Up Your Game: Preparing for Your Season Physically

Nov 29, 2018

Just as the athletes in your upcoming games are preparing for their season, you, as an offical, should be physically preparing for your first game. Being thoroughly conditioned for your season is professionally as important as it is to show up to your games on time and in the proper uniform.

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Don’t Learn Safety by Accident

Nov 20, 2018

One of my jobs as the trail official, in any clearing situation, is to protect the passer on long passes. I threw my flag immediately and ran to Scott as I blew the whistle.

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The Traveler's Guide to the West Regional Conference

Nov 12, 2018

In just over two weeks, some of lacrosse’s greatest minds will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2018 US Lacrosse West Regional Conference. The conference is a professional development opportunity for coaches, officials, program administrators and other leaders in our community to gather together to expand their knowledge of the sport of lacrosse.

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Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 US Lacrosse West Regional Conference

Nov 09, 2018

The US Lacrosse Regional Conference is a professional development opportunity for coaches, officials, program administrators and other leaders in the lacrosse community. There will be three different program tracks offered for officials, coaches and leaders. Sessions topics will include team and athlete development, rules interpretation, game management and organizational leadership.

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US Lacrosse Unveils Certification Program for Assigners

Nov 09, 2018

New program to aid in professional development for those that assign lacrosse officials to games

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You're Not Bigger Than the Game

Nov 05, 2018

“As the [official] you are neither inside the game, as the players are, nor outside it among the fans, but the game passes through you, like rainwater through a filter, and your job is to influence it for the better, to strain out the impurities, to make it cleaner, fairer, and more transparent without impeding it, corrupting it, changing its course, or making it taste funny.”

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Life Lessons on the Lacrosse Field

Oct 29, 2018

My parents taught me two important lessons about manners. First, always say “yes sir,” or “yes ma’am”, and second, always give a firm handshake.

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LaxCon and West Conference Early Bird Promotions End Wednesday

Oct 26, 2018

Lacrosse-specific development and networking events offering up to $70 off registration through Oct. 31

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US Lacrosse Approves Rule Change to Enhance Heart Protection for Athletes

Oct 23, 2018

The US Lacrosse Board of Directors has approved equipment-related rule changes designed to enhance heart protection for youth players, specifically to reduce the risk of the rare yet potentially catastrophic injury of commotio cordis.

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Giving Everything I Have to a Game I Love

Oct 22, 2018

From eight to twenty-two, I had trouble enjoying lacrosse. I had a blast with my teammates, and I rejoiced when we won games, but there was a darker side that I never liked. Then I found officiating, and a whole new world opened up!

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