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Correct Application: A Hard Key to Officiating Success

February 17, 2015    718 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    3662 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    2852 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    4398 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    5099 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    4246 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    4346 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 »

5 Steps to Keep an Angry Lacrosse Coach in Check

November 6, 2014    7939 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    2287 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    8860 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 »

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