The US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest will bring thousands of lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators, players, industry representatives and fans to the Baltimore Convention Center Friday through Sunday.

The US Lacrosse Convention runs all three days and annually is the largest professional development event in the world for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators. The convention includes some 150 educational clinics (many of which conducted on four live demonstration fields), the sport’s largest trade show and exposition hall, the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, business meetings and other ancillary events.

Rorke Denver, a 13-year U.S. Navy SEAL and former NCAA champion as an All-American defenseman at Syracuse, will kick off the convention with a keynote address at 7 p.m. Friday. Bill Carollo, a former NFL referee and the current Big 10 Conference Director of Football Officiating, will deliver a featured speech for all officials at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Walk-up registration will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday in the convention center and continue throughout the event. Price is $160. Membership in US Lacrosse is required to register for the convention and can be renewed or initiated on site.

“We’d like to invite all those who serve as a leader in lacrosse to improve their knowledge as a coach, official or administrator by attending the convention,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “Many of lacrosse’s most knowledgeable coaches and officials are serving as speakers. We are looking forward to a great weekend in Baltimore.”

The US Lacrosse Fan Fest opens the convention center to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Fan Fest attendees will tour the expo hall’s 165 exhibitors and enjoy demonstrations, autographs, contests and more. The U.S. national teams highlight the schedule of demonstrations. Tickets to Fan Fest are priced at $15 for adults, $10 for youth and high school, and free for kids under 6. Any fan wearing a lacrosse jersey will save $5 on admission. All Fan Fest tickets will be sold at the gate. Cash and most major credit cards will be accepted.

Sponsors of the US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest include:
UnderArmour: Convention and Fan Fest Sponsor
STX: Live Field, Coaching Clinic and Fan Fest Sponsor
Nationwide: Convention and Fan Fest Sponsor
TMP: Official Convention and Fan Fest Retailer
Buffalo Wild Wings: Fan Fest Sponsor
TRX Training: Demo Field Sponsor
Krossover: Education/Classroom Sponsor
Rage Cage: Goalie Cage Sponsor
City of Foley, Ala.: Education/Classroom Sponsor
League Athletics: Technology Lounge Sponsor
Greenfields: Official Synthetic Turf Supplier
deBeer/Gait: Fan Fest Sponsor
Boathouse: Official Bag Sponsor
C&A Sportswear: Official Embellisher
BSN: Official Lanyard Supplier
The Baltimore Sun Media Group: Official Media Partner
Lacrosse Specialties: Bag Stuffer Sponsor
Hogan Lax: Bag Stuffer Sponsor
YOLO: Women’s Officials Education Track Sponsor
Paul Rabil Experience: Bag Stuffer Sponsor
Tin Roof: Coaches’ Social Sponsor
Visit Baltimore: CVB Partner

Convention Info

Walk-up registration for the convention begins at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 and continues through the weekend.