US Lacrosse Announces Updates to Box Rules

Jan 30, 2019

US Lacrosse has announced updates to its box rules and points of emphasis for 2019. The points of emphasis for 2019 relate to abuse of officials, illegal body checking and boarding, helmets and penalties.

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Understanding the New Rule: Transitional Checking for U14 Girls

Jan 22, 2019

The new transitional checking rule for 14U and 13U girls players is intended to provide a middle ground between full checking at the high school level and the modified checking for 12U.

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Consistency is Key

Jan 18, 2019

The word “consistency” is derived from the Latin consistentem, meaning: “to stand firm”. As an official, I heartily endorse the original meaning of the word. Officials must be resolute, a bulwark against the winds of popular opinion. The best officials stand between two opposing forces and enforce agreed-upon rules, without bias, and never allow the masses to influence their decisions. 

“You’re not being consistent” is a charge often leveled at officials.

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LaxCon Wrap From Philly

Jan 13, 2019

More than 7,000 gather for professional development, trade show and fan fest at Pennsylvania Convention Center

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Turning Fear into Fuel

Jan 07, 2019

My favorite book of all time is Dune, by Frank Herbert. Now why write about a science fiction book on a lacrosse blog? Well, I learned a powerful lesson from Dune that helped me overcome my fears on the field.

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LaxCon Hits Philadelphia in Two Weeks

Dec 29, 2018

Sport’s largest professional development conference and fan fest back in Philly for first time since January 2014

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Top US Lacrosse Videos of 2018

Dec 28, 2018

Our video team led by Michael Wallin and Mason Perricone captured some great moments over the course of 2018. Here's a look back at some of our favorites.

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Up Your Game – Mental Training

Dec 21, 2018

Officiating, at its core, is the ability to make quality decisions under stress. The loud environment, the passion of the players, and running up and down the field, all increase your heart rate. In fact, a lacrosse game is a perfect recipe for a heightened stress response.

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Two U.S. Officials to Serve on 2019 FIL U19 World Championship Leadership Team

Dec 21, 2018

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has named five individuals, including two representatives from the United States, to serve on the Women’s Officiating Leadership Team for the 2019 FIL Women’s U19 World Championship. The event will be held in Peterborough, Canada from Aug. 1-10.

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The Perfect Game

Dec 20, 2018

It is impossible to officiate a perfect game due to human error. Officials may be lampooned by the fans and rated average by the coaches, and yet still receive a good evaluation by their observer. This is because how the officials performed, is always distorted by the perspective of the viewer.

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