Latest GLOA News and Announcements
- Now is the Time: Pre-Season PreparationDecember 23, 2014 - 10:57 am
Football has wrapped up, basketball is winding down, the holidays are a blur and BOOM: Lacrosse season is here. It sneaks up on us every year. But being ready for the season is key to having a successful year as an official. If you want be regarded as a top official, now is the time […]
- 2015 GLOA Training DatesDecember 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm
GLOA will holds its annual training meetings at The Westminster School’s Robinson Hall January 3, 11 and 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Please note that this is a different location than we have used in the past (campus map, Robinson Hall is located at G7) Saturday, January 3 New Officials (Westminster) Sunday, January 11 […]
- GLOA Statement Regarding NOCSAE Helmet De-certificationDecember 8, 2014 - 1:39 pm
As many of you are aware, NOCSAE recently issued a press release which stated that two helmets by Cascade and Warrior were not in compliance with safety standards. Two tournaments which had contracted with GLOA sought a waiver to allow these helmets to be used. Members of the GLOA board spoke with US Lacrosse as well as a member […]
- 2015 GLOA Board ElectionsDecember 8, 2014 - 1:39 pm
The dates for the 2015 GLOA Board election process have been set. There are 5 open Board positions. This year. Eric Rudolph, Peter Fleury, and Patrick Joyce are running for re-election to the Board, and there are two unfilled slots.
- 2015 RegistrationDecember 8, 2014 - 1:10 pm
Because of the early registration deadline imposed by GHSA for the Spring 2015 High School Season, the GLOA Board has changed the procedure to register for this year. New and Returning officials must sign up online BEFORE the January 11, 2015 All hands Training. Please email GLOA Secretary, David Clements (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by January 10, 2015 if unable to […]
- 2015 Boys Lacrosse Rules ChangesDecember 5, 2014 - 10:00 am
Eleven rules changes have been adopted for 2015 spring season by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. Major revisions include allowing restarts by the defensive inside the goal area so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier. With this […]
- GHSA 2015 Rules Test & ClinicJanuary 27, 2015 - 12:28 pm
All GLOA officials are required to pass this 50 question GHSA Rules Test and complete the GHSA Online Clinic so that they may officiate GHSA Varsity and Junior Varsity games during the 2015 season. The clinic and test MUST been completed prior to February 6, 2015. Please complete the test ASAP. Note that there is […]
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.