The IOC is the organization of lacrosse officials for men’s lacrosse for international lacrosse competition. The IOC’s primary purpose is to support the promotion of international lacrosse by providing officials from the United States to participate in international events.
Membership in the IOC is open to all officials who are members of US Lacrosse, who have participated in international lacrosse competition as an official or as an assessor, or who indicate a desire to be a member.
The IOC provides training, services, and representation in the international community and provides all U.S. international officials a forum in which to raise and address their ideas and concerns.
For questions about international officiating, please contact Tom Sutton, Men’s Game Officials Subcommittee Chair or Stephen Berger, US Lacrosse Men’s Game Director.
• FIL Men's Rulebook (PDF) | 2011 Rules Changes
• IOC By-Laws
• IOC Points of Policy
• IOC-USL U19 Memo of Agreement
• FIL-NCAA Rule Differences
• FIL Referee Manual
• USA Officials at World Championships
• Sutton Selected as 2014 Referee in Chief
• FIL Names Deputy RICs for 2014 Championship
(Officials at the U.S. Men's U-19 Tryouts in Baltimore; July 7-10, 2011)
Twenty-one officials participated in the tryouts to earn a spot to officiate in the 2012 world championship. Selected to work at the world championship were: Peter Buchanan (Centreville, Va.); Chris Clark (Buffalo, N.Y.); and Mike Hyland (Huntingtown, Md.). Five alternates were also named. In order, they are: Charles Baber (Westminster, Md.); Tim McCaffrey (Amherst, N.H.); Jason Yates (Henderson, Nev.); James Reilly (Dover, N.H.); and Pete Weaver (Southbury, Ct.).