Latest GLOA News and Announcements
- Georgia Games July 18-19July 9, 2015 - 8:58 pm
GLOA will be assigning the Georgia Games on July 18-19 at the Cartersville Soccer Clash Complex (152 Milner Road, Cartersville, GA 30120), same location as last year. Assignments will start going on Monday or Thuesday, so please make sure your calendar blocks are up to date. If the distance to these games are further then your […]
- 2015 Trilogy Lacrosse Atlanta TournamentJune 11, 2015 - 7:51 pm
The 2015 Trilogy Lacrosse Atlanta Tournament will be held at the Southeast Athletic Complex (5845 Hillvale Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058) this weekend (Jun 13 – Jun 14). Click here for Site Map and Tournament Rules.
- NXT Summer Jam Tournament InfoJune 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm
NXT will host the 5th Annual Summer Jam at two locations this weekend June 6-7. Please review the tournaments rules and field maps below. Parking for officials will be first come first serve. Get there EARLY! Each field will have a coordinator to keep penalty time, relay scores and information. Uniform is stripped shirts and black […]
- GLOA Looking to Recruit 70+ Officials for 2016May 21, 2015 - 8:24 am
The Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA), founded in 2002, is the premier lacrosse officials association in the state and assigns the vast majority of GHSA officials in Georgia, as well as most of adult, high school and youth games and tournaments throughout the year. The GLOA is committed to meeting the demand for professional well-trained […]
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.