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How Does Intent Play Into Lacrosse Officiating?

December 9, 2014    6610 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    5746 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 »

6 Sideline Guidelines for “Official” Fans

November 12, 2014    5809 Views
6 Sideline Guidelines for “Official” FansIf you’re an official who likes to get out and watch games, use these guidelines to help you enjoy the game and maintain a level of professional distance. Read More »

5 Steps to Keep an Angry Lacrosse Coach in Check

November 6, 2014    9488 Views
Catching an earful from an angry lacrosse coach? Our resident official details “the ramp,” an escalating series of penalties to help keep things in check. Read More »

Pregame Checklists for Lacrosse Officiating Success

November 4, 2014    2772 Views
Pregame Checklists for Lacrosse Officiating SuccessStruggling with confidence as a lacrosse official? Use these checklists and quotes to make sure you're prepared. Read More »

Three Rules for Dealing With On-Field Conflict in Lacrosse

October 28, 2014    10489 Views
Three Rules for Dealing With On-Field Conflict in LacrosseBelieve it or not, the job of a bouncer and the job of an official are remarkably similar. Use these simple rules to decrease escalated on-field incidents. Read More »

Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    7628 Views
Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s PerspectiveShould refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective. Read More »

Lead with E’s: Lacrosse Officials Are Stewards of the Game

September 12, 2014    1538 Views
Lead with E’s: Lacrosse Officials Are Stewards of the GameOfficials don’t often look at themselves as leaders. Use the three E’s of leadership to cultivate empowered, enthusiastic and excellent lacrosse officials. Read More »

Couples Therapy: Counseling for Coaches and Officials

June 11, 2014    2485 Views
Couples Therapy: Counseling for Coaches and OfficialsThere are plenty of things you can do to make the coach-official relationship less fractious, which in turn makes game day more fun for everyone. Read More »

Can’t We All Get Along? 5 Ways to Avoid an In-Game Battle

April 10, 2014    3040 Views
5 ways to avoid an in game battleCoaching education expert Chris Snyder lays out five key points for coaches to keep in mind for their dealings with officials this season. Read More »

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