Since the late 1980s, the LAREDO (LAcrosse REferee DevelOpment) program has been providing training for lacrosse officials around the country. The philosophy behind the LAREDO program is to enables officials from developing and established areas to polish their officiating skills under the instruction of a qualified trainer.
There are three levels of LAREDO Training.
- Level 1 LAREDO: 2-man mechanics. Designed for local officials associations or areas that are emerging and developing at a rapid rate. Coincides with US Lacrosse Level 1 and 2 Certification.
- Level 2 LAREDO: 2-man mechanics. 3-4 year solid official, good understanding of 2-man, looking to take his game to the next level. Working on earning a better high school schedule. Coincides with US Lacrosse Level 2 Certification.
- Level 3 LAREDO: 3-man mechanics Experience HS official, very solid 2-man mechanics, starting to understand some of the finer points of game management. Ready to make the move up to the collegiate officiating ranks. 3-man experience is good, a prerequisite. Coincides with US Lacrosse Level 3 Certification.
In order to be considered you must be a US Lacrosse member, obtain a recommendation from your local assignor and be willing to learn and take feedback regarding your officiating. GLOA offers financial assistance through the Kevin Moore Fund to offset some of the costs of attending events such as LAREDO.
- Chris LaPierre
- James Eubanks
- Greg Hite
- Mike Montgomery
- Jody Serecky
If you are interested in attending one of these clinics, contact Greg Hite or Patrick Joyce for information.