GRALOA will have meetings to conduct official business, but most of our meeting time is spent on training. Attending GRALOA Training Meetings is a requirement for you to meet “Member In Good Standing” (MIGS) requirements. You must be a Member In Good Standing in order to be considered for post-season tournament assignments. However, the biggest reason to attend the meetings is the opportunity to better yourself as a boys lacrosse official in West Michigan and beyond. We hope you can join us as much as possible.
For our Training Meeting dates, there is typically a “New Official” meeting that begins at 6:00 pm. This is followed by the “All Officials” meeting at 7:00 pm.
“New Officials” would typically be officials in their first three years of boys lacrosse officiating; although, experienced officials are allowed to attend as well. These training sessions will focus on more basic topics, more along the youth rules, and two-person mechanics. The “All Officials” training will cover more advanced topics, high school rules, and usually both two-person and three-person mechanics.
Our training meetings typically will begin in mid to late January, on Monday evenings. We will usually meet about every two weeks right up until the high school season begins (usually mid to late March). Some of our meetings are Zoom meetings; some are in-person (usually held at Grandville High School).
We will post our meeting dates for 2023 as soon as the Board and the Training Committee set those dates .