Who we are

Mission Statement

It is YAWLOA’s mission to:

  • Promote and facilitate a safe environment for women’s lacrosse
  • Train and rate new officials
  • Develop and retain higher-rated officials
  • Contribute to the overall values of sportsmanship and teamwork in the State of Pennsylvania

Become an umpire

Follow these steps:

  1. Register for an officials’ class (optional)
  2. Pass the PIAA test
  3. Affiliate with a PIAA local chapter
  4. Obtain necessary background checks and clearances
  5. Attend a Rules Interpretation meeting each season
  6. Attend 6 chapter meetings per season

Background Checks

The following are needed to officiate in York/Adams County:

  1. FBI Fingerprints
  2. Childline Child Abuse Clearance
  3. PA State Criminal Background Check
  • See LINKS page for help getting started.

  • Contact board president once all clearances are received