Registration for US Lacrosse West Regional Conference Now Open

Aug 12, 2019

Registration for the 2019 US Lacrosse West Regional Conference is now open. Designed for coaches, officials and league leaders, the event is a great way to learn more about the sport you love and prepare for the upcoming season. This year’s event will be held in Las Vegas from Nov. 15-17 at the Renaissance Las Vegas.

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New Membership Benefits Offered to Game Officials

Aug 08, 2019

Two new membership benefits are now available to all US Lacrosse adult member game officials. A voluntary national background screening and voluntary online SafeSport training are being offered to any official who chooses to participate.

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Free Movement Among Rule Changes for High School Girls in 2020

Jul 23, 2019

The allowance for free movement by players on a whistle or stoppage of play is the most significant rule change for high school girls’ lacrosse in 2020, and one of 12 rules changes approved for high school girls’ lacrosse, effective January 1, 2020.

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Developing a Bottom-Up Sportsmanship Solution

Jun 13, 2019

If we don’t all get on the same page with our local officiating organizations, league administrators, coaches and parents, working together at educating and mentoring, the verbal abuse, the ejections, and the sportsmanship issues are not going to improve. 

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NOCSAE Issues Consumer Alert About “KSONE” Lacrosse Balls

Jun 07, 2019

NOCSAE announced Thursday that none of the KSONE branded lacrosse balls are certified to NOCSAE standards. NOCSAE’s statement notes that these balls feature falsified markings that imply NOCSAE certification.

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Report: Verbal Abuse Triggering Decline in Officials

Jun 04, 2019

An article in Newsday pinpoints verbal abuse by parents, coaches, and spectators as a significant contributor to the declining number of referees and umpires for all high school sports, including lacrosse.

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Officials Offseason Development Plan

Jun 03, 2019

Here are some tips to get feedback and establish a development plan that you can work on over the next eight months before the next spring season begins. After all, summer and fall lacrosse is supposed to be there to help continue developing the players' skills, why shouldn’t we use this time as officials to work on our skills as well?

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US Lacrosse West Regional Conference Returning to Las Vegas

Apr 30, 2019

The US Lacrosse West Regional Conference is coming back to Las Vegas. This year’s event will be held at the Renaissance Las Vegas from Nov. 15-17, 2019.

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Good Call: Success Story from Delaware's Junior Officials Training Program

Apr 17, 2019

JP Bennett was recruited to the officiating ranks while playing in high school. Now he serves as the assigner and high school rules interpreter for the Delaware Lacrosse Officials Association while helping to recruit new officials to the ranks.

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Retaliation

Apr 03, 2019

One objective of lacrosse is teaching kids how to channel their emotions into something positive. Young players learn best through their mistakes, but only if they are called out on their mistakes in a way that creates positive change.

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