MEETING/TRAINING DATES

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.

2023 MEETING SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 – in-person at Grandville High School (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)
  • Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 – Zoom (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)
  • Monday, Feb. 27, 2023 – Zoom (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)
  • Monday, Mar. 13, 2023 – in-person at Grandville High School (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)
  • Monday Mar. 27, 2023 – Zoom (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)
  • Monday, Apr. 10, 2023 – Zoom (6:00 pm for “developmental” meeting; 7:00 pm for “regular” meeting)

In order to be a member in good standing (MIGS), you must attend/view a minimum of three of these six training meetings. The Zoom meetings will be recorded and you will have approximately one week to watch the recording to receive credit for the meeting. The in-person meetings will not be recorded; you must attend those meetings to receive credit.

2023 SCRIMMAGE TRAINING EVENT:

Please keep SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023 open on your calendar for our annual Scrimmage Training Event. This is the tentative date; more details will be posted as the time approaches.

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