GRALOA is interested in supporting our officials using best practices.
COVID Considerations: Due to COVID 19 in 2021: US Lacrosse and the NFHS has published recommendations for sports: 2021 US Lacrosse and NFHS COVID Considerations
Pregame Protocol: GRALOA officials will be responsible for following pregame protocols when officiating Varsity and Sub Varsity contests to the best of their ability. Here is a guide:
One valuable resource is the Officials Development Program at US Lacrosse. There are many resources to dig into on the US Lacrosse website from professional development opportunities, to certification, to rules, and much more. Start here: https://www.uslacrosse.org/officials/become-an-official
To officiate lacrosse at the high school level in the State of Michigan one must join the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and remain a Member In Good Standing (MIGS) with a Local Officials Association (LOA). GRALOA is the LOA in West Michigan. Start here: https://www.mhsaa.com/Sports/Boys-Lacrosse
Most high schools and youth associations that play lacrosse in Michigan and beyond follow rules written by The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). You can find those rules and more here: NFHS Rules
Here is a valuable resource for you and your crew to study before your next youth game: USL Youth Pregame
Here is great resource from our friends down in Georgia, a Youtube video regarding two man mechanics with commentary.