Officiating is a great way to participate in lacrosse, it can help you stay fit while earning some money and provides opportunities to travel within Australia and overseas.  Officials can help create a positive sporting environment and promote positive environments by being good role models.


Encourage fair play

– Always be fair, impartial and consistent.
– Encourage and praise good sporting behaviour.

Communicate well

– Communicate honestly, generously and fairly.
– Express decisions clearly.
– Keep your emotions in check and maintain composure.

Uphold the codes of behaviour

– Understand, uphold and support the code of behaviour for officials.

Keep up to date and organised

– Know the rules and understand the spirit of the game.
– Be conscientious and punctual.

For officials of junior sport, it’s also important to:

– Emphasise trying hard and having fun, not only winning.
– Place the safety and welfare of kids above all else.


LSA Officials Accreditation Levels

Level 4: International Accreditation and Participation
Level 3: National Accreditation and Participation
Level 2: Passed exam and assessment by SA Chief Referee/Chief Umpire
Level 1: New nominated Club Referee/Umpire (yet to be accredited)
Level 0: Junior Games








Junior Playing Rules

Updated 19/6/18
Under 8/Under 11 Playing Rules

Under 13 Boys Playing Rules
Under 15 Boys Playing Rules
Under 17 Boys Playing Rules

Under 13 Girls Playing Rules
Under 15 Girls Playing Rules
Under 18 Girls Playing Rules

Men’s Playing Rules

Men’s League/Division 1 Playing Rules
Men’s Division 2 Playing Rules

Women’s Playing Rules

Senior Women’s Playing Rules