Welcome to the Mid-Ohio Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association (MOWLOA)!  We are very excited about the 2024 season and the growth in the levels of play seen in the youth, middle school and high school programs throughout Central Ohio. Our organization is passionate about the girls’ game and are committed to providing officials with opportunities to excel at their craft.  As an OHSAA approved official’s association, we invite you to join MOWLOA.  Please visit “MOWLOA Official” to review a checklist of items needed to maintain your officiating credentials for the upcoming season.  If you are new to officiating, please select “Becoming and Official” to learn about the training and coursework required to become an official.  Training and development of officials in Central Ohio is the highest priority for MOWLOA.   We strive to be a platform to assist you in your lacrosse officiating journey.  MOWLOA’s most experienced officials will instruct on all facets of the game: game mechanics, points of emphasis, and rule interpretation. With focused training and communication, MOWLOA is committed to providing the best-trained and competent officials for each level of play.

Look forward to seeing you on the field in 2024!

-Wendy Pinta–MOWLOA President

MOWLOA 2024 Local Meeting Dates: (Note: please check frequently for updates on dates, times, and locations)

  • Thursday, Feb. 8  2024: 7:00-8:30 pm “Dust Off Your Whistle”  (View Presentation Here) MOWLOA Business Meeting followed by a recap of the points of emphasis and new rules for the 2024 season. Important, general information regarding scheduling, rating & evaluation opportunities as well as pro tips & Apps to track expenditures and mileage will be discussed. (View Video Here)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 2024: 7:30-8:45 pm “Common Major and Minor Fouls”  Focus is on common fouls seen at both the HS and MS levels with a focus on dangerous contact & play.  Review what is legal vs non-legal contact/play at both levels, what to look for, and how to make and set up the call. (Join by Microsoft Teams using Meeting ID: 279 381 635 290 and Passcode: RHLcB5 or here)
  • Sunday, March 3 2024:  1:45-3:00 pm “On-Field Officiating”  Geared towards new officials. Practice and receive feedback regarding your on-field mechanics.  Their focus will be foul administration, field positioning, and signaling. (Location UAHS Practice Fields: 1625 Zollinger Rd)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024: 11:00 am-12:15 pm “Cameraview Officiating”  Come and watch the Loyola vs Hill Varsity contest with a seasoned official that will discuss and point out on-field mechanics.  Their focus will be foul administration, field positioning, transitions, and signaling (verbal & non-verbal communication) between officials. (Location UAHS: 1625 Zollinger Rd: Game time 11:00 am)
  • Sunday, April 21, 2024: 5:45-7:00 pm“You Make the Call” Application of rules in unusual situations that can impact the game: situations involving equipment, field lining/field issues, table personnel, game administration.  Suggestions for pre-game plan & conversation with partner(s). Aspects of the game including sportsmanship, draw sets/resets, counting players, table-side official and their duties regarding game management/communication with partners will be covered. (UAHS) 

2024 OHSAA Girls Lacrosse Calendar

Feb. 19

$First Day of Coaching and Tryouts

March 15

$Regular Season Begins

April 20

$Hannigan (Thomas Worthington HS): Rating Opportunity

May 4

$MS Tournament (Dublin Coffman HS)

May 11

$JV Tournament (Hilliard Davidson HS): Rating Opportunity

May 16 - 22

$Regional Qualifying

May 19

$NA Lax Jam (Bevelhymer Park)

May 23 - June 1

$Regional Semis & Finals

June 1 - June 2

$Buckeye Elite (Dublin Jerome)

June 4 - 8


June 8

$Season Ends

Contact MOWLOA


Bill Andrews
Phone: 614-600-7025

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