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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tournaments

Sunday, 18th August 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, Golf tourney, High School, Tournaments, Training, Youth, Posted 8/18/13

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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.

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:

Scoop Lacrosse Boys’ developmental lacrosse programs, Shipley School, Sept. 8-Oct. 6.
For 4.5 – 6 Year Olds
* 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.

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.

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 –

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
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

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.

Malvern Preparatory School Winter Middle School Indoor Skill Sessions, 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)

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.

Fall Tournaments

Annual Penncrest Endless Summer Lacrosse Tournament, sponsored by the Penncrest Lions Boosters, Saturday, Sept. 14, at Penncrest High School. 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, Teams Signed up by Aug. 31 receive T-Shirts for all participants. Registration Fee: $500. 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 “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; or Bill O’Donnell, Booster President, 610-566-5323,

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

Fall Showcase

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 For additional information on the National Showcase, please call Dan Pellicano of the Pattison Sports Group at 610-518-4932 or visit


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