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

August 10, 2015    4731 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    2752 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    1544 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    12788 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    1070 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    1186 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    2029 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    2441 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    7170 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    2421 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 »

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