The Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Officials Association (EMLOA) provides officiating services for all levels of Men's and Boy's lacrosse. The primary territory for delivering our services includes leagues and schools located throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts.
Pics above - Recruiting Booth at Gillette on left (L to R, Catalano, Benson, Tonelli,Hubbard), signboard on right - Youth Lacrosse Convention held at Gillette Stadium on January 7, 2023.
We have lots of openings for lacrosse officials in Eastern and Central Mass. If you are interested in joining our ranks, apply below. We have a program for everyone!
If you are 18 or older, you have two choices:
Full EMLOA - sign up and take the new candidates classes. You can do HS Varsity, sub-Varsity and Youth. With some experience, you can advance to men's games and College games.
Apprentice EMLOA - this program is geared towards two groups, 1) college aged adults (former AO's) and 2) parents/coaches of youth players (Dads with Flags). College students can officiate HS subvarsity games (with an adult) as well as any level of Youth lacrosse. Dad's with Flags can do the same.
If you are a HS student under the age of 18 you have one choice:
Associate Official - go to Associate Officials pages for more information.
If you'd like to become a Lacrosse Official in 2024, email firstname.lastname@example.org We will respond with information on Training and Certification. Click on the "Become a Ref" tab above for more information.
Updated Daily openings during season. After Mar 27, 202x, check this page daily for openings for the week.
It will be updated once or twice daily.
If you are interested in an OPENING, email me at email@example.com with the DATE and LOCATION of the game.
If you are AVAILABLE on a given day but none of the listed openings are in your area, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the DATE and AREA that you are able to do a game.
As in years past, EMLOA will allow members (adult officials) to pay your Annual Dues either by check or online.
The online system will allow you to pay with either a credit card or by electronic check. The online system is very simple to use and is streamlined for a quicker online experience.
PAY EMLOA DUES BY
CHECK - The check payments are handled directly through the EMLOA Treasurer. Checks or money orders should be made
out to EMLOA in the amount of $110 and mailed to:
EMLOA c/o Dave Pinciaro
8 Central St. Suite 101
Topsfield, MA 01983-1837
PAY EMLOA DUES ONLINE - You can pay online by clicking on the button below. You will be taken to the authorize.net secure checkout page - enter the Security Code and click Continue. You will be given the option of paying with a credit card or by an electronic check. Fill in your billing information and your email address and submit your transaction. (Note that your shipping info is the same as billing info, so just check the box and info will populate.). Once you complete your transaction, you will see a receipt page - you may print that for your records if you so desire. You will also get an email receipt so make sure you enter your correct email address!
NOTE: If you are trying to pay using Google Chrome (phone or PC), you may experience a problem with the "Pay 2023 Dues" button. In that case, either launch a Microsoft Edge browser or an Internet Explorer browser window and pay or you can always pay by check.
Send any questions or concerns pertaining to the EMLOA 2023 Dues policy to
If you are a current member of the 2023 EMLOA (adult) New
Candidates class and you want to pay by check, see information above for paying by check. Remember, amount is
If you are a current member of the 2023 EMLOA New
Candidates class and you want to pay online, click on the button below (2023 New Cand
$135 $85). New Candidate Clinic fee of $50
waived for 2023, hence only pay $85 dues.
The 2023 Associate Official (High School aged officials) Training Program is currently underway. To access ALL pertinent information relating to the AO program, click here - Associate Officials Page or click on the Associate Officials link on the menu at the top of this page. You will find information on the following topics:
AO Certification and Recertification Process including Nomination Process, Registration Process, Remote Training Classes and Testing, Mentoring and Evaluations/Observations
AO Pay Rates and Coverage
PAY ASSOCIATE OFFICIALS REGISTRATION/DUES - Information for paying your 2023 Associate Officials Registration/Dues is available at the following link on the Associate Officials page Registration and Payment .
NFHS and NCAA Rules changes for 2023 will be posted in 2023