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.
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, Greg Hite and Gordon Corsetti, spend their 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.
Gordon even wrote an officiating lacrosse book: “Advancement Rules: Improving Your Lacrosse Officiating” available on Amazon. 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.”
Latest GLOA News
- GHSA Online ClinicFebruary 6, 2014 - 12:05 pm
All GLOA members are required to complete the 2014 GHSA lacrosse Rules Clinic for Coaches and Officials. All GHSA rules clinics will be available at Learn.GHSA.net. In order to receive credit for GHSA online rules clinics, you must register and login to this site. This registration is a one-time process. The clinic will be available through February 23. Warning! Some popup […]
- STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector Due to Laceration HazardFebruary 27, 2014 - 2:14 pm
The STX Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. STX toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday […]
- A Primer on CountsFebruary 22, 2014 - 10:47 pm
Some of the most difficult NFHS rules and mechanics for newer officials to master are the three counts involved in advancing the ball: the four second goalie count (Rule 4-19 and 20 Art. 5, the 20-second clearing count (Rules 4-14) and the 10 second count (Rule 4-15). While the basic requirements and mechanics for each are fairly straightforward, the challenge […]
- Simultaneous Fouls by Harold BuckFebruary 21, 2014 - 3:58 pm
Without a doubt, the most confusing section of the lacrosse rule book is Rule 7-6: Simultaneous Fouls. Many veteran officials make these calls incorrectly without realizing it, because in few cases do the coaches—or anyone else watching the game—understand the correct enforcement. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to make the […]