17 U.S. Officials Selected for 2019 FIL U19 Women's World Championship

Feb 18, 2019

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the names of 55 individuals that will serve in on- and off-field officiating capacities at the 2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The group includes 17 officials from the United States.

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U.S. Officials Selected for 2019 FIL Indoor Championship

Feb 13, 2019

Seven individuals from the United States have been selected to serve in an officiating capacity at the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Indoor Lacrosse Championship from Sept. 19-28 in Langley, British Columbia. Twenty nations are expected to compete at this year’s event.

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2019 NFHS Rules Interpretation Videos

Feb 08, 2019

US Lacrosse has produced and released the 2019 National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Interpretation videos. These videos go over the significant rules changes for this year, and points of emphasis.

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Thank You for Making a Difference

Feb 05, 2019

It does not matter how long you have coached, or that you are the newest addition to your organization’s board, or how much money you shelled out last year making sure every kid got a cool jersey. What truly matters is that you had a positive impact in the lives of others through lacrosse.

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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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