2011 Boys All-Americans (Group Three)

Aug 11, 2011

US Lacrosse has named the third set of boys' high school All-Americans for the 2011 season.

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Plan Your Work to Work Your Plan

Aug 01, 2011

Every year is a recruiting year in an officials organization. Let’s face it: officiating does not suit everyone, only some of the newbies from last year will return, and of the ones who return, only some of them will be the kind who run with it.

In order to maintain the health of your organization, you need to make sure you get a good class of new officials every season. Why bring this up now? You have to plan your work in order to work your plan.

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Summer Jobs for Players

Jul 01, 2011

Remember your first summer job? I repaired furniture and scooped ice cream. I would have jumped at the opportunity to be a junior official.

If your organization doesn’t already utilize junior officials (officials under 18 years old), take a look at your summer training and working opportunities as a good time to start a program. Since most interested kids will likely play, summer is a great time to train them and observe them work. Come next season, they can help officiate the youth schedule when their own game schedule allows.

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2011 Boys All Americans (Group One)

Jun 06, 2011

USL has recognized 40 high school boys' players as High School Regional All-Americans, and 21 players have received US Lacrosse Boys' High School All-Academic honors.

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Assign Me Some Harmony

Jun 01, 2011

Assigners have a difficult job, dealing with countless schedule changes, bad weather complications, and injured officials. Assigners also find themselves in the difficult position of having to work for coaches and leagues, but also advocate for the officials they assign. To say they have to be diplomatic is an understatement. I am constantly being asked to assist groups or individuals with assigning issues. US Lacrosse does not oversee, regulate, or credential assigners, but here are some tips that will lead to a better relationship between assigners and officials’ organizations.

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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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