2017 Boys Lacrosse Youth Referee Training

gllALO, in partnership with the Gwinnett Lacrosse League (GLL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding a boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinic on January 28, 2017  (10 am to 4 pm) at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth, Georgia. The mandatory  field training is tentatively scheduled for February  18 (location will be finalized soon; these are 2 hour slots).

This training is for boys lacrosse only. If you are interested in officiating the girls game, Mike Hannah (michaelhannah@bellsouth.netand Andrea Braun (andreaabraun@me.com) are the people that can assist you.

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New USL Webinar: Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course

ONLINE CertAll participants in the referee clinic must complete the Boys Rules and Penalty Online Course or what we at ALO call the webinar, prior to attending the classroom session.  The online webinar is free and available to US lacrosse members through their new US Lacrosse Learning Management System.  The webinar teaches fundamental lacrosse rules and penalties through diagrams, video and interactive instruction. This course is exclusively available and FREE to US Lacrosse members. Continue reading

2016 Tests and Rules Video Now Available

nfhsAll US Lacrosse officials should take BOTH the NFHS and Youth tests.  Officials re-certifying should pass with at least an 80+. More information on the re-certification process can be found here. The NFHS Rules Interpretation Video is also available and may be found below. Continue reading

2017 Rules Interpretation Videos

Here are the 2017 NFHS and all four Youth rules interpretation videos.

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Our Next Class This Spring

gllALO will be hosting another class in the Spring through the Gwinnett Lacrosse League (GLL).  Time and date are TBD. We will post info on the AtlantaLacrosseOffcial.com site when the details set later this fall.

If you are interested in attending, check back here later this fall or email me at ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com and I will marked you down as interested and email you when info is posted.

BOTH FALL CLASSES FULL

Both the East Cobb and Old Atlanta Youth Referee Classes are FULL. 

ALO, in partnership with the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  and the Gwinnett Lacrosse League (GLL), plans to hold a boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinics this Spring. Information will be posted sometime this winter.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for one of the classes this fall, please email ATL.LacrosseRef@gmail.com.

Risk Minimization Addressed in 2017 Rules Changes

nfhsIn an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease. All 2017 boys lacrosse rules changes recommended by the committee at its July 18-20 meeting in Indianapolis were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Continue reading