Boston Cannons Announce 3rd Annual Coaches Symposium

Cannons Associate Head Coach Dom Starsia named keynote speaker for Coaches Symposium

Boston, MA – The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) have announced the date and keynote speaker for their 3rd Annual Coaches Symposium presented by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. This coaching event will be held at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts on Sunday, March 25th of 2018 with the keynote speaker being Boston Cannons Associate Head Coach, Dom Starsia.

“Dom is a legend,” Team President Ian Frenette stated.  “And I think his compassion for the game, and importance for teaching from the heart makes his knowledge very impactful to many people.”

“Having Coach Starsia as the keynote speaker at this year’s Boston Cannons Coaches Symposium will be extraordinary,” stated Cannons Head Coach, Sean Quirk. “Most impressively to me is the foundation and culture that Dom has created within his programs and the respect his players have for him. The coaches attending the symposium are guaranteed to walk away with many take-aways that they can implement into their coaching philosophy and program.”

Starsia, whose legendary coaching resume includes 375 victories, four NCAA Championships and a selection to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has joined Coach Quirk and the Cannons coaching staff as an adviser this off-season.

“I am excited to be working with the Cannons this spring and look forward to meeting with the coaches at the 2018 Symposium,” Starsia said. “It is a joy for me to come back to New England and my roots in the game.”

In joining the Cannons, Starsia is returning to his extensive Boston and New England roots. In 1981, Starsia was inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Newton, Massachusetts. In 2000, he was named to the Brown University’s “Team of the Millennium” and was chosen one of Brown’s “Top 100 Athletes of the Twentieth Century.” Starsia was also inducted in to the inaugural class of the Rhode Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2008, Starsia was later inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008 in Baltimore, MD. Starsia will take the stage leading off our Coaches Symposium in the Post Center on Endicott College’s campus.

“My remarks will focus on Leadership and the Requirements for Winning, as it specifically applies to lacrosse,” Starsia said when asked about his focus points for this year’s symposium. “We will be talking about a variety of topics throughout the session and the coaches should be prepared to ask us to address any of particular interest.”

The Symposium has 150 spots available for coaches, so SIGN UP TODAY!

View 2016 Coaches Symposium Video

About the Boston Cannons:

The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June of 2001 and currently host home games at Harvard Stadium. They won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011.  Season tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 617.746.9933 or visit

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center:

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, offers patients access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments for a full-range of medical specialties including family medicine, cardiovascular care, women and infants’ health, cancer care, neurology care and orthopedics. St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England.  Visit for more information.


About the Coaches Symposium:
Our 3rd Annual Coaches Symposium presented by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, will be hosted at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. The day will start off with coaches observing the Cannons practice, followed by our keynote speaker (and Cannons Associate Head Coach) Dom Starsia. There will be multiple sessions each hour for coaches to choose from geared towards both beginners and veteran coaches. Sessions will include in-classroom lectures along with on-field instruction with Cannons players and coaches. Sessions from previous symposiums included: Beginner Practice/Game-Plan, Coaching your Beginner Goalie, Advanced Offensive Concepts, Man-Down Defense, & Do’s/Don’ts of Shooting.