10 Tips for Better Game Management

As an official you have three responsibilities: keep the game safe, keep the game fair, and to act in a professional manner.  The difficult part comes when you make a necessary and appropriate safety or fairness call and one sideline rants and raves. Maintaining your cool when the crowd is booing, players are grumbling and Read More …

Good, Close or Dang! How to Conduct a Stick Check

Most players, coaches, fans and often times new officials, do not completely understand what the somewhat ominous gathering of officials at midfield conducting a series of experiments on players sticks is all about.  This post will address the requirements for a legal crosse, types of checks conducted, the mechanics of conducting a check, the types Read More …

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 …