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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, camps, tournaments, coaches clinic

Sunday, 22nd January 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, High School, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 1/22/12

Boys’ Events


Philly Boys’ Under Armour Underclassmen Games, 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, former head coach of UA team).

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.


Keystone All-Star Face-Off Clinics, at Ampro Field House, 30 Bunting Lane, Primos, PA, On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5,
Cost: Individuals $30; Teams $100 (up to 5 players)
Youth Clinic 9:00 a.m., Registration begins at 8:30
High School Clinic 10:30 a.m., Registration begins at 10:00
Learn face-off fundamentals, strategies, and game tested techniques from top collegiate, club, and professional players and coaches
Clinic Directors: Doug Ellers – Ridley High School; Jim DeRose – Cardinal O’Hara High School
For information and pre-registration Call or text 610-220-3066; Or email:

Relentless Holiday Series All clinics are held at United Sports in Downingtown. Registration can be found at:
When registering use the code: wtrclinic12 and receive $10 OFF. If you have any questions about the clinic please contact Relentless Lacrosse at

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. Registration can be found at:
When registering use the code: wtrclinic12 and receive $10 OFF. If you have any questions about the clinic please contact Relentless Lacrosse at

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 Click here to register:—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.


Second annual Philly Indoor Lacrosse Championships (PILC) is scheduled for February 11-12 at the Feasterville Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA. Though there are a few spots left at both the high school and youth divisions, the PILC is on track to be a complete sell-out, with 24 high school-age teams competing on Saturday, and 24 youth teams in action on Sunday. Additionally, this year the PILC will offer the option of playing box lacrosse for teams that want the box experience, and can provide specialized box goalie equipment. Teams interested in registering for the PILC should do so quickly online at If you have questions or need additional information about the event, contact Scott Ely at Pattison Sports Group at (484) 356-1024.

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

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

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.”


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

Coaches Clinics

Berks County Coaches Clinic at Albright College on Sunday, January 29th. The clinic will feature both boys’ and girls’ coaches’ clinics. The clinic is being sponsored by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association to help promote the growth of lacrosse in Berks County. On the men’s side, the event is also designed to help raise awareness for the men’s programs at Alvernia University and Albright College, which, under Coach Jake Plunket, will field a team for the first time in the 2012 season. Local co-sponsors of the clinic include Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex and Play It Again Sports (Wyomissing). The clinic will be held in the Scholl Life Sports Center at Albright and will be an “on the field” clinic in the indoor fieldhouse. Coaches attending the clinic are encouraged to bring their lacrosse stick.

Coaches are also asked to collect and bring equipment donations from their teams if possible (sticks, heads, shafts, goggles – no helmets though) for refurbishing and donation to support the PLA’s initiatives with the Philadelphia School District, which, with PLA support, will add 2 new high school teams on both the boys and girls side this season, despite cutbacks. The event will start with a Continental Breakfast, courtesy of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association. There will be drawings for door prizes (must be present to win). The speakers for the boy’s clinic are Jake Plunket (head coach, Albright College), Johnny Mouradian (head coach, Philadelphia Wings), and John Haus (head coach, Lebanon Valley College). Additional details and the program curriculum will be forthcoming.

The clinic is free for youth and high school coaches or anyone interested in attending. Coaches who are current members of US Lacrosse can receive 3 continuing education credits through US Lacrosse for attending any of these clinics. There will be a registration table at the clinic for coaches interested in receiving credit. Please contact Tim Udinski from the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association at with any questions about the clinic.

Lehigh Valley Coaches Clinic at DeSales University, Sunday, February 12th, sponsored by the PLA and Neiman Sports Group, 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast; 9:00 a.m. Speakers Begin. The clinic will be held in the Commonwealth Room in the University Center at DeSales University. This clinic is free and open to all coaches and anyone who wants to learn more about coaching lacrosse. There will be refreshments, food, and door prizes.

Clinic Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenters:
Mike Schambach (Head Coach, DeSales University)
Brian Zusi (Head Coach, Rosemont College)
Dave Metzbower (Head Coach, Malvern Prep)
Contact Tim Udinski from the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association at with any questions about this clinic.


Winter Goalie School from World Champion Lacrosse, Hosted by Chestnut Hill College coach Brian Dougherty, Sundays 9am-noon starting Jan 22nd ending Feb 19th, at Suburban Sports Complex, Conshohocken (Directions:
Cost: $375 per goalie
Goalie school is all about getting you ready for your spring season. Coach Doc breaks down techniques and corrects habits so you can dominate. Live shots, film/chalktalk and drills. Dougherty is an Episcopal Academy grad and former NCAA Goalie of the Year (Maryland) and NLL, ALL, World Cup champion. Other instructors are former Philly pros Kevin Keenan and Eric Gregg.
Registration: Click here .

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

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

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

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

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:
E-mail: or call 800-872-6425
Price is $1000-$2000 per week

Showcase Camps

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

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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