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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse recruiting & team tournaments

Sunday, 11th September 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, High School, Tournaments, Posted 9/11/11

Recruiting Tournaments, Camps

The F4 Showbine is now accepting registrations from individual players to create “At-Large” teams. The F4 Showbine is a high end recruiting event that is the first of its kind to incorporate a skills combine rotation with game play. The second Showbine will be held at an all-turf, state-of-the-art facility in Flemington, NJ on November 12th and 13th. The brand new facility allows college coaches to see all the action from a heated scouting tower at one time, not just a single game thereby providing maximum exposure opportunities for the players. The Showbine will feature two sessions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Sessions are limited to 24 teams. The F4 Showbine Individual registration will be available On-Line only beginning September 14th. There is limited space available and registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis.

Teams will be limited to 24 players with a two-goalie max per team. Players will be able to register for one or two sessions. Each session will include a qualified coach to help assist and organize the players for the 3 full games and combine rotation at each session.

For complete info and sign-up details please go to

The inaugural Big 4 Invitational Showcase, November 13 at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. This all-day event will feature many of the area’s top boys’ high school lacrosse players. Participants will receive a letter directly from the Big 4 Lacrosse staff, but there are still some spots available to players. To be considered you can email a link to your highlight film (if you have one), your accolades, and a recommendation from your coach to event Director Billy McKinney at

Each participant will play three games in front of many college coaches and have the opportunity to be one of the 42 players selected to the All-Star game. Teams will be comprised of 21 players, which will allow each participant to receive ample playing time. Shipley’s newly-renovated facility, featuring two turf fields, will be completed in September and provide easy access for NCAA coaches to watch both games at one time.

The games begin at 9:45 a.m. For more information, click here for event website.

Philly Boys Showcase is FULL but wait list registration is open. The showcase is scheduled for Nov. 19th and 20th, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA.
The Philly Boys Showcase attracts over 100 college programs, and last year was attended by 67% of all Division I programs and 88% of the 2011 NCAA Tournament field. Additional detailed event information is available at

Players that wish to participate who have not yet received registration instructions may place themselves on the Philly Boys Showcase Wait List at .
It is expected that some wait list registrants will be accepted.

Rising Sophomores (2014s) and Juniors (2013s) will compete on Saturday the 19th; uncommitted Rising Seniors will be showcased on Sunday the 20th.

The National Invitational 175
is scheduled for July 28-30, 2012 at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Players may register online to be considered for an invite, with the deadline to do that set for Oct. 6. Invitations are scheduled to be sent out on Oct. 27.
The event has an impressive array of camp organizers: former UMass coach Ted Garber, Darien (CT) coach Jeff Brameier, Long Island Express Director and St. Anthony’s (NY) coach Mike Chanenchuk, Union College coach Paul Wehrum, Union assistant coach Tucker Kear and longtime lacrosse player, coach and enthusiast Marty Sands of Greenwich, Conn.

Team Tournaments

8th Annual Brian Houshower Lacrosse Tournament, Saturday, Oct 22, (Rain date Oct 29), 8-5 p.m. Fee: $650 per team; A and B divisions, 10 v 10 format, 3 game minimum, Playoffs and Championship game, food and vendors on site. Contact email:

Penncrest Endless Summer Lacrosse Tournament 2011
, Sponsored by Penncrest Lions Boosters, Sunday, October 23, Penncrest High, Media, 8 AM–5 PM.
Format: four games guaranteed, Games are 2, 20 minute running halves, 18-player minimum roster; teams should supply their own pinnies. There will be two levels of play: Varsity and Junior Varsity, PIAA Referees, On-site trainer. Registration Fee: $500. To hold your team’s entry, please forward a non-refundable deposit of $50. After team deposit is received, complete registration details will be forwarded. Checks payable to “Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters” and sent to: Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters, c/o Bill O’Donnell, 2320 Martingale Road, Media, PA 19063.

Questions: Todd Brown-Coordinator, 484-832-1127; or Bill O’Donnell, Booster President, 610-566-5323, Website:

Brandywine Classic: Oct. 29-30, (HS Saturday & Youth Sunday), 8:00AM – 5:00PM both days at the Brandywine Polo Fields, Toughkenamon, PA. Accepting boys and girls – 3/4th grade through high school.

The Brandywine Classic is a tune-up Tournament for fall teams preparing for the November recruiting season and looking for extra games; four guaranteed games at one location with High School Saturday and Youth Sunday.

To register visit the registration tab on or contact Scott Ely,, (484) 356-1024.

Lax-o-Lantern Boys’ Lacrosse Tournament, by Relentless Lacrosse, October 29 at United Sports in Downingtown. The tourney will feature a 7v7 format: 6 field players and 1 goalie (2A, 2M, 2D, 1G). All teams will play minimum of five games, three in Pool Play, and then a Championship Round. All champions will receive a team workout with the Relentless Lacrosse staff, as well as Champions T-Shirts. A coaches social will be held following the Championship Games. The team roster must include a minimum of 12 players and a maximum of 16 players. All teams registered by October 6, will have all their players entered into a HEADstrong raffle. For more information, contact Keith Jacoby at Registration is open online here.

Divisions: HS A: Graduation years 2012 & 2013; HS B: Graduation years 2014 & 2015; U15: No player who has turned 15 prior to December 31,2010 and has not played at the high school level
U13: No player who has turned 13 prior to December 31,
2010 and has not played at the high school level
U11: No player who has turned 11 prior to December 31,
2010 and has not played at the high school level
Note: Regardless of age, no player who has completed High School is eligible to participate in the tournament. No player who has turned 18 prior to December 31, 2010, is eligible to play in any division. Team Fee: $500; $150 deposit to hold spot (will be put towards final balance), $50 Off Each … If team splits

Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Strath Haven High School & Middle School, in Wallingford, PA. Rain date is Sunday, October 30. The format will be the same as in years past:
-Festival format, no playoffs or championships
-3 games guaranteed
-Games are 2, 20 minute running halves
-Start at 9AM and finish at 4PM
-18 player minimum roster
-3 levels of play: varsity A; varsity B; and freshman/JV
-PIAA Referees
-Trainer on site
-Team registration fee: paid in full before October 10, $550; after October 10, $600

To hold your team’s entry, please forward a non-refundable deposit of $50 by September 15. Checks should be made payable to “SHHS Men’s Lacrosse,” and sent to
SHHS Fall Lax Fest, Lisa Brodeur, Registrar, 307 Somerset Place, Wallingford, PA 19086

After your team’s deposit is received, you will be sent complete team registration materials and further information. Please contact Brodeur with any questions at 484 557-7067 or e-mail at

Lake-Lehman 2011 Fall Classic 7-on-7 tournament, Sunday, November 6 at Lake-Lehman High School, Lehman PA (aprox. one hour north of Allentown — just outside of Wilkes-Barre, PA). 9 am – 6 pm (travel will be considered when assigning initial start times). There will be eight (8) divisions are as follows:
• Boys: 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, 7-9 grade, & 9-12 grade
• Girls: 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, 7-9 grade, & 9-12 grade
Contact Mark Yaple @ (570) 760-2401 or email for details. The deadline to enter a team is Monday October 24, 2011. Cost is just $20 per player. Minimum $200 per team. Proceeds will support the Lake-Lehman HS lax teams which are 100% self-funded.

Third annual Care 4 the Cure Lacrosse Tournament to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Sunday, Nov. 6 at Henderson High School. The tourney, for boys’ and girls’ high school teams, was created in honor of Caroline (Care) Cranston, who passed away in May of 2010 after a 21-fight against leukemia. Care played lacrosse for Henderson and continued her lacrosse career at Duquesne University. All proceeds will be given to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), as well as a scholarship in Caroline’s name. Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised over $20,000.00 for the several charities including the LLS, and Be the Match Foundation.

Click here to register as a coach/team or a player.

The tournament will be held on five fields at West Chester Henderson High School, including two turf fields. Games will be 50 minutes in duration and played according to U.S. Lacrosse Women’s and Men’s rules at a cost of $700 per team.

FALL BRAWL #6, Middle School Lacrosse Tournament at The Haverford School, November 6th and 13th. $650 per team. 3 one-hour games, no play-off’s. Play will be on 3 turf fields, rain or shine. Teams must wear their own jerseys.

5th and 6th Grade Division – Sunday November 6, 2011
7th and 8th Grade Division – Sunday November 13, 2011

For All Information go to , e-mail at

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