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

Monday, 16th June 2014

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 6/15/14

Boys’ Events

Keystone Tryouts

Bucks County Keystone State Games Team Tryouts,
Tuesday, June June 17, 6-7:30 PM (Please arrive early to register)
Place: War Memorial Field next to CB West High School, Fee: $25.00 tryout fee payable to “EPLCA” (pay at field)
The Keystone State Games will be held at Penn State University’s Main Campus in State College, PA on Saturday and Sunday July 26 & 27, 2014. You must be a resident of Bucks County to play on this team. Coaching staff: Mike Sharman, CB South; Paul McGovern, CB East; Steve Henze, CB South & Brian Vetter, Twist Lacrosse. Anticipated expenses if a player makes the team: Food & Lodging for Friday & Saturday night and Sunday
Uniform Cost/Tournament Fee: $150.00/player

Tryouts for the Delaware County Senior Boys’ Keystone State Games team are on the following days:
Tuesday, June 24th starting at 6:30pm @ O’Hara (please arrive no later than 6:00 for registration)
Thursday, June 26th starting at 6:30pm @ O’Hara (please arrive no later than 6:00 for registration)
Friday, June 27th starting at 6:30pm @ O’Hara (please arrive no later than 6:00 for registration).
There will be a $15 fee to be paid at the tryout. Head coach is Justin McQuaid (Interboro).

Junior Boys Montco tryouts for the 2014 Keystone State Games Lacrosse Tournament. Open to players entering 6th or 7th grade in fall of 2014 • Tourney date is July 26-27
• Location is Penn State University, State College PA • Format is Round robin Saturday, championship bracket Sunday • Tryouts will be Mid June TBD • 2 practices late July at a convenient time
• 18 boys will be selected • Cost – $55 tournament fee, plus $30-$40 for simple uniform, all straight pass thru, no profit/ compensation for coaches or county etc + 1 or 2 nights hotel in State College • Highly competitive team • Great experience for the boys and families • Please email info on interested players to • Coach info – Brian Harrington Asst Varsity Coach at LaSalle College HS, Head Coach of Uprising U13 Club

The Philly Metro team will hold tryouts for the 2014 Keystone State Games Lacrosse Tournament will be held on Monday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 17th from 6-8 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center at 4200 Wissahickon Ave. Players are expected to attend both sessions and anyone trying out MUST attend at least one session. In order to be eligible for the team you must either live or go to school in Philadelphia and be finishing 9th through 11th grade right now. Graduating seniors are not eligible to play. The total cost per player will be the same as last year, $375. This cost includes everything associated with the tournament (registration fee, uniform, transportation and lodging) except meals. We will provide a sponsor letter and form that players can use to seek donations to cover part or all of the cost that each player will be responsible for. The Keystone State games will be held on Penn State University’s Main Campus in State College on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th. The Philly Metro team will travel up to State College on Friday, July 25th, departing from Philadelphia at approximately noon and returning at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27th.

Keystone State Games Lacrosse Tournament-Chester County Jr Boys, Tryouts Tryout dates June 25th (grass) and July 2nd (turf) at Malvern Prep 6-8pm. Open to Chester County residents who have just completed 6th/5th grade (2020/2021). 18 kids selected/highly competitive. 2-3 practices late July @ Malvern Prep. Fee is $100 for tournament fee, practice field and uniform. Tournament date is July 26-27 at Penn State University. Please email me at with questions. Coach info- Tad Doyle, Coach and Director of Rising Sons Lacrosse

Event tryouts

The National 175 Mid-Atlantic region tryouts for Team National Stars and Stripes, Wednesday, July 23 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High. Boys from any region in the graduation classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 are eligible to register by clicking here.. Tryouts for National Stars and Stripes – which will compete against Team Maple Leafs in the inaugural Challenge Cup – are also being held on June 18 at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, and July 3rd at Mitchel Field Complex in Uniondale, Nassau County, Long Island. Players can register for those two tryouts with the same link. Two teams will be formed in each of the following grades: 2015, 2016 and 2017. Team National Stars and Stripes will be coached by well-known members of the US lacrosse community and will be announced along with the team rosters on August 1st. The games will be held in mid-late September in Upstate New York.
The United States and Canada have been constantly fighting to determine the dominant country for lacrosse. Clearly the United States is larger and continues to grow the sport at a rapid rate, but lacrosse is Canada’s national sport and, while hockey is very big in Canada, people underestimate just how much Canadians love lacrosse, both box and field lacrosse. This event will feature 10v10 field lacrosse.

Club Tryouts, Openings

Rising Sons Lacrosse, a areas premier year round youth lacrosse program, will be holding three preliminary evaluations for its 2020 AA Travel Team for Fall of 2014 through Summer of 2015. The official tryout for the 2020 AA team will be in late August. These preliminary evaluations enable our coaches and evaluators to identify elite talent during these three two-hour sessions. Although not mandatory, these evaluations are highly recommended for those interested in becoming a Son. Evaluations will be on July 1st, July 16th and August 4th. All sessions will be at Malvern Prep turf stadium from 6pm-8pm. Please use this link to register for the 1st session on July 1.

Mesa Fever has openings for the following teams: 5th grade 1 goalie; 6th grade – 1 goalie; For more info go to

Old School Lacrosse Club has a very limited number of positions available for the Summer 2014 season and this will be the last chance to get connected with a team for the summer. Members of the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 that seek elite training to go with top competition are encouraged to register for Old School Lacrosse Club.
Needs for 2015 – 1 varsity attack
Needs for 2016 (Navy) 1 attack,
Needs for 2017 (Navy) 1 midfielder, 1 defender, 1 goalie
Needs for 2017 (Gray) 2 midfielder, 1 defender, 1 goalie
Practices (Tuesday and Thursdays) All Teams at Phelps School 5-8pm
June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, July 1, 8, 10
Tournaments: 2015, 2016 (Navy), 2017 (Navy); •Uplax June 26, 27) Anne Arundel/Annapolis, MD area; •NXT Cup (July 12, 13) Downingtown, PA
2016 (Gray), 2017 (Gray); •Summer Slam (June 21-22) Westtown, PA; •Summer Sizzle (July 12-13) Timmonium, MD
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 register, click here. Or please contact Old School at

Maplezone Sports Institute Boys Lacrosse Summer Club Teams– U9, U11, U13, HS JV, HS Varsity. • All team practice 2 evenings/week (Neumann Univ. turf and MSI Fieldhouse); • Youth teams (U9, U11, U13) – play in 2 local tournaments; • HS Teams – play in 3 marquee tournaments;• Experienced coaching staff led by player development director Bill McGlone (Univ. Maryland/Ohio Machine); • Sports Performance – speed and agility training 1x/week during scheduled practice; • Access to MSI fitness center for strength training guided by Sports Performance Trainer Rob Rabena; • Team uniforms. MapleZone Sports Institute boy’s lacrosse summer training teams are a great way to continue your lacrosse development in a structured program led by dedicated coaches. MSI focuses on player development with a strong emphasis on fundamental skills and team concepts. Our goal is to support local youth and high school programs by providing additional training opportunities that do not interfere with the spring season. Let MSI be your home training facility, we have the knowledge and resources to foster your growth as a player. Roster spots are available for boys’ lacrosse training teams. Contact MSI Lacrosse Director Jeff Murray for further information regarding team schedules and fees at, 610-358-5500 ext. 21


Preparing to make the jump The Next level by Lafayette Men’s Lacrosse. Middle school players: Are you ready for the next level? To prepare yourself for that next step, the Lafayette College men’s lacrosse program is offering a clinic on Monday, June 30 for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Monday June 30, Directors: Jim Rogalski -Head Coach, Lafayette College, and Matt Musci -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College; Ed Williams -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College; Dave Carty -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College; Location: Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042-1772. What to Bring: Full equipment, including mouth piece. There is no equipment available to rent or purchase. Individuals without full equipment will not be permitted to participate.
Format: Single Day Event from 8AM-5PM AT Fisher Field – Football Stadium (Field Turf). Limited Spots Available. Cost: INCLUDES REVERSIBLE JERSEY $125 per player if received by June 1- $150 per player; $125 if received by June 1. Questions: to Jim Rogalski, (610-330-5482),

Experience a day in the life of a D1 lacrosse player
at Lafayette College, Tuesday, July 1st or Thursday, July 3rd. Ages: High School Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and current seniors. Directors: Jim Rogalski -Head Coach, Lafayette College; Matt Musci -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College; Ed Williams -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College; Dave Carty -Assistant Coach, Lafayette College. Location: Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Single Day Event from 8AM-5PM; Fisher Field – Football Stadium (Field Turf); Only 75 Spots Available. Cost: $200 INCLUDES REVERSIBLE JERSEY $150 per player if received by June 1. Questions: Jim Rogalski (610-330-5482)

Summer Showcase

St. Joseph’s Men’s Last Chance Showcase, Rising High School Sophomores Through Seniors (Class of 2015, 2016, 2017), August 3rd, 9am – 4pm. Price: $135. The Last Chance Showcase is an opportunity to for high school players to get one final look before the end of the summer recruiting period. With the NCAA recruiting quiet period beginning the day after camp, this is literally your “Last Chance” to be seen before summer recruiting screeches to a halt. This event is designed for elite players who have a specific interest in SJU, or simply those who simply want to get in front of college coaches one more time before the end of the season. The camp will be staffed entirely with DI, DII and DIII coaches who are looking for one more glimpse of high school talent before the start of the school year.
Click here to register

Summer Leagues

Philly Face-Off Summer League
, a weekly high school and middle school face-off clinic at Radnor Memorial Park in Wayne where starting face-off players for their respective school or club teams can meet once a week to not only practice their skills against each other, and receive elite coaching. In order to be a part of the league you must have at least one year of experience facing-off at a high level for your school or club team. This league is not for beginners! This is an IDEAL clinic for face-off guys who want to compete against other quality face-off players for 90 minutes while receiving individualized instruction. After receiving a thorough warm up for about 10-15 minutes, players in the league will be constantly going “live” against each other in a fun round robin style format. The new rules and regulations for face-offs will be strictly enforced throughout the session. At the end of every session a King of the X will be held to see who has the hot hand that day. The Philadelphia Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy, NXT Lacrosse) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Dukes). They both have an extensive background in working with some of the best face-off guys in the area and are asking for more guys to compete. The League will run every Tuesday night in June and July. Want in on the League? Please check out the website for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact Bodnar at

Fusion Lacrosse high school summer box lacrosse league. The League will run at Bucksmont Sports Center in Hatfield from June 18th-August 6th. Games will be an hour long and run sometime between 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday nights.
REGISTER HERE: INDIVIDUAL $145 For 8 weeks TEAM $1200 (teams of 12-16 recommended)
The league is designed for serious lacrosse players who want to use box lacrosse as a means to improve their skills, endurance, competitiveness, and game IQ. The league is open to graduation years 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014. All players will be required to go through two weeks of instruction taught by Fusion coaches Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes before league games start. Both Holmes and Crowley play professional lacrosse in the MLL. Additionally, Crowley stars for the Philadelphia Wings and Holmes is the defensive coordinator at Malvern Prep.

Fusion Lacrosse
is running an 8 week box lacrosse instructional league this summer. The league runs on Wednesdays from June 18th-August 1st and one hour games will fall somewhere between 6pm-9pm. The first two weeks of the league are box lacrosse instruction, drills, and gameplay taught by Fusion Professionals Steven Holmes (New York Lizards, Phila. Wings Alum, Malvern Prep Defensive Coordinator) and Kevin Crowley (Philadelphia Wings, Florida Launch, 2013 Major League Lacrosse MVP). The last 6 weeks are 15 minutes of box demo’s followed by league games officiated by USBox Lacrosse trained officials. The box game is a phenomenal way to improve stick skills, endurance, defensive footwork and checks, IQ, and your overall game. This program is designed to use high level box lacrosse as a tool that directly translates to field lacrosse success. The Wednesday night league acts as a great supplement to busy summer lacrosse schedules and provides the training and repetitions that are sometimes lost in the summer travel experience. Fusion is known for high repetition lacrosse, we hope you will join us!
Individual $145 for 8-weeks. Team of 12-16- $1200 for 8-weeks. Location: Bucksmont Sports Center (Philadelphia Wings practice facility)
More information and to REGISTER:

ULAX Philadelphia men’s summer league at Drexel University. Games will be played at Drexel’s Vidas Field on weekday nights (7-10 pm). The league starts Monday, June 23. All Players 18 and older are invited to join the league. Sign Up as a free agent, or with friends and we’ll put you on the same team. Players can register here: For questions e-mail

Summer Tournaments

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.

12th annual Evolution Games, some high school and youth boys’ team spots and HS girls’ spots open, for the event being held at two sites in Downingtown on June 28-29. The field has close to 150 teams and many college coaches committed. See the website for a list of college coaches in attendance last year and for other valuable information about the tournament. If interested in bringing a team or club to 12th Annual Evolution Games please contact Matt O’Neill at or call Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia at 484-684-7011. If there is a division you would like to enter a team and it is full, still contact Matt, some years teams drop out last minute and Lacrosse Evolution will be able to get you in.
Boys’ Team Needs as of 5/16/14: 2015- 2 Teams; 2016-3 Teams; 2017-1 Team; 2018-Full; 2019-1 Team; 2020-Full; 2021-2 Teams; 2022- 2 Teams; 2023-3 Teams; 2024-2 Teams. In addition, there are some girls’ high school openings.

The Leopard Classic at Lafayette College on July 2 has a limited amount of openings for club teams (2016, 2017). The one-day tournament will feature 12 elite teams; each team will play three games. An NCAA teaching session and recruiting talk will be given to each team after its first game. For questions or to register, contact Lafayette head coach Jim Rogalski (610)-330-5482 or

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 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 For more information, email Brett Manney at

Morey’s Piers Beach Lacrosse Tournament, for teams from all over the East Coast and beyond, July 19-20, at the pier in Wildwood. Players will enjoy the waterparks and beach during the day and the famous Wildwood boardwalk and amusements in the evening. Questions? Contact us: or 609-729-3700 extension 1195. Click here to register. Click here to download the full official rules.
Games are 5v5, 4 field players plus a goalie, with a maximum of 10 players per team. Each game will have two 18-minute halves with a 4-minute break. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. Divisions will run from Boy’s & Girl’s U8 – U18, Men’s & Women’s Open. Beach Lacrosse is played with NO SHOES (except goalies).
EVENT PRICING: All Teams: $810
• Includes all Tournament Fees AND 10 Morey’s Piers Amusement AND Waterpark Passes good for unlimited access to both Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters Beachfront Waterparks PLUS unlimited rides on all 3 Amusement Piers all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The 10 wristbands may be used for any 10 individuals, whether players or family. Remember, the wristbands may only be used for one individual and are not transferable.
All non-player Amusement and Water Park wristbands include Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Park Pass good for unlimited access to both Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks plus unlimited rides on all three amusement piers all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! These passes are only available to accepted teams and will be purchased directly from Morey’s Piers. You will be notified how you can pre-purchase these passes online when your team is accepted.
Non-Player Amusement and Waterpark Wristband: $75 BEFORE June 20, 2014; $80 between June 21, 2014 and July 17, 2014; $85 if purchased at Coach’s Registration at the Wildwoods Convention Center
Questions? Contact us:

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 For more information on ReQRuitme Technology, visit


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.


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