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 …

Incident Reports

Incident Reports dealing with unusual situations such as protests, “intentional attempts to injure” or “multi-player fights” must be received by the GHSA within 24 hours of the end of that contest. The Referee should complete the game report using the online Incident Report Form form on the GLOA website.

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 …