Best in Stripes

Feb 01, 2012

Pearls of wisdom from two top college umpires

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A Stripe’s Guide to Convention

Jan 01, 2012

Five tips to maximize your experience in the City of Brotherly Love

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Multi-Sport Stripes Stay Sharpest

Dec 01, 2011

If you find yourself at a lacrosse game this spring, chances are that the officials working the game also put the stripes on for other sports. Many of them officiate football, basketball, soccer and field hockey to stay sharp during our offseason – and because they love their trade.

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Survival of the Fittest

Nov 01, 2011

For this special “Gym Rats” edition, we caught up with two officials who are known for their fitness, TynaMarie Murphy (District, Arizona) and Lisa Clark (International, North Carolina).

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2011 Boys All-Americans (Group Two)

Aug 11, 2011

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

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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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