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It’s All About Perspective

December 16, 2014    748 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    1860 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    1679 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    1860 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 »

Angry Coach: 5 Steps At Least 2 Too Many

November 7, 2014    2532 Views
Officials must penalize unsporting behavior“The Ramp” does not offer a steep incline. Lacrosse needs swifter, stiffer penalties for unsporting coaches, writes one basketball official. Read More »

5 Steps to Keep an Angry Lacrosse Coach in Check

November 6, 2014    5335 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    1668 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    4514 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 »

4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

October 21, 2014    6547 Views
4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience. Read More »

Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    3539 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 »

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