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Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    3481 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    3939 Views
Parent Behavior to OfficialsYouth sports safety involves parents working with coaches and officials to make the player experience better. Read More »

What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse Community

March 19, 2015    72272 Views
What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse CommunityA lacrosse dad who admittedly has gotten caught up in the “machine” looks at challenges facing the sport and offers perspective on potential changes. Read More »

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

March 17, 2015    11199 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 »

Video Highlights: Rorke Denver’s LaxCon Keynote Address

February 23, 2015    3424 Views
Video Highlights: Rorke Denver’s LaxCon Keynote AddressBring the best moments from Commander Rorke T. Denver’s US Lacrosse Convention keynote address to your team, club or league with this YouTube playlist. Read More »

Correct Application: A Hard Key to Officiating Success

February 17, 2015    3481 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    8037 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    5508 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    7334 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    7886 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 »