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

Film review has always played an important role for me as a referee.  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 more »

First Impression: Three Tips for Looking the Part

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 »

On And Off Officials

Anyone heard the joke about the ref who should buy a ticket to the game because they were ball watching? As a fan, your natural inclination is to watch where the ball goes. It takes will power and self-discipline to overcome that habit. An official that ball watches will consistently miss fouls and violations. It more »