ALO is pleased to announce our first training for the Spring 2015 Season. The class will be held January 4 at the the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030. The class will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes early in order to check in and get settled.
Space is limited. To register for the January 4, class, please fill out the online registration form.
Cost of the New Officials Training is $40. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and US Lacrosse members.
Students will receive a a copy of the 2015 Rules Book, the 2014 Training Guide, a pre-game sheet, Fox 40 finger whistle, penalty flag and a US Lacrosse Officials patch upon completion of all requirements.
There will be a short break for lunch and there are numerous options within walking distance of the center.
Congratulation to all the 124 youth officials who completed their 2014 certifications! Unfortunately, there are no more classes or field trainings scheduled as the fall season has ended. Please note that ALL officials need to re-certify each and every year. The re-certification class is free and will take place in January. If you still need to complete a requirement, read on….
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This 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
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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.
UPDATE: The October 25th 25th class 25th class is full.
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