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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, tournament, camps

Friday, 2nd August 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, Golf tourney, High School, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 8/2/13

Philly Boys’ Events

Club tryouts

The Maplezone MuckDawgs Lacrosse Club is holding tryouts for its Fall tournament training teams on Sunday August 18th at the Maplezone field house in Garnet Valley. Click here to register for the evaluation day which is broken into two sessions depending upon grade.
The Maplezone fall teams will begin training on Sunday September 15th and practice for nine consecutive Sundays until November 10. Each team will play in two tournaments: the high school team will play on November 9-10 at the Lax Evolution HS Tourney and November 16-17 at the Philly Fall Brawl, while the youth teams will play November 16-17 at the Philly Fall Brawl and November 23-24 at the Pumpkin Pie Tourney. Please contact Jeff Murray, Director of Lacrosse at: with any questions regarding the Maplezone MuckDawgs fall training teams.

HEADstrong North tryouts for Bucks and Montgomery counties.The open tryouts for U13 and U15 teams will be held Sunday, September 8, at La Salle College High School. Players in Grades 5 through 8 are encouraged to try out for teams that will compete in the 2014 summer season. The teams will be spearheaded by Coach Bill Leahy and Coach Tony Resch, both of La Salle College High School. Additionally, former La Salle and Drexel alumnus Brian Neary who currently serves as the General Manager for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Pennsylvania, will be a primary point of contact for the HEADstrong North teams.
Click here to register and get more information for the U13 tryouts.
Click here to register and get more information for the U15 tryouts.
Contact Brian Neary at further inquiries regarding HEADstrong North.
A $40.00 donation will apply per player and is due at the tryout. All major credit cards will be accepted as well as checks made out to the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club.

NXT Lacrosse Club tryouts, limited openings, for its 2015 and 2016 teams, on September 14-15 at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square. Tryouts will be from 1-4pm both days, and all interested players are highly encouraged to attend both sessions. There is a $30 tryout fee designed to cover facility and staff costs. All players attending tryouts will receive a NXT Lacrosse Club custom numbered reversible that is theirs to keep.
NXT Lacrosse Club Tryouts
• 2017 – NXT will be accepting 24 players into the 2017 program
• 2015/2016 – There are limited openings available on both teams. Check or email Marty Kupprion ( for additional information about spaces available.
Register for tryouts at –

Leading Edge Elite out of NJ has established its tryout dates, times and locations for the 2013-2014 fall, winter, spring and summer travel lacrosse season. If you want to play for a nationally recognized program and play with the best players in NJ attend our tryouts. Click here for details.


Greg Cattrano’s Co-Ed Lacrosse Goalie Clinic, Friday, Aug 23, 4p-7p, The Shipley School’s Farm Fields
1315 Waverly Rd, Gladwyne. MLL and NCAA Goalie of the Year, Legendary Lacrosse Goalie, Greg Cattrano from Warrior Sports will be back in Philadelphia for a one day training session at The Shipley School. In our 13th year of training goalies at Shipley. All goalies receive a Warrior Void Lyte goalie head for attending the clinic. Space Limited for first 25 goalies. Youth league group discounts available email or call with questions. Click here to register.

Duke’s HHH/Big 4 Mini Camps, for middle school lacrosse players. Participants will develop skills in a fast-paced, competitive environment. The Mini Camps will take place on Aug. 6, 8, 13 and 15 at Penn Charter from 9am – 3pm. Penn Charter is located at 3000 W. School House Lane – Philadelphia, PA 19144. The cost for the Mini Camps is $120 per session, or $400 for all four sessions. The Mini Camps mark the start of the evaluation process for the ’13-’14 Duke’s Triple H, and Big 4 club seasons. Both clubs use an “open” or “rolling” tryout process that concludes at the formal tryout in October. There will be a 6th, a 7th, and an 8th grade team during the ’13-’14 club season.
Both clubs practice year round, on a weekly basis (Sunday afternoons for 1.5 hours) at Penn Charter. The Mini Camp Directors are Billy McKinney and Eric Gregg. McKinney and Gregg have coached at the youth, high school, and collegiate level. If you plan on attending, please print out the registration form ( and follow directions on the form. For more information please visit –

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
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
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.

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
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
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


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.

Golf Outing

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.

Summer Showcase camps

August 4: “Last Chance Showcase” at St. Joseph’s University, Grades 9 through 11 (Class of 2014-16), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: $115. Description: The Last Chance Showcase is an opportunity to for high school players to get one final look before the end of the summer recruiting period. With the NCAA recruiting quiet period beginning the day after camp, this is literally your “Last Chance” to be seen before summer recruiting screeches to a halt. This event is designed for elite players who have a specific interest in SJU, or simply those who simply want to get in front of college coaches one more time before the end of the season. The camp will be staffed entirely with DI, DII and DIII coaches who are looking for one more glimpse of high school talent before the start of the school year.

Fall Tournaments

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

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
•PIAA Referees
•Trainer on site
•Team registration fee: paid in full before October 1st, $550; after October 1st, $600
•Registration link:
Any questions, please contact: Chris Miller, Booster President of Haven Boy’s Lacrosse at or Pam Cross at

Summer Camps

American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA): Groundbreaking summer camp experience. AILA is presenting summer camps with both INDOOR and OUTDOOR training! Camps are designed for U11, U13 and U15 players.
In|Crosse is AILA’s proprietary platform that leverages the integration and convergence of indoor lacrosse with the field game. Developed by Johnny Mouradian, AILA’s President and Philadelphia Wing’s GM/Head Coach, In|Crosse begins with learning the bio mechanics, principles and tactics of indoor lacrosse. In|Crosse blends the two versions of the game into a curriculum that, when dedicated to, will build a supremely skilled lacrosse player with a high lacrosse IQ. Through this combined field play, a player’s agility, field visibility, spacing, tactics, endurance and overall skills are heightened and strengthened which provides an accelerated player development platform.
Dates and Locations:
Day Camp at Bryn Athyn College from
August 5th – 8th
Sign Up at

Black Bear Lacrosse camps, for boys aged 5 to 15, Black Bear’s dedicated staff of seasoned coaches take a personal interest in advancing the fastest game on two feet. In addition to its fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, Black Bear camps provide advanced technique and training for experienced players. Black Bear campers enjoy daily scrimmages, position specific instruction, contests, and daily personal interaction with top teaching coaches. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome and will greatly benefit from our structured, time-tested program. Campers are grouped according to age and ability. We teach players the proper technique and fundamentals and develop their skills and lacrosse IQ.
Click here for boys’ registration
Summer Camp Schedule:
Stone Harbor, NJ, August 5-9, Boys and Girls
Avalon, NJ, August 12-16, Boys and Girls

Lacrosse Evolution Jersey Shore camps for boys and girls, aged 6 to 17. All campers will receive Custom LaxEvo Sun Glasses, Custom LaxEvo Tank Tops, Sticker, Catalog, Program, Free Stick Stringing clinic, Fastest Shot Competition, Autographs sessions & instructional talks by Current MLL, NLL, LXM Pro and Maverik Soldiers, Stick heads and prize giveaways occur daily.
Cost: $250; Camp Agenda: Offensive and Defensive Skills, Speed, Agility, and Quickness, Mental aspects of the game and sport in general, Nutrition, Goalie, Face off & Draw training, Game play (box & beach lacrosse). For more information and registration, click here
Sea Isle City Aug 5th-Aug 9th 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)
Stone Harbor Aug 12th-Aug 16th 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)

Millon Lacrosse Camp for boys aged 8 to 17 on July 28-Aug. 1 at George School in Newtown. The camp is run by US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame inductee and former Philadelphia Wings NLL champion Mark Millon, who has been running camps on the East Coast for 19 years. The camp features top-notch instruction from some of the world’s top players and offers overnight and extended day hours. Click here to register or for more information. The cost is $665 for overnight and $545 for extended day (9am-8pm).
Camp highlights: •Top-notch instruction; *Experienced staff led by owner Mark Millon, who has been running his camps for 19 summers. Over 20,000 campers have participated; •First class facility; •Elite staff (2012 included Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell, Drew Westervelt, Joel White, Kevin Buchanan, Eric Lusby, Scott Rodgers, Tyler Fiorito, Rob Pannell); •Every camper gets a free stick, instructional DVDs and a reversible jersey; •Great competition; •Camp is fun for the kids; if it’s fun the kids want to go home and practice; • Goalie school runs in conjunction with the camp.

Youth Camp at Pocono Dome hosted by Lafayette men’s lacrosse. Date: August 5th-August 7th, 2013. Age Groups: 2 Youth Age Groups. Group 1 – U-9 and U-11. Times: 9AM-12PM. Group 2 – U-13 and U-15 at
1PM-4PM. Open to any and all participants. Cost: $150
For more information and registration

Fall Showcase

The National Showcase a one-day boy’s lacrosse teaching and recruiting event at Germantown Academy November 10, 2013. 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 For additional information on the National Showcase, please call Dan Pellicano of the Pattison Sports Group at 610-518-4932 or visit

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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