Encore Lacrosse has traveled all over the globe with the mission of expanding the game since 2010. Its international goals are to promote the game of lacrosse, help make it a permanent fixture within the cultural fabric of the areas visited and grow our lifestyle clothing brand. Previous trips to Ecuador (twice!), Philippines, Japan, Colombia, Uganda and Germany have all resulted in a sustained relationship where the missions of both parties continue to be met and upheld.

Date: July 25th – August 7th (Tentative)


Cost: $4999


Age: Incoming High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Freshmen in College


Trip Leaders

John Christmas — Offensive Director


Professional Career:

  • 2010-2015 LXM Pro
  • 2005-2010 Major League Lacrosse
  • 2005-2010 National Lacrosse League

Collegiate Career:

  • 4 year starter at University of Virginia
  • 2x All-American, 2x All ACC Selection

High School Career:

  • 3 time High School All American
  • 3 time All State Selection
  • Pennsylvania State Player of the year
  • Finished career leading scorer in Pennsylvania history (322 points)

Coaching Career:

  • 2005-2009 Lower Merion (PA) High School –Offensive Coordinator
  • 2009-2010 University of Pennsylvania- Assistant Coach (NCAA D1)
  • 2006-2012 Duke’s HHH and Duke’s LC Offensive Coordinator
  • Head Mens Uganda Lacrosse Coach Summer 2011
  • Board of Directors Brooklyn Lacrosse Club 2013-Present
  • Turkey Lacrosse Board of Advisors 2012

Code of Conduct

Encore Lacrosse International participants must adhere to a strong code of conduct in order to represent themselves, their family, Encore, the sport of lacrosse, and also our country in the most respectful and responsible way.  Below is a basic set of standards that all international ambassadors and participants adhere to when traveling with Encore.  Any violation of these standards will compromise the safety and quality of experience for the rest of the group, and offenders will be sent home without refund.

  1. Follow and abide by all local, state, and national laws.
  2. Students must remain with the group & adult leaders at all times throughout the trip
  3. No visits with from those outside of the group during the trip
  4. No alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs allowed at any point throughout the trip
  5. No sexual activity of any kind throughout the trip
  6. No use of sexist, racist, homophobic, or culturally insensitive language