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 »

Simultaneous Fouls by Harold Buck


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Without a doubt, the most confusing section of the lacrosse rule book is Rule 7-6: Simultaneous Fouls. Many veteran officials make these calls incorrectly without realizing it, because in few cases do the coaches—or anyone else watching the game—understand the correct enforcement. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to make the more »

Six Keys to Success


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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 »