Nov 232016

This past weekend, 9 ILOA members participated in a mini-LAREDO program during the Midwest Top 80 Showcase held at Grand Park.  The program, arranged by Paul Deinlein, was designed to enhance proficiency in 3-man mechanics, create better communication between officials during the game, and to fine tune all aspects for officiating. Officials were observed during […]

Nov 222016

The ILOA Training Committee is making arrangements for our Spring 2017 training sessions and welcomes input from all members. If you have a suggestion/request for locations, topics, etc., please let us know! We hope to have our dates and locations set by early January. The dates under consideration are the last weekend in January and […]

Nov 162016

ILOA Members, This is a reminder that the 2016 Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention will be taking place on Saturday, December 3 in Dublin, Ohio (a NW suburb of Columbus). The convention runs from 8am – 4pm. There are 2 tracks for officials – a youth certification course, and an advanced track for current officials. The […]

Nov 152016

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Convention Scholarship — Matt Deinlein. We had six applicants in this process and any one of them would have been a solid choice. The selection was made by the membership committee AND three outside individuals (sports officials). I would like to share some of their unsolicited comments about […]

Oct 132016

2017 US Lacrosse Convention Scholarship The Indiana Lacrosse Officials Association (ILOA) has received a grant from US Lacrosse – Indiana Chapter. One of the expectations of this grant is to enhance our corps of Officials through continuing education, professional development and to create a tool for recruitment, training and retention of Officials. To that extent, […]

Oct 122016
Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention - Dec. 3

On December 3rd, the Ohio Machine will be hosting a mini lacrosse convention for players, coaches, officials and administrators.  Links below are for a convention flyer and a speaker list. Lacrosse Convention Flyer 2016 2016 Ohio Machine Lacrosse Convention Speakers List The topics specific to officials are as follows.  (The left column represents Youth Official […]

May 162016

NFHS Boys Lacrosse Q & A 5/16/16 Q: Team A has possession. Team B commits a foul and a flag is dropped under the slow whistle technique. If Team A is under a (a) 10 second count or (b) 20 second count, does this reset the count? A: (a) Yes. Team A has a new […]

Apr 282016

Officials, We’re over halfway through the season and I hope all is going well for you. Recently, the USL Certified Trainers received the 4th FAQ issued by the NFHS which helps clarify rules and mechanics. These are all available on the USL Central Hub on ArbiterSports, and I have added copies to our website on […]

Mar 162016

Officials, On behalf of the ILOA Board, welcome to the 2016 lacrosse season. Games are underway and we want you to be prepared and ready for the demands of the season. Please review the checklist below to make certain you’re ready to hit the field: RULES TEST – If you haven’t done so, you must […]