Georgia Lacrosse Foundation

Georgia Lacrosse Foundation

This is Georgia Lacrosse

FALL OFFICIAL’S CLINIC – November 1-2, 2014

With the enormous growth in women’s lacrosse, we have a tremendous need for umpires.  This clinic is an opportunity for new umpires to learn how to officiate girl’s high school lacrosse and for any umpire to review the rules and practice your skills. Payment for one clinic entitles you to attend subsequent clinics in the same calendar year with no additional clinic fees. This clinic is open to any adult 18 or older.  Read more and register!

Annual Foundation Meeting 

The Georgia Lacrosse Foundation will hold its annual 'All Members' meeting on November 15, 2014.  The meeting will be from 10AM to 2PM and lunch will be served.  All Georgia US Lacrosse members are invited. 


The meeting will cover updates from the Foundation and US Lacrosse.  Other agenda items include election of Officers and Board of Directors.  The Executive Board is accepting any nominations from the members for any position on the board.  If you wish to nominate someone, please email elections@galacrossefoundation by November 10, 2014.  Please include name, email and position to be considered.


The meeting will be held at the Cross and Crown Lutheran Church,  4276 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA.  Directions here.

US Lacrosse National Convention

Are you interested in going to the National Convention in Baltimore?  The Foundation is accepting applications for an all-expenses paid trip so you can attend the biggest and best way to learn more about the game. Meet and share great ideas with fellow coaches, officials, program administers and/or players!  We have a limited number of recipients we can send so get your application to us as soon as possible.  We will be looking for a representatives from the Men's and Women' game coaches/officials, a program administrator and a 'at large' member.  All applicants must be a current member of US Lacrosse.


Apply Now! (deadline is 12/1/14)

CEP Coaches Clinics Level I and II Registration is OPEN 

The Foundation is proud to sponsor several CEP Coaches Certification clinics this Fall!


Level I (Men's and Women's Game):


November 22, 2014, Suwanee, GA Lambert High School  -  Register!


December 6, 2014, Macon, GA  Mercer University  - Registration opening soon.


Level II (Men's and Women's Game):


 November 23, 2014, Suwanee, GA  Lambert High School - Register!

Foundation Events!

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.


For the Women's game, we are pleased to have D1 coaches Eve Levinson, Head Coach at Mercer, John Sung, Head Coach at Winthrop, and  Haley Marvine, Head Coach at Radford, as our guest speakers.


The clinic will be held at Oglethorpe University.  The Women's game coaches will be in the morning and Men's game in the afternoon.


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


RSVP TODAY!


LaxWorld and Under Armour are proud sponsors of the Coaches Mega-Clinic!

2015 Hall of Fame Celebration

The biennial 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.


This year's Hall of Fame inductees:


Jim Buczek - The Lovett School


JD Humphries - former chapter president and important contributor


Ken Lovic - Ga Tech


Pam McNabb - Girl's club coach and former HS coach


Tony Souza - The Westminster Schools


In addition,  the Chapter will honor outstanding youth coaches,  referees, umpires and contributors from the state of Georgia.


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.

The Foundation welcomes any donations to improve the game of Lacrosse in Georgia! We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization!

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)

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 1 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday Nov 7 - Saturday Nov 8
Saturday, Nov 15 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 22 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 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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