Latest GLOA News and Announcements
- Lacrosse Referee Development Clinics Set for FallSeptember 23, 2014 - 2:57 pm
The US Lacrosse Officials Education Program will host three Lacrosse Referee Development (LAREDO) clinics this fall. LAREDO clinics use regional lacrosse tournaments or camps as the focal point of concentrated officiating review and education. Level 2 is designed around 2-man mechanics and is geared towards officials who are looking to develop their skills and become […]
- Restart Procedure Altered in High School Boys LacrosseAugust 11, 2014 - 1:17 pm
NFHS Rules Memo August 11, 2014 Restarts by the defensive team no longer will be required to take place outside the goal area in high school boys lacrosse, so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier. This revision in Rule 4-22 was one of 11 changes recommended by the […]
- Fall Adult Training Class August 23rd at MaristAugust 4, 2014 - 11:49 am
GLOA will hold a training class for anyone wishing to become a GHSA high school lacrosse official on August 23, 2014 at The Marist School 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30319. The class will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Participants will spend a full day in the classroom and will work weekly games with […]
- End of Season Party and AwardsJuly 4, 2014 - 4:09 pm
GLOA held its end of season banquet and awards ceremony at The Pullman in Kirkwood Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks to all who attended and especially those members of the committee who organized the event. This years award recipients were: Stuart Smith, President’s Award Wytch Rigger, Rookie of the Year Patrick Hunter, Most Improved […]
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.