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Always Be Counting: How to Get Your Head in the Game

April 21, 2015    505 Views
Always Be Counting: How to Get Your Head in the Game Our resident lacrosse official details one way to keep your head in the game. Get in the habit of counting players and you’ll become a more engaged official. Read More »

Why Ref Youth Lacrosse? Learning to Speak with Conviction

April 14, 2015    597 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    1333 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    1935 Views
Parent Behavior to OfficialsYouth sports safety involves parents working with coaches and officials to make the player experience better. Read More »

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

March 17, 2015    3412 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 »

Correct Application: A Hard Key to Officiating Success

February 17, 2015    2082 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    5710 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    4298 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    5846 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    6504 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 »

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