Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/7/13
Philly boys’ events
NXTsports/United Sports’ box lacrosse league, with modified box rules, designed to foster the skill-development that comes from playing in tight quarters, but with limited contact to create a completely safe environment. The league will debut the weekend of December 7-8 at the United Sports with a series of clinics for participating coaches, players, goalies and referees. The clinics will review game rules, coaching practices, and provide basic skill sessions for players and goalies. League games will be played Sundays, starting on Sunday, December 8, and the league will wrap with playoffs and championships on Sunday, February 16. The league will feature youth and high school divisions. Additional details regarding scheduling, age brackets, and all other information will be released shortly. Based on interest already received, the box winter league is expected to be at full capacity. If you have a team interested in participating please contact Dylan Brown at Dylan@iamnxt.com.
Back 2 Basics Lacrosse and the Collegeville Cougars announce the third year of their Sunday Fall Lacrosse Clinics beginning Sept 8 and running for five weeks. The clinics will be led by B2B Founder and Ursinus College Assistant Coach Gary Mercadante, along with other college lacrosse coaches. The goal is to provide a fun learning environment for your son with high levels of repetition to improve the fundamentals of the game and lacrosse IQ.
Benefits to the Program:
• High Caliber instruction from College Lacrosse Coaches
• Incredible Price for Level of Coaching and Number of Sessions
• Dramatic improvement of your game including:
o 7 – to-1 Player to Coach Ratio
o Areas of Focus for the Program: Stick-work Stickwork/Ground Ball Skills/Shooting/Dodging/Face-Off/Defensive Positioning
Start Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013 and will run for a total of 5 weeks on Sundays. Location: Water Works Park in Collegeville, PA Details:
Players age 6 – 9 on September 8, 2013 will play from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Price for this age is $60
Players age 9 – 12 on September 8, 2013 will play from 11:00 am– 12:00 pm Price for this age is $70
Advanced Players age 10 – 13 on September 8, 2013 will play from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Price for this age is $80.
To register please click here. To learn more about B2B Lacrosse and our programs, please visit: http://www.back2basicslax.com/
Scoop Lacrosse Boys’ developmental lacrosse programs, Shipley School, Sept. 8-Oct. 6.
For 4.5 – 6 Year Olds. Click here for registration.
* For Beginners – new to the sport of lacrosse
* Taught on the plastic scoop sticks with a soft, rubber ball
* Directed and run by The Shipley School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director, Mark Duncan
* Basic skills emphasized: cradling, scooping, catching, throwing and shooting
* Fun drills and game like situations introduced throughout instruction
* Volunteer parent coaches needed to assist groups (Please indicate “volunteer” on registration form)
* Sundays: Sept 8 – October 6 from 2 – 2:45 pm at Shipley School, 829 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr
For 6 -to- 8 Year Olds
* For Advanced Beginners who have had some exposure to lacrosse
* Taught with full size sticks cut down to beginner length and pinky balls, no pads (Please bring your own stick)
* Directed and run by The Shipley School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director, Mark Duncan
* Stick skill development emphasized through drills and games
* Volunteer parent coaches needed to assist groups (Please indicate “volunteer” on registration form)
* Sundays: Sept. 8 – Oct. 6 from 2 – 3 pm at Shipley School, 829 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr
Click here to register.
The 7th Annual Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Program, an instructional series that leads to the tryouts for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club. The program – featuring five sessions – is tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept. 8th and continue for five Sundays. The times are tentatively schedule for 4-6 p.m. Coach Joe Proud and the Harriton Boys Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting the clinics. Walkup registration will start at 3:15pm. The Dukes tryouts are tentatively slated for Oct. 13th Site to be determined. This program is for intermediate to advanced high school players. Advanced 8th grade or 7th graders who wish to attend need to contact Coach Jason Christmas (JOHNJC32XMAS@aol.com).
The clinics will be emphasizing high intensity drills and skill sets to improve players’ reaction time and decision making in unsettled/settled transition pressure situations. Up tempo pace will be encouraged defensively and offensively from 1v1 situations to 2v1 and mandown/manup scenarios all the way up to 6v6 settled sets. These sessions will give players preparation for the Dukes tryouts while improving lacrosse IQ and field sense.
Preregistration fees ($375 for all 5 sessions or $80 at walkup registration ) can be mailed and must be received before September 7th. Discount rates (5 members per team) $10 off. All participants must be US Lacrosse members and post current membership ID. Please make checks out to: Jason Christmas. Mail all paperwork to: Jason Christmas, 214 Maple Terrace, Ardmore, PA. 19003. Please send Dukes Waiver and Dukes Player Info sheets located by clicking here.Walk-up registration is $80 per Sunday.
Malvern Prep Fall Skills Clinics, open to all boys in grades 5-8th, comprised of drills, training and philosophies that the Malvern Prep Varsity High School Team uses today. Skills clinics will be run by current Malvern Prep coaching staff. Dates: September 8 and 15; Times: 12:30-3:30; Location: Quigley Field (Turf); Cost: $50 for 1 session or $80 for 2 sessions
Staff: John McEvoy, Malvern Preparatory School Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach; Todd MacFarlane, MP Assistant Coach; Steve Holmes, MP assistant coach; Nick Pison, MP assistant coach.
Please mail registration form, check, waivers (Malvern Prep and The Phelps School) to the following: Malvern Preparatory School, Attn.: Todd MacFarlane, 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355-2707. All programs are on a first come first serve bases. Spots cannot be held. For additional information please contact Todd MacFarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org, Malvern Preparatory School. Click here for story with forms.
KinderLax introductory lacrosse program for boys and girls ages 5-to-10, September 16-19 and 23-26 (6-7 pm) at Wilson Farm Park in Tredyffrin Township. The program is designed to introduce young boys and girls to the great game of lacrosse in a fun, festive and sensible way using soft lacrosse sticks and spongy balls. Daily clinics employ progressive lacrosse techniques that are taught in a participatory and age-appropriate manner using novel drills, creative games and language the players can understand, relate to and retain. The goal of the program is to teach basic stick and motor skills, ambidexterity, mobility and other fundamental concepts that will form a foundation for continued learning, growth and development, all in the context of an energized and supportive setting. For more information and to register, please visit the KinderLax website – www.kinderlaxlacrosse.com.
Cradle Lacrosse, NXTsports’ educational program for the area’s youngest lacrosse players, announces five different Fall 2013 programs around Greater Philadelphia. Cradle Lacrosse is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to 4-8 year-old boys and girls in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. Cradle Lacrosse provides all the necessary equipment for the kids so there is nothing for parents to buy, and the curriculum is designed to teach the basics of lacrosse to youngsters in an age appropriate and fun way. All Cradle Lacrosse programs are co-ed, and Cradle features a co-ed coaching staff at each session. Cradle’s young and enthusiastic coaching staff is comprised strictly of former college lacrosse players, many of whom are current educators and also coach lacrosse at the high-school level. All participants at Cradle Sessions receive free shirts and additional Cradle gifts.
Cradle Lacrosse fall sessions will be held at:
• BucksMont Indoor Sports Center, Hatfield, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Saturdays from 1-2pm. Six-week session begins Saturday, September 21. (programs at BucksMont have traditionally sold out, register quickly)
• United Sports, Downingtown, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Sundays from 10-11am. Six-week session begins Sunday, September 22.
• Radnor Memorial Park, Radnor, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Sundays from 9:30-10:30am. Session begins Sunday, September 22nd.
• (NEW) Wyoming Seminary School, Kingston, PA. For boys and girls age 4-8. Sundays from 10-11am. Six-week session begins Saturday, September 21.
Additional information and registration details are available at CradleLacrosse.com.
NXTsports and Cradle Lacrosse are also excited to announce the following special event
taking place this August: Philadelphia’s world-famous Please Touch Museum will hold its first-ever Cradle Lacrosse Day, on Sunday, August 3rd from 11am-1:30pm. The event is free and is part of the Museum’s Grow Games healthy lifestyle initiative, designed to introduce kids to the basics of sports while making positive choices about health.
At Cradle Lacrosse day, kids will learn the basics of lacrosse right on the Museum’s front lawn. All kids will also have an opportunity to meet and play lacrosse with Brett Manney, the Assistant Captain of the Philadelphia Wings.
Team Turnpike Sunday Clinics, Start September 22nd. Sharpshooter School: http://www.teamturnpike.com/E
Fall ELITE Training: http://www.teamturnpike.com/El
Trashcan Lacrosse Fall positional clinics for second to eighth grade boys at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square and at United Sports in Downingtown. The Clinics start Sunday, October 6 and run each weekend in October. The Trashcan Fall Positional Clinics, led by Trashcan’s full coaching staff, focus strictly on positional skill development while still ensuring that every player who attends has success and a lot of fun.
The Trashcan curriculum maximizes the “touches” players get while truly improving their fundamental skills. Registration for the Trashcan Fall Positional Clinics is open at TrashcanLacrosse.com.
The Trashcan Lacrosse Fall Positional clinics will primarily focus on the individual player and on building the skills that successful attackmen, midfielders, defensemen and goalies need to play at a high level. Trashcan has accordingly designed a curriculum for each position that is innovative and developmentally necessary for positional success.
There is limited space in this program as our goal is to increase repetitions and coach/player interaction.
The specific schedule for each location is set forth below. Additional information and the registration link is available at TrashcanLacrosse.com.
Fall Skills Clinics at Episcopal:
• Four Sundays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27; 2nd/3rd Graders: 11am-12:30pm; 4th/5th Graders: 12:30-2pm; 6th-8th Graders: 2-3:30pm
Fall Skills Clinics at United Sports: • Four Sundays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27; 2nd/3rd Graders: 11am-12:30pm; 4th/5th Graders: 12:30-2pm; 6th-8th Graders: 2-3:30pm
Philadelphia Face off Clinic, by Fogolax, Oct. 19 at Haverford College from noon-to-3 p.m. In recent years fogolax athletes have become the premier face off athletes in the nation due to the instruction and repetitions they have received through the program. The clinic is $150. Sign up on line at http://www.fogolax.net/National-Camps.html or send a check to Matt Schomburg 233 Pierce St., Centerport NY, 11721. Fogolax Face Off academy is entering its 8th year of elite face off instruction.With a huge importance being placed on possessions at every level of the game, face offs have become more important than ever. As a result the Fogolax camps have sold out every year. The camp is limited to 50 spots, so please don’t delay in signing up.
Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse elite Fall Clinics. Lehigh Lacrosse Fall Elite Clinic (Session 1), strong> October 27, 1- 5PM ; At Frank Banko Field, Murray H. Goodman Athletic Campus,(121 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015), for High school boys graduating in 2015 and 2016. This is an opportunity to be coached and be recruited by only the Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff in a game scenario. Register: www.lehighlacrosse.com, Click on “Lacrosse Camps & Clinics” Individual Fee: $145.00 (75 Players Max). Contact: email@example.com, Phone: (610) 758-4762
Malvern Prep Fall Middle School Training and Tournament Team(s), open to all boys’ grades 6-8th. Training sessions will be comprised of drills, offensive and defensive philosophies that the Malvern Prep Varsity High School Team use today. The tournament team will be comprised of 20-23 players. The staff will fill a competitive 2018 (8th Grade) team that may have 6-8th grade players depending on skill level. If there is additional interest and another competitive team can be comprised then the staff will do so. Players who are on the Tournament team will get (3) Training days and (1) Tournament. Those players who do not play in the Tournament will have (4) Training sessions. Training and Tournament Team(s) will be run by current Malvern Prep coaching staff. Dates (Training): October 6, 13, 20 and 27; Date (Tournament): October 27; Times (Training): 12-2pm; Location: (Training) Quigley Field (Turf); Location: (Tournament) Brandywine Classic in PA; Cost: $200 per participant (Covers training dates and tournament). Everyone that participates in the tournament will be required to purchase a numbered practice tank and practice shorts at an extra cost. Click here for story with forms.
Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse elite Fall Clinics, (Session 2), November 24, 1- 5PM, Frank Banko Field, Murray H. Goodman Athletic Campus, (121 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015). For High school boys graduating in 2016. This is an opportunity to be coached and be recruited by only the Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff in a game scenario. Register: www.lehighlacrosse.com, Click on “Lacrosse Camps & Clinics”. Individual Fee: $145.00 (75 Players Max). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (610) 758-4762
Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Skill Sessions. The Malvern Preparatory School Winter Middle School Indoor Skill Sessions will be open to all boys in grades 6-8th. Sessions will be comprised of an array of Box Skills and drills that are used by many top colleges and professional teams today. Dates/Times: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and January 4 (12-1:30pm); January 18 and 25 (7-8:45am); February 1 and 8 (5-6:30pm); Location: The Phelps School Field House; Cost: $275 (Only 25 spots available). Please mail registration form, check, waivers (Malvern Prep and The Phelps School) to the following: Malvern Preparatory School, Attn.: Todd MacFarlane, 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355-2707. All programs are on a first come first serve bases. Spots cannot be held. For additional information please contact Todd MacFarlane, email@example.com, Malvern Preparatory School. Click here for story with forms.
Lacrosse Evolution Private Lessons and Team Training sessions at both its Downingtown and King of Prussia training facilities. Private Lessons are the best and quickest way to get an athlete to their next desired level and beyond. For more information on these programs, visit the Web site www.laxevo.com or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.
Maplezone MuckDawgs lacrosse fall training teams: U11, U13, U15 and high school, Conchester Highway in the Boothwyn/Garnet Valley area. Fall teams will begin training on Sunday September 15th and practice for nine consecutive Sundays until November 10th. Each team will play in two November Tournaments. Each player will receive quality instruction with a fundamental approach to the game focusing on high repetitions of basic skills, while advanced players will also receive position specific training along with an emphasis on team concepts and field awareness to increase their lacrosse IQ. In addition to the lacrosse training we have also built in to our practice schedule Speed and Agility sessions facilitated by our in-house Sports Performance Trainer. Please contact Jeff Murray, Director of Lacrosse at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the Maplezone MuckDawgs fall training teams or visit www.maplezone.com/lacrosse/fall-training-teams/
Avon Grove High School Boys Lacrosse Golf Fundraiser, Friday, September 13th, Inniscrone Golf Club Avondale, PA; 11am Registration/Lunch, 12:30pm Shotgun Start, Format 4 person scramble. Click here for registration.
The 2013 Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Golf Classic, Monday, October 14th at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington. Your participation will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the region, particularly the New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $350,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993. The PLA is pleased that Vicmead Hunt Club and Bidermann will host the 21st Annual Classic. Originally, the 9-hole private course of Henry Francis du Pont at his Winterthur estate, Bidermann was enlarged, redesigned and established as a private club in 1965 (it later merged with Vicmead). The course offers a traditional style parkland layout with native grasslands separating each golf hole. Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 7th. We have established a new PLA Golf Outing website and encourage you to register on-line (see http://www.plagolfouting.com/). If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:30 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Annual Penncrest Endless Summer Lacrosse Tournament, sponsored by the Penncrest Lions Boosters, Saturday, Sept. 14, at Penncrest High School, has one more opening for a JV team and one more for a Varsity team. Four-game guarantee. Tournament Format: Games are 2 x 22 minute running halves, Start at 9AM and finish at 5PM, 18 player minimum roster; teams should supply their own pinnies, 2 levels of play: A & B, PIAA Referees, On-site trainer, Registration Fee: $500. Checks payable to “Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters” and send to: Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters, c/o Bill O’Donnell, 2320 Martingale Road, Media, PA 19063 Questions: Todd Brown-Coordinator, 484-832-1127; BrownBeer@Aol.com or Bill O’Donnell, Booster President, 610-566-5323, ODonnell@Alum.Villanova.edu
Lacrosse Evolution’s 1st Annual Sea Turtle Classic, October 5th & 6th at Stone Harbor Recreation Center in Stone Harbor NJ. This tournament is a Girls & Boys Tournament that will include U9/U11/U13/U15 & HS divisions. Stone Harbor is a great destination tournament for your youth and travel programs. The tournament offers a competitive weekend for teams of all skills and will include a U7 division! The Sea Turtle Classic will include free clinics for players, coaches and even parents. The beach resort town of Stone Harbor offers a little something for everybody in the whole family including beach time, local shopping and eateries for the whole family. Average Temperature the first week in October is low 60s with a water temperature at 70 degrees. For more information please contact Matt O’Neill at 484-684-7011 or email@example.com or click here.
10th Annual Brian Houshower Lacrosse Tournament, Saturday October 26. 2013 (Rain Date 11/2/13)
TIME: 8:00AM-5:00PM, Downingtown West Middle School Fields, 115 Rock Raymond Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
FEE: $650.00 Per Team. Note: $150.00 Deposit Due by September 30, 2013 to secure team space. This deposit is non-refundable (unless tournament is canceled because of rain-outs) $100.00 discount for two or more teams entered.
Checks payable to: Downingtown West High School Boys Lacrosse and mail to: Corinn White, 207 Southside Circle, Downingtown, PA 19335.
WHO: A and B Divisions
WHAT: 10 v 10 format, 3 game minimum; Playoffs and Championship game, food and vendors on site)
CONTACT: Ken Ward, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the following information: Team Name Division A: Coach Name; Team Name Division B: Coach Name; Primary Team Contact Name , e-mail, phone #
Brandywine Classic Boys/Girls Lacrosse Tournament, October 26-27, 8:00-6:00PM both Saturday and Sunday; HS Games Saturday, Youth Games Sunday, Brandywine Polo Grounds, 232 Polo Road, Toughkenamon, PA 19374. Boys Ages/Divisions: HS AA, HS A, HS B, 8th (2018), 7th (2019), 5/6th (2020/21) Girls Ages/Divisions: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018/19, 2020/21
As a first year event last year, the Brandywine Classic hosted 65 boys and girls teams from the surrounding region. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games, either Saturday or Sunday with the opportunity to earn the Brandywine Classic crown. How to Register: Boys Clubs can register online here with a credit card, or by sending a check. The Registration Fee for 1-3 teams is $1,200 per team. For clubs with 4 or more teams, the fee is $1,000 per team. For questions, please call Scott Ely (484) 356-1024 to find the division right for you. All other pertinent information is available on our website www.VictoryEventSeries.com.
The 2013 Scarecrow Shootout, by Talent Tournaments, Oct. 27 at Hatboro-Horsham. High school and club teams will compete in the championship formatted tournament, while playing in front of some of the top Division III coaches in the country. Guaranteed 3 x 40 Minute Games. Cost: $1,600.00/team; College Rules, College Officials; Fields: Turf and Grass. College coaches will be provided with a tournament packet containing all team/player information. There will be a hospitality tent for all team coaches and college coaches. Free lunch will be provided to all team coaches. To register your team today, please email email@example.com with your team name and contact information. A representative will get back to you with full registration details. For more information on the Scarecrow Shootout, please visithttp://talenttournaments.com/overview
5th Annual Care for the Cure Tournament, November 9 & 10 at West Chester Henderson High School in West Chester PA. On August 15, 2008 Caroline (Care) Cranston, at 24 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. In high school, Care played lacrosse for West Chester Henderson and continued her lacrosse career at Duquesne University. Our mission is to bring the lacrosse community together and to raise awareness for this terrible disease. This tournament is a Girls & Boys High School Tournament. There will be both a JV and Varsity Division and will include teams from all over the country. For more information check out Care 4 Cure Homepage please contact Matt O’Neill at 484-684-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Lehigh’s King of the Mountain Fall Classic (Team Tournament), November 10, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Frank Banko Field, Murray H. Goodman Athletic Campus, Varsity, Junior Varsity, 7/8th grade (School and Club Teams). A recruiting tournament for those of age (Varsity & JV). A college coach’s booklet with team rosters and their contact information will be made available to visiting recruiters. Tournament format – Each division will play to a champion. Register: Visit – www.lehighlacrosse.com, Click on “King of the Mountain Fall Tournament” Team Fee: $1300.00 (64 Teams Total). Contact: Info@lehighlacrosse.com, Phone: (610) 758-4762.
Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest will be held on Saturday, Nov 16 at Strath Haven High School and Middle School. The rain date is Saturday, November 23. Tournament info:
•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)
•2 levels of play: Varsity and JV
•Trainer on site
•Team registration fee: paid in full before October 1st, $550; after October 1st, $600
•Registration link: http://www.shhsfalllaxfest.com/
Any questions, please contact: Chris Miller, Booster President of Haven Boy’s Lacrosse at email@example.com or Pam Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lacrosse Evolution’s 11th Annual Pumpkin Pie Festival, November 23 & 24 at The Westtown School in West Chester PA. This tournament is a Girls & Boys Festival that will include divisions for both youth community programs and travel lacrosse programs. The divisions include U9/U11/U13/U15 for the boys, and new this year will include a U7 division! The Girls divisions include grades 3/4; 5/6; ad 7/8. The cost of the tournament is $950 per team and includes 3 games all on the same day. The breakdown will be Boys U9 & U15 and Girls on Saturday November 23 and U11 & U13 on Sunday November 24. Please note the you must play in the division you will be playing in the Spring and Summer of 2014. All teams and vendors welcomed. For more information check out the Pumpkin Pie Homepage and to register your teams please contact Matt O’Neill at 484-684-7011 or email@example.com or click here.
The Match, a new recruiting showcase with a focus on Division II/III lacrosse-related opportunities, Sunday, October 20th at The Hill School, Pottstown. The Match is specifically designed for players (2017-2014 graduation years) who are (or have the potential to be) strong Division II/III candidates . Participating players must be nominated by a high school or club coach. They will have a chance to showcase their skills in drills, at stations and in games before an impressive array of coaches. For more information about The Match, to register to play, to nominate one or more players or to confirm your attendance as a college coach, please visit www.matchlax.com. Questions may be directed to Carney at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Showcase a one-day boy’s lacrosse teaching and recruiting event at Germantown Academy November 10. The National Showcase will feature the top high school freshman and sophomore boy’s lacrosse players (2016 & 2017) in the country. The unique format will include speed and agility testing, a teaching component from college coaches and showcase games all in front of premier college lacrosse programs. More information on the National Showcase can be found at www.VictoryEventSeries.com For additional information on the National Showcase, please call Dan Pellicano of the Pattison Sports Group at 610-518-4932 or visit www.PattisonSportsGroup.com.
Summer 2014 Showcase
The application period has opened for the 2014 National Invitational 175 Summer Showcase at RPI on July 28-30, 2014 for grad years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Click here for registration