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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tryouts, tournaments, leagues

Sunday, 8th December 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 12/8/13

Boys’ Events


Maplezone MSI Boys Elite Tryouts– Date: Sunday December 15th. Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Ages: 2nd – 11th grade. Price: $20


Old School Winter Stick Skills sessions, hosted by Old School Lacrosse club and directed by Haverford School coach John Nostrant. Begins Dec. 7 at The Phelps School for boys in Grades 9, 10 and 11. Training will consist of Stick Skills, and small sided controlled settled/unsettled situations. This is only for field players due to the high repetition of the drills being used (there will be no goalies). These sessions are not for beginners; players must have a basic proficiency. Players can register even if they do not play for the Old School club. The sessions will focus on proper throwing/shooting mechanics in order to achieve maximum efficiency in drills and small sided situations. The curriculum is progressive and builds upon itself each week, therefore we do not add players after week one of the clinic or offer a per session rate. If you are serious about getting better you will not want to miss one of these sessions. There will be elements of box lacrosse combined with field lacrosse techniques in a unique curriculum that produces rapid results. The curriculum and instruction is delivered by Adam Mueller, a 19 year NLL veteran and the only coach in league history to bring three separate teams to the playoffs. Coach Mueller is well known for his ability to break down skills and develop talent from youth players to the pros. Other coaches are: Bob DiIonno &Mike McGuane.
To register, click here.
Where: The Phelps School’s Indoor Field House (turf), 583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355. Dates: December 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays) 12:00pm-3:00pm (Dec 28 to be switched to Feb 9th); January 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sundays) 4:45pm-7:45pm. Sessions will be broken down by skill level after December 7th. Sessions are broken down: (Dec 7, 14, 21, 28) Saturdays: 12:00pm – 1:30 pm – Session #1; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm- Session #2. Time Slots (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26) Sundays: 4:45pm – 6:15 pm – Session #1
6:15pm – 7:45 pm- Session #2. Fee: $400 (Only “25” spots available for each session).

Philly Fever Winter Skills Sessions at The Haverford School and The Phelps School. The sessions are for boys lacrosse players in in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grades. You do not have to be a Fever player to sign up. 3rd/4th Grade, The Haverford School, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – December 8th (Sunday); December 15th (Sunday); December 22nd (Sunday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday); February 9th (Sunday)
5th/6th Grade, The Phelps School, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM -December 7th (Saturday); December 14th (Saturday); December 21st (Saturday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 19th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday).
7th/8th Grade, The Phelps School, 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM – December 7th (Saturday); December 14th (Saturday); December 21st (Saturday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 19th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday)
Registration:Click here.
CURRICULUM – 1.5 hours of stick skills; Focus will be on technique your son may not get from town/school coaches, both Canadian and US skills; Maximize touches they cannot get in normal team practices; Skills developed through repetition and full speed work; Most drills the kids will not have seen but they will be in game simulated settings; Quick touch drills to increase instincts and anticipation (ball in and out of stick drills); 300 quality touches per session
STAFF -Adam Mueller, Mike McGuane, Will Scudder, and John Nostrant
COST- $450. DETAILS – Enrollment is limited to the first 120 players
(40 3rd/4th graders, 40 5th/6th graders, and 40 7th/8th graders)

Blue Devil Select Lacrosse, LLC will be hosting a kickoff clinic on Friday, December 27th from 6-8 PM at the Phelps School in Malvern for the 2020/2021 age group. The event will serve as a tryout to pick players interested in participating on a Spring-only training team, called Blue Devil Select, for the 2020-21 age group. The program is run by former Duke two-time National champion and captain Billy Conners, a former All-American and defenseman from Malvern Prep. The program is geared to improve the boys as lacrosse players, meet friends, and compete at a high level. Conners will hold practices in the Spring that are designed to replicate the exact drills and practices learned playing at the Division 1 level. The team will then compete against local club teams and others from the “hotbeds” of lacrosse in full-length games. The cost is $35 per player. If interested, please email to sign up. The intent of this team is to supplement your lacrosse and NOT conflict with your summer and township teams. I encourage my players to still play for those teams as this will not go into the summer.

Maplezone Winter Skills Progressive Session (4th – 12th Grade). Dates: (Sundays) Jan 26th Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. Ages: 4th – 12th grade. Price: $265


The South Jersey Boys Box Lacrosse League Second Session will start Jan 3rd, 2014 and will return to grade based play. SJBBLL will also introduce a high school division. Youth will be playing at: The Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043; High School will be playing at: ISC Mt Laurel, 1 Hovtech Blvd., Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. All the high school games will be played on Saturday nights and the Youth will have a mix of Saturdays and Sunday game times. To Register visit SJBBLL will also be hosting it’ Holiday Classic Tournament on December 21 from Choice Sports Arena in Sewell, NJ and the semi Finals and Finals of each division will be tape delayed and available thru

Coaches Clinics

Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a Coaches Clinic on Sunday February 2 with seminars from Philly region Division I coaches. The event – being held at the 2nd floor of the Student Center – is limited to 50 coaches and costs $35. Registration information is below. BSN sports is the event sponsor.
The schedule: 10:00 AM-1:30 PM 2nd Floor Arcadia Student Center, Sponsored by BSN Sports; 9:15AM-10AM- Check-in/Coffee; 10AM- Jim Rogalski, Head Coach Lafayette University, Creating a Defensive Coaching Philosophy; 11AM- Jim Stagnitta, Head Coach Arcadia University, Offense Building Drills; 12:00 PM-Lunch- Served in the clinic room; 12:30- Brian Voelker, Head Coach Drexel University, Practice Drills
$35 Registration Fee Includes: Lunch, Clinic and Clinic Notes. Limit 50 attendees. Make Checks Payable to Arcadia Lacrosse. Mail to: Arcadia Lacrosse, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, Pa.19038-3295


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 or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.

Spring Tournaments

The 2014 Irish Skirmish Tournament, April 26th and April 27th at the Herbst Sports Complex in Pipersville, Bucks County. Boys teams in grades 3-6 play on Saturday, April 26th and girls in 5th to 8th grades grade) as well as 7/8th grade boys play on Sunday, April 27th. More information and registration is found at
The Irish Skirmish was created in honor of Coach Brian Riley, who passed away in 2005 .

Tourney highlights:

• Over 100 teams will participate from Maryland, New York, Connecticut New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more!
• $475.00 Per Team fee
• Boys Grs 3-8 [10 v 10], Girls Gr 5-8 [12 v 12]
• Three competition levels in most Age groups
• Championship format
• Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.
• Games played from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boys 3rd-6th play Sat. 7th&8th boys and all girls teams play Sunday
• Guaranteed 3 games
• Central clock; 2 running 20 minutes halves, with a 5 minute half-time – Listen for the horn!
LOCATION: Herbst Sports Complex, 5472 Durham Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (*note that Durham Road is Rt. 413).

Summer Tournaments

The inaugural boys’ F4 PHILLY KICKOFF CLASSIC, presented by the people that brought you the F4 Showbine®, will take place on the south campus of West Chester University, June 14-15. The venue features three turf fields and seven immaculate grass fields and is easily accessible from all destinations with ample free parking. The championship format tournament will feature A and B brackets for High School through U13. U11 and U9 teams will be competitively matched based on coaches’ evaluations of the teams. All teams are guaranteed four games. Many top programs from around the nation have already committed, setting up for great competition. The 2014 Philly Kickoff Classic will be divided into 2 sessions: SESSION 1 High School Divisions A & B and U15s Saturday June 14th, 2014
SESSION 2 U9-U13 Divisions Sunday June 15th, 2014. All teams guaranteed four games in a championship style tournament. All Games on Turf or well kept grass fields. Click here for registration.

Boys Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament,
by the Pattison Sports Group. Will be held June 21-22, 2014 at The Westtown School, Bayard Rustin High School and West Chester United Soccer Complex in West Chester. The Summer Slam is a youth, middle school and high school boy’s lacrosse tournament featuring teams from across the country. In 2013, the tourney drew more than 225 teams from 19 states play in a championship format with each team guaranteed four games. Tournament registration as well as additional Summer Slam information can be found at School divisions will include “A” and “AA” for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Youth divisions include “A” and “B” for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2013.

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, which closes out on Sept. 30.

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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).

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