Ignite The Future - Portland Event Info

Registration for all events and more info is available at https://www.usalacrosse.com/event/ignite-future-portland

USA Lacrosse hits the Pacific Northwest for Ignite the Future Portland. This new initiative from the sport’s governing body brings a variety of events and resources to designated geographic areas. The Portland event — featuring player, coach and officials clinics, along with a Sixes Tournament — will be held at four locations around the city on the weekend of Feb. 24-26, 2023.


From players who've never picked up a stick to elite level players, a series of seven player clinics offers something for everyone. New player clinics are geared towards kids with no experience and cost just $10. Skill development clinics allow youth players the opportunity to learn from professional and national team members, including Adam Ghitelman, Jules Heningburg and Sam Swart, and there's a VIP clinic designed for experienced players that is limited in size to allow more personal instruction from the nation's best players and teachers.


IWLCA President Liz Robertshaw and former United States Naval Academy Head Coach Rick Sowell will join us to run coaches clinics at Oregon Episcopal School on Friday, Feb. 24. The clinics will focus on player development and drills with registered coaches having the opportunity to request specific topics for discussion during the session. The cost is just $25 per coach.


This clinic will instruct new and experienced officials on how to officiate the Sixes discipline. Registered officials will get pre-event online coursework as well as a live clinic at Oregon Episcopal School on Friday, Feb. 24. Officials will then have the opportunity to use their new skills officiating during the Sixes event at Sherwood High School on Saturday and Sunday. The clinic cost is just $10.


Utilizing the World Lacrosse Sixes discipline, this is a fast-paced version of lacrosse that is a great development tool and fun to play with a shot clock, no long poles and no face off after goals. The event features boys' and girls' 12U, 14U and High School divisions and will be played at Sherwood High School. Teams are limited to 14 players max with 12 players recommended. Coaches must register their teams first before individual players can sign up. The cost is $100 per player.