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Locals presenting for Three Stripe Series at 2009 Convention

Thursday, 1st January 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, Posted 1/1/09

Adidas will give away team uniform packages, team cleats and other adidas gear to promote the adidas Three Stripe Speaker Series at the 2009 US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, Jan. 16-18.

Several local lacrosse names are presenting for the Series; including La Salle High coach Bill Leahy, former Philadelphia Wing and recent US Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Tom Marechek and Princeton women’s coach and recent inductee Chris Sailer (Haverford High).

The Three Stripe Speaker Series also features Mike Pressler (2010 U.S. men’s national team head coach and Bryant University head coach) and Carol Cantele (Gettysburg College head coach).

The adidas Three Stripe Speakers Series consists of speakers from each level of coaching – 1, 2 and 3 – who will headline the list of over 100 speakers throughout the weekend. Cal Ripken Jr., the keynote speaker, will kick off the event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16. Men’s and women’s officials’ sessions also are featured in the adidas Three Stripe Speaker Series.

“Adidas Lacrosse is dedicated to the advancement of all educational based experiences,” said John Purnell, president and CEO of adidas Lacrosse. “We strive to help all coaches, athletes and officials reach their potential and enjoy their educational experiences. Building tomorrow’s leaders through sports and education helps build stronger, healthier, more confident and knowledgeable citizens.”

The US Lacrosse National Convention is an educational opportunity presented each year for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators. Over 5,000 lacrosse enthusiasts attend the convention each year.

For the fourth year in a row the convention will feature a live-field demonstration area, sponsored by Brine and Warrior, to supplement classroom clinics for coaches and officials.

The U.S. women’s team will conduct demonstrations during the convention. Clinics are offered for all levels of coaches and officials, ranging from youth through college.

The convention also features the largest-ever lacrosse specific expo hall, the US Lacrosse Youth Excellence Awards Breakfast (sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods), the Men’s Recruiting Seminar And Fair (sponsored by the Bermuda Lacrosse Association), the women’s recruiting seminars, US Lacrosse Level 1 and 2 Coaching Education Program Clinics, the Women’s Kickoff Luncheon (sponsored by Brine and Sports Her Way), with Janine Tucker and several other special events.

The full list of the adidas Three Stripe Speakers and corresponding giveaways are as follows:

Men’s Level 3

Friday, Jan. 16 at 5:15 p.m. – Mike Pressler, head coach at Bryant University and head coach of the U.S. men’s national team, “Multiple Offense 101”

*Giveaway: Men’s adidas cleated footwear

Men’s Level 2

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. – Bill Leahy, La Salle College (Pa.) High School, “Creating Team Concepts: Leadership, Unity, Toughness, and Resiliency”

Men’s Level 1

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. (Demo Field) – Tom Marechek, head coach at Glenelg (Md.) School, “Mechanics of Shooting”

*Giveaway: Men’s adidas sublimated Team Uniforms

Women’s Level 3

Friday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. – Carol Cantele and Barb Jordan, head and assistant coach Gettysburg College, “Extreme Makeover”

*Giveaway: Women’s adiSTRIKE Gloves packages for team

Women’s Level 2

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. (Live Field)  – Wendy Kridel, former U.S. women’s U-19 head coach, and Krystin Porcella, head coach of IAAM champions John Carroll, “Less is More: Attacking Around the 8-Meter”

Women’s Level 3

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m. – Kateri Linville, assistant coach at Notre Dame, “A WOW Drill”

*Giveaway: Women’s adidas sublimated Team Uniforms

Men’s Officials

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11:45 a.m. – Allen Goldberger, “Officiating Safely: Legal Issues in Lacrosse Officiating”

*Giveaway: adidas Elite Team Duffle Bag full of gear

Women’s Officials

Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. – Chris Sailer, head coach Princeton University, and Patty Daley, a national umpire, “You Make the Call – Interactive Application of the Rules”

*Giveaway: adidas Elite Team Duffle Bag full of gear


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