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Boys’ events: Updated listing of training, coaching and referee clinics, camps, tournaments

Sunday, 16th January 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, High School, Tournaments, Training, Youth, Posted 1/16/11

Updated listing of Philly boys’ events:


SKILLs-Starting Kids In Learning Lacrosse: January 9th-February 13th. Kindergarten-3rd grade beginners, Coed. Sundays 3-4PM. Location: Downingtown & King of Prussia LaxEvo Training Centers. For more details, go to: or 610-8739910

Jay Motta Face Off Session #1. January 5th-February 9th. Location: King of Prussia Training Center. For more details on all LaxEvo events, go to: or 610-8739910

Team USA Brian Dougherty Winter Goalie School: January 23rd-February 27th. Location: King of Prussia. For more details go to:

The Greg Cattrano Co-Ed Lacrosse Goalie Clinic, run by the Shipley Athletics department and Boys’ Lacrosse team, on Sunday, Jan. 23, from 12 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Shipley School’s Upper School Gym. The clinic is for boys and girls, ages 8-18, for all levels of play, with one-on-one instruction from the former NCAA and MLL Goalie of the Year. It’s the clinic’s 10th year in Philly. Hundreds of goalies trained have gone onto NCAA and pro careers.
For more information email Website: Call 610-7154242 with questions. All campers receive a free Warrior Void LYTE Goalie Stick the day of the clinic.

Swarthmore College will host the 13th annual Boys Lacrosse Clinic
on Sunday, January 23 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon. Contact Pat Gress at 610-3288208 or for a registration form.

Keystone All-Star Face-Off Clinics, at Ampro Field House, 30 Bunting Lane Primos, on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6. The cost: Individuals $30, Teams $100 (up to 5 players); Youth Clinic begins 9 a.m. (Registration begins at 8:30); High School Clinic 10:30 a.m. (Registration begins at 10 a.m.). Learn face-off fundamentals, strategies, and game tested techniques from top collegiate, club, and professional players and coaches. Clinic Directors are Doug Ellers (Ridley High) and Jim DeRose (Cardinal O’Hara). For information and pre-registration, Call or text 610-220-3066 or email:

Officials Clinics

David Seidman, Rules Interpreter for the GPLOA, will be holding a rules review/test prep session on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at LaSalle College HS in room 204 from 7:00PM until approximately 8:30. Anyone planning to take the test on February 7th is encouraged to attend. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. To register, please complete the on-line form For additional information, please email David at

The 2011 Adult Cadet Training classes, run by the Greater Philadelphia Lacrosse Officials Association (GPLOA), at La Salle College High School, in room 204, beginning on Thursday, February 17th from 7 pm to 9 pm. Additional classes will be held at La Salle on 2/24, 3/3, 3/7, 3/21 and 3/28. Cadets will also attend the GPLOA Kick-Off Clinic on Sunday, February 28th. Cost of the course will be $40. Each cadet will receive a 2011 NFHS Rulebook and a 2011 US Lacrosse Officials Training Manual. Additional US Lacrosse and GPLOA dues will be explained at the first class.
For additional information, complete schedule, and on-line registration, please go to For more information, call Chase Howse at 267-974-5992 or email us at

Coaching Clinics

Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Coaches Clinic
at Germantown Academy (sponsored by the PLA and the Philadelphia Wings), Sunday, January 16th.The clinic is held in both gyms at GA. The speakers in gym #1 focus on topics relevant to new lacrosse coaches and parents. The speakers in gym #2 focus on topics relevant to veteran coaches.
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast; 9:00 a.m. Speakers Begin
Gym #1: Clinic for new coaches and parents
• Bruce Garcia (Head Coach, Central Bucks East HS) and Jef Hewlings (Head Coach, Emmaus HS): The Skills That High School Coaches Expect From Incoming Freshman and How to Teach Those Skills in Youth Lacrosse.
• Bill McGlone (Forward, Philadelphia Wings and 2011 United States National Indoor Lacrosse Team; Assistant Coach, Radnor HS) and Brett Moyer (Defense, Philadelphia Wings): Skills and Drills to Develop Youth Lacrosse Players in Practice and in the Backyard
Gym #2: Clinic for veteran coaches
• Max Seibald (Transition, Philadelphia Wings and 2011 United States National Indoor Lacrosse Team; Midfield, 2010 World Champion United States Men’s National Team): How to be a great shooter
• Alex Smith (Face-Off Specialist/Midfield, 2010 World Champion United States Men’s National Team): Becoming an Elite Face-Off Specialist
• Brian Dougherty (Head Coach, Chestnut Hill/Goalie, 2010 World Champion United States Men’s National Team): Developing Young Goaltenders/Open Forum/Recruiting Questions
Contact Tim Udinski ( with questions about this clinic.

Lehigh Valley Coaches Clinic at DeSales University (Gerald White Pavilion), Sunday, January 30th: (sponsored by the PLA and Neiman Sports Group).
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Speakers Begin
• Brendan Callahan (Assistant Coach, Lehigh) and Jason Fautus (Assistant Coach, Lafayette): Goaltending “A to Z”
• Eric Gregg (Head Coach, St. Joseph’s Prep): Practice: Plan The Work, Work The Plan J.P. Banks (Head Coach, Hatboro Horsham HS): Club Lacrosse: What Is It and How Will It Help?
• Andrew Geison (Head Coach, DeSales University): Developing Good Decisions on Offense: Transition, Early and Settled Offense
Contact Jef Hewlings ( with questions about this clinic.


John Nostrant Summer Lacrosse Camps. For boys in grades K through 8th grade All camps run from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Camp #1 – June 20-23, 2011 @ Eastern University; Camp #2 – June 27-30, 2011 @ The Haverford School; Camp #3 – July 11-14, 2011 @ The Haverford School. All info on

The Jr. Mountain Hawk Evening Camp – Grades K-6, Monday June 20th – Thursday June 23rd, 2011 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This camp was developed to help beginner and intermediate players improve their skill set with exceptional instruction in the fundamental aspects of the game. For more information, click here. To register, Click Here.

The Lehigh Lacrosse Experience Overnight Camp – Grades 5-10 , Tuesday June 28th – Friday July 1. This camp is designed for upper grade school, middle school and high school players of all skill levels who want to enjoy the combination of exceptional lacrosse instruction and a fun-filled residential experience. Each camper will receive a first-hand look at what it is like to be a Lehigh Lacrosse Player, while enjoying four days of instruction, three nights’ accommodation, and meals in our deluxe on-campus dining center. Each full day will include three independent on-field sessions (morning, afternoon, evening) that will focus on teaching fundamental skills and concepts, practicing half-field and full-field live game situations, and applying the skills and concepts from those game situations to the scrimmages and games. Lehigh will be offering advance instruction within its High School Division specifically designed for the high school player. The program is catered towards players seeking a better understanding of the recruiting process and how to best prepare themselves for to be successful at the collegiate level. The College Prep Division will include seminars on lacrosse specific speed and strength training, the recruiting process (what to expect and how to be prepared), academics and their impact on success, and a special seminar on leadership and character building. TEAM Discount: (8 or more players), at a discounted cost. For more information, Click here. To Register Click Here

The Lehigh Valley Showcase , July 26-28, 2011 at Lehigh’s Bethlehem campus, will feature three days of advanced training, games, instructional combine and seminars, culminated by the all-star showcase on the final day. The camp will be run by Lehigh coaches and players with assistance from college coaches. Camp will feature no more than 200 participants. Campers will stay at the Lehigh dorms. All sessions of the Showcase will be filmed and made available to participants for personal use following the event. Campers also will receive printouts on strength and speed training combine activities such as the 40-yard dash, bench press and the vertical leap.
Each camper will play in at least six games during the camp. Seminars will be held for recruiting/academics, and leadership/character building. Many college coaches at the Division I, II and III level attend the All-Star Showcase and also serve as instructors. The All-Star Showcase will be held July 28th at 4:30 p.m. The camp will be co-directed by Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese (captain of World champion US National team and formerly of Philadelphia Barrage) and assistants Brendan Callahan and Taylor Wray (Philadelphia Wings defenseman/captain and assistant coach for Canadian National team). For more information, click here. To register Click Here


Philly Indoor Lacrosse Championships, Feb. 12-13 at the Feasterville Sportsplex. The main event will be on Saturday, Feb. 12 with a high school and club tournament open to 24 entrants. Teams will play round-robin group games followed by playoffs
to crown the Philly Indoor Lacrosse Champion. All teams are guaranteed at least four games and the winner will receive the Philly Indoor Lacrosse Cup. On Sunday, Feb. 13, 24 boys’ youth teams, featuring fifth through eighth graders will play three round-robin games each, and the winner of each four-team group will be awarded a trophy. All information regarding the event and competition structure, and information on registration, is available at Event run by NXT Sports and Pattison Sports Group

Icebreaker Middle School Lacrosse Play Day, 3 turf fields – Rain or shine event, 3 turf fields @ The Haverford School, March 13, 2011 – 7/8th grade team play day; March 20, 2011 – 5/6th grade team play day; 3 games, no play-offs. Teams must bring their own jerseys; all info on Questions go to:

Irish Skirmish Youth Lacrosse Tournament
, April 30-May 1 at the Herbst Complex in Pipersville, Bucks County. The age groups are: Boys, Grades 3&4, 5&6, 7&8; and Girls, Grades 5&6, 7&8. One hundred percent of the net proceeds go to charitable causes in the local and regional community. Teams can register at For more information, contact: Kevin Milici – Director at or 267.808.6645.

2nd annual Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament, June 25-26, Espicopal Academy & Westtown School, run by Pattison Sports Group and NXTsports. Please contact: Scott Ely, 484.356.1024 or

HERO Lacrosse Tournament, July 2, 2011 @ The Haverford School, U 15, High School JV, High School Varsity teams, Info on
All-Met Challenge – July 9-10 @ Georgetown Prep, Bethesda, MD, Six Divisions: U 11A, U 11AA, U 13A, U13AA, U 15A, U 15AA, One turf, 3 grass fields
Registration and details attached; Questions and info contact Kevin Giblin –

The Evolution Games High School and All Star recruiting tournament, as well as the National All Star Lacrosse Championships (NALC) youth tournament, July 16-17, United Sports, Downingtown.

Format for submitting events on


Name of clinic; Date, time, location, target age; One sentence description of what’s being offered at clinic and instructor(s) if relevant; how to register (with link, e-mail, number, listing price is optional).
(also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).


Name of league; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of league; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).


Name of camp; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of what’s being offered with instructors if you wish; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).


Name of tourney; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of format; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).

As of Jan. 1, 2011, camp listings cost $50; clinics, trainings, leagues cost $20. (the cost is free to advertisers.)

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