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USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame / All-American Festival

The USA Lacrosse Florida Hall of Fame/All American Festival is a three-day weekend event that consists of:

  1. USA Lacrosse Team USA/National Team Development Program Tryouts (Friday afternoon);
  2. Hall of Fame recognition and awards dinner (Friday evening);
  3. Followed the next day (Saturday) by a boys and girls North/South All-American game;
  4. With a “Sixes” tournament offered on Sunday.

The weekend events are scheduled in Sebring, FL at a variety of world-class and conveniently-located venues.  

This event is conceived and initiated by USA Lacrosse North Florida Chapter and delivered in collaboration with the South Florida Chapter.

National Team Development Tryouts (Boys and Girls) in Sebring, FL May 19th

The National Team Development Program (NTDP) is a three-phased process for high school-aged boys’ and girls’ players that leads to USA Select teams.

The ultimate goal of the NTDP is to provide high-level training for the nation’s top young players that will ultimately expand the talent pool for the U.S. national teams that participate in international World Lacrosse competitions.

The regional tryouts will be a one day, 180-minute evaluation. During this session, players will work hand and hand with past and current U. S. National Team coaches and players. We have created a standard, well-organized curriculum to be used at every regional tryout where players be evaluated and developed on both technical and tactical skills.

The curriculum for the regionals tryouts will be fast-paced, focusing on position-specific, as well as team skills through a series of drills including competition in 1v1’s, 2v2’s, transition drills, and 6v6. Competition, drills and playing situations are specifically designed to give our evaluators insight to the following areas where they will be rated: Athleticism, Stickwork, Positional Skill, Game IQ, Decision Making, and On-Field Presence.

The NTDP is a 3-phase journey. It starts with a regional tryout, followed by an invite-only National Combine event, finally leading to U16 and U18 USA Select Teams who compete in along with our Men’s and Women’s Senior USA National Teams at Fall Classic.

In the first phase to the selection process, USA Lacrosse will host regional tryouts across the country. USA Lacrosse membership is required to participate and there is a fee. Following the regional tryouts, USA Lacrosse will be inviting the top 150 men and 150 women to a National Combine. The cost to attend the 2023 National Combine is still to be determined. This fee will include housing, meals, apparel and the three-day tryout.

If selected to a USA Select U16 or U18 team from the National Combine, players will be brought back to compete at USA Lacrosse headquarters for the Brogden Cup at Fall Classic. Once named to the USA Select Team, players’ travel, housing, equipment, gear, and apparel will be covered in full by USA Lacrosse.

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

  • 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. Players cannot in the 8th grade or in college in the fall of 2023.

Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

The North Florida Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds and accomplishments as players, coaches, officials, or administrators have contributed to the growth and stature of lacrosse across the State and nationally, and who by the example of their lives, personify great contributions to our sport and our way of life.

All-American North-South Games (Boy's and Girl's)

Each 2023 All-American selection is invited to play in this one-of-a-kind event - one unlike any other in. the United States!

Organized as a "North/South" game for both Boy's and Girl's selections, the game will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Players will wear the Red, White and Blue of our USA Lacosse National Team program, and will be showcased and live-streamed. 

All-American players will also be organized and scheduled to compete in the Si6xes tournament on Sunday in a round-robin competition  These games will also be live-streamed. 

Once the All-American selections are completed by April 28th, each selection must click on this LINK to register for the event. A nominal fee will e charged each player to offset the Hall of Fame Dinner, uniforms and event fees.

Hall of Fame Si6xes Tournament

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.

The competition format is:

  • 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

The Divisions include:

  • Youth (9U, 10U 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U)
  • High School (Varsity & JV)
  • Adult (Open & Elite)

To be eligible, each player must have:

  • A valid USA Lacrosse Membership number and;
  • A SI6XES Lacrosse National Player Pass (which is already included in the team registration fee. The pass provides age & grade verification, player waiver compliance, and official team rostering. SI6XES Lacrosse National Player Pass distributed at check-in).

Click this LINK for more information and to register for the event.

Application to Serve on Coaching Staff at HoF/All-American Festival

Register for Florida All-American Games - CLICK HERE

This link is for selected Boy's and Girl's players only.

USA Lacrosse Florida Hall of Fame/All-American Festival

This is your one-stop shop to register for:

Just click on any of the above the links to register for your specific activity.

Hotels and Accommodations

Click HERE to reserve rooms at one of our affiliated hotels.

Coaching Staff - Boys

USA Lacrosse is pleased to announce the coaching staff for this years Florida All-American Game. Representing the boy’s North and South squads, the following coaches will be on the sidelines this weekend:

Tom West
Tom is the Head Coach at the Bolles School and has produced an overall career record of 385-75 throughout his more than two decades as a head coach. His accolades also include the 2021 News4Jax Coach of the Year; the 2011 and 2020 Jeff Holt/Pursuing Victory with Honor Coach of the Year; the 2006, 2010 and 2014 North Florida US Lacrosse Coach of the Year; the 2008 US Lacrosse Orlando Man of the Year and the 2004 US Lacrosse Orlando Assistant Coach of the Year. Tom is being inducted this year into the USA Lacrosse North Florida Hall of Fame.

Chris Polanski
Chris is the Head Coach at Ponte Vedra High School. Previously, he served 7 years as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Ponte Vedra prior to assuming head coach duties. His defensive systems and schemes have produced one of the states’ stingiest defenses in Florida lacrosse and his team defense performance was instrumental in Ponte Vedra claiming its first state championship. Chris is also regarded as one of the leading voices and forces in youth athlete development and is active in youth activities across the state.

Rory Whipple
Rory is the Head Coach at Vero Beach High School. Previously, Rory served for over ten years as the Head Coach at the University of Tampa. With over 350 NCAA collegiate wins to his record, Rory led the Tampa program to six State Conference Championships and two Deep South Conference Championships. He has also led the team to seven NCAA Tournament appearances with four National Semifinal appearances. At Tampa, he has coached and developed one National Player of the Year, 29 All-Americans, four Sunshine State Conference Players of the Year and one Deep South Conference Player of the Year. Rory is in the Cortland state Hall of Fame, the National Junior /college hall of Fame and is being inducted this year into the USA Lacrosse North Florida Hall of Fame.

Trent Carter
Trent is the Head Coach at Canterbury School. He was previously the Head Coach at Barron Collier, where he was named five times as Coach of the Year. He was awarded USA Lacrosse Gulf Coast Chapter Coach of the Year in 2014 and in 2021. Since taking over at Canterbury he has won 4 District Titles and was named Coach of the Year in 2018 & 2021.  Carter has coached over ten All-Americans and placed multiple student-athletes into colleges.


Representing the Girl’s North and South squads, the following coaches will be on the sidelines this weekend:

Krista Grabher
Krista is the Head Coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Prior to Episcopal, Krista served as Head Coach at Saint Edward’s School while she also served on the faculty at the school. A graduate of the University of Florida, Krista was a four year varsity-letter winner and captain, and made it to either the final four or elite eight each of her years there. Krista was also a High School All-American and led her Vero Beach team to four state championships.

Dan Toole
Dan is the Head Coach at Ponte Vedra High School. A product of the upstate New York lacrosse scene, Dan was Captain of his East-Syracuse Minoa high school team and was selected Senior MVP, and named to the All-County and All-State teams. Continuing his lacrosse career in college, Dan played at SUNY Cobleskill and LeMoyne College. Dan has been instrumental in starting successful boys and girls programs in the Jacksonville area.

Jayne Chapman
Jayne is the Head Coach at Plant High School. After her collegiate playing days at Duke University were completed, she attended Duke Law, while playing post-collegiate in Atlanta. Jayne has the unique experience of coaching both boys and girls lacrosse at the youth level and has been instrumental in growing youth recreation programs in the Greater Tampa bay area. She is one of only two USA Lacrosse Women’s Level 3 certified coaches in the state of Florida.

Shannon O’Neil
Shannon is the Head Coach at IMG Academy. Previously, Shannon was named the first women’s lacrosse head coach at Division II Saint Anselm College. After establishing that program as a conference contender, she was appointed head coach at Villanova from 2000-2006. During her tenure, the Wildcats made multiple trips to postseason play for the Patriot League and she was named Patriot League Coach of the Year.

USA Lacrosse Florida Hall of Fame/All-American Festival

This is your one-stop shop to register for:

Just click on any of the above the links to register for your specific activity.