Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When are the ALRA ref clinics?

Clinic dates are posted on the box lacrosse/field lacrosse clinic pages, under 'Clinics'

Do I have to take a clinic every season? Can I just take the test if I can't make a clinic?

Every ALRA official is required, without exception, to attend a clinic every season. Clinics are the central source of referee direction, safety bulletins, and internal training for officials. This is also a requirement for liability purposes. ALRA officials must also write and pass the NOCP written exam that correlates with their level of officiating.

Will there be an online clinic?

Yes, all clinics in 2021 will be conducted on-line

How much do referees get paid?

This year's fee structure may be different than what is noted below as the fees below are based on 5 on 5 full-length games. There is talk of 4 on 4 or 3 on 3 leagues which would see these rates decreased accordingly.


TYKE - $22

NOVICE - $24

PEEWEE - $31

BANTAM - $36

MIDGET - $43




JR B, SR C - $79

JR A, SR B - $85


How old do you have to be to take the referee clinics and start reffing?

Entry Level Officials must be 14 years of age as of December 31st, in the season they would like to start Officiating. For the 2021 Season, they must be 14 by December 31st, 2021.

Is it required to take a clinic in the area that you live in or are you able to take it in a different area?

We recommend taking the clinic in your own LGB if possible, but if you are unable to, but can attend the same clinic in another LGB, you are more than welcome to.

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