Northern Plains Lacrosse League is the youth and high school lacrosse league for programs in ND and SD.

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Become a Lacrosse Official / Referee

Officials have a significant impact on the development of youth lacrosse players and teaching kids life lessons.  Officiating is a challenging and rewarding experience.  No previous lacrosse experience is necessary because let's face it, lacrosse is new to the area and there aren't many who have played before!  Don't worry, you'll receive quality training and education to help you learn and enforce the rules of lacrosse for kids of all ages.

To become an official with the Northern Plains Lacrosse League, there are some requirements that must be met to ensure the safety of the kids you'll be supervising and to get you up to speed on the job.  We appreciate your commitment to the kids of this exciting sport!


  • Register with US Lacrosse to become a member (You can do this through our site!)
  • Get background check (This is also done during registration and paid for by South Dakota Lacrosse)
  • Take the online Level 1 Officials courses
  • Attend the coaching/referee clinic hosted by South Dakota Lacrosse (Date TBD)
  • Attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 Referee Clinic in Winter 2014/Spring 2015
  • Recertify annually
  • On-field evaluation


Register Here!