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 …

Withholding: If it’s stuck, it’s stuck.

Withholding is a misunderstood concept in lacrosse.  It usually occurs when the ball stuck in either the stick or equipment or when a player, intentionally or unintentionally, withholds e.g, lays flat on the ball, thumbs the ball, etc..  Note that withholding can occur when the ball is loose or in possession. The major issue is that a player Read More …