Latest GLOA News and Announcements
- End of Season Banquet Friday, May 15April 20, 2015 - 10:34 am
Please join with us as we celebrate another successful season of lacrosse with you fellow officials. Wives, girlfriends and significant others are encouraged to attend so that they may be thanked for supporting us during the season. Dinner and beverages will be provided by the Association. Following dinner, a short awards presentation will be conducted […]
- Annual Boys Lacrosse Rules QuestionnaireApril 20, 2015 - 10:29 am
You have been invited to take part in the NFHS rules-writing process by taking the annual boys lacrosse rules questionnaire. This questionnaire is provided so the opinions of a national sampling of coaches and registered officials will be considered by the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee. To participate in the questionnaire process, please copy the […]
- A Two Man Game with Help: Moving from 2 to 3-Man MechanicsApril 16, 2015 - 3:33 pm
As more and more high schools in Georgia and across the country request three man crew, more officials are making the transition from the two-man to three-man mechanics. If you do not work three-man games regularly, the shift can be challenging. You find yourself fighting against muscle memory you have spent years developing. Here are some […]
- Conducting a Stick CheckApril 13, 2015 - 2:10 am
Under NFHS rules, officials are expected to perform at least two random equipment checks during a high school game. The goal of these checks is to ensure that players are properly and safely equipped and that the sticks do not give any one player an undue advantage. Illegal stick penalties are game changing fouls. By rule they are non-releasable and, as they […]
The GLOA, through support of its members and others, supports two charitable funds, the Ron Mallonee Fund and the Kevin Moore Fund.
View the Memorial Page for more information on Ron, Kevin and the funds in their names.
The GLOA has four main goals:
- To provide game officials for the sport of men’s lacrosse, primarily at the high school level, in the State of Georgia
- To instruct and educate players, coaches, parents, and fans of the sport of lacrosse and the rules governing play
- To train, educate, and certify persons for officiating the sport of men’s lacrosse
- To promote the growth and development of the sport of lacrosse in the State of Georgia
The GLOA trainers spend the off-seasons coming up with new ways to engage adult and youth officials in the classroom and on the field. Our training videos have been viewed by officiating associations around the country.
Former GLOA trainer Gordon Corsetti wrote an officiating lacrosse book: “Advancement Rules: Improving Your Lacrosse Officiating” available on Amazon. And Lead Trainer Greg Hite writes on and maintains Atlanta Lacrosse Official at www.atlantalacrosseofficial.com, which is a terrific resource to officials of any experience level.
New and experienced lacrosse officials in Georgia reap the benefits of the training advances developed by the GLOA.
Code of Ethics
The GLOA believes the integrity of officiating rests on the integrity and ethical conduct of each individual official. This integrity and conduct are the very basis of the future well-being and growth of Lacrosse and the effectiveness of this Association.
Originally drafted by Dale Hall and Eric Rudolph on December 26, 2010, and accepted by the board shorty after, the GLOA Code of Ethics serves two purposes:
First, to provide our members a meaningful set of guidelines for their professional conduct and to provide them with agreed-upon standards of practice;
Second, to provide to others (i.e. players, coaches, administrators, fans, media) criteria by which to judge our actions as “professionals.”
Completion of this training qualifies the trainee to officiate both High School and Youth boys games.
View the GLOA calendar for up to date information about what the association is doing throughout the year.