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 …

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 …

GLOA News and Notes Feb. 21

Hope everyone enjoyed the great weather last week. Hard to believe this is the month of February. Hopefully, this doesn’t mean we will have a rough month of March, weather-wise. 1. PRE-GAME REMINDERS – With the GHSA regular season beginning this week, here are a few general reminders. A. Officials are suppose to meet at Read More …