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
- Registration for 2014 SeasonNovember 20, 2013 - 9:57 pm
The GLOA hopes to have as many members registered with the Georgia High School Association as possible before the first training meeting in January. Please take a moment to register online. There are two separate links: one for officials new to the GLOA and another for returning officials. In order to become a member in […]
- 2014 Rules Changes UpdateOctober 1, 2013 - 7:58 am
Nineteen rules changes for the 2014 Boys Lacrosse season were approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee. These include major changes to substitutions, faceoffs, penalty enforcement, body checks, as well as a recommendation that three officials be used on all games. The changes are summarized below. All […]
- Fall Treasurer’s UpdateNovember 20, 2013 - 10:10 pm
All fall leagues will be paid in a single payment. The last fall leagues finished up last weekend. Look for payments to start arriving around the November 22nd. Please email Peter directly with any payment questionst at email@example.com.
- January Training Dates AnnouncedNovember 20, 2013 - 10:06 pm
We will hold our annual training sessions for the Spring 2014 season: January 5, 19 and 26 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Westminster School (1424 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA) in the Turner Gymnasium with the Field Training to be held February 9 at the Westminster Boy Scout Field between noon and 3:00 pm. Please note that no meetings […]