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 “Newer Official” meeting that begins at 6:00 pm. This is followed by the “All Officials” meeting at 7:00 pm.
“Newer 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.
Stay tuned for meetings dates/times that will prepare us for the 2022 season. The first meeting usually happens about the third week of January, followed by a meeting in February, two meetings in March, and two meetings in April.