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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tryouts, tournaments, camps, showcases

Sunday, 19th January 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 1/19/14

Boys’ Lacrosse Events


Rising Sons 2023 will hold its first of two tryouts for its newly forming 2023 (3rd grade) team. Tryout will take place indoors at 422 Sportsplex, located at 1400 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, PA 19464, From 6pm-8pm on January 18th. We are tentatively looking at three summer tournaments, two local and one travel along side our 2020’s and 2021’s. We will hold 18-20 kids. There will be a 2nd tryout announced at a later date. Tryout is Free. A link to register will be coming out shortly on our website at or email intentions to tryout at risingsonslax@yahoo.comBoys-Events-List1

Team 302 will hold tryouts to fill the remaining roster spots for its 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 players (current 6th-11th graders) on Feb. 16 & 23 at the Independence School in Newark. High School Info: Tryouts February 16th & 23rd, 12:30pm-2:00pm, @ The Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711
HS Teams for 2014 Summer: Team 302 2015 Elite, Team 302 2016 Elite, Team 302 2017 Elite, Team 302 All Star (Mixed). The second tryout will take place the last two Sundays in February. Team 302 strongly encourages all players to attend both dates. Go to to register.
Youth Info: Tryouts February 16th & 23rd 2:30pm-4:00pm, @ The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711. Youth Teams for Summer 2014: Team 302 2018, Team 302 2019, Team 302 2020, 2018,19,20 Alternates. The second tryout will take place the last two Sundays in February. Team 302 strongly encourages all players to attend both dates. Go to to register.

Old School Lacrosse Club
has a very limited number of positions available for the Summer 2014 season. Members of the class of 2015, 2016 and 2017 that seek elite training to go with top competition are encouraged to register for Old School Lacrosse Club. We will have individual evaluations at our skills clinics at Phelps School held on Sundays. Please contact us at to schedule an appointment time for evaluation. The Old School program focuses on skill development and was the first club program to offer high level college and professional instruction, according to owner John Nostrant (Haverford School coach). Nostrant was pleased to recently announce that former World Champion player and coach and former Philadelphia Wings standout and assistant coach Adam Mueller was named as Field coordinator and director of Coaching. To contact us about open spots, click here.


Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI), Garnet Valley, is hosting a variety of winter training opportunities. Click here to register or e-mail Jeff Murray at
Boys Defensive Clinic: Grades 5TH-12th. Tuesdays Jan 7th and 14th 5:30-7:00pm (2 night series $55) with Brendan Dawson- Widener University Head Coach. Focus on defensive play for long sticks and short stick middies, all defensive players should attend.
Boys Winter Skills Progressive Sessions: Grades 3rd-12th (broken into 3 groups). Sundays Jan 26th, Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March 2nd (6 sessions 1 ½ hrs each, see link below for specific times) with Bill McGlone. Age specific sessions which will focus on skill sets for all levels and positions. This clinic is designed as a mini-camp in preparation to spring season.
Maplezone Winter Skills Progressive Session (4th – 12th Grade). Dates: (Sundays) Jan 26th Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. Ages: 4th – 12th grade. Price: $265

Six-week Winter Skills Progressive Clinics by Maplezone SI’s Bill McGlone, the director of player development at MSI, and his staff. Sunday, January 26th through Sunday March 2nd. These (6) Sunday skills sessions are open to players of all positions between 3rd grades to 12th grade. We will be using innovative training products and drills to educate and create proper mechanics for offensive and defensive players as well as goalie specific training. We believe it is important to train the athlete and not just the lacrosse player, therefore we will have 30 minutes in each session dedicated to sports performance by our professional trainer Rob Rabena. This is an opportunity to separate yourself from the rest of the competition with professional coaching in a fully functioning indoor field house. Click here to register and enter the promotion code to receive your special offer and reserve your spot. We are only allowing 30 spots in each session so make sure to sign up today!
***Promotional Code: MSIGOLD ($25 off cannot be combined with any other promotions)
Winter Skills Progressive Session (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade) – Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2. Times: 11:30 – 1:00pm ($265. Ages: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
Winter Skills Progressive Session (6th, 7th, 8th Grade) -Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Times: 1:00 – 2:30pm ($265); Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade
Winter Skills Progressive Session (9th – 12th Grade) -Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Times: 2:30 – 4:00pm ($265), Ages: 9th-12th Grade. Contact Bill McGlone with any questions:

NXTsports TRASHCAN LACROSSE Winter Program: NXTsports’ highly popular Trashcan Lacrosse winter training program for second-eighth grade boys begins Jan. 12 at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square and United Sports Training Center in Downingtown.

The Trashcan Lacrosse Skill Development Curriculum (SDC) is built around a Play Fast drill book, box infusion, progression drills and the game of Trashcan Lacrosse: the dynamic 2v2 pick-up game that focuses on playing fast and mastering the art of the 2v1. Trashcan’s popularity has skyrocketed by more than doubling in attendance in the past year.

The Trashcan Lacrosse winter sessions run four consecutive Sundays, from Jan. 12 to Feb. 2. Each Sunday is broken down into two sessions at Episcopal Academy and three sessions at United Sports.

Episcopal Academy:
• Session One: Grades two to four from 12:30-2 p.m.
• Session Two: Grades five to seven from 2-3:30 p.m.
United Sports:
• Session One: Grades two and three from Noon-1:30 p.m.
• Session Two: Grades four to six from 1:30-3 p.m.
• Session Three: Grades seven and eight from 3-4:30 p.m.

Much more information and program registration links are available at

Coaches Clinics

Widener University Men’s Lacrosse Team coaching clinic, Saturday, January 25th at Quick Stadium, located on Widener University’s campus in Chester. The event is sponsored by the Eastern PA Lacrosse Coaches Association. Participants will be able to watch practice, receive a practice plan, and break down film with the coaching staff following practice. There is no cost to attend and all age group coaches are welcome. To pre-register for this event, please email SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Registration: 12 pm; Practice: 1 pm – 3 pm; Film/Q&A: 3 pm – 4 pm

Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a Coaches Clinic on Sunday February 2 with seminars from Philly region Division I coaches. The event – being held at the 2nd floor of the Student Center – is limited to 50 coaches and costs $35. Registration information is below. BSN sports is the event sponsor.
The schedule: 10:00 AM-1:30 PM 2nd Floor Arcadia Student Center, Sponsored by BSN Sports; 9:15AM-10AM- Check-in/Coffee; 10AM- Jim Rogalski, Head Coach Lafayette University, Creating a Defensive Coaching Philosophy; 11AM- Jim Stagnitta, Head Coach Arcadia University, Offense Building Drills; 12:00 PM-Lunch- Served in the clinic room; 12:30- Brian Voelker, Head Coach Drexel University, Practice Drills
$35 Registration Fee Includes: Lunch, Clinic and Clinic Notes. Limit 50 attendees. Make Checks Payable to Arcadia Lacrosse. Mail to: Arcadia Lacrosse, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, Pa.19038-3295

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic
February 23, 9:00AM- February 23, 2014 04:00PM
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic
March 16, 2014 09:00AM- March 16, 2014 04:00PM
Maplezone, Boothwyn, PA

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

Summer Camps

Black Bear Lacrosse 2014 summer camps. Black Bear Lacrosse has been providing expert instruction and training at camps and clinics for over a decade. Black Bear Camp directors are all current or former high school head coaches with a passion for teaching the game. In addition to its fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, Black Bear provides advanced technique and training for experienced players, in a fast paced, fun environment.
Collegeville – June 23-27 – boys only
Kennett – June – 23-27 – boys only
Avalon 1- June 30 – July 4 – boys and girls
West Chester – July 7-11 – boys only
Phoenixville – July 14-18 – boys only
Stone Harbor- July 21-25 – boys and girls
Ocean City 2- July 28-Aug 1 – boys only
Upper Merion – Aug 4-8 boys only
Avalon 2 – Aug 11-15 boys and girls
Click here to register.

NXTsports’ Trashcan Lacrosse summer camps
(for boys aged 7 to 14) at Episcopal Academy, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, The George School, United Sports Training Center and Westtown School. Trashcan has also added national locations in Hartford, Conn. and North Shore, Park Ridge and Naperville, Ill. The summer skills curriculum is specified to refresh each player’s enthusiasm to play the game of lacrosse and prevent “game drain.” Game drain is prevalent in players burned out from the spring lacrosse season, school year and the grind of getting better every day (GBE). Trashcan Lacrosse Camps and the summer skills curriculum account for the factors that lead to game drain. The Trashcan camp experience integrates a memorable camp experience and the training to build upon the previous spring’s accomplishments. The Trashcan Lacrosse Skill Development Curriculum (SDC) is built around a Play Fast drill book, box infusion, progression drills and the game of Trashcan Lacrosse: the dynamic 2v2 pick-up game that focuses on playing fast and mastering the art of the 2v1. Trashcan’s popularity has skyrocketed by more than doubling in attendance in the past year. To register, visit Visit us on Twitter @TrashcanLax and on Facebook at
The Philadelphia-area summer 2014 Trashcan camps will be held at:
 Episcopal Academy, 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 – June 23-27 and June 30-July 3.
 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 – July 14-18
 The George School, 1690 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, Pa. 18940 – July 21-24
 United Sports Training Center, 1426 Marshallton Thorndale Road, Downingtown, Pa. 19335 – July 21-24 and July 28-Aug. 1
 Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. 19382 – To be determined

Summer Recruiting Camps

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp, June 30-July 2, at Saint Joseph’s University, with the Showcase Camp’s coaching staff. The Camp is co-directed by D-1 head coaches in Peter Lawrence (Hartford University) and Taylor Wray (Saint Joseph’s University) and will host assistant coaches from the likes of the following schools: Bryant University, Boston University, Drexel University, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, University of North Carolina, University of Vermont and Loyola University. The Showcase Camp features college-style practices, a recruiting seminar, a speed training workout, a box lacrosse infusion clinic, film analysis and culminates with the Fab 40 All-Star Game. Campers leave better educated about both the on and off-field lives of college players and learn about the college recruitment process, NCAA rules, strength training and nutrition. Limited spots are still available, so make sure to grab your spot by signing up at For more information, contact Showcase Director Brett Manney via email at and visit us on Twitter (@NXT_Showcase) and Facebook (


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

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
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

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
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).

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.

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 For more information, email Brett Manney at

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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