Jacks of All Trades

Aug 01, 2012

US Lacrosse Junior Officiating Program gives players a chance to see the game from the stripes’ perspective

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Title IX: A Personal Journey

May 01, 2012

I have directly and indirectly benefited from Title IX throughout my entire life. At the scholastic and collegiate levels, I was able to participate in women’s lacrosse because of Title IX, the 40th anniversary of which is commemorated on pages 40-45 in this edition of Lacrosse Magazine.

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Officials Develop Players Too

Apr 01, 2012

Denver’s Kelly, Boston University’s Robertshaw say meaningful moments with stripes helped shape their careers

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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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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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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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