Tag Archives: LAREDO

Support Your Partner

While at my very first LAREDO camp, a Level 2 in Orlando, FL, I was asked a very curious question by the lead clinician. I attended this camp after my second season, and I hadn’t been assigned as the Referee on many of my regular season games. While at this LAREDO I got one Referee assignment, which I found out later was to see how I handled the added responsibility. I don’t remember much from that game, but I did get one piece of advice and one question that radically changed my perception on being a quality lacrosse official.

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I Am A Sheet Guy

I woke up on the second morning of the Vail, Colorado 2012 LAREDO 3 clinic, and as I’m eating a delightful meal of pancakes in comes one of the LAREDO 3 clinicians, Sean Murphy. Since my assigned crew chief was unable to ref that day due to a bad illness Sean was stepping up to fill his place so we had a full three-man crew for the first game of the day. I was starting on my second pancake when Sean told me, “Gordon you are the Referee of our crew for today.” I almost choked on the pancake.

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Vail LAREDO 3 Notes!

The following notes are geared towards officials in a three-man crew, but there are also many general officiating comments and mechanics observations that will serve any official well. The following list was put together by Don Balch and Sean Murphy:

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Vail LAREDO 3 Recap and Notes

I am roughly two weeks removed from the Vail LAREDO, and I want to go back! I got to work with great officials from all around the country, and was lucky to have Don Balch and Sean Murphy as the clinicians. Helping Don and Sean were crew chiefs Joe Cronin, Dale Hall, Hank Friedman, and Tim Markham. The crew chiefs did a fantastic job of managing the games, while simultaneously critiquing and advising my fellow campers and myself. Don and Sean put together the following comments after Day 1, which are observations and evaluations things that at least one official did during the games: Vail 2012 LAREDO – General Comments. Feel free to download this document to read at your leisure.

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