Monthly Archives: October 2014

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.