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
- Withholding: If it’s stuck, it’s stuck.April 17, 2014 - 9:41 pm
Withholding is a misunderstood concept in lacrosse. It usually occurs when the ball stuck in either the stick or equipment or when a player, intentionally or unintentionally, withholds e.g, lays flat on the ball, thumbs the ball, etc.. Note that withholding can occur when the ball is loose or in possession. The major issue is that a player […]
- Conducting a Stick CheckApril 16, 2014 - 4:10 pm
Under NFHS rules, officials are required to perform at least two random equipment checks during a high school game. In 2012, NFHS rules stressed that officials should strive to conduct four random equipment checks per team per game if possible. The goal of these checks is to ensure that players are properly and safely equipped and that the sticks do not […]
- 2014 Ron Mallonee ScholarshipsApril 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
As the 2014 high school regular season draws to a close, the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA) is pleased again to offer summer lacrosse camp scholarships in memory of Ron Mallonee. This summer will mark the tenth year we are offering the scholarships in Ron’s memory.A veteran lacrosse official in Georgia, Ron was a charter […]