Since the late 1980s, theUS Lacrosse has offered the LAREDO (LAcrosse REferee DevelOpment) Program in order to provided training and professional development opportunities for officials. US Lacrosse hosts these events at regional lacrosse tournaments and camps. Officials work high level games and are observed and receive both instruction and feedback from experienced trainers.
GLOA official Dale Hall and former GLOA official and current Grady High School coach Jon Ochsner were chosen to represent the United States at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship from July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel. Seventeen people will serve as on-field officials and three will serve as assessors at the event. Jon more »
To be honest, it’s hard for me to just watch a lacrosse game. I now watch the officials. I focus on the positioning of the crew, where the brim of the official’s hat is pointing, whether or not the Play-on mechanic was used properly, or if the official used CNOTE. This is not necessarily unusual; more »