Lacrosse Officiating Best Practices


GRALOA is interested in supporting our officials using best practices.

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:

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:

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