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Updated Philly boys’ events: Tryouts, clinics, tournaments, training

Saturday, 1st March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/14

Boys’ Events

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Philly region JCC Maccabi Games tryouts, March 2 at 9 AM at Starfinder, 4015 Main Street, Manayunk with a fee of $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The team will compete this summer in the JCC Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The event is for Jewish boys aged 13 to 16 (they must still be 16 by July 31, 2014). It goes from August 10-15. The head coach for Team Philly is Nick Dressel, the JV coach at Lower Merion. For more information contact Marti Berk at 610-8996-1770 x125. Or e-mail him at mberk@phillyjcc.com.

Clinics

LB3 Preseason Positional Clinic, Sunday, March 2 at The Shipley School. Hosted by Shipley Lacrosse and Headed by LB3 founder and former Syracuse All-American Liam Banks, the clinic – for youth through high school aged players – also features former Syracuse and pro superstar Casey Powell as well as many head coaches from the area.
The goal of the LB3 clinic is to deliver a unique and fun training experience and to develop individual players. LB3 Lacrosse programs enhance and encourage lacrosse specific skills and teach players how to implement these skills in game situations. All players from any club program and any region are welcome. Powell will lead the drills on scoring and stick skills. LB3 structures scenarios that bring players to new levels of playmaking with up-tempo play, ball movement, stick work and drills that improve lacrosse IQ.
The clinics are open to any boy, no matter the club affiliation, in Grades 3 through 12.
Sunday 1-4 at Farm Fields, 1319 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne PA. Who: Boys Youth, Middle School (3rd-8th), High School (9th-12th)
Cost: $99.00
Players can register by clicking here.

HEADstrong Lacrosse Positional Clinic In South Jersey,Sunday March 30, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Total Turf (614 Lambs Rd, Pitman, NJ 08071),Boys Ages 8-18, $100.00 per player,Register:www.HEADstronglaxpa.org, Full Gear Including Mouth Guard Is Required (Please Bring Water). Players can expect up to a 4 hour session packed with developmental and positional specific drilling with high reps and quick tempo led by the professional lacrosse players. Instructors include: Michael Colleluori (Midfield Specialist): Hofstra University, HEADstrong Foundation Jack Forster (Offensive Specialist): Penn State, MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks Steven DeNapoli (Defensive Specialist): Hofstra University, Rochester Rattlers Dan Henneghan (Face-Off Specialist): Penn State, LXM Pro Dave Mullen (Goalie): Univ. of Delaware, Hill School- Head Coach and Other Special Guests

Scoop Lax Boys’ Developmental Lacrosse Programs
by The Shipley School. The sessions will be held April 6, 13, 27 and May 4, 11, & 18 at the Lower School Turf Field at Shipley School. The program is directed and run by The Shipley School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director Mark Duncan.
The Details: Scoop Lacrosse, Ages 4.5, 6 year olds; Times: 10 – 10:45 am; Price: $100. Program: 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. No stick or equipment needed.
Beginner Stick Skills, Ages: 6 – 8 Year Olds; Times: 11 am – 12 pm; Price: $125; Program: 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. Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed. Register now at http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5bed2110a45496c0589428b93&id=61a3f91e20&e=3a82f3ff7b

NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse After School Spring Session: a six-week after school spring session at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy beginning Monday, April 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be no session April 21. Cradle is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to four to eight-year-old boys and girls in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. Cradle provides all the necessary equipment so there is nothing for parents to buy and all participants will receive a free Cradle Lacrosse shirt and sticker. The curriculum is designed to teach lacrosse basics to youngsters in an age-appropriate and fun way. Cradle features a young, enthusiastic co-ed staff at each session. Cradle’s coaching staff is mainly comprised of former college lacrosse players, many of whom are current educators and also coach lacrosse at the high school level. To sign up, visit cradlelacrosse.com or email Dylan Brown at Dylan@iamnxt.com. For more information, check us out on Twitter (@CradleLacrosse) and Facebook (facebook.com/cradlelacrosse).

Coaches Clinics

EPLCA Coaches Clinic
Date/Time: March 1, 2014 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia PA
• John McEvoy, Malvern Prep HS
• Brian Samson, Conestoga HS
• Craig Burnett, PIAA and KLOA Boys’ Lacrosse Official
http://eplca.org/events.php?ID=16

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic
March 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maplezone, Boothwyn, PA
http://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/USL/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=27482747

Spring Tournaments

Annual Battle of Fort Washington Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by Upper Dublin Boys Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club, Saturday, March 8 & Sunday March 9, 2014 at the SPARK all weather fields in Upper Dublin. The Battle of Fort Washington Tournament will host boys’ youth lacrosse teams from across the tri-state area. The tournament will consist of four boys divisions including A1 & A2 (7/8th grade – U15) and B1 & B2 (5/6th grade – U13) teams. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 2 games with 25 minute running halves. The A Divisions will be played Saturday, March 8th with B Division playing on Sunday, March 9th. Tournament registration as well as additional Battle of Fort Washington information can be found at www.udlacrosse.com.
This preseason event will take place on two all weather turf fields. This tournament is geared toward teams looking to get a start to their season. For additional information on the Battle of Fort Washington Tournament, please call Mike DiMartile at 215.990.8880 or by email at mbdimartile@gmail.com.

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 www.irishskirmish.com.
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).

2nd Annual Chapter Challenge,
a regional youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will held on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County May 3-4. Registration is now open (www.chapterchallenge.net). Last year, 80 teams enjoyed the inaugural event. The Chapter Challenge will support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania. The PLA sponsors lacrosse-related activities, including charitable events, hosts national team exhibitions, conducts clinics for coaches and officials, and manages the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over the years, the PLA has provided over $350,000 to help fund new programs and other lacrosse initiatives in the region (including efforts to grow the game in the City Philadelphia).
Divisions: Boys U9 (1st/2nd grades); Boys/Girls U11 (3rd/4th grades); Boys/Girls U13 (5th/6th grades); Boys/Girls U15 (7th/8th grades); Divisions will feature two or more brackets to help teams find the appropriate level of play; U9, U11 and U13 Boys’ teams will play on Saturday, May 3rd; U15 Boys’ teams will play on Sunday morning, May 4th; All Girls’ teams will play on Sunday, May 4th.
Registration fee – $475 (all teams will play 3 games with certified officials on meticulously-staged tournament fields). Registration Deadline: April 25, 2014 (or until brackets are full).
The Challenge: As a key component of the “Challenge,” we are also asking all participating teams to do one of two things, they are not mandatory but we are hoping to further some worthy objectives with your support:
Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a $200 contribution to the PLA (this donation is separate from and in addition to the registration fee and will inure entirely to the benefit of the PLA). The team can make the donation itself or arrange for a business or other benefactor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge website, on the PLA website, and in a press release before and after the event; OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring Initiative: Each team can organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event. The PLA will arrange for the donated sticks to be restrung and recycled to support lacrosse in the City of Philadelphia. The PLA has partnered with HEADstrong Foundation (which is contributing its distinctive lime green mesh) in connection with this “HEADstring” initiative. We hope not only to give donated boys’ and girls’ sticks new life and help spread the game, but to communicate a message of character, toughness, integrity and perseverance reminiscent of HEADstrong’s founder to the recipients of our refurbished sticks. The PLA and HEADstrong, jointly, will give those who help with this stick collection effort community service recognition.

11th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout Early Bird Special registration remains open for boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse festival in Malvern, June 7/8 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School. U9 Boys and U13 Boys/Girls will play June 7; U11 Boys/Girls and U15 Boys/Girls will compete Sunday, June 8.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Approximately 110 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate; Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format; Two brackets (A/B) are available in each division to help align teams that are organized by grade/ability to ensure games remain highly competitive (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!); Registration Fee: $775 (“Early Bird Special” of $725 for teams/programs that register and pay on or before February 28th); Teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on conduct scorecards kept by Shootout officials and site marshals after each game.
To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – http://www.libertylacrosse.com. Space is limited. It is anticipated the Shootout will fill up in advance of the deadline (May 2nd), as it has the past 10 years. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets).

Training

Maplezone SI in Garnet Valley offers boys’ private lessons, semi-private lessons, and team training. Our indoor fieldhouse allows us the ability to train regardless of the outside weather. Contact Jeff Murray at jmurray@maplezone.com for further information.

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

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 www.VictoryEventSeries.com.High 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.

Box Out Summer Tournament, Yale University, July 5-6. The 2nd Annual Summer Box-Out Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Yale on July 5th and 6th. Cost is $600 per team per day, and you are guaranteed 4 half hour games per day. Average team size is about 12 players and a goalie. The tournament will take place in Reese stadium. All age divisions are available.
Staff: Adam Mueller, National Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 2008. Todd MacFarlane: Founder Top Notch Training – Southern California’s first box lacrosse training company that catered to Middle, High School, College and Post-Collegiate play. Andy Shay: Head Coach of Yale Lacrosse. Click here at box-out.com to get more information and to register.

Showcase Lacrosse’s Summer Invitational has limited spots remaining for the 2018 division of its Summer Invitational to be held July 12-13 at Downingtown West High School. Teams from at least a dozen states have already confirmed their place in the tournament, which brought out more than 100 college coaches in 2013. The tournament culminates with a Fab 40 all-star game and every game will be filmed in broadcast-quality high definition. To sign up, visit showcaselacrosse.com. For more information, email Brett Manney at brett@iamnxt.com

The 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase by Heritage Lacrosse and ReQRuitme Technology, July 19th and 20th at venues in the heart of Bucks County,. ReQRuitme Technology, the mobile application system that allows high school athletes to create Mobile Profiles offering college coaches instant access to recruiting data on their mobile devices (smartphone or tablet), will provide recruiting profiles to participants in the tournament, which featured 214 teams from 13 states and Canada in 2013. Players participating in the high school brackets (Graduation Years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) at the Patriot Games will receive a one-year subscription to ReQRuitme by virtue of their team’s registration. With ReQRuitme, student-athletes will be able to set up Mobile Profiles for college coaches to have immediate access to their academic and athletic information (including highlight videos and coaches recommendations). Players will be asked to set up their Mobile Profiles in advance of the tournament. Each participant’s ReQRuitme Code will be included with the roster information in the Patriot Games Recruiting Package given to all college coaches in attendance, permitting a coach to scan the code and instantly access and share the player’s recruiting data. Entering its 7th year, the Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase, which is directed by Heritage Lacrosse, is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July in the Philadelphia area, a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Patriot Games attracts top club teams from around the country looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions. For more information about the 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase and to register your team for the event, please visit http://www.patriotgameslax.com. For more information on ReQRuitme Technology, visit www.ReQRuitme.com.

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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