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Smooth Operators Make the Best Refs

January 28, 2015    4553 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    6146 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    6795 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    5943 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    5965 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    9723 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    3073 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    10727 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    7795 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    1728 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 »

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