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Ask a Ref: All About Faceoffs

0 - Published April 1, 2014 by in General, High School, Youth

Editor’s Note: This post is co-authored by Mark Donahue and Gordon Corsetti. The following information is based on the 2014 NFHS Rulebook, Official’s Mechanics Manual, and knowledge gained from many years of repetition. Duties of the Lead Official After a goal is scored or to begin a half, as the Lead Official, bring the ball […]

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Ask a Ref: Contact to the Head & Neck

0 - Published March 14, 2014 by in High School, Youth

This week, Mark and Gordon are breaking down how to handle contact made to the head or neck as emphasized in the 2014 NFHS Rulebook.

Ask a Ref: The Defenseless Player

0 - Published February 28, 2014 by in General

Today, Gordon Corsetti will be addressing the Defenseless Player rule which has been added as a 2014 rule change for boys lacrosse.

Ask a Ref: What’s New for 2014?

0 - Published February 21, 2014 by in General

Gordon Corsetti and Mark Donahue team up to bring back the popular “Ask a Ref” series. Today, the refs are here to address the 2014 rule changes for boys lacrosse.

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Ask a Ref: Busting Myths and Misconceptions

0 - Published February 14, 2014 by in General

Gordon Corsetti and Mark Donahue team up to bring back the popular “Ask a Ref” series. The guys are here to address questions, comments, and concerns about the rules of lacrosse. It’s an open forum, so ask away!

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Hot Pot of Lax: But The Game Was Over…

3 - Published April 25, 2012 by in Hot Pot, The Life

With Connor off laxing in Prague, Krieg Shaw takes over the ‘Hot Pot of Lax’ to touch on an issue that occurs in lacrosse all too often: disrespecting the officials.

NCAA Lacrosse Considering Instant Replay

4 - Published September 14, 2009 by in College

On September 3rd, the NCAA announced its intention to experiment with instant replay during televised lacrosse games in the spring of 2010. Is the game of lacrosse conducive to this kind of technology?

Recruiting Officials: A Shakespearean Tragedy?

5 - Published August 18, 2009 by in Grow The Game

It almost feels like a Shakespearian tragedy. If you do your job well, nobody even realizes you were there. Officials generally don’t become well known around a league unless they make a call egregious enough to burn their image into a player or coach’s mind. The pay can be minimal and the glory hard to come by. So how do we entice more qualified individuals to sign up?