Officiating Women's Lacrosse

2019 ALA women's field lacrosse exam

ALA is currently recruiting new field lacrosse officials. If you think that you have what it takes, why not take take the test?  We recommend that you read through the International Women's Lacrosse Rules first and the ALA Womens Rule Variations.


ALA Women's Rule Variations 


FIL Officiating

New York, NY – The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the selection of the following On Field and Off Field Officials for the FIL 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Canada from 1 – 10 August 2019.

ALA Officials selected for the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship
Tammy Varga (SA), Kellie Morley (WA), Amy Basile (Vic), Natalie Owens (SA)
Jan Jackson (Vic), Kristine Palmer (Vic), Martin Kiploks (SA), Suzanne Kirkby (WA)


Don Blacklock, Technical Director for the FIL added, “Congratulations to all of the officials selected to participate at the largest ever U19 Women’s World Championship.

As FIL continues to expand its membership, the number of umpires and technical delegates who are qualified to officiate in our events will continue to grow and develop.

Our goal is that we provide the very best officials for each FIL competition and that each official will return to their country with some new or additional techniques and skills for teaching others the rules and nuances of umpiring women’s lacrosse.” 

Everything you need to know about becoming a Women’s Lacrosse Umpire – Tammy Varga

women's official pathway

The ALA is committed to facilitating the ongoing development of officials. Please see outline for the pathway for women's lacrosse officials  - Click here

Umpire Pathway

Legal sticks and pockets

All sticks and pockets used in National events (Senior, U18 and U15) MUST be FIL approved. It is also strongly recommended that Member Associations endorse FIL approved sticks only in junior competition U15 and above and all senior competition.

An updated list of FIL women's approved crosses and pockets can be found at: Approved Women's Crosses.