West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association is a collection of Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs from across West Virginia. The WVSLA serves to promote the sport of Lacrosse by providing healthy competition, educational activities in the play of the game, rules, and coaching. The Association provides training and certification clinics in the rules of the game, lacrosse coaching fundamentals, player safety, and leadership skills for coaches participating in the state and promotes year-round lacrosse opportunities including (but not limited to): Spring season outdoor field lacrosse games, Summer league outdoor field lacrosse games, Fall outdoor field lacrosse games, special tournaments, lacrosse skills clinics for new and experienced players, and coaching training.
The WVSLA also strives to promote lacrosse opportunities for all age groups and skill levels, including (but not limited to): Elementary School age, Middle School age, High School age, and College age boys and girls, and promote the advancement of Lacrosse as a team sport in the Secondary Schools in the West Virginia including Public and Private School Teams, Varsity, Junior Varsity, and eventually 9th Grade Teams.
The Bridge Rec complex in Bridgeport, WV, will be hosting indoor boys lacrosse on Saturday afternoons starting Jan 8th, 2022, and going 8 wks leading up to the 2022 season. They are currently accepting team registrations. I have attached their flyer.
Open Team: If you have individual players that want to play but not enough for a team, contact me, and we can get them playing time on a registered team, or we can form an open group.
Referee Jobs are Great Flexible Employment!
Becoming A Boy’s Lacrosse Officials in West Virginia
Training classes to become a lacrosse official to work boys' games in West Virginia for the Mountaineer Lacrosse Officials Association (MLOA) will be held in January to March. To become an official, you have to complete several requirements. (1) You must become a US Lacrosse member as an official, (2) take the online US Lacrosse training class and then participate in (3) the local training class that the MLOA will hold online and in person. Here are the steps:
Step 1) First, you must join USA Lacrosse as an official. If you are already a USA Lacrosse member, but not as an official, you will have to have your membership updated to reflect that you now want to be an official as well. You may need to call in to USA Lacrosse to have it updated manually by a staff member if you are unable to do yourself online. If you need to join USA Lacrosse, you can follow this link to become a member.
JOIN US LACROSSE: https://membership.usalacrosse.com/login
Step 2) Next, after you join USA Lacrosse, you must register and take the online US Lacrosse officials training class to become a boy’s lacrosse official. You must complete this step BEFORE you take the local MLOA training class listed in step 3 below. The instructions to take the USA Lacrosse class can be found by clicking on the link below:US LACROSSE ONLINE
TRAINING CLASS INFORMATION: https://www.usalacrosse.com/officials-certification
Step 3) Lastly, you will need to take the local MLOA training class. This will consist of five online virtual classes with our trainer, Jeff Thompson and one on field training session at a scrimmage in Fairmont, West Virginia. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL ONLINE CLASSES AND ONE OF THE TWO AVAILABLE IN PERSON TRAINING SESSIONS. The dates of the local training classes are:
Virtual Online Training Sessions (Must attend all)
Sunday, January 2, 2022 – 6pm to 8pm
Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 6pm to 8pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022 – 6pm to 8pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – 6pm to 8pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022 – 6pm to 8pm (If needed)
In Person On-Field Training @ Fairmont, WV (Choose one)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 9am – 3 pm
Sunday, March 13 – 10am – 2 pmTo sign up and take the class, you must send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. After we receive your email of interest, further instructions will be sent to you including links to join the local training classes online.
Upon successful completion of the training class, you can become a member of the Mountaineer Lacrosse Officials Association and be able to referee boy’s lacrosse in West Virginia.
The 2022 Season will feature some new teams. At the October 3rd WVSLA meeting, the WVSLA added five new programs to the state league. The Eastern Panhandle added Musselman and Martinsburg Ladies teams, while Hedgesville and Jefferson added additional boys programs. On the state's western side, the Mountain State Vikings boys team became the newest program.
The WVSLA adjusted the Boys' Division II east conferences to include Hedgesville, Jefferson, Martinsburg, Musselman, Preston, and Buckhannon moved to the western division. The Eastern Girls' Division will see the addition of the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Applemen. Good luck to the new teams as they help "Grow The WV Game."
Report your scores on the 2021 Max Preps site. https://www.maxpreps.com/
West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association