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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse clinics, tournaments

Sunday, 14th October 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Tournaments, Youth, Posted 10/14/12

Philly boys
Fall Team Tournaments

The 380 Lacrosse CLASH @ The Hill Fall Tournament, Oct. 20-21, U11/U13/U15 will play Saturday; High School will play Sunday. Games to be played at The Hill School 717 E. High St. Pottstown, Pa 19464. Cost:$750 per team. Four games guaranteed, Two 25 min. halves. Age levels follow US Lacrosse rules. **Custom Championship Shooter Shirts for winners of each age group. To register: Click here.

The 2nd Annual Lax-O-Lantern Tournament, Oct. 27 at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown. Format: 7v7 (6 field players and 1 goalie). Team Cost: $500 Roster: Minimum 10 / Maximum 18
Divisions: U-11, U-13, U-15, High School A, High School B: Team Prizes- Best costumes
Games: 5 guaranteed games, 3 in Pool Play, then Championship Round: Modified field lengths, 25 minute running time
Coaches and teams interested in participating in the 2nd annual Lax-O-Lantern tournament should contact Keith Jacoby of USTC at 610-466-7100, or

The 9th Annual Brian Houshower Memorial Tournament, Oct. 27 at Downingtown West Middle School, 8AM-5 PM. This tournament honors the memory of the former Downingtown High student-athlete, a budding lax player who passed away as a result of a car accident in 2003. The tourney features an “A” division (high school varsity level) and “B” division (HS JV level). Fee is $650 per team, 10 v 10 format, 3 game minimum; Playoffs and Championship game, food and vendors on site. Contact: Troy Logan, email:

King of the Mountain Team Tournament, by Lehigh Lacrosse, Sunday, November 11, at Lehigh University, Goodman Athletic Campus (151 Goodman DriveBethlehem, PA 18015), and 12+ Fields. Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Who: 7/8th (16 teams), Junior Varsity (16 teams) and Varsity (32 teams). Staff: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse staff, Division 1, 2 and 3 coaches (Player Info recruiting packets will be available for attending college coaches). Format: 10v10, Playoffs and Championship of bracket, 2 X 23 minute halves. More details: Certified Officials, Certified Athletic Trainers, Free Championship T-shirt to champions of their bracket. Fee: $1300.00 via PayPal or Check (payable to Lehigh Lacrosse, LLC.) 641 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 Multi team discount available. Teams should supply their own reversible. To REGISTER and for general information (hotel, food, rules and regulations) visit WWW.LEHIGHLACROSSE.COM/HOME.HTML
You can also email or call (610) 758-4762.

Lake-Lehman Fall Classic 7-on-7 lacrosse tournament for boys and girls. This 2nd Annual 7-on-7 tournament will be held on Sunday, November 4th at Lake-Lehman High School. Cost is just $240 per team. Proceeds will support the LLHS teams which are 100% self-funded. Lake-Lehman HS is located about one hour north of Allentown – just outside of Wilkes-Barre. Travel will be considered when assigning start times. There will be eight divisions are as follows:
Boys: U11, U13, U15, High School; Girls: Elementary, Jr. High, High School A, High School B. This tournament sold out last year. Reserve your team spot today.
Boys Contact: Mark Yaple @ (570) 760-2401 Email:
Girls Contact: Alex Wilson @ (570) 760-6709 Email:

The 4th Annual Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament, November 10 at Henderson High. The tourney features boys’ and girls’ high school brackets. The tourney raises money for cancer organizations on behalf of Henderson grad and Duquesne student-athlete Caroline ‘Care’ Cranston who lost her life in a battle with AML Leukemia on May 8th of 2010. The tournament has donated to the likes of Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Caroline Gallagher Cranston Memorial Fund, Headstrong Foundation, and the Be The Match Organization. Care for the Cure promotes a family atmosphere with vendors, silent auction items, a DJ and much more. The site features 2 turf fields, and 4 other plush grass fields.
For more information please contact Ryan Cranston at This year’s tournament will be capped at 30 teams with a $750.00 per team registration fee.
Tournament Brackets: Boys Varsity High School A – Top Bracket will include highly competitive club and varsity programs; Boys Varsity B – Junior Varsity, young club, freshmen
Girls Varsity High School A – Top Bracket will include highly competitive club and varsity programs; Girls Varsity High School B – Junior Varsity, young club, freshmen
Each team will play 3 games throughout the day in a round robin format. Games are 50min. in length with a 5min halftime. USlacrosse high school rules will apply!

Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest, Sunday, November 11 at the Strath Haven High School & Middle School, in Wallingford. Rain date is Saturday, November 17. The format will be the same as in years past:
-Festival format, no playoffs or championships; 3 games guaranteed; Games are 2, 25 minute running halves; Start at 9AM and finish at 4PM; -18 player minimum roster (bring own pinnies); 3 levels of play: varsity A; varsity B; and freshman/JV; PIAA Referees; Trainer on site; Team registration fee: paid in full before October 19, $550; after October 19, $600
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 “SHHS Boy’s Lacrosse” and send to: Pam Cross, 78 Todmorden Drive, Wallingford, PA 19086. Any questions, please contact Pam Cross, Click here for information and registration.

Philly Fall Brawl Youth Boys Lacrosse Play Day at Germantown Academy, November 17 or 18th, information on


Boys Latin Charter School of Philadelphia Lacrosse Clinic, hosted by Episcopal Academy and The Haverford School, Oct. 20 at The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford. The clinic will be held, train or shine from noon to 2 p.m. This lacrosse clinic is being hosted for the Boys’ Latin School in Philadelphia to create interest and a foundation for their new lacrosse program. E-mail Nick Wojdak (Episcopal Academy) at or Jake Landman (The Haverford School) at to serve as a volunteer.

Blue Devils Fall Lacrosse Clinics, for boys in Grades K through 8 (Ages 5 to 13 years) on Sundays, September 16th, 23rd & October 14th and 21st at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Stadium Field.
Cost: $100 for all four sessions; or $30/Individual session. Time: 10 AM – 11:00 AM (K through 4th); 11:00AM – 12pm (5th through 8th) Skill Level: Beginner to advanced intermediate. Equipment needed: Helmet, Stick and Gloves
Blue Devil Fall Lacrosse Clinics will work to improve your son’s fundamental lacrosse skills (cradling, stick protection, passing, catching, shooting, and dodging), which will help prepare them for winter and spring league play.
Director: Mike DelGrande, who recently finished his third year as head coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. For Clinic information and questions, please contact Mike DelGrande; Email: Phone: 215-754-1617

NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse Six-Week Fall Programs for boys and girls, begins Weekend of September 29-30. This educational program for the area’s youngest lacrosse players is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to 4-8 year olds in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. All equipment is provided for the kids, and the curriculum is designed to teach the basics of lacrosse to youngsters in an age-appropriate and fun way. Over 400 kids have participated in Cradle Lacrosse over the last year. This Fall Cradle Lacrosse sessions will be held at: Friends Select, Philadelphia, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Saturdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Six-week session begins Saturday, September 29; Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Sundays from 10-11 a.m. Six-week session begins Sunday, September 30; at Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Saturdays from 4-5 p.m. Six-week session begins Saturday, September 29. Additional information and registration details are available at

Moyer Lacrosse Defense Training Academy at Ampro Sports in Clifton Heights. Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, and 11/2. Time: 6-9pm. Price: $200. Grades: Boys in grades 7 through 12. Location: AmPro Sports, 30 Bunting Lane, Clifton Heights, PA 19018. Focus Points: Developing defensive skills through professional Training; as well as Footwork, Approach, Top Side positioning, Angles, Stick Skills, Defensive Checks, and most importantly Communication, while building and developing a players Lacrosse IQ to the next level. For more information regarding signing up, contact Brett Moyer at 610-716-2319

Ultimate Middie Combines at Ampro Fieldhouse for boys in grades 5 to 12, Oct 20 and Nov. 17. This is being taught by Major League Lacrosse All-Pro and Team USA member Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State). The clinics will focus on all aspects of the game from offense to defense and even at the face-off X. Dates: Oct 20 and Nov 17 (can go to either or both), at Ampro Fieldhouse, Clifton Heights, PA; Times: 11:30 – 2pm; Ages: Boys in 5th – 12th grades. Registration: via email with Pam Gurenlian: Via phone: 610-368-3312. Cost: Players: $100. (Both for $180)
Combines will stress: Offense – Shooting, Dodging, Triangle Offense, Screens. Defense – On Ball, Off Ball, Slides, Screens. Face-offs- Stance, Moves, Wing Play. Greg Gurenlian’s highlights: 2012 Team USA member, 2012 MLL All-Pro, Face-off Specialist for Long Island Lizards, Penn State All-Time career face-off leader

Elite Fall Lacrosse Clinic by Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse, Sunday, October 28, at Lehigh University, Goodman Athletic Campus (151 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015), and Frank Banko Field. Time: 1– 5 PM (check in 12:30 PM). Who: High School Graduating Class of 2014 & 2015. Staff: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse staff. Format: Individual sign up. Skill evaluation, Games. More details: Certified Athletic Trainer, 75 PLAYER CAP. Fee: $145. (Includes Reversible). To register and for general information visit
With questions you can also email Coach Errol Wilson, or call (610) 758-4762

Brodie Merrill’s Defensive Academy, October 26-28, on the turf fields of Shipley’s mainline campus for boys ages 8-18. The event is hosted by the Shipley School; program is designed to focus on the skills required by every defenseman to excel in their position and will focus on developing lacrosse “IQ”, strengthening stick and footwork skills and more. This three day event will begin on Friday night from 7-9pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; concluding on Sunday from 9am-1pm, followed by an NCAA recruiting workshop from 1-3pm for players ages 13 and up. Each participant will receive a Wings pinnie and lanyard; there will be prizes given away courtesy of Reebok. The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Wings and Reebok Lacrosse. This specialized skill development camp is for defensemen who want to take their game to another level.
Camp Objectives include: Body Position, Stick Skills, Stick Checks, Footwork, Game IQ, presence, leadership, NCAA recruiting process seminar, Reebok gear giveaways, Bonus: Athlete’s nutrition workshop. The event is being run in conjunction with the Mark Duncan Goalie Stick Work/Shooting Clinic. Both clinics will combine on Sunday for 2 hours.
Click here to begin the process of registering today!
Questions? Contact us at

Mark Duncan’s Goalie Stick Work/Shooting Clinic for boys aged 8 to 18 on Oct. 28 at from 9 am-1 pm at the Shipley School. The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Wings and Reebok Lacrosse. Clinic Objectives include: Body Position, Stickwork, Goalie as defensive leader, Attackman/Shooter strategies, Field Communication, Footwork. The last 2 hours are blended with Brodie Merrill’s defenseman camp for live play. Click here to register.

Elite Training Middle School/High School Specific Strength, Conditioning and S.A.Q. Training Camp for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse players at its Bryn Mawr site at 4 N. warner Ave. from Dec. 10-Jan. 27. The Camps will address the unique needs of lacrosse players, such as footwork, hand speed, explosive power, muscular strength, anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, core training, speed/agility and injury prevention. The camps meet every Thursday from 4-5pm (Middle School Athlete) 5-6pm (High School Athlete) and Saturday from 2-3pm (Both). Cost: $205 Per Athlete
Click here to register.


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