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Updated Philly boys’ events: Leagues, tournaments, showcases, clinics

Saturday, 9th November 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Youth, Posted 11/9/13

Boys’ Events


Fusion Lacrosse/Bucksmont (BISC) Box Lacrosse League. Sundays, 11/23/13-2/23/14. Fusion lacrosse combines league play with its elite instruction. Professional Players, and local coaches Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes, run 4 practice sessions (1.25 hrs each) for every team in the league. Eight weeks are reserved for box lacrosse league games lasting an hour each. The 13th and final week of the league is the league tournament with championship games. Fusion’s rulebook keeps the integrity of the great game of box lacrosse while cutting out certain elements that don’t translate outdoors. The three divisions are 5/6 grade, 7/8th grade, and Junior Varsity. Spots are very limited with four teams in each division, with teams already having committed. Contact Steven Holmes to reserve your spot! Goalie Equipment provided by Fusion.

Maplezone Winter Indoor League for boys and girls youth to high school, at Maplezone on the Conchester Highway in Boothwyn. The league features elite boys and girls programs from the area. The winter lacrosse league will begin the first week of December and run through the middle of February with playoffs and championship games for all levels. This league will fill up quickly so please do not miss out on the opportunity to play lacrosse through those winter months in a climate controlled environment. If you have any questions please contact Jeff Murray Information/Registration/Format/Cost Link:

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


Fusion Winter Box skills clinics (SMG Warminster and 422 Pottstown) Boys AND Girls Programs for all ages! (Nov-Feb). Includes Tournament Option. MLL MVP Kevin Crowley and local product and MLL/NLL pro standout Steven Holmes offer 1.5 hour sessions for youth players and High School players lasting 4 or 8 weeks. Holmes and Crowley deliver innovative and high repetition, Skills, drills and scrimmaging in 28 player per group sessions. Read the D1 coaches quotes and learn much more on our website! Look for our September discounts.

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:, Click on “Lacrosse Camps & Clinics”. Individual Fee: $145.00 (75 Players Max). Contact:, 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,, 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 or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.

Fall Tournaments

Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Strath Haven High School and Middle School for HS and MS teams. 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 *HS and MS (7/8 grade) age groups •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

EPLCA/LEAPS First Annual Kroc Invitational Youth Lacrosse Tournament, at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave in Philadelphia (just off Rt 1 North from the Schuykill Expressway). Four 7/8 grade and four 5/6 grade teams are invited to take part in this inaugural tournament, with all proceeds to benefit the EPLCA and the LEAPS program at the Kroc Center. The tournament will be held on Sunday November 17th, beginning at 8:00 am (for 7/8 grade teams) and 2:00 pm (for 5/6 grade teams). Interested youth programs should contact Kroc Center Director of Operations Jef Hewlings at or 215-558-1595. Registration is $500 per team, with all net proceeds benefiting the above named organizations; all teams are guaranteed 3 games. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located on a 12+ acre campus (with artificial turf field) in North Philadelphia, is home to the LEAPS program, which offers year-round lacrosse programming to the center’s members and youth lacrosse players in the Philadelphia area. The center provides membership opportunities, as well as a multitude of community programs, to the region as part of The Salvation Army’s overall commitment to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the entire community.

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 or click here.

Pumpkin Pie Box Lacrosse Tournament, Canadian Rules Box Lacrosse Tournament open to teams with players over the age of 18, Nov. 30, on the two turf fields of the Bucks Mont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 40 minute games with a potential for 6 including playoffs and Championship. Games will begin at 9:00 Saturday Morning and the Final Game will end at 7:30 that night. This tournament will be capped at 12 Teams. In hopes of introducing the game to the Field teams Lenape Lacrosse Company is closely affiliated with, we will be making goalie pads available for teams to borrow. There will be 4 full sets and they will need to be shared with other goalies throughout the course of the day. The cost of entry is $750. This covers all expenses and profits will go to a fund in the name of Kevin Figaniak. Contact Walt Szambelak with questions or for more information.

Winter Showcase

National Invitational 175 DIII Winter Showcase for the Classes of 2015 and 2016, Jan 11-12, 2014, Jupiter Community Park, located 20 minutes from West Palm Beach Airport.and 10 minutes from the beach. All players will play four full games over two days with an additional coaches’ clinic. Players from anywhere in the United states and Canada can apply after carefully reviewing the information at the site, by clicking here. As in past national Invitational 175 events, this is an invite-only event and applying does not guarantee you a spot. Applications will be accepted until Oct 15. Invites will be sent out on Oct. 20.

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.

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).

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