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 …

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 …

Family of Fouls: Using Scaffolding to Teach Penalties to New Officials

There is an old joke among refs about the three stages a young official goes through during the course of his career.   In the first stage, the rookie is nervous, not sure of where they are supposed to be on the field, unaccustomed to the speed of the game and terrified of making a mistake.  So, Read More …