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BALTIMORE US Lacrosse is proud to announce that Andrew Baxter, assistant men’s lacrosse coach at The Ohio State University, will be presenting at the 2009 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by adidas, January 16-18, 2009, in Baltimore.

Over 140 presenters, including officials, coaches, and players, will speak at the National Convention. Highlighting the list of speakers is Baltimore icon Cal Ripken, Jr., who will present the keynote address on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Convention Center.

“I am thrilled to represent The Ohio State University at the US Lacrosse National Convention,” Baxter said. “It is always an honor to give back to the game of lacrosse.”

Baxter will speak specifically about riding and clearing and the substitution game.

The US Lacrosse National Convention provides the sport’s largest educational opportunity, with over 5,000 coaches, officials, program administrators and vendors in attendance each year. For the fifth year in a row the convention will feature a “live field” area, sponsored by Warrior and Brine, to supplement classroom clinics for coaches and officials. Clinics are offered for all levels of coaches and officials, ranging from youth play up through college-aged players.

The Convention also features the largest-ever lacrosse specific Expo Hall with 100 exhibitors registered to date, the US Lacrosse Youth Excellence Awards Breakfast, the Women’s Division Kickoff Luncheon presented by Sports Her Way and Brine, Saturday’s Fan Fest, the Women’s Recruiting Panel Breakfast, a Men’s Recruiting Panel and Seminar, the Level 1 and Level II Coaches’ Education Clinic, and several other special events.

For a full list of speakers to date and the weekend’s schedule, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/convention/index.phtml.

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US Lacrosse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 250,000 members in 60 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.

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