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Philly plays host to USLacrosse LaxCon next weekend with many speakers from the region

Saturday, 5th January 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 1/5/19
From Press Release

US Lacrosse has announced the schedule of educational sessions and demonstrations, speakers, and a free mobile app for lacrosse coaches, officials, and organizational leaders attending the 2019 US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13 in Philadelphia.

For mobile readers, the app is available here in the App Store and Google Play. Once the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app is installed and open, users can simply search “laxcon” to access the official LaxCon app.

For those not yet ready to download the LaxCon app, a Web version houses the session schedules and speaker roster.

The lineup of nearly 150 speakers features many of the best coaches in lacrosse today. Highlighting the slate for attendees that coach high school and youth boys’ lacrosse: John Danowski (Team USA, Duke), Regy Thorpe (Team USA indoor, Syracuse), Andy Shay (Yale), John Galloway (Jacksonville), Chris Collins (Drexel), Paul Day (Philadelphia Wings), and Dave Cottle (Chesapeake Bayhawks), among others.

What: LaxCon (the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest)

Who: Expected attendance of 7,000-plus lacrosse coaches, officials, players, speakers, fans, administrators and industry representatives

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 11-13, 2019

Why: Professional development (educational clinics and networking) for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators. Trade show, demonstrations, autographs, etc., for lacrosse players, fans and industry reps.


Social Media: Hashtag #LaxCon2019. Twitter @USLaxConvention and @USLacrosse. Instagram @USLacrosse. Facebook event page.

LaxCon Highlights

Event app download instructions at

First of two straight years in Philadelphia (previously in Philadelphia 2002, 2004-08, 2012-14).

Keynote speaker: Briana Scurry (press release), popular motivational speaker, former two-time Olympic gold medalist goalie with U.S. women’s soccer team and 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Keynote session 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Philadelphia Downtown Marriott ballroom.

Head coaches of three U.S. national teams will speak: John Danowski (2018 U.S. men’s team, Saturday), Jenny Levy (2021 U.S. women’s team, Friday), Regy Thorpe (2019 U.S. men’s indoor team, Saturday).

Head coaches of defending NCAA Division I champions will deliver featured addresses for coaches at 6 p.m. Friday: Andy Shay (Yale men), Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe (James Madison women).

Demonstration areas to include two partial turf fields and one partial box lacrosse area.

Expo hall to feature more than 150 businesses, including several based in or with ties to Delaware Valley.

Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to contain presentations on multiple topics related to player safety.

US Lacrosse and Philadelphia Wings have partnered on specially priced combo ticket (below) to the Jan. 12 LaxCon Fan Fest and Wings game; other promotions. That evening’s Wings game vs. the Georgia Swarm at Wells Fargo Center begins at 7 p.m.

Speakers with Connections to Pennsylvania and/or the Delaware Valley
Tiffany Anderson, assistant coach, East Stroudsburg University women
Karen Blaine, NFHS girls’ rules interpreter, Pennsylvania
Xeni Barakos-Yoder, head coach, East Stroudsburg University women
Chris Collins, assistant coach, Drexel University men
Paul Day, head coach, Philadelphia Wings
Emily Eddowes, assistant coach, Franklin and Marshall College women
Mike Faith, head coach, Franklin and Marshall College women
Stephen Gajewski, head coach, Old Bridge (N.J.) High School girls
Alan Goldberger, sports officiating attorney and founder of, Fairfield, N.J.
Peter Lawrence, CEO of NXTsports, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cheryl Mackey, assistant coach, Old Bridge (N.J.) High School girls
Johnny Mouradian, former head coach/GM, Philadelphia Wings
Kerry O’Mara, assistant coach, Old Bridge High School girls
Mark Petrone, assistant coach, Radnor (Pa.) High School boys
Matthew Robinson, professor and director of sport management program, University of Delaware
Bonnie Rosen, head coach, Temple University women
Brooke Sabol, assistant coach, Franklin and Marshall College women
Kacy Small, head coach, Bishop Shanahan (Pa.) High School girls
Remington Steele, head coach, Bucknell University women
Josie Tomaino, head coach, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) girls

Admission Prices

US Lacrosse Convention (full access) Friday-Sunday online through Jan. 7: $125 for US Lacrosse members and $165 for non-members. Walk-up Jan. 10-13: $160 for US Lacrosse members. $200 for non-members.

LaxCon Fan Fest (limited access) 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday online through Jan. 11: $10. Day-of and walk-up Jan. 12: $15.

Fan Fest and Wings Combo Ticket (best value) online through Jan. 11: $23 (savings of 35 percent vs. purchasing separately).


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