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 …

Six Keys to Success

A well-officiated lacrosse game is managed by a team of officials, not two or three individuals doing their own thing.  The two things that hold a crew together are solid mechanics and communication.  Whenever possible I try to go over at least the basics.  I am a sheet guy.  I hand out a printed pre-game Read More …

2015 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes

Eleven rules changes have been adopted for 2015 spring season by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. Major revisions include allowing restarts by the defensive inside the goal area so long as any player is not within 5 yards of the ball carrier. With this Read More …