This site has been developed to assist young officials break into the game of Lacrosse and experienced officials hone their craft. I am teacher by training and I wanted to create a world class collection of materials to help improve the quality of officiating in the Atlanta area and across the country. Continue reading
US Lacrosse has announced new minimum training requirements for men’s officials to begin in the 2012 season. This new program will allow officials to keep up with the changes occurring in the game through its growth and development. It also provides officials with a clear and definitive career progression that will be the standard across the country. Continue reading
The Keeper of the Game Project is a culture preservation campaign lauched by US Lacrosse that is focused on protecting and championing the values of lacrosse. As the game grows and changes occur, it is critical that each generation who played the sport own the responsibility of safeguarding the integrity and spirit of the game for future generations. The game is in your hands. Continue reading
“Crooked Arrows,” a much-anticipated lacrosse feature film that chronicles the unlikely rise of a Native American team to a prep school league championship, began filming in August and is slated for release in theaters during the spring 2012 lacrosse season. Click here to view the trailer!
The last point of emphasis in the 2012 NFHS rule book addresses stick checks. The NFHS recommends four random stick checks throughout the game. In order to better understand what a stick check entails, GLOA Official Gordon Coresetti has prepared two videos to watch and to share with your other coaches, players, and parents. Please refer to pages 53-54 of the 2012 NFHS Rule Book; Rule 5 Section 5 Illegal Crosse – and especially Situation I. Continue reading
Without a doubt, the most confusing section of the lacrosse rulebook is Rule 7-6: Simultaneous Fouls. Many veteran officials make these calls incorrectly without realizing it, because in few cases do the coaches—or anyone else watching the game—understand the correct enforcement. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to make the right calls! Continue reading
Once the ball has been successfully advanced into the goal area, a team is provided the opportunity to run its offense on its offensive half of the field. If the offensive team carries or intentionally passes or propels the ball to its defensive half of the field and the offensive team was last in possession
, the official will signal and verbally announce “get it in/keep it in” if the offensive team gains possession. Continue reading
The following is an additional clarification to the 2012 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Book (1-7-3) regarding the type of end cap that must be used on hollow crosses.
The 2012 revision to rule 1-7-3 is stated as follows:
All hollow crosse handles must have their open end covered with a plastic or rubber end cap manufactured for a lacrosse stick.