2020 Rules Interpretation Meeting


The 2020 US Lacrosse Rules Interpretation meeting will be held on January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following location:

Brandman University

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Irvine, CA 92618 

Room 111

It is a mandatory requirement that an official attends a rules interp, so if you cannot attend this meeting you can attend the LA or San Diego meeting. Please contact Steve Perry if you have an issue with this requirement. Your OCUB dues must be paid at the meeting, $50 for adults and $25 for youth. You can bring cash, check, Zelle or Venmo your dues. Any checks should be made out to OCUB.

Other Dates and locations

San Diego

January 16 @ 6:30 - 9:30

Annex B at the San Diego County Office of Education

Los Angeles

January 26 @ 12:00 - 5:00

Glendale High School


2020 Season Tournaments
January 18-19 Sandstorm (Indio)
January 25 La Pata 7v7 (San Juan)
January 25-26 Air Station Shootout (Great Park)
February 1 ZebraFest (Trabuco Hills)
February 8 Murrieta playday
February 8-9 Crush Tournament (Costa Mesa)
February 8-9 Winter Showdown (Santa Barbara)
March 14 The kNOCk Out (Esperanza HS)
March 14-15 OC/LA Shootout (Laguna Hills HS)
March 27-28 Sticks & Stones (Trabuco Hills HS)


Rule Changes


2020 US Lacrosse Rule Changes


The rules changes were recommended by the joint National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and US Lacrosse (USL) Girls’ Lacrosse Rules Committee, and subsequently approved by both the NFHS and USL boards of directors.

Click here to read the changes.

2020/2021 NCAA Rule Changes


The NCAA has released its rules changes for 2020/2021. These are also the rules that the WCLA (college club) use for their games.


Social Media Presence


The Orange County Umpire Board can now be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 



2019-2020 - CIF Playoffs


CIF Southern Section Bluebook Bylaw 3300.2 states the following:

No playoffs will be conducted by the CIF Southern Section Office when less than 20% of the membership field teams in that sport.

Many schools have called and asked if this bylaw threshold had been met for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. We are pleased to announce that 20% of the membership is now participating in these sports and the section will be holding playoffs in those playoffs.

We are currently forming an advisory committee for these sports and will be working on the number of divisions based on our participation rates. Schools are encouraged to look to their natural leagues and conferences in forming the necessary viable leagues. If that is not possible cross-leaguing is encouraged for those leagues short of the minimum standard of four (4) teams. Otherwise, schools not in current leagues will need to be prepared to participate as Freelance schools.

We are currently working on various aspects necessary to launch this sport as a playoff sport and will have more information (playoff dates, number of divisions, finals locations, official ball, officials' assignments, etc.) as we get closer to the start of the new calendar year.

Please plan your schedules to include a maximum of 20 games, including three (3) allowable tournaments with each counting as two games against your allowable 20, with the date of first allowable contest being February 15 and the last allowable league contest to be May 1.

We are excited and eagerly anticipating this new role handling championships in this exciting sport and will be very much hoping for your support in helping us to launch it.



There is a model of Bangerz goggles that are designed to fit over regular eyeglasses (“Bangerz OTG”). They are ONLY certified for use at the Youth level and NOT certified for use at the HS or College level of play (due to increased speed at which the ball moves during play).

The question of whether eyewear/headgear is legal is taken care of when we ask coaches if all of their teams’ equipment meets USL specifications and regulations, and they say yes. However, please note: there are no current Over the Glasses type goggles approved for HS level+ play.


2020 NFHS Rule Interp Video


We are looking for new girls lacrosse officials who Live in Riverside and Orange Counties. 

Lacrosse experience or sports officiating experience is preferred but NOT required.


WHO: This training is for adults* 18+, living in Orange or Riverside County who are no longer in high school and would like to become certified Girl’s Lacrosse officials.

OC Clinic


WHEN: Classroom training will be held over two nights.

             Session 1: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 – 9:00pm

             Session 2: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:00 – 9:00pm


WHERE: Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, CA


COST:  $60 for adults



Click here to see upcoming USL Clinics

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