2021 GLOA Game Guide

The 2021 GLOA Game Guide has been revised with the updated rules and mechanics. In addition sections such as stick checks, line up and coin toss, dead ball officiating, Arbiter, GHSA and Three-Man mechanics have been added. The Guide is available a PDF. Visit the GLOA Resources Page for other resources and materials.   

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 …

Good, Close or Dang! How to Conduct a Stick Check

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 Read More …