Things I learned at the Vail LAREDO 3

USL TrainingThis summer I attended my first US Lacrosse Referee Development (LAREDO) clinic.  The LAREDO program began in the late 1980s as a way to teach two and three-man mechanics to officials in areas new to lacrosse. Clinics are led by experienced clinicians, all of whom are elite officials with years of experience both on the field and in the classroom.  The program has evolved to provide opportunities for officials at various points in their careers and now serves as a means of standardizing best practices throughout the country.  Level 1 clinics are primarily aimed at rookie officials and reinforce basics two-man mechanics.  Level 2 clinics are geared towards officials with three to four years of experience who have a solid grounding in two-man mechanics. These clinics introduce a more nuanced understanding of game management practices and principles.  The Level 3 LAREDOs are for experienced high school officials looking to master three-man mechanics and are often seen as a stepping stone to the collegiate ranks. Continue reading

October 25th class FULL

The October 25th class for new youth officials us full.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list,  email Atllacrosseref@gmail.Gmal.com.

Or next training will be this January.  Date and time TBD.

In addition we will hold a number of free re-certification courses for all 2014 referees.

 

 

 

 

 

October 25 Referee Clinic Registration Closed

UPDATE: The October 25th 25th class 25th class is full. 

Continue reading

Communication Maintains The Threshold

This is an examination of three separate body checks in one Varsity game from not too long ago with a three-man crew. Region game between two skilled teams that were up and down through the season. It was going to be a good game if both teams showed up with their “A” game. They both played strong and it turned out to be a barn burner of a game with lots of up and down action and some very hard hits. It was a night game under the lights and a very loud crowd for each team. As a ref this is a game you remember for a while because the atmosphere was electric all the way to the final horn. Continue reading

September 6 Training Class Full; New Class in November

The September 6 Youth Officials training Class is full and already has an extensive wait list.  We are working on a second class and field training in early November.  Information and registration will be up next week on ALO.