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 »

Faceoff Refresher!

Faceoff are one of the most important parts of the game today. With a few exceptions, every period begins with a face off. Teams that win more faceoffs typically have the ball on offense longer and therefore generate more scoring opportunities which usually leads to wins.  You must be proficient in your face off mechanics, have more »