Gordon is a born lacrosse official who played for ten years before realizing he'd much rather ref the game than play it. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and officiates youth, high school, and collegiate men's lacrosse games all over the southeast. His passion is educating and training officials, coaches, players, parents and all other fans on the rules of lacrosse, it's history, and how best to develop lacrosse in new areas.
In this series Mark and I are covering different aspects of officiating the crease. He is taking most of the calls related to the goalkeeper, and I’m handling officiating the crease in common situations.
April 24, 2014
Coaches, players, and fans often compare sports referees to police officers when explaining the authority that a referee has over a game. While it is an easy comparison to make, everyone who makes it seriously understates the amount of authority that a referee actually possesses.
January 6, 2014
You hear really strange rule interpretations when working as a traveling lacrosse official. I listen to the most incorrect explanations of what the current lacrosse rules are at every level I officiate and every region I do games in. In this post I cover what I consider the Top 10 Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse and I bust those myths using the 2013 rulebooks for each respective level.
November 4, 2013
Gordon Corsetti discusses how we are all just temporary stewards of lacrosse. It's a permanent game, and we are temporary, so how can we impact the sport we all love? Gordon provides some great direction, and lays out The Tenets of the Temporary Lacrosse Steward.
October 21, 2013
In this post, Gordon Corsetti analyzes the Laws of Lacrosse as written by WIlliam Beers, and adopted in 1868 by the National Lacrosse Association of Canada, and he compares those laws to the 2013 NFHS and NCAA rulebooks that all of us played, coached, and officiated by this past season.
An official and Game Grower down in Atlanta, Gordon Corsetti has been answering great questions about lacrosse rules for us, and his responses have been in-depth, entertaining, and informative. Now Gordon is back on LAS with an account of the original lacrosse game, through the eyes of history and books, and he's also researching and answering some intriguing "WHY" questions we simply needed answered!
In our last edition of Ask A Ref, Gordon Corsetti filled us in on how players can, and can not, exchange sticks on the field of play. This week, he's covering goalie sticks, how they can be used on offense, and we can draw the line.