Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/26/08
Tryouts for the 2009 Philadelphia Youth Lacrosse All-Stars (PYLA) boys’ teams will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne.
Players can register for the tryouts by going to www.phillylax.com. The tryouts, for boys girls aged 10 through 15, will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. The following is the list of times: 10- to 11-year-olds, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 12-year-olds, 12:30-2 p.m.; 13-year-olds, 2-3:30 p.m.; 14- to 15-year-olds, 3:30-5 p.m.
PYLA teams will be created for Bucks/Montgomery County, Delaware County and Chester County.
Some of the PYLA coaches include Philadelphia Barrage standout goalie Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy), Penn State senior goalie and Division I All-American Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco) and San Francisco Dragons rookie sensation Ryan Cranston (Henderson).
Several other coaches include Dragons coach Tom Slate, Great Valley coach Tony Verna (2007 Boys’ Scholastic Coach of the Year) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist & Corrective Exercise Specialist Dave Donovan.
Returning players also must try out and limits will be placed on the number allowed to attend the tryouts.