Six Keys to Success

A well-officiated lacrosse game is managed by a team of officials, not two or three individuals doing their own thing.  The two things that hold a crew together are solid mechanics and communication.  Whenever possible I try to go over at least the basics.  I am a sheet guy.  I hand out a printed pre-game more »

Fall Adult Training Class August 23rd at Marist

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 more »

Family of Fouls: Using Scaffolding to Teach Penalties to New Officials

There is an old joke among refs about the three stages a young official goes through during the course of his career.   In the first stage, the rookie is nervous, not sure of where they are supposed to be on the field, unaccustomed to the speed of the game and terrified of making a mistake.  So, more »