I am beyond excited to announce that my first book, “Advancement Rules: Improving Your Lacrosse Officiating” is now available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle Store! After a year of writing and a few months of editing and cover design I have a finished product that I am incredibly proud of. I could not have gotten to this point without the help of some fantastic people in my life: Continue reading
We have completed all training classes this season. Please check back in May for summer dates and locations.
For those who have taken a US Lacrosse clinic with Atlanta Lacrosse Official this year there is still some confusion as to what is required before you can officiate games. Please read the following post for clarification. Continue reading
As Gordon Corsetti likes to say, the Unnecessary Roughness penalty is for the hit that makes the crowd go “ooooooooohhhhh.” It is imperative that these hits be penalized, particularly at the Youth Level. A body check that has met ALL of the requirements of a legal check (two hands on the crosse, above the waist, below the neck, from the front to side and with the body not the crosse between the hands) may still be ruled illegal if the official deems that it was unnecessary . Continue reading
ALO’s own Gordon Corsetti has been asked to join the US Lacrosse Men’s Officials Training Group! Their mission is to “create, maintain and implement standardized training, evaluation and education of all officials across the country that raises the knowledge, experience and safety for all those involved in the game of lacrosse.” Gordon brings a wealth of lacrosse experience as a player, administrator, coach, official, and trainer as well as a unique perspective on how the game has grown in non-traditional areas. Gordon will make an excellent addition to the group! Congratulations!
It is essential that officials working youth games know the US Lacrosse Youth Rules, but they must also be aware of the specific adjustments each league or tournament is playing under. Below you will find a number of league rules from in and around the Atlanta area. Continue reading
PlayOn! Sports is the nation’s premier high school sports media company. We are the largest rights holder, producer, and aggregator of high school sports events, including the GHSA. Games may be viewed on cable television as well as web. This is another great resource you can use to watch film and improve your craft. You might even catch yourself on tape! Visit the site regularly to see what new games have been posted.
You’ve completed all the requirements: been through the Level 1 training class, taken the online course, done your field work , taken the rules test, watched the rules video, registered with US Lacrosse as an official and received your patch. So now what? The class you took taught you a lot about the rules of the mechanics of officiating, but there are probably still many questions you might have about being a referee. Here are some helpful tips and advice for you as a begin your career. Continue reading
As a an official, you have a ruling on whether contact is safe, legal and fair at all times. This is imperative to preserving the safety of the players and the integrity of the game. Check out these US Lacrosse videos on contact in the men’s game. Continue reading
Please complete the 2013 GHSA Boys Lacrosse Clinic for Coaches and Officials by February 16, 2013 if you plan to officiate GHSA JV and Varsity contests this season. You may also download the clinic handout.
Warning!! there are a number of compatibility issues with the online clinic. Be careful as to what browser, software and device you use. I suggest Internet Explorer 9. Please read below for more disclaimers from GHSA. Continue reading