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Special to US Lacrosse Officials
We have put together Starter Packs to get you in the game. Additionally we have selected a variety of Add-On Specials to save you time and money.
We support US Lacrosse’s ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and retain high-quality lacrosse officials. Click here to learn more about their programs.
US Lacrosse “Molloy” Basic Starter Pack
- The “Scooter” S/S Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson adjustable hat
- Fox 40 whistle with finger grip
- Plastic scorecard
- Hex wood pencil with eraser
- Two USA Flags ‘N Bags poly flags
Special Price: $75.00
US Lacrosse “Snaidog” Enhanced Starter Pack
Enhanced Package includes:
- The “Scooter” S/S Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson adjustable hat
- Fox 40 whistle with finger grip
- American flag patch
- NCAA/NFHS laminated stick check scorecard
- Hex wood pencil with eraser
- Choice of Gold or Black ball penalty flags (pair)
Special Price: $85. 00
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US Lacrosse ‘Stro’ Elite Starter Pack
Everything you need to look the part on the field! This is a great package where the savings will keep you looking right.
- The “Scooter” Short Sleeve Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson Flex-fit Hat (S-M is 7-71/4; L-XL is 7 3/8-7 5/8)
- Fox 40 Finger Whistle with finger grip
- American flag and US Lacrosse patches
- NCAA/NFHS laminated stick check scorecard
- Bullet pencil with eraser
- Choice of two classic silk Gold or Black ball penalty flags
- Zebrawear Tape Measure
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Approved Officials’ Outfitters | GHSA.net
GHSA Uniform Standards: Officials are required to adhere to the uniform policy of the respective sport/contest in which they are involved. Officials should always dress in an appropriate manner to and from each game assignment. Officials within a crew are required to wear identical uniforms items. Exception: Baseball/softball plate umpires. Full information here.
The following manufacturers and their affiliated vendors are licensed to carry GHSA officials’ uniforms.
Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, and Wrestling
Cliff Keen is dedicated to creating the most reliable, comfortable, durable and practical official’s gear on the planet. We believe that officials must be at the top of their game every day, and we understand that, without you, there is no sport. We keep that philosophy in mind when developing and testing our products. Because we know how important your game is to you. And how important you are to your game. Use discount code GAHSAS177 for 20% off entire order when entered before checkout. For group orders contact Jason Chaput at [email protected]; 734-975-8800.
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, and Volleyball
Honig’s, the industry leader since 1984, has been providing referees and umpires with a premium selection of uniforms, equipment and accessories. A new owner, NFL referee Greg Wilson, a state-of-the-art website, and a renewed commitment to outstanding customer service make Honig’s the premier choice for the worldwide officiating community. Make “The Right Call!” Find us at www.Honigs.com, 800-468-3284 or [email protected]
Smitty Official’s Apparel
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Wrestling
Smitty Official’s Apparel has grown to a nationwide manufacturing leader of sports officials’ apparel with almost 2,000 products in various styles and sizes. Our goal is to provide quality products and services at an affordable price for dealers and ultimately sports officials. With input from our dealers and sports officials, we have aggressively developed products to stay current with the trends and requests of officials. For group orders contact [email protected] who will direct you to dealers that sell GHSA products.
Affiliated Smitty Retailers:
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Wrestling
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1 Stop Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, and Wrestling
Get on top of your game with referee uniforms and sports apparel from 1 Stop Sports, based in Birmingham, Alabama. Shopping online with us makes it easier than ever to gear up for the season, thanks to our wide selection of sports apparel and accessories and unbeatable customer service. For group orders contact Joe Pike at [email protected] com; 205-454-9510.
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, and Wrestling
We offer a great value on quality apparel and equipment for sports officials, and we ‘knock it out of the ball park’ when it comes to customer service, which is why Major League Umpire, Marvin Hudson #51, is a part of this business.
3N2 Sports – Long Sleeve Referee Shirt
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Lacrosse Referee Training | Become a Referee
High school boys and girls lacrosse has experienced explosive growth over the past several years. And along with it, the need for new lacrosse referees has grown quickly as well. Here are a few things to know if you decide to become a lacrosse referee. Lacrosse officials work in pairs or groups of three, depending on the level of play.
Because of the size of the field and speed of the game, officials must be in excellent condition to keep pace with the action and maintain proper position to observe play. Communication is done both verbally and through the use of hand signals. A firm knowledge of all lacrosse rules and approved signals is essential to the success of a lacrosse official.
Duties of lacrosse referees include checking for legal lacrosse equipment, watching for rule infractions, and tracking and approving the score. Particular attention must be paid to illegal body contact (particularly to the head) and unsportsmanlike behavior.
Lacrosse Referee Training
USLacrosse offers extensive training for both new and experienced lacrosse officials. Training support in the form of rulebooks, DVDs and online videos can be obtained from their website. USLacrosse also sponsors local clinics as well as a mentoring program to assist lacrosse umpires with their continuing education.
To become a lacrosse referee you will be expected to pass a written exam and complete and on-field test to demonstrate understanding of how to apply the rules and use approved mechanics. Junior programs are also promoted.
To learn about becoming a lacrosse referee at the high school level, select your state from the choose a state page and follow the links to your state’s athletic association.
Here is a good resource for high school lacrosse rules.
Lacrosse Referee Equipment and Uniform
- Black and white striped shirt
- Black shoes
- Black skirt for women
- Black slacks or white shorts for men
- Black belt
- Fox 40 whistle with finger grip
- Warning cards
- Pocket scorecards
Honig’s Named Referee Uniform Sponsor for FIL U19 Men’s Worlds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Federation of International Lacrosse is proud to announce Honig’s as the official uniform supplier for its referees at the FIL 2016 U19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship to be held July 7-16 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Honig’s has been providing top of the line umpire and referee gear, equipment, and apparel for over 30 years. Started in 1984 by Dick Honig, an active official for more than 40 years, Honig’s provides expert assistance with officials’ merchandise needs.
Honig’s has retail locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Salem, Oregon; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Sheridan, Colorado; Whittier, California; Farmers Branch, Texas; and Monroe, Connecticut.
Terry Harding, FIL Men’s Director of Lacrosse, was very appreciative of Honig’s sponsorship.
“Many thanks to Dick Honig,” said Harding. “Our FIL officials will be looking sharp at the U19 Men’s Worlds in Coquitlam in a few weeks thanks to his generosity.”
Honig was thrilled with FIL’s decision. “We’re very pleased that FIL selected Honig’s as its official uniform supplier for the referees at the 2016 U19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship.” He added, “We’re looking forward to being a sponsor of this world-class sporting event. ”
Honig’s also offers an easy-to-use, brand new online store that provides a safe, quick and hassle free shopping experience for officials from virtually every sport and every level of play. You can access the online store at http://honigs.com.
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For more information contact: Terry Harding at [email protected]
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 54 member nations and holds five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.
Army hand-to-hand combat – description, essence and basic rules
What is army hand-to-hand combat
What does a person need in our time? What should a modern inhabitant of the planet have? What is the set of qualities? Of course, someone will say that character, kindness, ability to forgive, humanity. All these qualities can be enumerated for a very long time, and of course they will be very important. But also one of the important aspects in our time is the ability to stand up for oneself. And both morally and physically.
Perhaps many guys dream of being physically strong and not only them. For this reason, since childhood, they are boys enrolled in boxing, judo and other martial arts. But if we talk about what kind of martial arts will help in life, then hand-to-hand combat comes to mind. This is a kind of complex of many techniques that allows you to effectively repel attacks and defend yourself. Today we will talk about this type of hand-to-hand combat as an army one.
The history of the emergence and development of army hand-to-hand combat
So, with regard to history.1979 is considered to be the date of the appearance of this sport on the world map. It was then in the city of Kaunas at the sports base for the first time the Airborne Forces championship. From that moment on, it began to be held annually and after some time became one of the main types of physical training in the army. This success was preceded by many years of work with various types of martial arts and application in order to train soldiers. Under normal conditions, the use of techniques was prohibited.
Until 1994, this sport was a local military, but then, due to the increasing popularity, it began to be promoted as a separate martial arts.In 1991, the first championship of the Armed Forces was held in Leningrad. The main place where this sport was trained was the Military Institute of Physical Culture. In 1992, the Federation of Army Hand-to-Hand Combat was also created. Three years later, the official rules for this sport were published.
Today, more and more people are fond of this sport, almost every region has its own centers of education and training, where this sport develops. It is especially popular in various power structures, military departments. Officially, about five hundred thousand people are involved in this sport.
Army hand-to-hand combat rules (briefly)
So now we need to talk about the rules. Unlike other sports, much more is allowed here. So, here are the main provisions in this sport:
- Soldiers of the army hand-to-hand fighting conduct fights on a special mat. It is called tatami. Its minimum dimensions should be fourteen by fourteen meters. Moreover, the struggle takes place only on a square eight by eight, or ten by ten.The rest of the tatami area serves as a safety area. If one of the opponents goes beyond the boundaries of the required zone, the commands “stop” and “fighters in the middle” sound. The reception, which has passed to the forbidden zone, is also stopped.
- Participants are divided by age and weight. Age categories up to eighteen years old are divided separately. The minimum weight of participants is sixty, the maximum is over ninety. In some local competitions, there may be two categories – up to seventy-five and above.
- Fighters are divided according to the color of the belt, or the color of the kimono (less often).The color of the belt can be red and blue, the kimono – white and black. Whoever comes out first wears a red belt or a black kimono.
- Each athlete has a second in the fight. He is responsible for the equipment of the athlete. In which case, he must correct her, bandage her. This is done for the reason that the athlete himself cannot do it due to being busy. You can fix your equipment at a specially designated time. Each second sits in a chair behind their athlete. At the same time, it is forbidden to give any advice, and communication may be followed by a warning from the referee.
- It is interesting that in this type of martial arts the fight consists of one round. Boys and juniors have two minutes at their disposal, men three minutes. All final bouts also consist of three minutes. For girls, this time is negotiated separately before each tournament.
- At the end of the round, the judges will issue a verdict. They evaluate all the techniques performed and the following actions: punches, kicks, throws, painful holds. Wrestling and heading are not counted.
- There are also forbidden tricks.These include: blows to the eyes with fingers, painful and suffocating grips of the cervical spine, jumping legs, blows to the groin, neck, inner thigh. It is also impossible to grab onto the opponent’s equipment while performing techniques.
Victory is awarded:
- By the decision of the referee.
- With the advantage of one or the other opponent. This is understandable by the fact that one of the rivals stops fighting, or, hiding, turns his back.
- If one of the participants refuses to continue the fight.However, it may not be related to injury at all. The opponent may refuse due to weakness, fatigue.
- If one of the participants does not appear for the fight.
- When the opponent voluntarily surrenders after a painful hold.
- After a knockout by one of the participants.
- With two knockdowns in a round. This can lead to injury, so the referees stop the fights and award the victory to the one who performed the knockdowns.
- When one of the opponents is disqualified.This can happen because the athlete received a third warning. Disqualification also occurs after the athlete performs a prohibited hold.
The marks given by the judges are given in the following order:
- One point for a kick to the leg, hand to the body or stall.
- Two points for a kick to the body or an arm to the head, a throw when two of the opponent’s legs are lifted off the tatami.
- Three points for a kick to the head, sharp throw or knockdown.
- For knockout, two knockdowns, refusal of the opponent, his failure to appear, painful hold and subsequent voluntary surrender, a clear victory is awarded.
At the beginning of the fight, the referee announces the names of the competitors and within a minute they must appear on the tatami. Moreover, each athlete must be fully equipped. Once on the edge of the tatami, it will be checked by the judge. The judge usually examines the presence of all linings and protective elements. If every athlete is all right, then they leave the tatami and wait for the command to enter the middle from the judge.
Standing in the middle, each athlete must greet his opponent, judges, spectators. The greeting is made in the form of a bow. Then the fight begins.
If the equipment is incomplete, or in an inadequate condition, then three minutes are given to correct it. If the athlete did not follow the instructions and did not change anything, then he is disqualified from the fight.
The referees also have commands that they use during the fight:
- Fighters in the middle – inviting athletes to start the fight or continue it after a pause.
- For battle – a team that means preparation for the start of the fight, or continuation after a pause.
- Fight – the team itself, after which the fight begins, or continues after a pause.
- Stop – the command that stops the fight.
- Stop! Stand up – A similar command to the previous one, pronounced when the fighters are on the ground.
- Stop! Time – the team that stops the fight due to the end of the round.
If we talk about this kind of martial arts, then they differ from others in that here you can finish off a lying opponent.Of course, more than a few blows to the head are not allowed, and more often than not, the referee stops the fight after the start of the finishing move. Headbutt to the head is also allowed.
Technique of army hand-to-hand combat
In this kind of martial arts, it is very important to use both hands and feet. These are full contact martial arts. If a fighter also possesses an excellent technique of movement, captures, painful holds, then it really makes him very strong in a real battle. But, since this is mixed martial arts, athletes are most often divided into two groups: wrestlers and drummers. The first, respectively, are more strong in wrestling technique, and the second – in strikes and techniques.
As practice shows, most often drummers cope better with opponents at long distances. It is on them that you can reach your opponent with your hand or foot. And if the fight goes to medium and close distances – there is no equal to the wrestlers. That is why in army hand-to-hand combat, the same study of both one and the other side of single combat is promoted.
It is also important to understand that in this martial arts a lot is allowed, but there are also prohibitions.There are many tricks that shouldn’t be done and it is also worth learning. Indeed, sometimes such techniques can happen by accident, but this does not negate the fact. Therefore, each fighter must understand and be able to calculate possible options, choose the right tactics. Thus, army hand-to-hand combat is also an intellectual combat for athletes. It is also important to focus on reaction, reaction in difficult situations. This is what is taught in special training centers.
This sport also has grades, but they can only be given to those athletes who have reached the age of eighteen.
The panel of judges consists of
- Chief Judge.
- Deputy Chief Judges.
- Chief Secretary and his deputies.
- Side judges.
- Judge – informants.
- Competition Commandant.
The chief referee and his two assistants will judge the fight itself. It is not allowed to change the referee during the fight. The side judges are at the tables at the corners of the court.The judge – the timekeeper monitors the time on the court.
The suit, in which the judges are present on the court, consists of sneakers, dark trousers, a white shirt and the judge’s inscription on the chest.
The head referee also has his own duties:
- Make sure that the site complies with the necessary rules, the structure is suitable to receive fights.
- Manage the competition, make sure it is in line with the rules.
- Personally check the line-ups of the athletes and approve the pairs for the matches.
- Conduct a seminar for the panel of judges, summarize the intermediate results of the competition every day.
- At the end of a certain tournament, evaluate the work done by each judge on a five-point scale.
- Submit the minutes and documents signed by the secretary to the organization hosting the tournament.
- Consider possible appeals filed by athletes.
Inventory, weapons used
So, as mentioned earlier, all fights are held on a special area – tatami.For their own safety, fighters must be equipped with protective elements. The fighters’ costume is called kimono. Special wrestling shoes are put on the feet – feet. They are made in such a way that the heels and instep of the foot are protected from possible damage. Shin pads are also worn. The groin is protected by a special shell. The equipment also includes a protective vest, gloves – leggings. They also protect knees, forearms, elbows.
Protective elements, except for a helmet and gloves, are worn under a kimono.Since this is a full contact sport, the role of the equipment is very important. And it is important that the equipment meets all the rules and standards. It is checked by the judge before the fight.
Tournaments in army hand-to-hand fighting
Most often, regional and national tournaments are held in this sport. It can be both competitions in regions, cities, and national championships. Each country has its own tournaments, ratings and tables for this sport.
Federation of army hand-to-hand combat
Army hand-to-hand combat is a fairly young type of martial arts and it has a large number of representations in the countries of the former Soviet Union.The headquarters of this sport is located in the Russian capital Moscow.
Summing up, I would like to say that army hand-to-hand combat is less popular than other types of martial arts, but it also has its advantages. It has relatively simple rules, many convenient and easy-to-learn techniques, and has practical application in the army and in combat. This sport is suitable for both wrestlers and drummers. If you decide to study army hand-to-hand combat – forward to the top.
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