JU’s Norton to host goalie clinic at national event
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Adam Norton, an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Jacksonville University, has been named a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention. He will join roughly 150 of the game’s top coaches, officials, trainers and administrators as presenters at lacrosse’s largest educational and networking event, Jan. 13-15, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. “We’ve targeted leaders in lacrosse who are passionate about developing the game by sharing their knowledge with coaches and officials at the youth and high school levels,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. Norton, a longtime goalie coach and the owner of the C4 Lacrosse company, will host “Essential Drills and Techniques for a Peak Performing Goalie” at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. In the session, Norton will identify and discuss the key techniques for elite level goalie play and provide tips for coaches to help take their goalies to the next level. Norton has previously served as a coach in the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament and Under-Armour All-America games. Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can save $45 on convention registration by registering online at www.uslacrosse.org/2012convention <http://www.uslacrosse.org/2012convention> before Dec. 28. Registration includes pre-event access to speaker materials and post-event access to video of all convention presentations (a $300 value). Herm Edwards, a nine-year defensive back with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and later the head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, will kick off the convention with a keynote address at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The US Lacrosse National Convention annually draws some 5,000 participants, and it includes three live demonstration areas, approximately 150 educational sessions, and Fan Fest, a portion of events open to the public inside the sport’s largest exposition hall. Fan Fest tickets will be sold onsite at the Grand Hall to the general public for $10 and to lacrosse players wearing team jerseys for just $5. Children 6 and under will be admitted free to Fan Fest, which runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14, and will include demonstrations and autographs by players from the U.S. National Teams and the Philadelphia Wings.