Saved By The Stick


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More than a decade ago, US Lacrosse helped start the Decatur, GA, Lacrosse program with an equipment grant (now called First Stick Grant). Fast forward to today, and the program continues to thrive, positively influencing hundreds of lives along the way. Watch the inspirational story of how the Decatur program has affected Ousman Sy and more »

Pre-Season Fitness


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A few years ago at a US Lacrosse LAREDO training, I heard, “You don’t ref lacrosse to get in shape; you get in shape to ref lacrosse.” This advice is something I never forgot.  All of us are busy with work, family, and other commitments.  Many of us officiate other sports.  But I think we more »

Clear and Deliberate Communication


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As the GLOA’s Observation Program progresses this season, there is a common theme that many of the observers are noticing. Officials are “rushing” their calls, either on-field or when reporting penalties to the table. The U.S. Lacrosse (and former GLOA official Gordon Corsetti) posted an excellent article that outlines this problem and some great tips more »