LAXCON WRAP: POSITIVE ENERGY TO KICK OFF SEASON; by Paul Krome, repost by Todd M. Schoenberger

BALTIMORE -- If positive energy is contagious, as best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon said during his US Lacrosse Convention keynote address here Saturday morning, there'll be plenty of excitement heading into the 2018 lacrosse season for thousands of coaches, officials, and players.

Imagine the vibes if they pass that along in their local lacrosse communities.

Gordon, a former player at Cornell, delivered an inspiring speech to highlight LaxCon, which drew 7,122 participants over three days to the Baltimore Convention Center. “The Power of Positive Leadership” resonated with attendees and set the tone for lacrosse's largest educational, networking and trade-show event.

LaxCon highlights US Lacrosse's numerous professional development resources for coaches, officials and local lacrosse leaders. Nearly 150 educational sessions dotted the weekend lineup, providing countless networking opportunities. Speakers numbering close to 200 included those from every level of play, addressing their colleagues in the youth and high school ranks.

LaxCon next will take place Jan. 11-13, 2019, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. A formal announcement will follow.