Registration Opens for 2022 USA Lacrosse Convention
SPARKS, Md. — When the lacrosse community comes together, we unlock our collective potential.
After a successful virtual run in 2021, we are thrilled to be back in person for the USA Lacrosse Convention Jan. 14-16, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Registration is open for USA Lacrosse members for early-bird pricing at just $95, a $35 savings off the regular registration price. This early-bird registration rate expires on Oct. 27. Discounts are also available for groups of five or more individuals.
Ask any of the 7,000-plus coaches, fans and officials that come year after year, and they’ll agree — there’s no better way to start your season. The convention features:
85+ sessions and live demos
The opportunity to learn from top coaches and officials in the game
Expo Hall with 100+ vendors with the latest lacrosse gear
Invite to exclusive Friday evening networking event
Opportunities to network with attendees and speakers
On-demand content access through December 31, 2022
Virtual Gift Bag with limited time exclusive offers
USA Lacrosse members can bundle their LaxCon registration with a Level 1 or 2 Coach Development Clinic. These clinics offer coaches an opportunity for hands-on training through active participation in games and activities.
Hotels in the downtown Baltimore area are available at discounted rates (reservations must be booked be Dec. 13, 2021). Search for the best options.
Learn from the sport’s most influential leaders. See the latest in lacrosse gear and tech. Create lasting connections with people who love lacrosse. Tap into a network of experts who are eager to share their experiences and knowledge to help grow the game.
We are better, safer and wiser together. United We Play.
Note: USA Lacrosse will continue to monitor and evaluate the ongoing impact of COVID-19. If an in-person LaxCon event is no longer deemed safe or lawful by local authorities, we will honor all registrations with a refund or credit.
Registration Opens for LaxCon 2021
Registration Opens for LaxCon 2021
Thu Nov 5 2020 | Press Release | Fuel
Represent your community. Reimagine the way we play. Reignite your love of lacrosse.
Registration for the 2021 US Lacrosse Convention, an all virtual event Jan. 15-16, opens today with special offers for US Lacrosse members. Annually the sport’s biggest trade show and professional development opportunity, US Lacrosse has converted the physical halls and walls of the convention center into an immersive digital platform to bring the excitement of the sport’s annual kickoff to people from all walks of the lacrosse world.
The cost of registration for LaxCon for US Lacrosse members is just $45 (a 40 percent savings over the non-member price) and members who sign up by Nov. 30, will receive a $20 discount for the 2022 US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore plus a 50 percent discount on the official 2021 LaxCon T-shirt (with free shipping).
The registration fee for LaxCon 2021 includes the following benefits:
Access to ALL virtual sessions
On-demand access for one full year
Access to the virtual exhibitor hall
A virtual event bag with exclusive deals
Ability to network with other attendees
The lineup of speakers for LaxCon, including some of the biggest and most respected names in the sport, will be released in the coming weeks. The curriculum is aimed at coaches, officials and program leaders.
Groups of five or more individuals (must all be US Lacrosse members) can register together for an additional $10 per person discount.
This year, we’re going VIRTUAL. #LaxCon2021 registration is now open: https://t.co/55pSIsx9mu
the way we play
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— US Lacrosse (@USLacrosse) November 5, 2020
Attendees can also bundle their LaxCon registration with a US Lacrosse Coach Development Program Level 1 Virtual Workshop for an additional $15 (note that this cannot be combined with the group registration discount). These two-hour athlete-centered coaching workshops fill the US Lacrosse Coach Certification Program requirements and focus on building and implementing and athlete-centered coaching philosophy. The session will cover best practices for teaching lacrosse skills in a manner that optimizes athlete development.
Registration for the virtual FanFest is coming in December. FanFest will include access to select sessions, access the virtual exhibitor hall and a virtual event bag with exclusive deals. FanFest attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for virtual player clinics with men’s and women’s Team USA players.
For more information about LaxCon 2021, please visit laxcon.uslacrosse.org
Fink to Present at U.S. Lacrosse Convention for 11th Time
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — University of Saint Joseph (USJ) head men’s lacrosse coach Andrew Fink has been selected as a presenter at the upcoming 2021 U.S. Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon). LaxCon is lacrosse’s largest trade show and professional development convention, which this year, will be held virtually over the course of two days from January 15-16.
Coach Fink will be presenting “Adjacent Man to Man Defense with Lock Offs” at this year’s convention. It marks the 11th time that Fink has presented at LaxCon in his career. The presentation will be on day two of the event: Saturday, January 16, at 2:30 p.m.
Fink is the first-ever head men’s lacrosse coach in USJ history. He led the Blue Jays to a 2-2 record in their inaugural season last year before competition was halted due to COVID-19. Fink joined the Blue Jays in 2018 after spending 16 years at Mount Ida College (15 as head coach) and he carries numerous accolades as a player and a coach onto the USJ Lacrosse Field.
The U.S. Lacrosse Convention has been operating for nearly two decades and represents the best professional development conference in lacrosse. With nearly half a million members nationwide, their goal is to provide national leadership, structure, and resources to fuel the sport’s growth and enrich player experience.
About USJ Athletics
University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Athletics is a NCAA Division III member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). The Blue Jays field 15 varsity sports with 200-plus student-athletes. For more information, please visit www.usjbluejays.com.
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US Lacrosse Convention Memorable Moments
The 2020 US Lacrosse Convention has come and gone. That means another year before lacrosse lovers can attend LaxCon 2021. Those who enjoy the event will have to endure the wait, but in the meantime, we can look back at some of the best moments from previous US Lacrosse Conventions in the past to build excitement for the next time the sport hosts a weekend.
Wings Host Game During LaxCon 2019
In 2019, the Philadelphia Wings and US Lacrosse formed a partnership to help promote and improve LaxCon that year. For $23, fans could buy a general admission ticket to the convention’s fan fest and a reserved seat at the Wings game against the Georgia Swarm on Jan. 12, the middle of the weekend when Philadelphia would welcome the lacrosse world for the event. This was a bit of a momentous occasion as it was the first season that the popular Wings franchise had been reestablished in Philadelphia since the franchise left for New England in 2014.
Celebrating Philadelphia Lacrosse Weekend with the @NLLwings tonight! #LaxCon2019 @USAMLAX pic.twitter.com/FsE6B1GEaW
— US Lacrosse (@USLacrosse) January 13, 2019
The Wings had a big presence at the event, with one of the team’s stars Trevor Baptiste seemingly showing up all over the place.
Some old Denver friends meeting up in the City of Brotherly Love #LaxCon2019 pic.twitter.com/xwWftHdY3T
— Philadelphia Wings (@NLLwings) January 11, 2019
More than a week later, highlights and reviews of #LaxCon2019 continue to pour in. Have a look and see what you may have missed. | https://t.co/dDbVVsjuw0 pic.twitter.com/Gypj0rmzYW
— US Lacrosse (@USLacrosse) January 21, 2019
And if getting a deal on a ticket for an NLL game wasn’t enough, attendees of the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention also got to enjoy the local delicacies.
Yo who’s in Philly for #LaxCon2019 !?! You gotta come eat the greatest cheesesteak on earth! @USLacrosse pic. twitter.com/wj4JMrqn0O
— Jim’s South St (@JimsSouthStreet) January 11, 2019
Snow Takes Over 2016 Edition
LaxCon 2016 took place in Baltimore, and the weather was not friendly.
A snowstorm ravaged through the city and much of the Northeast United States. The late-January storm made history, dropping 29.2 inches of snow on Baltimore and LaxCon, the most single snowfall the city ever recorded. In fact, the storm was so damaging, the federal government paid the state of Maryland more than $25 million to help with emergency work and repairs caused by the snow.
Do you think a little bit of snow stopped LaxCon, though? Of course not!
Sure, it may have made getting to and from Baltimore a bit more challenging, not to mention navigating the city during the weekend of the convention. But for lacrosse people passionate about their sport, not even record-breaking storms can stop them.
Getting ready for #LaxCon the snow can’t stop me #LaxCon2016
— JMOLax (@JMOLax) January 21, 2016
The snow was all anyone could talk about, and with good reason. But the 2016 US Lacrosse Convention still went on as a success and kept the annual weekend tradition going.
Duke and US Men’s National Team Coach John Danowski Speaks at LaxCon
John Danowski, the long-time men’s head coach at Duke and the boss of the US Men’s National Team, has been a feature at multiple LaxCons. He is the winningest coach in NCAA Men’s Division I history, boasts three national championships, and helped the United States bring home the title at the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships.
Needless to say: when he talks lacrosse, people listen.
In 2014, Lax All Stars cut together a video of some of Danowski’s most insightful and telling nuggets of wisdom for fellow coaches, from keeping your assistants on even footing to having team standards, not rules, and more.
Danowski has shared his knowledge at plenty of other LaxCons, like in 2015 when he talked to lacrosse lovers about his priorities as coach, among many other topics.