SEBRING, Fla. (May 16, 2023) - The governing body of lacrosse in the United States is bringing
its talents to Sebring, FL this weekend for the USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame/All American Festival
on May 19-20. This is a partnership built between USA Lacrosse, Airstream Ventures, and Visit
The festival is a two-day weekend event that consists of development program tryouts on Friday
afternoon, a Friday evening Hall of Fame recognition and awards dinner, followed by a boys and
girls North/South All-American game on Saturday. All lacrosse games will take place at the
Highlands County Sports Complex (216 Sheriff’s Tower Road, Sebring).
“We are so excited about this event - which is really three events-in-one - because it brings
premier USA Lacrosse programs and opportunities to the backyard of every Florida athlete,
coach and parent,” said Bill Shatz, President of the USA Lacrosse North Florida Chapter. “Quite
frankly, there’s nothing else like this on offer across the U.S. and we're proud of the effort our
North and South Chapters have done to bring this to our Florida communities.”
Friday afternoon will kick the weekend off with USA Lacrosse Team USA/National Team
Development Program Tryouts. 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 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 dinner on Friday, May 19 will recognize inductees from both Chapters and awards to the
latest (2020/2021) recipients. All-Americans will also be recognized.
This event was conceived and initiated by USA Lacrosse North Florida Chapter and delivered in
collaboration with the South Florida Chapter, Airstream Ventures and the host destination, Visit
“We are excited to host this prestigious lacrosse weekend in Sebring and look forward to
welcoming the players and their families to our wonderful sports complex,” said Casey Hartt,
To find out more about the weekend and view the schedule, visit
About North Florida Lacrosse Hall of Fame
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.