Welcome to the OHSLA

The Ohio High School Lacrosse Association (OHSLA) was created to provide guidance, a shared vision, and a forum for communications that will challenge, engage, and energize the men's game, its heritage and its future in the State of Ohio.

I trust you will find this site to be informative.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome.


Paul Balcerzak
OHSLA Commissioner

Please go to www.oslaonline.com for girls lacrosse in the State of Ohio

News & Information
No records to display.
Today's Games
DateVisitor HomeTime
Data pager
 Page 1 of 7, items 1 to 5 of 34.
4/23/2014 West Geauga vs. Gilmour Academy 4:45 PM
4/23/2014 Archbishop Hoban vs. Benedictine 5:00 PM
4/23/2014 Holy Name vs. Lake Catholic 5:00 PM
4/23/2014 Green vs. Wooster 5:30 PM
4/23/2014 Big Walnut vs. Pickerington Central 5:30 PM
Commissioner's Corner
Ohio Concussion Law
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 4/3/2013

In December of 2012, Ohio’s Governor Kasich signed into law legislation that was passed by Ohio’s 129th General Assembly which incorporated much of what the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) regulations previously mandated for concussion prevention, recognition and management.  This law, however, does add several aspects to previous OHSAA regulations and now requires action by the OHSLA.  Therefore, in order to be fully compliant with this law as signed by our Governor, the OHSAA will be making modifications to their policy.  

The OHSLA shall utilize the same polices/standards as the OHSAA with some additional modifications to accommodate our status outside of the OHSAA and to address compliance with our non-interscholastic members. The OHSAA modifications are set forth in these updated Concussion Regulations which were approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors on February 14, 2013.  Please read these regulations which are attached and will also be published in the 2013-14 OHSAA Handbook. The regulations become fully effective on April 26, 2013.

OHSAA Concussion Regulations

OHSLA Rules and Regulations
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 3/8/2013

The Boys Lacrosse Regulations and the OHSLA Tournament Regulations have been approved by the OHSLA Athletic Directors Council (ADC) and become effective immediately.  A companion document to the Boys Lacrosse Regulations is the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) General Sports Regulations. 

Both OHSLA and OHSAA documents are utilized in the administration of boys lacrosse and are listed below:

For lacrosse uniform specifications, please use this document from the NFHS:

The Boys Lacrosse Regulations supplement the OHSLA Bylaws and, in the event of a conflict, override these Bylaws.  The calendar in the OHSLA has been replaced by the Boys Lacrosse Regulations.

Other documents used by the OHSLA for the administration of the sport include the following from the OHSAA web site (these links will take you to the OHSAA web site):

What's New
NEW Officials Training Class Starting 3/16/2014
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 11/15/2013


SITE: Upper Arlington High School Fitness Center Classroom. The classroom is located at the southwest end of the fitness center/locker room complex located in the Marv Moorehead Memorial Stadium. The entrance to the classroom is through the white double doors on the west side of the building.Upper Arlington High School is located at 1650 Ridgeview Road Upper Arlington 43221. Parking is located south of the tennis courts off Mt. Holyoke Road [one-way south] or south of the softball field off Brandon Road [one-way north

DATES: Sunday, March 16 and Sunday, March 23, 2014 – you must attend BOTH sessions to be eligible to complete the class.

TIME: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM with break for lunch.

INSTRUCTORS: Lee Spitzer –US Lacrosse Men’s Officials Training Committee, US Lacrosse Trainer and COC Clinician; Pete Bluvol –US Lacrosse Trainer; and Jim Beery – US Lacrosse Trainer.

COST: $25.00 – includes National Federation Rule Book, scorecard, tape measure, official’s coin and other course materials and dues to COLOA

CLASS REGISTRATION: We ask that you register for the class by March 10, 2014. Send registration form and check [$25.00] to Lee Spitzer – 2213 Nottingham Road Columbus, OH 43221. You will be notified when your registration is received.

 US Lacrosse Level 1 Boys’ Officials Training Program
 National Federation Rules
 2-man and 3-man officiating mechanics
 Game management techniques
 Video study

QUESTIONS: Contact Lee Spitzer at laxspitz@columbus.rr.com or 614-325-9358

 US Lacrosse membership – to register go on-line to www.uslacrosse.org. Cost is $50.00 which provides you with insurance, officials’ resources, all aspects of the US Lacrosse Training Program and Lacrosse Magazine.
 Complete the US Lacrosse Men’s Officiating On-line Course. Available to you free with your US Lacrosse membership. Print off the completion certificate and bring to the first class.
 No officiating or playing experience is required.

This class is for individuals who are serious about becoming high school boys’ lacrosse officials. This course is not designed for youth officials or coaches

2013 All-Region/All-State/All-American Teams Announced
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 5/29/2013

Selected and voted on by head coaches from each region, the OHSLA is proud to announce the All-Region, All-State, Players of the Year and All American honorees for 2013.  All Region Teams and All State Team, and Players of the Year and All-Americans award winners.

2013 OHSLA Tournament (Updated 6/9/2013 @ 7:30 am)
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 5/20/2013
Tournament Seeding and Bracket Placement for the 2013 OHSLA Tournament.  Dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Every effort will be make to keep this up-to-date, but please check with the HOME team in case of any last minute changes.

Division I - Bracket

Division II - Bracket 

Club - Bracket

REVISED 2012-13 calendar
Posted by Paul Balcerzak on 10/20/2012
2013 OHSLA State Championship Finals will be played at Upper Arlington High School.

Calendars are subject to change.  Future calendars can be found at the back of the OHSLA Boys Lacrosse Regulations
Lacrosse (Grades 9-12) 2012-13 2013-14
Annual Meeting/Fees Due Fall (TBD)   Fall (TBD)
 Final Schedules Posted  1/31  1/31
 Rules Mtg (Mandatory)  Feb (TBD)  Feb (TBD)
 Coaching Begins (Acclimation)   2/25  2/24
 First Full Practice Permitted  3/4  3/3
 Rosters Posted  3/15  3/15
 Season Begins (first game)  3/25  3/24
 Easter 3/31  4/20
 Last game for Seeding  5/18  5/17
 Seeding/Awards Mtg (Mandatory)  5/19  5/18

         Play-In Games (DII)

 5/22  5/21
         Play-n Games (DI/Club)  5/23  5/22

         1st Round (DII)

 5/24  5/23
         1st Round (DI/Club)  5/25  5/24
         2nd Round  5/29  5/28
         Memorial Day  5/27  5/26
         Regional Finals  6/1  5/31
         Semi-Finals  6/5  6/4
         Final  6/8  6/7
 Coaches No Contact Period         8/5 - 9/7 8/4 - 9/1 
Calendar subject to change