Three Man Mechanics Overview

As the high school regular season begins many of you are learning for the first time or adjusting to the new changes to the three-man mechanics.  The shift from two-man to three-man can be challenging, even for experienced officials if you do not work three-man games regularly. This post was written to help you master the mechanics.  Remember, Read More …

Simultaneous Fouls by Harold Buck

Without a doubt, the most confusing section of the lacrosse rule book is Rule 7-6: Simultaneous Fouls. Many veteran officials make these calls incorrectly without realizing it, because in few cases do the coaches—or anyone else watching the game—understand the correct enforcement. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to make the Read More …

A Primer on Counts for Two-Man Mechanics

Some of the most difficult NFHS rules and mechanics for newer officials to master are the three counts involved in advancing the ball: the four-second goalie count (Rule 4-19 and 20 Art. 5, the 20-second clearing count  (Rules 4-14)  and the 10-second count (Rule 4-15). While the basic requirements and mechanics for each are fairly straightforward, Read More …