Boston Cannons Announce 2nd Annual Coaches Symposium

BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Cannons of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) will be hosting their second annual Coaches Symposium during training camp on Sunday, March 26 at Endicott College.  Coaches will observe Cannons practice, learn from professionals from throughout the sports industry in classroom sessions and get inside tips and instruction from Cannons players on the field. A discounted registration fee is available now through January 14.

“Over 100 youth and high school coaches attended the inaugural event last March and the feedback was extremely positive,” said Cannons President Ian Frenette.  “We provided unheralded access to the Cannons coaching staff, players and medical staff in both classroom and field settings during our Training Camp Weekend.”

Open to all levels of coaching, this unique event is limited to 200 coaches. The event will foster the opportunity to network and learn from all Cannons coaches, players, and lacrosse professionals. The event will allow coaches special and exclusive insight to enhance their coaching knowledge and game among New England coaches and the Boston Cannons team.

“The Cannons are committed to giving back to the lacrosse community,” said Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk. “As our sport continues to grow, education and empowering coaches is vital to the continued growth.  My coaching staff and players have a vast knowledge of not only playing the game, but are also college, high school and club team coaches themselves.”

The Cannons coaching staff has a combined 60 years of college coaching experience and current Cannons players are on the coaching staffs at Harvard, Endicott, West Point, Utah and Tufts.

Coaches will have the opportunity to watch the Cannons training camp practice in the morning before choosing from a variety of seminars in the classroom and on the playing field to attend.  Throughout the day there will be different skill topics and experience based curriculums to fit the novice coach to the seasoned veteran of the sidelines.

Classroom lecture topics range from beginner practice & game plans, advanced offensive techniques, film breakdown, equipment manufacturing, college recruiting panels, and building a town program. On field lectures will include fundamentals, practice, and game plans, riding, transition & clearing, man up clearing and man down defense, goalie and face off techniques.

A reception will cap off the day, where coaches can mingle with Cannons coaches and players.

The schedule of the day’s event is as followed*:

Registration Opens: 8:00am

Cannons Practice: 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. (continental breakfast at field)

Brunch: 10:15 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Welcome & Keynote Speaker – 10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Field/Classroom Sessions: 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Lunch – 12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M

Field/Classroom Sessions: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Cocktail Reception: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.

*subject to change, final schedule will be announced in early 2017

Discounted registration is open now for $70 (regular fee $80 begins Jan 15).  Space is limited to 200.  Visit the following site for more information and to register:

Registration includes the coaches gift bag, continental breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception, and all instruction throughout the day.