2024 Rule Changes, Video, Webinar, and Edits

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and USA Lacrosse have announced boys’ rules changes that will be effective for the 2024 youth and high school seasons. USA Lacrosse and the NFHS collaborate annually on rule changes. See the 2024 NFHS Rules Video here Watch the last USA Lacrosse Webinar here. 2024 Rulebook Read More …

2024 GHSA Clinic and Test

All adult GLOA officials are required to watch the GHSA online rules clinic via the GHSA learning platform AND complete the 50 question NFHS rules exam via Dragonfly in order to officiate GHSA Varsity and Junior Varsity games during the 2024 season. Officials who do not complete these will only be assigned youth games and Read More …

Spring Registration Process

This is how registration for the GLOA Spring season works. It is important that you register promptly with GHSA via Dragonfly so that you are eligible to take the test, work GHSA games, and have access to the online rule book. Please make sure that you also RSVP to GLOA training sessions as well so Read More …

Become a Boys Lacrosse Referee!

If you love the sport or are just intrigued by it, and are willing to do what it takes to become an official, we are here to help you. GLOA has a nationally recognized training program. No experience officiating or with lacrosse is necessary.  You will be able to work lots of games, have the Read More …

2024 GLOA Spring Training Schedule

This year the GLOA has partnered with Pope High School to host the spring season training session on Saturday January 20, 2024 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Dress is casual. Coffee and snacks will be provided. There will be no lunch served. Please note there is only one in-person event for returning officials. Rookie Read More …

GLOA Quizzes: Rules 1-6

Once again, the GLOA will be posting resources to help members prepare for the required GHSA rules exam which will be available online via Dragonfly January 26 – February 5, 2024. All adult GLOA officials must take the GHSA exam. Adult officials who do not complete will be only able to work youth games and Read More …

Dragonfly: GHSA Adult Registration for Spring 2024

GHSA is using the Dragonfly application for registration this year.  In addition to managing registration, the application will be used by GLOA for background checks and requesting a GHSA Game Pass card. Registration of all GHSA officials for the 2023-2024 season is currently open.   ACTION REQUIRED: All adult GLOA officials who plan to officiate GHSA Read More …

2023 NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes

The NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee has released rules changes for the 2023 season that address three major areas: – field markings, equipment requirements and officiating. A total of nine rules changes were approved by the Board of Directors following the committee’s annual rules meeting held July 16-18 in Indianapolis. Note text that has been Read More …

GLOA Coaches Certification Cards

The GLOA provides certification cards are provided to officials who are Referees at the beginning of the season. They are printed in color with the GLOA shield logo, on card stock and shrink wrapped in packs of fifty.   If you need more, just let us know at [email protected]. In addition, we have a fillable Read More …

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

Film review has always played an important role for me as an official.  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 Read More …

2024 GHSA Policies

There are a number of GHSA policies and procedures that officials should be aware of. The information included in this post was taken from the GHSA Constitution and By-Laws 2023-2024. Referees should be sure to make themselves familiar with these policies especially ones regarding termination or games and no-shows by teams. Timing Start Times Only one Read More …