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Foundation Announcements!

Georgia Coaches Mega-Clinic

The foundation is please to announce the 2nd annual coaches clinic to be held on January 10, 2015.  Coach Richie Meade, Head Coach of Team USA and Head Coach at Furman University will be the guest speaker at the clinic.  Clinic is open to both men's and women's game coaches, youth to High school.  There will be separate clinics for each game.


The clinic is free to all US Lacrosse Member coaches and lunch will be served!

CEP Coaches Clinics

We are in the process of lining up more USL Level I and II clinics for boys and girls game coaches this Fall and in January.

 

We will have a clinic in Macon and several in the Atlanta Metro Area.   Any one interested in these great clinics, please check back for the schedules that will be online soon.

2015 Hall of Fame Celebration

The bi-annual Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on January 11, 2015 at the Marriott Northwest at Galleria. More information to follow....


The event honors people that have influenced and helped grow the game in the state of Georgia.

Atlanta Lacrosse Officials
October 25 Referee Clinic Registration Now Open

ALO is pleased to announce our second fall referee training for boy’s youth officials.  The class will be held October 25 with field training the following weekend.  at the the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA located at 1055 East Piedmont Rd, Marietta, Georgia 30062.  The class will run from  10 am am to 4:00 pm. Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes early in order to check in and get settled.

KSU Women's Lacrosse to hold Coaches Clinic/Camp

Owls Lacrosse Camps at Kennesaw State is hosting an all day winter coaches clinic on December 6th, 2014. Coaches will receive a drill book that will include all aspects of the game including sample practice plans as well as classroom and  on field instruction. The clinic is devoted to drills and strategies for coaches to teach at every level. Including parents who just want to learn more about the game and the recruiting process.

2104 'Un-Convention' a huge success

The 'Un-Convention' Men's clinic was a huge success!  Over 100 coaches from all over the state exchanged tips, skill drills and listened to some excellent advise from college top-notch coaches.


Yet another event powered by the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation!


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Pictured here are  Coach Torkington, Coach Hannon, Coach Jadin

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Lacrosse Championships

HBCU hosted a championship weekend at Morehouse College on April 6, 2014.  Many teams from the Southeast participated in this great event and the Foundation was represented by Eric Rudolph, who coordinated all of the officials for the event!

Major League Lacrosse comes to the ATL!

Major League Lacrosse got one step closer to fielding a team in the Metro area Saturday night when the Denver Outlaws won the Championship game over a tough Rochester Rattlers team. The game helped pave the way for an Atlanta-based franchise in 2016.  David Gross, commissioner of the MLL, intends to bring the Championship game back to Atlanta in 2015.  A record crowd of close to 9000 fans witnessed a great game that was tied at 11 with a few minutes left in the game.


An entertaining halftime exhibition game between our own Lambert Jr. Longhorns and the Walton Jr. Raiders brought the crowd to its feet with rounds of applause!  The U15 teams showed the world that Lacrosse is here to stay!  Many thanks to Jason Breyo for coordinating the teams and to all the coaches, players and parents for their support.


The state of Georgia is one of the largest states in terms of US Lacrosse memberships and continues to grow at a rapid rate each year.

Congratulations to our State Champions!

Girls:   6A - Milton   5A - Kell
Boys:   6A - Roswell  5A - Northview

The Georgia Lacrosse Foundation congratulates all of the players, coaches, and parents for a great season and wish you all a restful summer!  We would also like to thank every team in the State that play this great game.  We are growing in numbers and are a force to reckoned with.  The level of play this year took several steps up, of which we should all be proud of!


High School Playoffs begin this week!

The Foundation has gone Mobile!

The Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse or the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation will be much more  'visible' in the future.  We will be at many major Lacrosse events in the state this year.  Stop by and talk to us about the Chapter, sign up for coaching, officiating and general membership opportunities.  Talk with veteran officials to clarify any rules questions, etc.  Or, just make it  the central place to meet teammates!  Look for the Big  Blue Tent at the next lacrosse event in Georgia!

Championships is coming in April!

Lacrosse Magazine names GT Men's Lacrosse in top 20

Lacrosse magazine announced its top 20 preseason teams for the 2014 season recently.  Our very own Georgia Tech is one of the teams picked!   See the teams complete schedule.

Coach Sommers leaves us but leaves his incredible legacy

Coach Sommers with one of his championship teams, summer of 2012 at the Queen City Rumble in Charlotte.   Nine of the girls are either already playing at the college level or have committed to play after they graduate this year.

The Peachtree City Lacrosse Community has lost a close friend, mentor and coach. Robin Sommers passed away unexpectedly, Saturday January 4th, 2014. Robin and his enthusiasm will be greatly missed by those who had the opportunity to work along side him and watch him coach. He embodied the volunteer spirit that is so essential to an organization like Peachtree City Lacrosse, it was all about the kids and giving them a chance to compete.

Three members of the US Women's National Team came to Georgia for a player's clinic held in the Atlanta area.  The clinic was well attended by youth and high school girls from all over the state.  Pictured here are, from left to right, Illianna Sanza,  Liz Hogan, Sarah Bullard and a lucky recipient of signed jersey from the entire team.  See more pictures.

Members of  the US National Men's put on a spectacular clinic this past week as youth and High School player battled cold winds and a little rain.  The clinic was attended by 50 plus youth players from all over the state and surrounding states.  There we 30 plus high school players as well.  The weather didn't bother the players as they learned skills and drills that will last them a lifetime!   The team did an excellent job of helping kids of all levels.

Pictured is Brian Farrell,  Mitchell Belisle, Chris Schiller, Ben Hunt, and Steven Brooks, all members of the US National Team and many MLL teams.

Welcome to the Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse!

This is the official website of the Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse and contains a wealth of information about the great sport of lacrosse in the state of Georgia.

Open Door Lacrosse—A place to grow

Open Door Lacrosse, a division of the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation is a program that delivers needed resources to the player that may be socio-economic challenged or has a hardship of some kind.  This not-for-profit group provides equipment and other Lacrosse items to both boys and girls. 

Get Involved!  Be on the Board of Directors for the Foundation.

Are you interested in making a difference in the game of Lacrosse in Georgia?  We are looking for dedicated people that can serve on the Board of Directors for the Foundation.  If you are interested, please email us! (president@galacrossefoundation.com)

Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Calls for Hall of Fame Nominees

The Georgia Lacrosse Foundation, the local chapter for US Lacrosse, is actively seeking nominations for the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  This is a process that takes place every two years.  Award recipients selected through this process will be inducted in January of 2015.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 6 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, Jan 3 All Day
Saturday, Jan 10 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 11 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the News...

The Wall Street Journal reports that Youth Lacrosse is up in participation by 158%!  Other youth sports are down.

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