Since the late 1980s, the LAREDO (LAcrosse REferee DevelOpment) program has been providing training for lacrosse officials around the country.
Originally designed to teach 3-man mechanics to officials in the western United States at events like the Vail Lacrosse Shootout and the Texas A&M fall ball tournament, the program has now spread across the U.S.
LAREDO utilizes regional lacrosse tournaments and summer lacrosse camps as sites for intense and concentrated lacrosse officiating development. The philosophy behind the LAREDO program is to make these clinics accessible to all lacrosse officials from around the country. This balanced representation enables officials from developing and established areas to polish their officiating skills under the instruction of a qualified trainer.
The GLOA is proud to recognize four officials who will be attending various LAREDOs across the country this summer:
- Jeffrey St. Amand
- Gordon Corsetti
- Jeremy Redmon
- Kurt Trampel
For more information about the LAREDO program please visit the US Lacrosse LAREDO Page. For anyone interested in attending a LAREDO this summer, as some spots are still open at various clinics, there is a great article by Hank Friedman entitled “LAREDO Expectations.”