LaxCon 2020, the most-recent annual celebration of lacrosse by US Lacrosse, was held in Philadelphia over the weekend. With more than 120 sessions for coaches, officials and administrators, countless cutting-edge products on display and some of the biggest names in the sport in attendance, it was an eventful one.
The convention is about the sport and professional advancement within it, but it’s also about the fans. Countless numbers of people who flock to LaxCon aren’t pro players or business people — they’re just crazy for lacrosse.
The experience at the event this year provided young fans with the opportunity to meet some of those in the sport whom they looked up to and admire.
We rounded up some of the reactions that people attending the convention posted on social media. Here were some of our favorites.
LaxCon 2020 Fan Experience: Social Media Reactions
— Chad Thomas (@CTizzy54) January 11, 2020
— U.S. Women's National Team (@USAWLax) January 11, 2020
It wasn’t only kids who got to live out their lacrosse dreams. The opportunities for adult players and coaches to hear from some of the brightest minds in the game helped spread knowledge of the sport and continued to inspire a love for lacrosse.
Busy day learning a bunch of new tips, tricks & drills at #LaxCon2020. Very impressed with the demos & learning opportunities. Grateful for experiences like this! #LivoniaBulldogs #OneTeamOneHeartOneMission pic.twitter.com/o7dCGCwpri
— Livonia_GLax (@Coach_Presler) January 11, 2020
Had a great day at #LaxCon2020 hearing from and meeting some of the best to do it like Myles Jones, Greg Guernlian, Paul Rabil, Kyle Harrison and Taylor Cummings! BETTER. EVERY. DAY. 🐶 🥍 @USLacrosse #HungryDogsRunFaster pic.twitter.com/Tuey6AbC1u
— Coach Fedd (@CoachFeddNE) January 11, 2020
LaxCon2020 hosted plenty of retailers showing off their most incredible products, from shafts to heads to everything else you could imagine. One of the biggest parts of LaxCon is the vendor booths. Rich Snow of Wood Lacrosse Sticks walked us through some of his favorites from LaxCon 2020 in this video.Attendees even had the chance to check out and test some of the latest and greatest technology to come to the sport. For example, a VR display offered fans a look at what playing their favorite sport in the virtual world looks like. The introduction of VR into lacrosse could change the way athletes train and prepare for games, plus open the game up to that much more of the world.
LaxCon 2020 attracted some of the most recognizable faces in lacrosse, from players to coaches to personalities. Fans could interact and meet some of their favorites, and it made the event special for everyone involved.
If you missed LaxCon 2020, don’t be too sad. There’s always next year. US Lacrosse announced Sunday that LaxCon 2021 will be returning to Baltimore from Jan. 15-17, 2021. Save the date!
Baltimore, we’re coming back! 📍#LaxCon2021 | Jan. 15-17
Can’t wait to see everyone there. If this year was any indication, it’ll be a blast. pic.twitter.com/P2bhekb9NA