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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, tournaments, leagues showcases

Saturday, 19th October 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Charity, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 10/19/13

Boys’ Events

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Baggataway Lacrosse Club Make Up Tryouts, October 19th, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting. Times are for graduation years:
2021s, 2022 & 2023s – 5:30 – 6:45 PM
2020s, 2019s & 2018s- 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
2015s, 2016s & 2017s – 8:00 to 9:15 PM

Bucks Select supplemental “make up” tryout, Boys High School teams (2015, 2016, 2017) on Saturday, October 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Central Bucks West’s War Memorial Stadium. Online Registration ( is $25.00. Walk up is $35.00. Players should arrive 30 minutes ahead of time.

Make-up tryouts for ALL Black Bear
North/South youth (U11, U13, and U15) and high school (2017, 2016, 2015) summer travel teams will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Phoenixville HS on Sunday, October 27th. To register, click here.
Registration is $20. Players are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to get checked in.
To learn more about Black Bear lacrosse and its North/South programs please visit our website at

Maplezone Sports Institute Boys Lacrosse Summer Club Team tryouts, Sunday, Nov. 10 from 5-7 p.m.
for current 3rd-through-11th graders at the Boothwyn complex. Registration fee is $20. Maplezone Sports Institute Elite Lacrosse 2014 summer teams will begin practice at the end of May and participate in four marquee tournaments through June and July. Please register at the following link: For more information contact Jeff Murray:
Tryouts will be held at Maplezone Field House, 1451 Conchester Hwy (Rt. 322), Boothwyn, PA 19061


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


Philly Fever Juniors, Learn to play Lacrosse, Pre-K to 2nd Grade, Boys and girls ages 5, 6, 7 and 88:30-9:30 AM, September 28th, October 5th, October 12th, October 19th, October 26th at The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, Class of ’75 Turf Field. Introduction & Instruction of basic fundamentals: Throwing, Catching, Scooping, Dodging, Shooting. Highlights: FUN – TECHNIQUE – REPS, Experienced staff instilling a love for the game! Turf fields. COST $100, includes Fever Juniors t-shirt. Click here to register

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

Arrowhead Lacrosse/Lower Bucks skills development clinics for boys in Grades 5-12, at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School on Sunday October 6th, 13th and 20th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Cost is $25 per session. Each of the sessions – Defending the Ball, Dodge, Feed and Shoot, Faceoff Focus and the Complete Goalie – will be offered on all three dates. Register for the days and the clinics you are interested in and note that you can only take part in one clinic per day. Defending the Ball: Whether you play defense, midfield or attack all lacrosse players need to be able to defend a man with the ball. In this clinic we will work on core defense skills such as footwork, body position and how to effectively use your stick. Dodge, Feed and Shoot: Are you a threat to score when you are on offense? In this clinic we will work on core skills of dodging, feeding and shooting from midfield and attack positions. Faceoff Focus: Faceoffs are a critical part of every lacrosse game. This is a clinic for a player wishing to become a dominant faceoff midfielder. We will teach techniques to improve quickness and power. The Complete Goalie: Saving the ball is priority number one for the goalie but they need to be just as good at directing the defense and clearing the ball to be a complete player. In this clinic we will work with goalies in the cage and out of the cage to improve all areas of their game. Full pads required (helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, stick). Also please wear cleats and lacrosse shorts. Register online at

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:, Click on “Lacrosse Camps & Clinics” Individual Fee: $145.00 (75 Players Max). Contact:, 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 registration and forms.

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.

Scoop Boys’ Lacrosse, in Association with Filia Sports (, announces Winter Indoor Stickwork At The Shipley School with The Shipley School coaching staff.
Dates: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, & 23
The program is directed and run by The Shipley School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coaches and Athletic Director, Mark Duncan
Yarnall Gymnasium at Shipley School (, 829 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

Click here to register for Scoop Boys’ Lacrosse events.

The details:
SCOOP: 4.5 – 6 Yr olds, 9:45 – 10:30 am, $90, No stick or equipment needed.
Boys brand new to lacrosse will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game: scooping, cradling, throwing, catching and shooting using the plastic scoop sticks and balls. Lots of fun drills and games will keep them moving through high energy 45 minute sessions.
Beginner Stick Skills: 6-8 Yr Olds, 9:45 – 10:45 am, $105, Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed.
Beginner Stick Skills is for boys who have had minimum exposure to lacrosse. They will work in small group settings on the fundamental aspects of the game. 3 v 3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy. They will be taught using pinky balls and regulation sticks cut down to their size.
Intermediate Stick Skills 9 – 11 Yr Olds, 10:45 – 11:45 am, $105, Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed.
This program is for boys looking to hone their stick skills through maximum reps and comprehensive instruction. Using the entire gym space and large goals, participants will apply their fundamental skills during drills and game situations. They will be taught using pinky balls and regulation sticks cut down to their size.


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.

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: with any questions regarding the Maplezone MuckDawgs fall training teams or visit

Tournament qualifiers

American Indoor Lacrosse Association/IMG Regional Qualifier registration for the National Indoor Lacrosse Championships, which will be held at the Wells Fargo Center Jan. 10-12, 2014. Qualifiers for Philly teams will be held on Oct. 26 at BucksMont in Hatfield and Oct. 27 at the Junge Pavilion at Bryn Athyn College. Click here for registration for the BucksMont event and click here for the Bryn Athyn event.

The IMG Nationals Qualifiers details:

• U19 (Born on or after 9/1/1993)
• U17 (Born on or after 9/1/1995)
• U15 (Born on or after 9/1/1997)
• Tournament format – 3 teams per division (Cost per team $960)
• Single round robin – Top 2 teams play for championship and advance to IMG Nationals
• Each round robin will be played in a 4 hour time block on tournament day
• Games will be 4/12 minute quarters, straight time
• Maximum number of players per time is 15, plus 1 goalie
• AILA rules will be in effect and will be available at
RULES UNIQUE FOR AILA – Safety is Paramount!
• No cross check – push check on ball
• No boarding
• NLL goals, 4 x 4’9″ Boddam goalie equipment (provided)
• 30 second shot clock
• No face offs after goals
• Instead of served time penalties a penalty shot will take place

Fall Tournaments

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:
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

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 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 visit

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 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 –, Click on “King of the Mountain Fall Tournament” Team Fee: $1300.00 (64 Teams Total). Contact:, Phone: (610) 758-4762.

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.

Fall Showcase

Pocono Lacrosse Fall Exposure, November 3, at Muhlenburg College, 2400 W. Chew St. Allentown, PA , 10am-5pm, Individual Registration – Limited Space, Open to any and all participants, 6-8 Teams Total, 160 SPOTS ONLY, 3 Games Guaranteed, NCAA Clinic after first game, 50 Minute Games, High School Rules, 1 Field Turf Field, 1 Grass Field, FULL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED. Directors: Jim Rogalski, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Lafayette College, Chris Bissinger, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Muhlenberg College. Cost: INCLUDES REVERSIBLE JERSEY, $150 per player…$125 if registered by October 15th. Click here for registration information, forms. Questions: Direct any questions to Jim Rogalski: (610)-330-5482 ,Chris Bissinger: (484)-664-3763

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

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 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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