Good, Close or Dang! How to Conduct a Stick Check


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Most players, coaches, fans and often times new officials, do not completely understand what the somewhat ominous gathering of officials at midfield conducting a series of experiments on players sticks is all about.  This post will address the requirements for a legal crosse, types of checks conducted, the mechanics of conducting a check, the types more »

Film Doesn’t Lie: How to watch game film and get better as a referee


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Film review has always played an important role for me as a referee.  But the reality is, the regular use of film by lacrosse officials is a very recent phenomena. Ten years ago, the only teams that routinely filmed games were colleges and big time high school programs.  If you were an up and coming more »

Faceoff Refresher!


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Faceoff are one of the most important parts of the game today. With a few exceptions, every period begins with a face off. Teams that win more faceoffs typically have the ball on offense longer and therefore generate more scoring opportunities which usually leads to wins.  You must be proficient in your face off mechanics, have more »