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Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention 2019

August 15, 2018
The annual Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention is back this year, and will be held January 4-5, 2019. The convention will feature nationally recognized coaches and speakers covering a wide-range of topics relevant to both boys and girls lacrosse of all coaching levels.
The event is sponsored by:
New Balance
Gladiator Lacrosse
Ireland Lacrosse National Team
Palm Beach Sports Commission
Swax Lax
Lax Dip Dye
and many more in the Vendor Village!

Want to reserve your spot now?
Call us at 561-757-5074 to secure your seat at this year's convention or 
Reserve your spot here!

Event Info:
Location is Marriott Boca Raton Town Center, call us for the Discounted Room Link

Open to all girls and boys lacrosse coaches of all levels, including youth, middle school, high school, club, travel organizations, and college level. 

Registration Features: Happy Hour Networking Friday night with partners, speakers, and other coaches, breakfast and lunch Saturday as well as convention admittance and 4 Continued Education Hours signed off by BSN SPORTS.

Topics for the upcoming event include:
Face Off Techniques, Defensive Footwork and Drills, Offensive Shooting and Finishing, Defending the Goal, and a whole lot more!

The Florida Launch announced a two-year partnership with BSN SPORTS as the official presenter of the Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention. BSN SPORTS will have two representatives at the event, including 2018 Team USA Gold Medalist and MLL Defensive Player of the Year,  Joel White as well as Robert Hackett who is a renown Strength and Conditioning Coach who worked with numerous teams in the NBA for 22 years. Ben Connery, of BSN SPORTS explained "We have a team of Brand Managers that go around the country and put on free coaching clinics across multiple sports. Two of our Brand Managers – Joel White and Robert Hackett – will be at this convention and we’re excited for coaches in the Southeast to learn from them. The lacrosse world knows Joel White, but they don’t know Robert Hackett. Hack spent 22 years as a head strength and speed coach in the NBA. He teaches speed and has worked with future hall of famers like Vince Carter, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Dirk Nowitzki. Lacrosse coaches are going to love his presentation." 

2019 Featured Speakers:

All Speakers:
Joel White - Team USA Gold Medalist, Defensive Player of the Year
Sean Quirk - Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel of the Boston Cannons
Robert Hackett – 20 years within the NBA coaching Speed and Agility
Sue Diffendender - Referee for 30 years, on USL board for Referee Chapter
David Cottle – MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks Head Coach and GM, 2x MLL Champion, 33 Years of Coaching Experience in NCAA and MLL
Greg Gurenlian - Team USA Gold Medalist Face Off Specialist
Tom Mariano – MLL 2017 Coach of the Year, Pace University Head Coach
Chris Burdick - Launch Defensive Coordinator, Tampa University Asst. Coach
Kara Reber - Florida Southern Head Coach, 2016 NCAA Champion, IWCLA Coach of the Year
Chazz Woodson – MLL All Star and Veteran, US Lacrosse board for Diversity and Inclusion of the National Chapter
Sarah Burlingame - Cornell Lacrosse Alum, Team Canada, Benjamin High School Head Coach

"What an amazing experience being able to give back to the Florida lacrosse community at the convention. Not only was I a speaker, I found myself as a spectator too. I picked up new tips, coaching strategies and new training methods on how to approach my high school team back home. I would highly recommend this convention to those who want to better their craft and learn some new tips/methods on coaching." - Steven Brooks, Florida Launch captain, MLL midfielder, high school coach

2017 Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention Highlights:
The second annual convention was held December 1-3 at the Hyatt Place Boca Raton/Downtown.
Speakers and Topics included:
Chazz Woodson (MLL veteran and South Florida coach) -  Player and Coach Relationship, Team Chemistry and Culture
Jayson Schmidt (Palm Beach Atlantic Women's Lacrosse) Player Evaluation and Athlete Development
Kevin Greene (US Lacrosse Senior Manager for Coach Development) - Turning Frustration into Determination, Motivating Your Players to be the Best
Dr. Paul "Paulie Gloves" Gavoni (MMA Coach) - Teaching and Modeling Behavior 
Raphael Patino and Jarrod Kuse (Impact Sports Performance Trainers) - Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement 
Patrick Johnston (Keiser Men's Lacrosse) - How to Improve Practice and Off-Season Plans 
Adam Fullerton (MLL veteran) - Introduction to Goalkeeping 
Tom Mariano (Pace Men's Lacrosse/Florida Launch Head Coach) - Chalk Talk: How to Evaluate your Opponent, Read and React to your Opposing Team Plays 
Kara Reber (Florida Southern Women's Lacrosse) - Chalk Talk: How to Evaluate your Opponent, Read and React to your Opposing Team Plays 
Tucker Durkin (Florida Launch Defenseman of the Year/Bryn Athyn Men's Lacrosse) - Developing/Dominating Defenders 
Steven Brooks (Florida Launch Captain) - Off Ball Offensive Play, Transition Offense, Man Up/Man Down 
Corinne Desrosiers (Florida Tech Women's Lacrosse) - Off Ball Offensive Play, Transition Offense, Man Up/Man Down

Check out the full convention experience HERE!