The Annual Lacrosse Coach & Umpire Conference 2023
Wycombe Abbey School
28th & 29th September 2023
This is the fifth annual coach INSET training day we have run in conjunction with AMG Sports and this year we're going bigger and better! Alongside the normal one day coach development day we are also running an evening networking dinner with guest speakers and a Q&A session with some of the England Lacrosse leadership. As a result of demand from schools and clubs we're also running an umpire training session on the following morning.
For 2023 we are holding the event at Wycombe Abbey School. Perfectly located less than a 5 minute drive from junction 4 of the M40 and a 10 minute walk from High Wycombe mainline rail station we are very lucky to be able to use Wycombe Abbey's outstanding facilities and with numerous hotels within walking distance it's easy for those attending the whole event.
We'd love to welcome you along to all 3 parts of the conference but you can choose to attend as much or as little as you wish. For more details about each part of the conference as well as how to book please see below. We hope to see you there!
Thursday 28th September 10.00am - 5.00pm
For this year we've added more sessions! There will be a goalkeeping session for everyone and then a choice of Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced for the attack, defence and mid-field sessions. Finally you can choose to attend a S&C session or a Women in Sport session both aimed at helping you further develop your players. Bring a colleague and between you you can attend all the sessions to make sure you get the most from the day! Each 1 hour session will be lead by one of our expert specialist coaches.
Plus for 2023 we are hoping to have some students available to run some practical version of the drills discussed to help deepen your understanding and so you can visualise how they work with real players taking part.
Refreshments and a buffet lunch is provided along with a copy of our Coach Handbook with an outline of the session you have attended along with space for your own scribbles!
Thursday 28th September 6.00pm - 9.30pm
Open to anyone in the lacrosse coaching or umpiring community, it's not often that you get an opportunity to sit down and simply 'chat lax' with such a wide variety of fellow coaches and umpires! This evening event is a chance to network with other coaches, meet old friends and new and catch up with some of the latest news from the lacrosse world.
We're hoping to be able to bring you stringing demos, a Q&A panel with some England Lacrosse representatives as well as an exciting guest speaker! Details to follow soon!
An informal evening with a buffet dinner and a golden opportunity to network with colleagues and friends from school sand clubs from around the country. Oh, and there's wine!
Friday 29th September 9.00am - 12.15pm
New for 2023 this workshop is aimed at supporting the unsung heroes that are our umpires! Open to club volunteers, school team staff and parents doing their bit to support, with sessions lead by Paul Bibby you can choose to attend either Beginner (Level 1 with limited experience or those aspiring to qualify) or Intermediate / Advanced (Level 2+ with experience). Looking at how to approach some of the more challenging situations as well as practical demos of application this session will boost confidence and help those who fulfil this vital role.
We want to support independent and volunteer club coaches. So if this is you please contact us for details of our subsidised rates.
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