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 »

First Impression: Three Tips for Looking the Part


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The initial impression that you give to partners, players, coaches and fans sets everyone’s expectations of how you will perform at your game.  It can mask the fact that you are a rookie or establish that you are a seasoned veteran. The GLOA expects everyone to act in a professional manner at all times and more »

Crew Communication


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A quick reminder — we have been having some issues with pregame communication among officials.  If you are assigned as the Umpire or Field Judge, it is your responsibility to contact the Referee 3 or 4 days before the game to confirm the assignment and all pregame arrangements (e.g. meeting time and place, what uniform to wear, and any more »