Latest GLOA News and Announcements
- NFHS Clarifications and Corrections for the 2015 Boys Rules BookFebruary 13, 2015 - 11:37 am
The NFHS released a new memo earlier this week to address confusion on defensive restarts for this season. Please read carefully and update your Rule Book accordingly.
- GHSA Testing UpdateFebruary 11, 2015 - 11:24 am
Thanks for your patience regarding the rules test. The latest update from the GHSA is that everyone needs to go into their Arbiter profile and enter their Social Security Number (note: this is a secure site). Once you have done so, the GHSA will be able to upload all the GLOA officials into their testing system. Evidently […]
- Incident ReportsFebruary 19, 2014 - 12:44 pm
Game Reports dealing with unusual situations such as protests, “intentional attempts to injure” or “multi-player fights” must be received by the GHSA within 24 hours of the end of that contest. The Referee should complete the game report using the online Incident Report Form form on the GLOA website. It is imperative that we identify any issues with fields EARLY […]
- Runoff Election for GLOA BoardMarch 3, 2015 - 1:07 pm
The results are in, and we have a runoff election between Eric Rudolph (Incumbent) and Bill Powell. Please send your preference to Dave Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org from your email address in Arbiter by midnight on March 15, 2015.
- Warrior Announces Updated Plan for Regulator Helmet ExchangesFebruary 4, 2015 - 3:41 pm
On Wednesday, Warrior announced new replacement guidelines for consumers who own the de-certified “Regulator” helmet. The plan outlines a partnership with retailer Lacrosse Unlimited, with 52 store locations nationwide, in hopes of expediting replacements.
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.