Beyond the Rules

Jun 01, 2011

For an official, there is no substitute for knowing the rules. There are plenty of details in the rule book that come into play in every game. For example: Red #21 scores a goal, and then it’s discovered that he’s missing a piece of required equipment. Does the goal stand?

However, once you get beyond the details any rule book of any sports can be boiled down to three concepts:

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Krisfalusi Headlines WCLA D-II AA Team

May 26, 2011

National Player of the Year Ashley Krisfalusi of Oakland (Mich.) University was one of 15 players named the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) 2011 Division II All-American team.

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WCLA All-Academic Team Named

May 17, 2011

US Lacrosse is pleased to announce that 135 players have been recognized on the 2011 US Lacrosse Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) All-Academic team with grade point averages of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

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Survival Guide for New Officials

Apr 01, 2011

I’d be a dishonest salesperson if I said that your first season was going to be easy. Only working a copious number of games can put you at east with your rules knowledge and applications. However, there are some things you can do from the first day to make things easy on yourself, and they both relate to that old Boy Scout motto, “Be prepared.”

Look the part. This can be broken down into two different areas: your uniform and your reffing bag.

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In-Season Training

Mar 01, 2011

It’s March, and that means that the preseason is official over.

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The Lone Ranger: Don’t be One!

Feb 01, 2011

The idea that a single person can handle anything is a disaster waiting to happen when it comes to officiating lacrosse.

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Signaling: The Arms Have It

Jan 01, 2011

Giving a signal and direction with every foul may not be automatic for brand new officials. However, as you improve, these informational mechanics become a key component of displaying rule knowledge and confidence. When you give a crisp signal, you are telling the world just how confident you are in the call.

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Men's National Team Hosting Two Clinics in April

Apr 16, 2010

Team USA to host two sessions in Tacoma, WA on April 18.

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US Lacrosse Hires Seven

Apr 12, 2010

USL Announces Additions to National Staff

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Life is a State of Mind

Apr 05, 2010

Two stories of passion and perseverence from which we all can learn.

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