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An Open Letter to Lacrosse Officials

Please take a moment to read this article ... it relates directly to what we discussed at our Annual Meeting on Sat, Feb 6.

The article can be found here.


Recruiting Bonus

As you heard in our Annual Meeting last year (and you will hear again in our Annual Meeting this year), we are on a recruiting drive to be over 300 members strong by the start of the 2017 season.  We were more than half way there last year and the GLLOA Board wants to be much closer – or even achieve it this year. 

Therefore, we are offering a reward!  Recruit one new GLLOA member for the 2016 season and we will refund your 2016 GLLOA membership fees!

  • If you bring one new lacrosse official*, you will get your 2016 GLLOA membership refunded.

  • If you bring multiple new lacrosse officials*, you will:

    • get 2016 GLLOA membership refunded, as above, and …

    • be entered into a raffle for two Chicago Blackhawks tickets.

  • This raffle is applicable for Junior Referees (16 to 18 years old), as well!

  • We will start collecting names for fee waiving / reimbursement, etc at the Annual Meeting.

  • If you cannot attend or recruit a buddy or two after the Annual Meeting, let me know via email at .

*A new lacrosse official is defined as one that joins (GLLOA, USL, and IHSA if applicable), trains with GLLOA, and officiates in 2016.  This includes a returning lacrosse official who did not join, train, and officiate in the 2015 season.

The Blackhawks tickets will be for the Sunday, March 20 game at 7:30 pm against the Minnesota Wild!  Details are below, please read them.

All reimbursements will be processed by April 20 once candidates start officiating. 

I wish you much success in your recruiting!

Dave Krok

President, GLLOA


Raffle Details:  One entry to the raffle will be granted for the second new / returning referee.  Therefore, if you recruit a new referee, you have your 2016 GLLOA dues refunded.  With two new / returning referees, you have your dues refunded as before and one entry into the raffle.  If you have more than two, another entry will be granted for each incremental referee (i.e.:  three recruits = two entries, four recruits = three entries).  There is no maximum!  If you are brand new in 2016 and recruit a friend, you qualify for this contest.  To ensure we track the refunds, please have the new person enter your name in the comments field when they join GLLOA.  Any issues or corrections can be made at the Annual Meeting, at a training event, or by email ( ).  This contest closes on Feb 28, 2016 at 9:00 am central and the raffle will be conducted live at Level II training that day.  Winners do not need to be present.  All decisions made that day are final.  

by posted 01/22/2016
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2016 Registration

2016 GLLOA registration is now open.  You can register as an Adult official or as a Junior official (16 to 18 years old).  One you register, all training is free!

by posted 09/28/2015
GLLOA 2015-2016 Training Calendar

The GLLOA Board has approved the following meeting and training calendar for the 2016 season:


The GLLOA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Hinsdale Central High School.


2015 & 2016 IHSA Clinics (adults officiating high school games):  REGISTER

  • Monday Training – February 1, 8, 15 & 22 at Naperville Central HS, 6:00-9:30 pm (Room 100) Clinic Levels 1 & 2; contact: 

  • Central Illinois Training - Sunday, Mar 13 at Washington Park District, 105 S Spruce St, Washington, IL from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, contact:  Tom Ellis / John Cameron

  • Level 1 Weekend Training – Saturday and Sunday, Feb 27 & 28 at Loyola Academy, must attend both days, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm contact: 

  • Level 2 Weekend Training – Sunday, February 28 at Loyola Academy, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm contact: 

Note: All new officials should take the US Lacrosse Boy's Rules and Penalties Online Course prior to attending training. There is no cost.

2016 Youth / Junior Referee Clinic (16 – 19 year olds officiating youth lacrosse games):

  • March 20 conference call, time/ location, contact: TBD (requires on-field training below)

  • April 4 on-field training, time/location TBD, contact:TBD (requires classroom training above)


We will continue to update and confirm locations, times, and clinicians as we book them.  Please block the dates you wish for training now.   Remember – GLLOA and our assignors require training each year in order to be eligible for IHSLA play-off assignments!

by posted 09/22/2015
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