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.

PRE-SEASON MEETINGS
DATETIMELOCATION
Monday, Jan. 24, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Grandville High School, room 280, enter through door B
Monday, Feb. 7, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Zoom, invite will be sent via email to all members
Monday, Feb. 21, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Grandville High School, room 280, enter through door B
Monday, Mar. 7, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Zoom, invite will be sent via email to all members
Monday, Mar. 21, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Grandville High School, room 280, enter through door B
IN-SEASON MEETINGS
DATETIMELOCATION
Monday, Apr. 11, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Zoom, invite will be sent via email to all members
Monday, Apr. 25, 20226:00 for new officials
7:00 for all officials
Zoom, invite will be sent via email to all members

MIGS Requirements:

In order to meet MIGS for the 2022 season, you must attend (or view) at least 3 of the 5 pre-season meetings. These are the meetings that take place in January, February, and March. You must also attend (or view) at least 1 of the 2 in-season meetings. These are the two meetings in April.

You must also complete the membership survey.