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Updated listing of Philly boys’ events: Training, clinics, tryouts, coach & referee clinics, tournaments, camps

Sunday, 13th February 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 2/13/11

Updated listing of Philly lacrosse events:


President’s Day Shooting Clinic, by Keating Lacrosse, Monday afternoon, Feb. 21, for youth boys’ players [grades 5 through 8] at the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield. The Clinic Director is Dan Keating, an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Lehigh University and a former Duke University midfielder.
Key Points of Clinic:
• Shooting: To teach the fundamental movements of shooting through a variety of drills and exercises. Personalized instruction and maximum amount of repetition is our focus. We break down the art/science of shooting into its most basic form. We encourage players of all positions to attend, even defensemen. Bring your long poles!
• Players should anticipate a progressive approach to learning different ways to shoot and play offense: catch and shoot, shooting on the run, dodging and shooting, and other offensive principles. Shooting is about mass repetition!
• The cost of the clinic is $40.00. Payment and registration are handled through the BucksMont website:
• 5th-6th graders: 1:00-3:00. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the clinic for check-in.
• 7th-8th graders: 3:00PM-5:00PM. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the clinic.
• Players of all abilities are welcome.
Contact Information and Registration Dan Keating:; For more info on Dan Keating:

5th Annual Ward Melville Style Clinic, at Shipley HS Farm Fields, March 6, 12-4 pm, $90, Perfect tune up for 2011 Season. LB3/Ward Melville camps and clinics specializes in the development of team and individual lacrosse fundamentals. Clinic directed by Liam Banks, a 2x All-American Attackmen at Syracuse and MVP of National Championship team. Other Staff: Former college standouts Mark Duncan (now head coach at Shipley); Tim Goldstein (Cornell attackman); Dennis Goldstein (UNC attackman); John Banks (Johns Hopkins goalie); Kevin Banks (Hobart goalie); Chip Mayer (UNC midfielder); Paul Duncan (Penn midfielder & captain); John Fox (UNC); Matt Grosso (Brown). Click Here to Register


Black Bear tryouts spots on one of the Chesco, Delco or Montco teams, Saturday, March 5 outside on the turf at Cardinal O’Hara High School from 1-5 pm. Please arrive 1/2 early to sign in. To register, please click Here and click the appropriate county. Times: U11, U13 & U15 from 1-2:25;
U17 – U19 from 2:30 – 3:45. There are limited spots available for U11, U13, U15 and High School teams (U17 – U19).

Officials Clinics

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

The inaugural Berks County Lacrosse Coaches Clinic will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Shander Room at Alvernia University in Reading. The event for youth and high school coaches is sponsored by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association and also being hosted by Albright College. The Shandler Room is located in Alvernia’s Physical Education Center.

The tentative schedule:
* At 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast (courtesy of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association)
* At 8:50: Richard Carrington , Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Alvernia University – Welcome to Alvernia
* At 9:00: Jake Plunket, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Albright College – Face-off technique: Before, during, and after.
* At 10:00 Buzz Lynn, Philadelphia Chapter US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Official
2011 Youth and High School Lacrosse Rules Every Coach should Understand
* At 11:00 Richard Carrington, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Alvernia University
Developing practice & game plans with limited numbers

There also will be a drawing for fabulous door prizes (must be present to win). Please register to attend by contacting Coach Carrington at so he can get feedback on what numbers to expect.


Black Bear summer boys’ lacrosse camps; ages 5-through-14. We are an instructional and developmental camp. Incentives for early sign ups. Go to to register
Camps include:
Collegeville-June 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Kennett-June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Avalon week 1-July 5-8, 9-noon
West Chester-July 11-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stone Harbor-July 25-29, 9-noon
North Wildwood-Aug 8-12, 9-noon
Avalon week 2-Aug 8-12, 9-noon

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

Villanova Boys’ Lacrosse Camps, Overnight/Commuter Camp, July 5-July 8, Age Divisions 10-13, 14-17. The camp is an instructional camp that concentrates on individual skill development for players of all skill levels as well as the teaching of team concepts. Skills are put to the test in scrimmages each evening. The camp is staffed by the Villanova coaching staff, Villanova and local college players, as well as local HS coaches. For more information and registration, 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


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.

Boys Upper Atlantic Tournament, June 18-19, 2011, at United Sports, Downingtown PA and surrounding fields; for U9-High School. This is the 11th Annual Upper Atlantic. Excellent competition from up and down the east coast. NEW FOR 2011 – Recreation Divisions have been added for the recreational town teams. Contact Keith Jacoby,, 610-466-7100 ext 102. Tournament Webpage:

2nd annual Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament, June 25-26, Episcopal 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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