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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tournaments

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Charity, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 11/8/14

Boys’ Events

Club evaluations

HEADstrong North 2020 Lacrosse Team has openings for the 2015 summer season. If interested please contact Coach Leahy at Why HEADstrong Lacrosse? Purpose over Profit: The inaugural HEADstrong North season had over 200 young men tryout to make a difference in the fight against cancer – raising close to $10,000. This year added another 200 candidates and an additional $10,000. The selected high school, 2018, 2019, 2020-21 teams added to this amount. HEADstrong Lacrosse plays high level lacrosse to make a difference! Click to learn more: HEADstrong Foundation

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The Third Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. The event will feature big-name speakers and a program that fittingly honors a youth tournament and foundation in Evan Brady’s name that has raised over $800,000 in funds for families with children that have life-threatening diseases. Individual banquet tickets are $85; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open open and time for attendees to mingle. This event is a celebration of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Community and its dedication to recognizing the many ways the community assists in helping people’s lives off the field as well as on the field. Evan Brady was a youth lacrosse standout who battled osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The eighth annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Malvern Prep. EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions. The Master of Ceremonies for the event again is Philly lacrosse standout goalie Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and a recent inductee into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The special guest speaker features legendary Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala. A special guest speaker will be Evan’s friend, Malvern Prep grad Chris Marcozzi, who overcame several serious illnesses and played goalie at Franklin and Marshall.
Schedule: 6:30PM – 7:30PM Open Bar; 7:30PM – 9:00 Sit Down Dinner & Speakers

Youth Clinics

Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse 6th Annual Fall Skills & Scrimmage Clinic 2014 at Hockessin Montessori School Turf field in Delaware. The clinics will be held over five weeks – Sundays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9 – from 10 to noon. It’s for boys and girls aged 7 to 15. The price is $50 for one session, $100 for two sessions, $125 for three sessions, $175 for four sessions and $200 for five sessions. All attendees receive a Rippin’ Rope t-shirt.
The highlights:
Players will be divided by age, ability and gender
Approximately 50 minutes of skills and drills, 70 minutes of scrimmages
Skill development and small coach:player ratio
Qualified local coaches
Clinic notes e-mailed after each session
Full player equipment needed
Certified physical trainer on site
Use Coupon Code: ‘faceoff’ for $25 off clinic fees. Register Online Today at and for more information: email:; phone: 302.377.5455

MSI Offensive Skills Clinic: Ages 7th-12th Grade, Tuesday nights 6:00-7:00pm, November 4,11,18,25
The Lacrosse Offensive Skills Clinic will cover proper dodging techniques , stick protection, shooting on the run, time and room, in tight finishing, and finishing from the island (5 and 5). Players will receive top level instruction, along with a high volume of reps. Cost: $150
To register please visit:

Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Lacrosse Skill Sessions. The Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Lacrosse Skill Sessions is open to all boys in grades 6 through 8. The eight, 90-minute sessions will be comprised of Box Skills and drills that are used by many of the top colleges and professional teams today.
Dates: December 6, 13, 20
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7
Times: 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Location: The Phelps School Field House, 583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355. Cost: $275. Only 25 spots are available. Spots will not be held. Staff: Adam Mueller – Former Head Coach with the Philadelphia Wings and New York Titans (NLL); Todd MacFarlane – Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Malvern Preparatory School and former Anaheim Storm Player (NLL).
To register: 1) Please go to

Developmental Lacrosse Program for BOYS AGES 4-9, WINTER 2014, Sundays at Shipley School, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Jan. 4, US Yarnall Gym – Shipley School
Lil’ Laxers: 4.5- 6.5 Year Olds, 9:45 – 10:30am $125, 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: 7-9 Year Olds, 10:45-11:45am $125, Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed.
This session is for boys who have had minimum exposure to lacrosse, as well as those with some experience looking to fine tune their stick skills. They will work in small group settings on the fundamental aspecs of the game. 3v3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy. TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT

MSI All Skills Clinic: Ages: K-1st, 2nd-5th, 6th-8th; Sunday December 7, 14, 21, 28; Time 11am-12pm; Prices 150.00; Location:1451 Conchester Hwy (U.S. Route 322)
Boothwyn, PA 19061. Camp will focus on proper technique for ground balls, dodging, the correct way to run, and defend fast breaks. Defensive players will learn how to defend at GLE, proper timing on take away checks, and position defense. Offensive players will cover shooting on the run, time and room, and in tight finishing.
To register visit
Please contact Cory Malampy at if you have any questions.

Box Lacrosse Training

American Indoor Lacrosse Association “In Crosse”
Box Lacrosse Training Academy in January and February of 2015 at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. The AILA was the First Company to Offer Box Training in South Jersey. This Box Academy in Designed for Advanced level varsity players. This camp teaches “In-Crosse” box principles and biomechanics which is the integration and convergence of the indoor and field games designed to teach the correct principles of box to field players.
in Partnership with Braveheart Lacrosse. Questions: Contact Brendan Staudt, Phone: <(610) 684-1100 ext 4397
The Program Offers: 3 to 4 x 120 Minutes Box Integration Training Sessions Per Team; 4 to 5 Round Robin Games (We Will Play Each Other)
Primary Instructor: Johnny Mouradian “Hall of Fame”
Each Varsity Coach will be assigned to a different Team and Participate in the “In Crosse” Box Integration Training and Help Coach During Game Play
Games will be played every Sunday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ 08085


ANC/Explosive Lacrosse Club Elite Lacrosse Clinic, Nov. 29, featuring Team USA defenseman and All-World Tucker Durkin. The clinic will be held at The Academy of New Church (ANC) from 10am to 2pm and will focus on position-specific professional instruction and live competition across all positions. The camp will cost $100 per player for the session.
Times: 4th-6th Grade 10-12pm; 7th-9th grade 12-2pm. Coaches: Tucker Durkin (defense), Team USA Defenseman, two-time All-American and Tewaaraton Trophy finalist at Johns Hopkins, two-time All-MLL Defenseman for Hamilton, two-time state champion at La Salle and Player of the Year (2009); Rob Forster (offense): Head coach Academy of the New Church, two-time All-State pick, All-American and 20014 state champion at La Salle, four-year starter at Penn State; Jack Forster (offense): Two-time All-American at La Salle, second all-time scorer at Penn State. Location:Academy Of the New Church Athletic Fields, 2775 Buck Road Bryn Athyn PA 19009. The clinic’s goal is to provide each participant with very unique, specialized instruction session focusing on the most critical aspects of each position with drills each athlete can take away and apply in their off season training. The camp will be divided up into several different segments with drill handouts given to each athlete following the camp. Players will be encouraged to incorporate these drills into their off season training. Coach can sit down and put together a list of drills that yield the greatest return in terms of overall player improvement. First, campers will engage in and learn a variety of non-contact technical position drills we feel are most beneficial. Following this segment, coaches will provide instruction into some live competitive drills where the offense and defense go against each other. The Link to the flyer and registration

Lehigh Winter Elite Clinic: Saturday December 6. This clinic is designed for elite level high school players (H.S. class of ’17 & ’18) only. It will allow for the athlete to compete against top level competition while working with the Lehigh coaching staff and players. The day will start with small group positional skill work and progress into full field games. This is an ideal setting for the athletes to showcase their skill, athleticism and knowledge of lacrosse to the Lehigh coaching staff. The clinic experience allows for the athlete to experience Lehigh University. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Mike Poppleton and Drew Kennedy’s Faceoff Clinic, by current Johns Hopkins face-off standout Drew Kennedy (Malvern Prep) and former Hopkins star Mike Poppleton, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2-5 p.m., at Academy of the New Church, 2815 Benade Circle, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009. For Middle School and High School Players, Price: $100 early registration fee (Oct 30th); after Oct. 15, $120 registration fee. Register:

Goalie School

E20 Elite Goalie School
for goalies in the graduation years 2017, 2018 & 2019, run by Brian “Doc” Dougherty and Drew Adams. Twenty goalies from each graduation year will be hand selected by “Doc”, Drew and their staff to attend this invite only overnight camp. The E20 Elite Goalie School will take place on July 6th through July 9th on the beautiful campus of Bryn Athyn College, located just outside of Philadelphia. Players will be housed in brand new suites that include kitchens, washer/dryers and most importantly air conditioning. Goalies will be challenged daily by shots from a select group of top offensive players supplied by E20’s partner the American Indoor Lacrosse Association. The shooters will be invited based on their performance at the AILA’s weeklong box training and outdoor shooting camp, which also takes place at Bryn Athyn College on the same week.
Goalies will receive personal training by some of the best goalies to ever play the game. E20’s staff consists of All-World goalie Dougherty (Chestnut Hill College head coach, Episcopal Academy grad), current USA National Team member, New York Lizards and MLL All Star goaltender Adams (Springfield-Delco, Penn State), former Penn State keeper and First Team All American Austin “Sparky” Kaut and former Maryland’s First Team All American Niko Amato. All four goalies have earned multiple All-American statuses at their respected universities.
Coach’s recommendations can be filled out by going to under the horizontal tab of E20 Elite Goalie School. Recommendations and must be received no later than February 1, 2015.
Goalies will receive: Personal Video Breakdown; One–on–One Instruction; Learn the PHLow System; Learning Team Defense; Communication Techniques; Defensive Concepts; Proper Weight Training; Goalie Recruiting Process; Goalie Recruiting Recommendations to colleges;High Level Shots from top high school and college players; Live Demonstrations; Learn the Best Drills from the Best; Proper Stick and Foot Work
Cost: $695. Any questions contact Joe Karpinski at For more information and the bios for the Elite20 staff please visit

Youth programming

Fusion Futures year-round development instruction is a program designed by Fusion Lacrosse, for grades 3rd-6th. Futures mimics the Fusion Elite platform, with development and elite instruction at its core. Enrollment is OPEN. Key Futures differences (from elite) include; enrollment instead of tryouts and a few less tournaments than the Elite teams compete in. Enroll HERE. Schedule and details HERE
Here’s is what you are getting as a Fusion Future team member:
At least 50 hours of development with professional players Kevin Crowley (MLL, NLL, World games MVP) and Steven Holmes (MLL and NLL vet), and High School Coordinators Matt McCormick, Ryan Sankey, and Kevin Philibin. This staff among others works with your sons for every single hour of practice time.
Year-round experience: Futures participates in fall training and tournaments, winter training and tournaments, and summer training and tournaments.
Box Training:Fusion founders; Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes, have nearly 15 years of professional box lacrosse experience between them. They are experts at teaching and utilizing the box game as a tremendous tool for outdoor success. Learning and developing the box game at a young age is crucial!
Maximum repetitions and proper developmental base: Fusion’s extensive experience has created an atmosphere of practicing and drills that are run at a college level pace yet are FUN for young players and breed a love for the game.
Mini-Camp format: Fusion players practice more, for longer! Check out our full schedule here:
ENROLLMENT OPTIONS: The program has already started but enrollment continues. Enrollment will continue until we reach capacity. LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN. October Next Practice Monday October 20th, first tournament Oct. 25th Brandywine Classic. November (If spots remain) Sign up at 10% off. ALL Fusion futures players that commit to our program will be invited back into the futures program if they are eligible. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Fall Tournaments

The Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest has two spots remaining for boys’ HS varsity teams, Saturday, November 15 at Strtah Haven High and Middle School.
Those interested should contact Strath Haven coach Jef Hewlings at or click here for registration on the tourney site.
•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: $650

Second Annual Kroc Invitational Youth Lacrosse Tournament, by the EPLCA and LEAPS, at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave in Philadelphia (just off Rt 1 North from the Schuykill Expressway), Nov. 16. Four (4) 7/8 grade and four (4) 5/6 grade teams are invited to take part in this tournament, with all proceeds to benefit the EPLCA and the LEAPS program at the Kroc Center, beginning at 8:00 am (for 7/8 grade teams) and 1:00 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 three 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.

The 12th Annual Pumpkin Pie Recruiting Tournament, by Lacrosse Evolution, Nov. 22-23 at the Line Road Fields and East Goshen Park in West Chester. This year, Lacrosse Evolution is pleased to announce that it is expanding the tournament to include 2016s, 2017s and 2018s teams. High School and Youth Boys and Girls Teams from 10 states will gather on the final recruiting weekend of the Fall calendar. This is the last weekend that college coaches can watch and contact High School players before the blackout period starts. Lacrosse Evolution has already notified every Division I, II & III college coach and is beginning the process of creating The Recruiting Portfolio for each one of the 2016s, 2017s and 2018s players. Pumpkin Pie will also feature some of the best Youth Teams the East Coast has to offer. Schedule of Game Days for all Graduation Years: Saturday Nov 22nd Boys Divisions: 2016s, 2017s, 2018s, 2019s & 2024s; Sunday Nov 23rd Boys Divisions: 2024 through 2020 and All Girl’s Divisions: (Grades 5/6 & 7/8). **Girls will be 11v11 or 7v7 any questions please email Matt O’Neill at or 610.873.9910. Cost of Girl’s team $600, due by October 17th. For more information and to complete the Registration Process visit us on our website at: The Lacrosse Evolution Pumpkin Pie Homepage

Winter Leagues

Maplezone Winter Lacrosse League December 1st – February 7th,
Divisions/Game Days
3rd/4th Grade (Fridays)
5th/6th Grade (Mondays)
Middle School (Thursdays & Fridays)
High School JV (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
High School Varsity (Mondays & Tuesdays)
12 Teams Per Division, Team Fee: $1,350, Each Team is Guaranteed 10 Games, For more information, contact Josh (


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