The GLOA trainers know that becoming a quality lacrosse official is not done just through classroom and field training. Self-study is a huge part of becoming a better official. This page lists every resource that the GLOA trainers, Greg Hite, Bill Powell, Clyde Allen, Andy Halperin and Jeremy Redmon have created or recommended as beneficial to lacrosse officials of every experience level. If you come across something that you found helpful please let us know so that we can share it here.

Check out these pages for information on Uniforms and Equipment or to view the training PowerPoints Presentations or our Youtube Channel.

GLOA Documents

Important documents for GLOA officials are posted here and are available for download.



Table Information


Certification Cards

2018 Game GuideTraining Materials

  • 2018 GLOA Game Guide iBook: Two-man mechanics with game management advice worked into each section. Full color guide and situations that are specific to Georgia lacrosse included. You may also download as the 2018 Game Guide PDF.
  • Family of Fouls The sheet lays out all of the options an official has when making a call, all the while keeping in mind the the essential issue is safety or fairness.  

GLOA Observation Program:

GLOA Officials Certification Plan

  • Plan Outline (PDF). The PDF document above outlines the GLOA Certification Plan and explains how officials move to different levels of certification.

GLOA Three Man Mechanics Training Program

GHSA Documents

Helpful Books, Posts, Talks and Articles

Recorded Presentations

    • Absolutes in Officiating (Jim Carboneau)

    • A, P and Cs of Officiating; Beyond Rules and Mechanics (Richie Tamberino)

    • Effective Communication for Officials (Gary Alabaster)

    • Echo, Mimic or Both: Keys to Effective Crew Communication (Eric Evans)

    • When is a Foul not a Foul (Jason Costello)

    • Down, Set, Whistle: Conducting and Managing the Faceoff (Tom Sutton)

    • Off Ball Officiating (Don Balch)

    • Coach vs Officials: Steel Cage Match or Pillow Fight (Mike Hyland)

    • Philosophy of Officiating (Jim Carboneau)

    • Kevin Forrester Interview (US Lacrosse R Series)

Posts and Articles