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Temple’s Rosen is one of many Philly coaches slated to speak at US Lacrosse Convention Jan. 13-15 at Convention Center

Tuesday, 13th December 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Events, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 12/13/11
From Press Release

Temple Lacrosse Coach Bonnie Rosen along with four other local coaches has been named a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion.

Rosen, The University of Pennsylvania’s Karin Brower Corbett, Drexel University’s Chris Collins, the University of Delaware’s Kateri Linville and Methacton (Pa.) High School’s Laurie Markle will join roughly 150 of lacrosse’s top coaches, officials, trainers and administrators as presenters at the sport’s largest educational and networking event, Jan. 13-15, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“We’ve targeted leaders in lacrosse who are passionate about developing the game by sharing their knowledge with coaches and officials at the youth and high school levels,” said Beth Porreca, director of events at US Lacrosse.

Rosen, a 2010 inductee into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Harriton High product, will host “Temple Team Demo” on the STX Live Field at 4 p.m. Jan. 13. The presentation will cover a number of drills and strategies used by the Owls. Rosen has been a head coach in NCAA Division I for 15 years. She played in three Federation of International Lacrosse World Cups as a member of the U.S. national team. Rosen is a trainer for the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program.

Corbett, the head women’s coach at Penn, will host “Midfield Trap” at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 15. The session will show midfield traps and break down how to teach not only the team concept of the trap, but also the individual breakdown of double-teams in transition. Corbett is in her 14th year at Penn, having coached the Quakers to five consecutive Ivy League championships and three trips to the NCAA final four. She has coached 15 All-Americans and 56 all-league honorees.

Collins, an assistant men’s coach at Drexel, will host “Quarterback School: Developing Stickwork in Goaltenders” on the Maverik Demo Field at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 15. This presentation will bring attendees into the goaltending philosophy implemented at Drexel University and will focus on goaltenders as offensive players — the why and how.

The session will focus on the instance when there is a change of possession off a turnover or a save, and it will provide the necessary teaching points, the terminology, the diagrams and visual cues, drills, tips and tricks to properly develop goalies as offensive players. Collins was a professional goalie in Major League Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League and was an All-American at Delaware.

Linville, the head women’s coach at Delaware, will co-host with assistant coach Kristen Carr “Finding Defensive Success by Finding the Voice of Your Defense” at 11 a.m. Jan. 14. The session will cover how effectively communicating goes hand and hand with successful results.

How to emphasize the roles of each defender from a positional, tactical and communicative perspective will be covered. Linville was an assistant coach for the Canadian U19 national team that won the bronze medal in the 2011 FIL World Championship. She has completed one season at Delaware after serving as an assistant coach at Notre Dame.

Markle, head girls’ lacrosse coach at Methacton (Pa.) High School and president of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, will host “Effective Drills for Middle School through High School” at 8 a.m. Jan. 14. This presentation will concentrate on drills and skills that are appropriate and effective building skills for the middle school age level through high school.

Basic offensive plays also will be included. Markle has spent much of the last decade coaching, officiating and administering youth lacrosse. She was an All-American at Penn State and a member of the U.S. national team from 1985 to 1992.

Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can register for the convention online at before Dec. 28 for $105, a savings of $45 on the walk-up price. Registration includes pre-event access to speaker materials and post-event access to video of all convention presentations (a $300 value). Herm Edwards, a nine-year defensive back with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and later the head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

The US Lacrosse National Convention annually draws some 5,000 participants for approximately 150 educational sessions, many of which at the STX Live Field, Maverik Demo Field and Bownet Goalie Room live demonstration areas. The US Lacrosse Fan Fest is a portion of the convention open to the general public.

Fan Fest tickets will be sold onsite at the convention center. General admission is $10; just $5 for lacrosse players wearing team jerseys. Children 6 and under will be admitted free to Fan Fest, which runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14. Fan Fest will feature demonstrations and autographs by players from the U.S. National Teams and the Philadelphia Wings, and it will include nearly 150 lacrosse equipment and apparel vendors.



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