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Why Lacrosse Officials Prioritize the Blindside Hit Rule

June 2, 2015    2486 Views
Blindside HitsAs much as his "inner tough guy" once struggled with the blindside hit rule in youth and high school lacrosse, here's why our resident official now never hesitates to make the call. Read More »

The Top Three Most Misunderstood Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules

May 21, 2015    8323 Views
The Top Three Most Misunderstood Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules Offside, slashing and holding are three of the most commonly misunderstood rules in boys youth lacrosse. Our resident official breaks down how they really work. Read More »

One for the Ages: Youth Lacrosse Age Verification and Event Sanctioning

April 29, 2015    4635 Views
One for the Ages: Age Verification and Event Sanctioning US Lacrosse hopes to put an end to uneven play with two new youth lacrosse initiatives—age verification and event sanctioning. Read More »

Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    1763 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 »

How to Coach Physicality in Youth Lacrosse [Video]

February 9, 2015    6551 Views
How-to-Coach-Physicality-in-Youth-Lacrosse-Video Former San Jose State lacrosse player and current youth coach Sean Carscadden talks about coaching physicality in youth lacrosse. Read More »

Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Rule Myths: Busted

January 9, 2015    31890 Views
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Rule Myths: BustedConfused about a situation you've seen on the lacrosse field? Our resident official digs in to the rulebook to debunk the top 10 boys lacrosse rule myths. Read More »

Angry Coach: 5 Steps At Least 2 Too Many

November 7, 2014    6755 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 »

4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

October 21, 2014    13632 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 »

How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

October 9, 2014    13109 Views
How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s LacrosseShooting space is one of the most difficult rules to understand, especially for new lacrosse players, parents and coaches. Let’s break it down. Read More »

Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

October 7, 2014    8766 Views
Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged EquallyThe idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field. Read More »

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