How Does Intent Play Into Lacrosse Officiating?

Dec 09, 2014

Our resident official explains why “He didn’t mean it” (intent) is an insufficient plea on the behalf of youth lacrosse players who commit penalties.

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Officials Tip: Keep Your Eyes Off The Ball

Nov 18, 2014

If you and your partner are watching the ball and the ball carrier, who is watching all the other players? Use these tips to break the habit.

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6 Sideline Guidelines for “Official” Fans

Nov 12, 2014

If you’re an official who likes to get out and watch games, use these guidelines to help you enjoy the game and maintain a level of professional distance.

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5 Steps to Keep an Angry Lacrosse Coach in Check

Nov 06, 2014

Catching an earful from an angry lacrosse coach? Our resident official details “the ramp,” an escalating series of penalties to help keep things in check.

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Pregame Checklists for Lacrosse Officiating Success

Nov 04, 2014

Struggling with confidence as a lacrosse official? Use these checklists and quotes to make sure you're prepared.

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Three Rules for Dealing With On-Field Conflict in Lacrosse

Oct 28, 2014

Believe it or not, the job of a bouncer and the job of an official are remarkably similar. Use these simple rules to decrease escalated on-field incidents.

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4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

Oct 21, 2014

These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience.

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Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

Oct 14, 2014

Should refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective.

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Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

Oct 07, 2014

The idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field.

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