BALTIMORE, Aug. 1, 2011 — US Lacrosse today opened registration for the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion. The largest and most comprehensive educational and networking event in the lacrosse world is set for Jan. 13-15, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators with an active membership in US Lacrosse may register for the convention online at www.uslacrosse.org/2012convention for the early-bird rate of just $80 through Nov. 11. Online registration from Nov. 12 through Dec. 28 will cost $105. Registration onsite in Philadelphia Jan. 13-15 will cost $150. Groups of 10 or more can save an additional $10 per attendee by registering together. Details on that process appear on the same webpage. Coaches certified through Level 1 of the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program will enjoy a 10 percent discount on registration through Nov. 11.
Non-members may begin an annual membership in US Lacrosse for $50 at the time of convention registration.
"One of the many benefits of membership in US Lacrosse is access to professional development opportunities and materials that help lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators hone their respective crafts, and there is no single better place to do that than at our annual convention," said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. "We will once again assemble a talented and diverse lineup of presenters that will offer educational value to those involved in youth lacrosse through the college game and beyond. We’re looking forward to a terrific weekend in Philadelphia."
US Lacrosse has secured discounted room rates at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, which is adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will host some convention activities, for convention attendees. Those registering for the convention may call the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 215-625-2900 and mention "US Lacrosse Convention" when booking rooms.
The US Lacrosse National Convention annually draws some 5,000 participants, and it includes two live demonstration areas, approximately 150 educational sessions, and Fan Fest, a portion of events Jan. 14 open to the public and centered around the sport’s largest vendor exposition hall.
More information about the convention will be posted as it becomes available at www.uslacrosse.org/2012convention.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams program. US Lacrosse has nearly 375,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.