMLOA Treasurer.  Checks or money orders should be made out to EMLOA in the amount of $85 and mailed to:
EMLOA c/o Dave Pinciaro
                8 Central St.    Suite 101
                Topsfield, MA    01983-1837


PAY EMLOA DUES ONLINE - You can pay online by clicking on the button below. You will be taken to the authorize.net secure checkout page - enter the Security Code and click Continue. You will be given the option of paying with a credit card or by an electronic check. Fill in your billing information and your email address and submit your transaction. (Note that your shipping info is the same as billing info, so just check the box and info will populate.). Once you complete your transaction, you will see a receipt page - you may print that for your records if you so desire. You will also get an email receipt so make sure you enter your correct email address!


NOTE: If you are trying to pay using Google Chrome (phone or PC), you may experience a problem with the "Pay 2024 Dues" button. In that case, either launch a Microsoft Edge browser or an Internet Explorer browser window and pay or you can always pay by check.


Send any questions or concerns pertaining to the EMLOA 2024 Dues policy to:


              2024 EMLOA REGISTRATION AND DUES                  EMLOA 2024 New Candidates

If you are a current member of the 2024 EMLOA (adult) New Candidates class and you want to pay by check, see information above for paying by check. Remember, amount is $135 $110.

If you are a current member of the 2024 EMLOA New Candidates class and you want to pay online, click on the button below (2024 New Cand $135 $110). New Candidate Clinic fee of $50 is cut in half for 2024, hence only pay $110 ($85 dues and $25 Clinic fee). 

2024 ASSOCIATE OFFICIALS (High School age)

The 2024 Associate Official (High School aged officials) Training Program is currently underway. To access ALL pertinent information relating to the AO program, click here - Associate Officials Page  or click on the Associate Officials link on the menu at the top of this page. You will find information on the following topics:

AO Certification and Recertification Process including Nomination Process, Registration Process, Training Classes and Testing, Mentoring and Evaluations/Observations

AO Pay Rates and Coverage


PAY ASSOCIATE OFFICIALS REGISTRATION/DUES - Information for paying your 2024 Associate Officials Registration/Dues is available at the following link on the Associate Officials page Registration and Payment . 


NCAA Rules changes for 2024 and NFHS (high school) rule changes are posted on the Rules & Mechanics tab


PP 2024 NFHS test via USALacrosse.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [8.4 MB]
2024 Boys High School Exam _ Exam.pdf
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