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Four Steps to Becoming a Lacrosse Official

February 9, 2016    8595 Views
Four Steps to Becoming a Lacrosse OfficialLacrosse is growing at a pace that far outstrips the ability of organizations to cover game assignments. Have you considered becoming an official? Here are four steps to begin the process. Read More »

Snowy US Lacrosse Convention Opens in Baltimore

January 22, 2016    4487 Views

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Snow began falling on Friday afternoon in Baltimore, but that didn't stop the learning at the US Lacrosse National Convention. Read More »

A Personal Lacrosse Epiphany and Public Thank You

January 22, 2016    8505 Views

Girls' Official

Reflections from a former coach with a newfound appreciation for game officials. Read More »

How it Works: Tripping Rule in Boys Lacrosse

September 15, 2015    4898 Views
How it Works: Tripping Rule in Boys LacrosseOur resident official takes a deep dive into the slashing rule, a common personal foul in boys youth and high school lacrosse. Read More »

We Need Ace in the Hole

September 11, 2015    1204 Views
Ace AdamsAs a true gentleman, Jim Adams proved, as both a player and a coach, that you don’t have to verbally assault officials to win. Read More »

What a Great Youth Lacrosse Game Looks Like (And Doesn’t)

August 10, 2015    6342 Views
What a Great Youth Lacrosse Game Looks Like (And Doesn’t)Even within one day of tournament play, it’s easy to spot a good youth lacrosse game from a bad one. Our resident official explores some of the telltale signs. Read More »

Why Lacrosse Officials Prioritize the Blindside Hit Rule

June 2, 2015    5215 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 »

What Causes Concussions in Lacrosse?

May 26, 2015    2835 Views
What Causes ConcussionResearch, partially sponsored by US Lacrosse, has looked at on-field injuries and which types of impacts lead to concussions. Read More »

The Top Three Most Misunderstood Youth Boys Lacrosse Rules

May 21, 2015    17631 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 »

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

April 21, 2015    2089 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 »