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Why Ref Youth Lacrosse? Learning to Speak with Conviction

April 14, 2015    401 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    1189 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    1830 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    58240 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    3297 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    1820 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    2012 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    5632 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    4232 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    5779 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 »

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