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Florida Chapters Announce Hall of Fame/All-American Festival

By Staff, 04/07/23, 2:00PM EDT


The USA Lacrosse North and South Florida Chapters are hosting a weekend of activity in Sebring, FL at the USA Lacrosse Florida Hall of Fame/All-American Festival on May 19-21, 2023.

The event will be broadcast/live streamed on Varsity Sports Network Florida, a cutting-edge provider of high school sports coverage in the Sunshine State.

Discounted hotel rates have been arranged for players and families for the weekend Festival. Click on this LINK to reserve a room.

According to Bill Shatz, President of the North Florida Chapter, “This event is like no other in the United States; it is a superb model for USA Lacrosse Chapters across the country. The USNTDP tryouts, the recognition of Hall of Fame inductees, alongside the Boy’s and Girl’s All-American selections and the Sixes event, in a Festival Format, is unprecedented, placing Florida at the forefront of lacrosse across the US. The future of lacrosse in Florida is unlimited.”

The festivities are as follows:

USA Lacrosse NTDP Tryouts for U-18/U-16 Boys/Girls

USA Lacrosse will be holding a regional tryout on Friday, May 19th, for the USA National Team Development Program (NTDP) for the U-16 and U-18 programs.

NTDP Regional Tryouts serve as the first of three steps towards earning a spot on the USA Select U16 and U18 teams. The regional tryouts are one-day, 180-minute evaluations. The top 150 players will be invited to the National Combine, hosted in Maryland in August, and eventually 44 men and women will be named to the USA Select Teams to compete against international competition in October.

To be eligible for the 2023 National Team Development Program, individuals must be born on or between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2009.

  • U18: The player must be born on or between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2006. 
  • U16: The player must be born on or between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2009. 
  • The Development Program is for high school athletes only. 


North and South Florida Chapter Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

The dinner will be held at the Sebring Civic Center and will recognize Hall of Fame inductees from both Chapters while honoring this years’ All-American and Academic All-American recipients.

North Chapter Chapter Class of 2020


Jake Bernhardt

Rory Whipple

Tom West

Jeff Goldberg

Kevin O’Leary


North Florida Chapter Class of 2021


Jesse Bernhardt

Brian Theiss

Lee Roggenburg


South Florida Chapter


Jim Jacobs

Bridgette Laskey

Rich Mullen

Robert Rose


All American Games

The Boys and Girls All Americans are invited to play in this select game. All lacrosse games will take place at the Highlands County Sports Complex (216 Sheriff’s Tower Road, Sebring). Boys and Girls All-American Player Registration is now open for selected athletes.

There are four regions (the Southeast Region also nominates All-Americans in two geographic breakdowns) that acknowledge both All-Americans on the field, as well as Academic All-Americans, Coaches of the Year, and Man/Woman of the Year.

Sixes Tournament

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2023


Florida SI6XES Lacrosse Festival held in conjunction with The USA Lacrosse Florida Hall of Fame/All-American Festival celebrates the best that the sport of lacrosse has to offer. 


  • 30-Minute Game Play Orientation before the start of game
  • 6v6 (1-goalie, 5-field players aside)
  • Ideal team roster size of 10-12 players
  • 4 games , Two 12-minute periods, 3-minute half





  • All players must have a valid USA Lacrosse Membership number and a SI6XES Lacrosse National Player Pass to be eligible for play. 
  • The SI6XES Lacrosse National Player Pass is already included in the team registration fee providing for age & grade verification, player waiver compliance, and official team rostering. Eligible players will receive a SI6XES Lacrosse National Player Pass at check-in.



$590 per Team  (Minimum of 10 players. Maximum of 12)


Highlands County Multi-Sports Complex
216 Sheriffs Tower Road
Sebring, FL 33870