via press release Florida's only Major League Lacrosse team set to host fans at new home on January 12 BOCA RATON, FL -- The Florida Launch is proud to announce an Open House at their new home, Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium on January 12. Open to all, fans will be able to take a look at the new home venue and see seating options for the 2019 Major League Lacrosse season that begins on May 31 as the Launch welcome the Atlanta Blaze to Central Broward Stadium. Fans that have already put down deposits for the 2019 season are welcomed to join the team at 10:30 a.m. at Central Broward Stadium to pick their seats for the season. Everyone else is welcomed to come in at 11 a.m. to tour the stadium, look at season ticket options and see seating locations. F...
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Third Annual Florida Coaches Convention brings the best of the Lacrosse world right to Boca Raton BOCA RATON, FL -- The 3rd Annual Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention is back in Boca Raton on January 4-5 at the Marriott Boca Raton Town Center. Featuring nationally recognized coaches and speakers that will cover a variety of topics, the 2019 Florida Lacrosse Coaches Convention is the perfect event for coaches looking to get the competitive edge in 2019. Featuring 12 of the best professionals in their craft, attendees will be able to learn the best techniques for both boy and girls lacrosse. The event is open to all girls and boys lacrosse coaches of all levels, including youth, middle school, high school, club, travel organizations, and college level. Kicking it off...
The camp schedule is: Schedule is 11-12 Speed and Agility intro. 12-1 bring bag lunch 1-2:30 individual work 2:30-3pm Break/Snack 3-4:30 Team and Fun 4:30-5 giveaways. MLL Pro Player Duncan Clancy is scheduled. More Pro Players to be announced. Register at this LINK
Author's note: This draft occurred last month while I was on my vacation so here's the catch up article. Due to the PLL signing away MLL players there will also be the normal Supplemental Draft held as normal in addition to this one later in the year.
Well, the hammer fell . . . the second shoe dropped . . . use whatever cliche you want. You will not recognize the Florida Launch next season. Anyone remember this? (Yeah, I know, not a lot of you are wrestling fans but the comparison is pretty solid) https://youtu.be/YFkzpy9r6lw Feels like this to me. I'm not blaming the players . . . MLL was not able to provide the type of money and benefits that the investor-led league Paul Rabil has put together. And now we will have two professional lacrosse leagues. But this is almost like the scene in Animal House with the Deltas and the Omegas. Not sure WHICH scene though . . . Is it this one? https://youtu.be/LuFCaIAnETk Or is it this one? http
Last week I published an article on Conor Whipple: https://www.floridalacrossenews.com/launchs-whipple-sees-lacrosse-growth-in-florida-first-hand/ This article appeared on the MLL web site and I missed an important fact. I've had a long standing relationship with the MLL website as well as the Florida Launch website to publish press releases concerning the Launch under my name, as a way to help publicize the team. But that was violated by me last week because I did not catch that the Whipple article was not a press release, but a submitted article by Ms. Cornetta and for that I am sorry to not give her the proper credit. So Kat, I owe you one. I will update that article and promise the readers I will be more careful about this in the future! F
via MLL interview (throw back photo via FLN!) This article was written by Kat Cornetta for the MLL web site When Conor Whipple moved to Florida in eighth grade, lacrosse was not a sport kids picked up regularly. “I believe there were 60 varsity high school programs, and maybe two or three college programs at the time,” recalls Whipple. In 2008, Whipple and his family moved from Rhode Island, where his father, Rory, started the lacrosse program at Bryant University. In New England, the sport had its devotees. In Florida, the sport was just beginning. Fast forward a decade, and lacrosse is flourishing in the Sunshine State, with the Whipples at its core. Rory started successful Division II programs at both Florida Southern College and the University