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Improving Your 'Game' at Camp — Part I
The Rookie Goes to Camp
By Gerald Goulder
May 31st, 2010

Now don't get me wrong. I like Colin Cowherd. Several times a week I spend a little time in the Herd on ESPN. But unlike Colin, I enjoy lacrosse. And the editor has asked me to do a piece on that sport.

How do I improve as an official? Well, one of the best ways to get better — and to move up the referee ladder — is to attend an officiating camp. Following my first year of calling "lax," as we connoisseurs (grin) write it, I did just that.

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2009 NFHS Lacrosse Rule Changes
By National Federation
September 21st, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (18 September, 2009) — Beginning next season, boys lacrosse players must wrap their fingers around the handle of the crosse during a faceoff.

This clarification of Rule 4-3-4 was one of nine changes made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee at its July 14-15 meeting in Indianapolis.

These changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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A Primer For Rookie Lacrosse Officials — Part II
Call the push and the slash
By Bob Lowe
March 13th, 2008

In Part I, I covered becoming familiar with the game and stressed the importance of the out-of-bounds call. The final installment discusses the most frequently called violation (pushing) and the most whistled penalty (slashing).
A Primer For Rookie Lacrosse Officials — Part I
By Bob Lowe
March 3rd, 2008

The game of lacrosse can seem wild and unmanageable to those not familiar with it. According to author Bob Lowe, however, new officials, especially referees already calling basketball or soccer, can adapt easily to lacrosse.
Why You'll Like Lacrosse
By Robert Daniell
January 30th, 2008

Bob Daniell writes:

It was a sunny and very cool Saturday morning in central New Jersey in late March, 1995. My twelve-year-old son Jordan and I were heading to Chamberlain Park for his first ever lacrosse practice.  While enroute Jordan asked me again, for what seemed like the 100th time, "Dad, why will I like playing Lacrosse?" 
 
Immediately my thoughts flashed back thirty years to Massapequa, a small town on the south shore of Long Island, and to the first time I held that old wood and gut stick in my hand and it seemed that time had stood still.   

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