Over and Back

The Over & Back violation, Rule 4-14-3, Article 3, was added in 2016 to the NFHS rule book.  Similar to the back court violation in basketball, the rules states that once the offensive team satisfied the 10-second count by touching the ball into the attack box, it is a violation if the ball returns to 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 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 Read More …

Restart Refresher

Officials are responsible for stopping and starting play. When done properly and consistently throughout a game, officials are able to maintain the game’s ebb and flow. When done improperly and inconsistently, the game can drag on and create confusion. In addition to knowing the basic requirements for a restart, keep in mind when to restart Read More …