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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, camps, clinics, tournaments, leagues

Monday, 20th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth  
 

Boys’ Events

Tryouts

Team 302 Tryouts for high school boys (who missed the first tryout in October) will be held Feb 19th from 1-3 pm OR Feb. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at The Independence School on 1300 Paper Mill Rd., Newark, DE, 19711. Players need to attend only one tryout.
Registration must be completed by clicking here.

Tryouts for Team 302 7th grade and 8th grade teams are by appointment. You can contact the youth director directly at aglax@verizon.net to arrange a tryout. Registration for 302 teams can be completed by clicking here.

Philly Boys’ Under Armour Underclassmen Games tryouts, from 5-to-8 p.m., June 13 and 14 at Radnor High. The Philly team will be coached by Brian Samson, who has guided Conestoga to two straight Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) championships. His assistants will be Pat McDonough (Penn Charter), Tom Lemieux (Springfield-Delco) and Mike Friel (former coach at Springfield-Delco).

The 10-team tournament will be held June 29-July 1. In addition to the Philly teams, squads will come from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, South, Upstate NY and Washington, D.C. and West. Philly players can come from Pennsylvania or Delaware. Click here to register for the tryouts.

Clinics

Relentless Holiday Series All clinics are held at United Sports in Downingtown. Registration can be found at: http://activenet16.active.com/unitedsports/servlet/adet.sdi?activity_id=1647&show_all=&pagenum=&paid=&hide_sort_field=&sdireqauth=1322057050747
When registering use the code: wtrclinic12 and receive $10 OFF. If you have any questions about the clinic please contact Relentless Lacrosse at info@playrelentless.com

Relentless Holiday Series Clinic 3: New Hand,Presidents Day (February 20)-
• Fundamental stick work isolating the players off-hand
• Passing and catching
• Shooting & Stick Protection
All clinics are held at United Sports in Downingtown. www.unitedsports.net Registration can be found at: http://activenet16.active.com/unitedsports/servlet/adet.sdi?activity_id=1647&show_all=&pagenum=&paid=&hide_sort_field=&sdireqauth=1322057050747
When registering use the code: wtrclinic12 and receive $10 OFF. If you have any questions about the clinic please contact Relentless Lacrosse at info@playrelentless.com

6th Annual LB3/Ward Melville-Style Lacrosse Clinic, hosted by Shipley Lacrosse, for ages 8-to-18, Saturday, March 3rd, at Shipley Farm Fields, Noon-4 p.m., Info at http://www.shipleyschool.org/page.aspx?pid=829 Click here to register: http://www.active.com/lacrosse-clinic/gladwyne-pa/lb3-ward-melville-style-clinic—shipley-school-2012 Brief Description: Liam Banks and LB3 Lacrosse returns to PA for the 6th annual Ward Melville Style Clinic. This clinic is designed to get players one last run before the season starts. Ward Melville Lacrosse has produced top level Division 1 players for years. This clinic will include instruction from Former NCAA MVP’s, National Champions and College All Americans.

Tournaments

Icebreaker Middle School Play Day @ The Haverford School, March 4, 7/8th grade & March 11, – 5/6th grade all info on www.LacrosseFever.com. Teams committed so far: Long Island Express, Connecticut Titans, Haverford Blaze, Warrington Warriors, Black Storm, Black Dragons, CBAA

The Third annual Battle of Fort Washington Lacrosse tournament, hosted by Upper Dublin’s rooked Crosse Lacrosse Club, March 10-11 at the SPARK all weather fields in Upper Dublin, PA. The tournament will feature boys’ youth lacrosse teams from across the tri-state area. The tournament will consist of four boys’ divisions, A1 & A2 (7/8th grade) and B1 & B2 5/6th grade teams. Each team is guaranteed a minimum 2-game, 25-minute running halves. The A Divisions will be played Saturday, March 10 with B Division beginning Sunday, March 11.
Tournament registration as well as additional Battle of Fort Washington information can be found at www.udlacrosse.com.

This preseason event will take place on two all weather turf fields. This tournament is geared toward Township recreation level teams looking to get a start on their season. For additional information on the Battle of Fort Washington Tournament, please call Don Antonacio at 215.530.5533 or by email dantonacio@comcast.net

Mad Hatters Lax Invitational
, boys’ and girls’ tourneys that feature only JV high school teams. The tournaments will be hosted at Dennis Landis Memorial Park on Lower State Road in North Wales. (Horsham Hawks Football Complex). The boys’ tourney will be held on Saturday, May 12 and the girls’ tourney will be on Sunday, May 13. Click here for coverage of last year’s inaugural boys’ tourney.

These tournaments are open to any HS JV Teams for the 2011 season. Players must be in grades 9-to-11 and be listed on the HS Junior Varsity Roster. Cost is $400.00 per team. The tournaments will be round-robin with a championship game at the end and trophies awarded. For more information or registration, contact Harold DeFazio at 267-228-7453 or e-mail him at harolddefazio@aol.com.

Armed Forces Day Jamboree, DiCaprio Park, Schenectady New York 12303, Saturday May 19, hosted by Guilderland Youth Lacrosse, Games beginning throughout the day from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Boys’ 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 grade divisions
The fourth annual Armed Forces Day Jamboree draws teams from throughout the Northeast for an action packed day of lacrosse in a festival setting. For more information, including a list of teams already registered to participate, please visit http://www.guilderlandyouthlax.org/Armed-Forces-Day-Jamboree.html or email jamboree@guilderlandyouthlax.org.

Meltdown Lacrosse Tournament IV, June 23-24, 2012, Abington High, 5 Game Guaranteed; First Day, Saturday – Pool Play (3 games)
Second day, Sunday – Playoffs/Consolation (2+ games)

Ages; Compete for Brindle Cup Trophy; Brackets U10 – High School; Fields: 12 centrally located grass fields. Other info: *Live internet brackets and Twitter results />
*Online registration and waivers; *Meltdown 2011: 82 teams; *All-Meltdown all-stars selected in each division.

Sign up info: *$1050 per team before April 1; *Multi-team discounts available; Click here to register or to get more info

Ninth Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, a boys’ youth lacrosse festival, June 9-10, at the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association’s Line Road Complex, Malvern. The Liberty Shootout has become one of the most popular youth festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, drawing teams Greater Philadelphia, Central PA, the Lehigh Valley, New Jersey and neighboring hotbeds within a few hours’ drive. Over 100 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate. Warrior has been the principal sponsor of the Shootout for 7 years.
Liberty is a day tournament, with U-9 and U-13 teams playing on Saturday and U-11 and U-15 teams playing on Sunday. Teams can register to play in either A or B brackets, though all U-9 teams play in one bracket on smaller-sized fields (7 v 7), often generating the most noise. Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their respective age groups. The competition is strong at each level, rules are designed to ensure games remain competitive; pool winners advance in a playoff format.

Additionally, teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators. You can visit the Tournament Information page in the first instance for additional details regarding age groups, relevant dates, tournament philosophy (Honor the Game!) and general parameters. To register as a team, visit the event’s Registration page. Please do so before March 31, to take advantage of the “early bird discount.”

Beat The Heat Lacrosse Tournament Sunday July 1, 2012
Divisions: Boys: U11, U13, U15 and U17

Location: Berks County, PA Youth Recreational Fields 1098 CountyWelfare Road Leesport, PA

BEAT THE HEAT when you are not playing and escape to Body Zone, just a short drive from the fields. Enjoy full access to Body Zone’s award-winning fitness and aquatics center, playing fields, ice rink and basketball court.

COST: $700 per team prior to April 1, 2012. $750 per team later. $250 non refundable deposit due by April 1, 2012
Balance due by June 1, 2012. Multi-team discount available – $100 off any additional team

FORMAT: Four-game guarantee per team. Two 20-minute halves. Playoff format

CONTACT: Xeni Barakos, Tournament Director, xbarakos@bodyzonesports.com 610-376-2100 x 229

WEBSITE: http://www.beattheheatlax.com


The 5th Annual Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Showcase
, July 21-22, at 3 venues in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – Herbst Field Complex, home of the Central Bucks Athletic Association, Palisades High School, and New-Hope Solebury High School. The event has teams from al traditional hotbeds and has drawn talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia. This year, the Patriot Games has been selected by NDP Lacrosse as an “Official Qualifying Event” for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, which will take place outside of Tampa in January 2013. Top finishing teams in selected divisions will earn bids to join other top club teams from around the nation to compete in the high profile, national championship event.

The Patriot Games offers Youth and High School brackets. Youth brackets (U11, U13, U15) are broken down into 3 divisions (AA, A and B) to ensure teams are playing at the appropriate level and to optimize competition. High School brackets feature A & B divisions and consist of JV/Rising Stars (Rising Freshmen/Class of 2016; Rising Sophomores/Class of 2015) and Varsity/Elite (Rising Seniors/Class of 2013 or younger). As in 2011, teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators. For more information about the Patriot Games and to register, please visit the tournament web site (www.patriotgameslax.com).

Leagues

Offering top flight NLL-style lacrosse instructional leagues to players in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Lehigh counties, as well as Philadelphia, American Indoor Lacrosse has Winter youth leagues are forming now at The Factory in King of Prussia and Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center, Hatfield, PA. Are you on target to take your game to the next level? American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA) is spearheading the indoor lacrosse phenomenon of blending the skill sets formed by these two versions of the sport. With lacrosse icons leading the way, local Philadelphia players can expect to be one step ahead of the trend. AILA president/CEO, Johnny Mouradian (GM/Head Coach of NLL Philadelphia Wings, Canadian Hall of Famer, GM – Canadian National Team) has engaged professionals such as Canadian, Kevin Crowley and Philly native Steve Holmes (Germantown Academy alum).

Click here to register for a league and for more information on local and national programs can be found by clicking here

Camps

Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse Camps, this April at Maple Zone in Boothwyn, PA. The camp directors are Brodie Merrill, Dan Dawson and Kevin Crowley, and other Wings players will be also be attending the camps

Camp 1 – Monday, April 2nd and Tuesday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, and
Camp 2 – Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

The camps are scheduled during Spring Break in many school districts, so this is a great way to fill part of your son’s Spring Break calendar. The camps will be limited to 50 campers each, so please register early because they will sell out quickly. The camps will be “Hybrid” camps, where campers will learn both field and box lacrosse skills that will make them a better lacrosse player. The camp directors are some of the best lacrosse players in the world, so campers will have an opportunity to learn from players who have excelled in the NCAA, NLL, MLL and the World Championships.

You can register or learn more about the camps and the directors at www.WingsLacrosseCamps.com.

Black Bear summer lacrosse camps
for boys and girls aged 4 to 15. Campers should sign up quickly as slots fill up fast. Click here to register.
The camps will be held on these dates:
Collegeville, Pa-June 18-22 Boys only
Kennett, Pa-June 25-29 Boys only
Avalon, NJ Week 1-July 2-6 Boys and Girls
West Chester, Pa-July 9-13 Boys only
Stone Harbor, NJ -July 23-27 Boys and Girls
Avalon, NJ Week 2-Aug. 13-17 Boys and Girls
In addition to the fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game of lacrosse to beginning and intermediate level players, Black Bear camps provide advanced technique and training for experienced players. Black Bear campers will enjoy daily scrimmages, instructional sessions, contests, and daily personal interaction with the coaches. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome.

La Salle Summer camps, run by La Salle boys’ lacrosse program

Day Camp – Dates: June 18-22, 2012; Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: Boys 7-16 & Girls 5-13 – Fee: $260

S4 Evening Camp -Dates: June 25-28, 2012; Time: 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Ages: Boys 11-16 – Fee: $200
Click here to register.

Camps offer One-on-one training, challenging competitions, informative lectures, creative drills, high fidelity video sessions, and first-rate facilities, which all add up to a great lacrosse experience. Each instructional period is tailored with one goal in mind – to make you a better lacrosse player.

John Nostrant Summer Lacrosse Camps at Eastern University and The Haverford School. Hurry and take advantage of our early bird price of $300.00 through 03/01/2012.
Full price is $325.00. All of the information and online sign-up can be found on www.LacrosseFever.com

Session 1: June 18-21, 2012 @ Eastern University
Session 2: June 25-28, 2012 @ The Haverford School
Session 3: July 9-12, 2012 @ The Haverford School

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Day Camp, Grades 1-10, Monday June 18– Thursday June 21st, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Extended Day 3:15-4:15 pm
Camp Description: This camp was developed to help beginners through advanced players improve their skill set with exceptional College level instruction in all aspects of the game. The Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Staff as well as Lehigh varsity players, other college coaches and college players will be here to pass on their energy and knowledge. The extended day is an extra hour at the end of each day focusing on positional skill and collegiate like drills. We will look to reinforce what the campers learn during day and go into greater depth with in those specific parts of the game. Click here for registration.

Villanova University Overnight Instructional Camp, July 10-13, for athletes aged 11-to-17 that are interested in improving their basic skills and learning the techniques of lacrosse. The camp will be divided into a two junior divisions (11- and 12-year olds and 13- and 14- year-olds) and a senior division (15-to-17). The entire Villanova University Men’s Lacrosse staff as well as local high school coaches and many of the best current college players will be coaching. The highly skilled and beginners will benefit from the college and high school coaches who teach at the camp.

For more information go to www.villanovalacrossecamp.com

IMG Lacrosse Academy, 5500 34th Street West Bradenton, Florida 34210

- Weekend camps are offered in July
July 20-July 22 and July 27-29
- Weekly camps are offered year-round
- 2 week youth camps are offered from May to August —
May 27-June 9, June 10-June 23, June 24-July 7, July 8-July 21, July 22-Aug. 4, Aug. 5-Aug. 18
- 3 week camps are offered from June to August —
June 17-July 7, July 8-July 28, July 29-Aug. 18
- 5 week camps are offered from June to August —
June 10-July 14, July 15-Aug. 18

The IMG Lacrosse Academy, part of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, provides youth and high school players all the necessary skills to step your game up to the next level through a philosophy that revolves around guaranteeing players both individual and group instruction from some of the best coaches in the country.
For more information, or to register, visit: www.imgacademies.com/lacrosse-academy/
E-mail: register@IMGacademies.com or call 800-872-6425
Price is $1000-$2000 per week

Showcase Camps

Philly Boys Showcase Camp, June 15-17, at St. Joseph’s University, open to players in the graduating classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Camp will be co-directed by Taylor Wray, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at St. Joseph’s, and by Peter Lawrence, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at the University of Hartford. The Camp will also feature educational seminars off the field on topics including the college recruitment process, NCAA rules, strength training, and nutrition.
Confirmed lead instructors at the Philly Boys Showcase Camp include:
• Ryan Curtis, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, University of Vermont
• T.W. Johnson, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Hobart College
• Jim Morrissey, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Holy Cross University
• Shawn Nadalen, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Towson University
• Brendan Callahan, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Lehigh University
• Dan Chemotti, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Loyola University

Registration is severely limited. For registration, schedule, faculty profiles and faculty commitment updates, and all other information about the Camp, go to ShowcaseLacrosse.com.

Lehigh Valley Rising Senior Showcase, Boys Grade 12 & PG, Tuesday June 26th – Thursday June 28h, at Lehigh University.
Camp Description: The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide rising high school seniors from the Lehigh Valley and across the country with advanced skill development in a highly competitive, tournament style, playing environment. The showcase will provide a platform for players to display their skills in front of college coaches from Divisions I, II, and III, as these coaches will be invited to serve as instructors and also as recruiters. Off the field, players will take part in strength and speed training clinic (results will be given to take home at the end of camp), recruiting & academic seminar, and a leadership/character building seminar. The mission of the Lehigh Valley Showcase is to help prospective student athletes gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people.
Click here to register

Villanova University 150 Showcase, 2 Sessions (Recruiting Classes of 2014 and 2015)
Dates: 1st Session June 30-July 2; 2nd Session July 13-15
This event will bring together some of the most talented rising sophomores and juniors in the country. Open to all prospects in the 2014 & 2015 classes, this three-day, two-night event will feature a practice run by college coaches, a recruiting seminar presented by the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff, as well as 5 one-hour games for players to showcase their talents.
Register at www.villanovalacrossecamp.com

Lehigh Valley Rising Junior Showcase, Boys Grade 11, Wednesday July 25th – Friday July 27th, at Lehigh University
Camp Description: The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide rising high school juniors from the Lehigh Valley and across the nation with advanced skill development in a highly competitive, tournament style, playing environment. The showcase will provide a platform for players to display their skills in front of college coaches from Divisions I, II, and III, as these coaches will be invited to serve as instructors and also as recruiters. As one of the last showcase events of the summer, this is a great chance to be seen before the 2014 recruiting season gets rolling (September 1 is the first time college coaches can communicate with a PSA per NCAA rule). Off the field, players will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be given to take home at the end of camp), recruiting & academic seminar, and a leadership/character building seminar. The mission of the Lehigh Valley Showcase is to help campers gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people.
Click here to register

Format for submitting events on Phillylacrosse.com:

Clinic:

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).

League

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).

Camp:

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).

Tournament:

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.)

To submit a listing, e-mail us at golax@phillylacrosse.com


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