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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse Fall showcases and tournaments

Sunday, 14th September 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, High School, Recruiting, Tournaments, Youth, Posted 9/14/14

Fall Showcase

The Match, a novel recruiting showcase/skills clinic that made its successful debut in 2013, focusing on elite players targeting Division III colleges. The event, open to all boys players, will be held on Sunday, October 19th at The Hill School in Pottstown. The Match is specifically designed for players (2015/2016/2017 graduation years) who are or have the potential to be strong Division III candidates – athletically and academically. Participating players must be nominated by a high school or club coach. They will have a chance to showcase their skills in drills, in 7v7 short-sided matches and several full field games before an impressive array of coaches. The novel 7v7 format is designed to maximize player touches and give participants a meaningful chance to showcase their skills on offense, defense, in transition and in the goal in a fast-paced setting. The event will be run again by Heritage Lacrosse, whose founders include Chris Bates, Pat Carney and Scott Growney. Bates, the Head Men’s Coach at Princeton, is a director of the King of the Hill Tournament — one of the top team recruiting camps in the country. Carney and Growney, together with Bates, also run The Patriot Games, which features travel teams from around the country each summer. They are also coaches in the highly-regarded Mesa Fresh Lacrosse club program. Dave Webster, Head Coach at Dickinson College, has joined the Heritage team as an adviser in connection with The Match. Interested participants are encouraged to register soon as space is limited.For more information about The Match, to register to play, to nominate one or more players or to confirm your attendance as a college coach, please visit If questions remain after visiting the website, please e-mail Carney at tourneys

The National Showcase, an elite boys’ recruiting event for players in the Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018, has opened its registration. The showcase, run by Victory Event Series and recent National Coach of the Year John Nostrant (Haverford School), will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Avon Grove High School in West Grove. This one-day event will give the Top Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors players in the country an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in front of premier college lacrosse programs while learning new techniques/skills that they can apply to their game. The National Showcase is centered around these unique main components:
Speed & Agility Drills; Instructional Player Clinic with College Coaches; Recruiting Q&A with Colleges; Showcase Games
This is an open registration event that will feature some of the best High School boys lacrosse players in the country. Coaches are welcome to refer players here who they feel would benefit from this elite experience.
For players who are interested in attending the National Showcase, please click here and fill out the registration form. Once you have registered the Victory Event Series staff will provide further information. Click here for the event website.

Fall Tournaments

The 11th Annual Brian Houshower Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday October 25 at Downingtown West Middle School.This tournament honors the memory of the former Downingtown High student-athlete, a budding lax player who passed away as a result of a car accident in 2003. strong>FEE: $750.00 Per Team
Note: $150.00 Deposit Due by September 30, 2014 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. Please make 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: Brian Feeney, e-mail:

The Care for the Cure Foundation’s 6th Annual Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament, and the 2nd Annual Kelsey Klassic on Oct. 25 at Henderson High School. The event will host boys and girls high school lacrosse players, along with a men’s 18+ bracket to compete for a greater cause. The Care for the Cure Foundaiton is a 100% volunteer based company whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for like minded non-profit organizations. This year’s tournament has been moved into October as November is a crucial recruiting time for high school lacrosse athletes.
The Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament was inspired by Caroline ‘Gallagher’ Cranston who lost her life in a battle with Leukemia in May, 2010. Care was a standout student-athlete playing soccer, and lacrosse for West Chester Henderson. After exceeding all expectations at Henderson, Caroline went on to play lacrosse at Duquesne University, where she was a leader on and off the field. Caroline graduated Duquesne with her Masters Degree while also competing as a 4 year player on the lacrosse team. A true inspiration and light within the lacrosse community, The Care for the Cure Foundation will continue to spread awareness in her honor. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated between the Caroline Gallagher Cranston Memorial Fund, the Headstrong Foundation, Kelsey’s Legacy, and another yet to be announced non-profit. Accompanying the Care for the Cure’s lacrosse tournament will be the 2nd Annual Kelsey Klassic. Celebrating the life of Kelsey Kramer, the men’s teams will compete in three, fifty minute games, raising money for Kelsey’s Legacy. All in attendance at the Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament will enjoy great lacrosse, food, and live entertainment. Kelsey was a junior at Owen J. Roberts High School when her life tragically ended in a single car accident at the age of 16. She was an honor student and an active athlete. Kelsey loved the sport of lacrosse and she had a strong connection because of her friends who played. Kelsey had hoped to be the lacrosse manager for Owen J. Roberts her junior and senior year.
Click here to register for either event.

Brandywine Classic, by The Pattison Sports Group, October 25th-26th, at the Brandywine Polo Club in Toughkenamon, PA. The Brandywine Classic is a youth, middle school and high school Boys and Girls lacrosse tournament featuring teams from across the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. The girl’s tournament hosts four divisions; 2015/2016s, 2017/2018s, 2019/2020s, and 2021/2022s. The boy’s tournament hosts eight divisions; 2015s, 2016s, 2017s, 2018s, 2019s, 2020s, 2021/2022 and 2023/2024. The tournament is a championship format and each team is guaranteed four games. The BOYS High School divisions play Saturday, October 25th and the youth games are Sunday, October 26th.
The GIRLS High School divisions play Sunday, October 26th and the youth games are Saturday, October 25th. The Brandywine Polo Club consists of ten (10) fields in one location, all of which are natural grass and in superb condition.
Tournament registration as well as additional Brandywine Classic information can be found at
The Pattison Sports Group is Philadelphia’s premier sports marketing firm specializing in Event Management, Strategic Sports Sponsorship Consulting and Property Representation.
For additional information on the Brandywine Classic Lacrosse Tournament please call Scott Ely of the Pattison Sports Group at 484-356-1024 or visit

Firebird Fall Ball Showdown for boys’ U13, U15 teams, Oct. 26 at Holy Ghost Prep. The registration deadline is Friday, October 3. To Register: Email HGP Head Coach Ryan Tessler at Each Team is Guaranteed Three Games, two 20 Minute Halves; Playoffs for Each Division; Team Cost- $800

Fall Crusades Boys’ Youth Lacrosse Tournament , Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lansdale Catholic High. Proceeds benefit Lansdale Catholic Boys Lacrosse. Cost: $595 per team, Teams registering 3 or more teams ($495). Check-in: begins at 7:00 a.m.; Games played from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; format: round robin format with a champion crowned during a “play-off” of the top four teams in each age group (3rd/4th 5th/6th 7th/8th); Guaranteed 3 games; Central clock; 2 running 20 minutes halves, with a 5 minute half-time – Listen for the horn! Download and mail the registration form to reserve your team now, or Register Online:
Please make checks payable to Lansdale Catholic HS, and send to: Fall Crusades Lacrosse, 700 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446
Team Name; Number of Teams; Team Contact Name; Phone number; Club Address:
For vendor registration, please contact

NXTevents’ inaugural Harvest Classic, the fall’s premier boys’ youth lacrosse event, will be held at Westtown School’s picturesque campus in West Chester Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9. The Harvest Classic will host a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade division and offers teams a one or two-day option. Teams can play Saturday or Sunday for $900 or both days for $1,700. Visit the Harvest Classic’s website for additional information.
Contact Robin Baxter at for more information on the first Harvest Classic.

Lehigh Lacrosse 8th annual King of the Mountain Tournament, Saturday November 8th: Youth Divisions: U-15, U-13, U-11, and U-9. Sunday November 9th: High School Divisions: Rising (freshman and sophomores) and Varsity (elite frosh & soph, juniors and seniors). Tournament Format: 1 Campus, 16 Fields; 10 vs. 10 Game Play; 3 Games Guaranteed; *New Sat.- Youth (U9,U11,U13,U15); *New Sun. – Varsity HS & Rising HS.
Saturday – Two 20 minute halves, 2 minute halftime
Sunday – Two 25 minute halves, 2 minute halftime
A brief clinic will be held (Sunday Only) at each field prior to game 1 for each team
First games begin immediately following the clinics (Sunday Only)
There will be two certified officials for each game
Team Rosters & Information will be provided to College Recruiters (Sunday Only)
Cost: $1000.00 per team (Saturday) | $1300.00 per team (Sunday). You must register and be paid in full by October 24, 2014 to secure your place. King of the Mountain Fall Classic has sold out every year. Wait-list will be available! For more information contact Lehigh Lacrosse, Email:, Phone:610-758-4762, Fax: 610-758-6629

The Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the Strath Haven High School and Middle School in Wallingford. The rain date is Sunday, November 16. The format will be similar to years past:
– Festival format, no playoffs of championships
– 3 games guaranteed
– Games are 2 x 25 minute running halves
– Start at 9 am and finish at 4 pm
– 18 player minimum roster
– 2 levels of play: Varsity and JV
– PIAA Referees
– Trainer on site
– Team registration fee: paid in full before October 1st – $600; after October 1st – $650
Please use the following link to register your team and for player waivers:

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.


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