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Why Ref Youth Lacrosse? Learning to Speak with Conviction

April 14, 2015    2071 Views
Why Ref Youth Lacrosse? Learning to Speak with ConvictionBecoming a junior lacrosse official is a great way to help teenage players find their voice. Our resident official explains. Read More »

Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    3103 Views
Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse OfficiatingOfficials are at the game for safety first, then fairness. If the safety calls are made and neither team gets an unfair advantage, then the kids will have fun. Read More »

Give 'em a Break: Adjusting Parent Attitudes Toward Officials

April 3, 2015    3530 Views
Parent Behavior to OfficialsYouth sports safety involves parents working with coaches and officials to make the player experience better. Read More »

That’s a Ward! Stick Protection 101 for Boys Lacrosse

March 17, 2015    9844 Views
That’s a Ward! Stick Protection 101 for Boys LacrosseUS Lacrosse resident official Gordon Corsetti makes the case for what constitutes a warding violation (and what doesn't) in lacrosse. Read More »

Correct Application: A Hard Key to Officiating Success

February 17, 2015    3228 Views
Correct Application: A Hard Key to Officiating Success Officials often joke that “the rules are overrated.” Our resident zebra explains why knowing the rules is the easy part, but applying them correctly is tough. Read More »

Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s Perspective

February 5, 2015    7580 Views
Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s PerspectiveNew doesn't automatically mean bad—it means new. Our resident official lays out reasonable expectations for youth lacrosse officials and parents this season. Read More »

Smooth Operators Make the Best Refs

January 28, 2015    5274 Views
Smooth Operators Make the Best RefsPick these four timely pause points to collect yourself before and during games. Read More »

It’s All About Perspective

December 16, 2014    7042 Views
It’s All About PerspectiveThe job of all officials is to not let any other perspectives influence the focus on player safety and fairness. Our resident zebra uses a visual to demonstrate. Read More »

How Does Intent Play Into Lacrosse Officiating?

December 9, 2014    7662 Views
How Does Intent Play Into Lacrosse Officiating?Our resident official explains why “He didn’t mean it” (intent) is an insufficient plea on the behalf of youth lacrosse players who commit penalties. Read More »

Officials Tip: Keep Your Eyes Off The Ball

November 18, 2014    6853 Views
Officials Tip: Keep Your Eyes Off The BallIf you and your partner are watching the ball and the ball carrier, who is watching all the other players? Use these tips to break the habit. Read More »