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| Jan 18, 2022

LaxCon Returns to Help Kick Off 2022 Lacrosse Season

By Brian Logue | Photo by Nick Ieradi

After moving to a virtual format in 2021 due the global pandemic, the USA Lacrosse Convention returned in-person to the Baltimore Convention Center from Jan. 14-16 to help kick off the 2022 lacrosse season. While it was smaller scale due to the pandemic, the traditional hallmarks of LaxCon were clearly evident.

The core of the event is the best coaches and officials in the business sharing their knowledge with attendees from around the country, and the world, to help the game flourish. 

The knowledge comes from veterans like Ryan Boyle, the Hall of Fame player who played on three U.S. teams and is one of the best in the business in breaking down the game โ€” from his days as a player, as a coach and a teacher and as an analyst.

The knowledge also comes from newer voices, such as recent UMass grad Caitlyn Petro. Petroโ€™s first ever LaxCon session, giving tips on the draw, was a hit.

New USA Lacrosse CEO Marc Riccio outlined his vision for the organization, participating in a lively Q&A session. โ€œWhat are we doing well, what are we not doing well,โ€ Riccio said. โ€œI welcome those conversations. Itโ€™s the only way weโ€™ll get better.โ€ One of those questions was what is USA Lacrosse doing to help grow the game in diverse communities.

A big part of LaxCon is also inspiring the future of the game by allowing youth to connect with the stars of today.

Perhaps the most important of this yearโ€™s LaxCon was the opportunity for the community to come back together.

And for that, we say thank you. We canโ€™t wait to reunite next year from Jan, 20-22, 2023 back in Baltimore for another LaxCon.

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