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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse summer camps

Monday, 7th July 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Events, High School, Recruiting, Youth, Posted 7/7/14

Summer Camps

Optimist Lacrosse (Rose Tree Media) is holding a boys’ camp at Penncrest High School from July 21 to July 25 from 9AM to Noon, for Grades 1- 6, run by Coach Evan Pettit of the State Champion Penncrest Lions. The cost of each camp is $140. To register: click on the button above “Honor the Game”on the Home page , or Download the camp registration form under Handouts, fill -in and mail as directed. More information is under “Handouts” on the menu on the left. All camps run from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Questions? Email Optimistlax@aol.comBoys summer camps

Academy of the New Church Boys’ summer lacrosse camp, run by ANC head boys’ coach Rob Forster. Instructors at the camp will feature many All-American college players and professional players. The ANC Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Camp focuses on teaching the basic fundamentals of lacrosse and to promote the love and spirit of the game to young men between the ages of 6-14. This will allow for growth in the individual as well as the game itself. These basics will be grounded in the philosophy of playing the game. Boys and Girls Grades 1 to 9 invited. Skills to be taught: Positional instruction and team concepts; Building Lacrosse IQ; Shooting/Dodging/Footwork; Games featuring prizes! Lots of fun and instruction every day
Second Session: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st 3:45 PM – 5:45PM
For More Information and To Register, Click Here.

Fusion Overnight Camps at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Second session- August 18th-21st. *Ages 4th-11th grade. Fusion unveils a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best lacrosse players in the world while also swimming, surfing, hiking, fishing, disc golfing, and having fun doing just about anything else you can think of in the pristine Henlopen State Park in Delaware. This combination of great lacrosse and great environment will certainly be the highlight of everyones summer. MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER HERE!

Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps is offering nine camps for boys and girls aged 7 and up this summer, mostly in Delaware and in South Jersey. Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps are the premier lacrosse education day camp in the Delaware Valley. Designed for boys and girls ages 7 and up, as old as those entering senior year in HS, looking for improvement with all lacrosse skills, concepts, and strategy at each position on the field. We welcome all skill levels at our camps and, when appropriate, will separate campers by age, ability, and/or preferred position.
Camps and location:
# 4 – SEA Camp (1st session) – July 7 to 11 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE
# 5 – SEA Camp (2nd session) – July 14 to 18 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE
# 6 – Archmere Camp (2nd session) – July 21 to 25 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE
# 7 – Hockessin Camp – July 21 to 25 at Hockessin Montessori School, Hockessin, DE
# 8 – Smyrna Camp – July 28 to 31 at Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE
# 9 – So. New Jersey Camp – August 4 to 7 at Marlton Park, Woodstown, NJ

Malvern Preparatory School Summer Lacrosse Camps: The 24-0, Inter Ac regular season and Invitational Champion Malvern Preparatory School will run the following summer camps:
July 14-17 Boy’s Lacrosse Camp for 5th-8th graders
July 28- 31 Boy’s Lacrosse Camp for 1st-4th graders
To register and more information for our Boy’s Summer Lacrosse Camps please click here.
To register for our Coed Lacrosse Conditioning please contact: Todd MacFarlane,

American Indoor Lacrosse Association Integrated Academies for Summer of 2014. the camps feature AILA’s In|Crosse System, developed by AILA President and Philadelphia Wing’s GM Johnny Mouradian. In|Crosse education and training, AILA’s proprietary system leverages the integration and convergence of the indoor version of lacrosse with the field game. The cutting edge program teaches bio-mechanics, principles, strategies and tactics of indoor lacrosse taking advantage of the several features like small goals (4’x 4’9), 30 second shot clock, five on five lacrosse, players learn to play offense and defense, to name a few skills. The academies are for players from 3rd grade through players heading into college.
2014 American Indoor Lacrosse Association Summer Academies:
Bryn Athyn College Overnight/Day -July 8th-11th; Day Only: August 5th-8th
BucksMont – July 14th-17th
Integrated programs contribute to the building blocks of lacrosse literacy, developing well rounded field players by taking advantage of the many features of indoor lacrosse and transferring the benefits to their field game. For information and registration at Questions, contact Brendan Staudt, “YOUR LEADER FOR INDOOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING”

Little Gators Boys’ Summer Lacrosse Camps at Shipley School, boys 4-7 and 8-11, Directed by: Shipley’s Varsity Lacrosse Coach Mark Duncan, Session II – July 14-17, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (½ day option for 4-7 year olds), Shipley Farm Fields (1319 Waverly Rd, Gladwyne, PA), Contact: Mark Duncan, 610-715-4242, Ages 4-7 year olds: All sticks and equipment provided; Ages 8-11 year olds: This is a stickwork and skill work camp. Bring your own stick and lacrosse equipment.

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.
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:
 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

John Nostrant 2014 Summer Lacrosse Day Camps, for boys in grades Kindergarten – rising 8th grade, at The Haverford School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Winner of the Main Line’s “Best Lacrosse Camp Award” – Session 3: July 7-10. The camps feature elite instruction for all levels – beginner, novice and advanced; Experienced, positive coaches from all over the area; Individual skill development & improvement; Positional instruction for Attack, Midfield, Defense, Goalie, Face-off; team concepts; three turf fields, Guest speakers; Championship Thursdays. Click here to register and to see brochure.

GameBreaker Lacrosse camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 in the Mainline Philadelphia area this summer.
Directed by Shipley School Head Coach Mark Duncan, The Phelps School in Malvern July 21-24, offering both extended day and overnight options for boys and girls. Click to view the Phelps camp flyer.For more information on these great summer lacrosse camp opportunities, please click here.

Arcadia Lacrosse Youth Camp for boys aged 8 to 12 on July 7-10 at Arcadia University from 6 to 9 p.m. Camp Overview: Players will be taught fundamentals, team concepts and play games over the 4 day program, The camp will be directed by Arcadia Lacrosse Head Coach Jim Stagnitta along with his staff and guest college and HS coaches. Arcadia Lacrosse team members will also be on staff. The camp will also feature position specific instruction including goalie training. This camp is for players of all skill levels and will break players up based on age and experience. Jim Stagnitta brings 25 years of experience in the teaching camp field.
Camps are held on Easton Field on the campus of Arcadia University. Located off PA. Route 309 in Glenside, PA. Easton field is a lighted state of the art artificial turf stadium
Camp Director Jim Stagnitta, Arcadia University, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, 267-620-4869,
Registration Click here for the registration forms.

The 380 Lacrosse Summer Boys’ Camp at The Exeter Field House. The 380 directors offer separate sessions for 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade and 7/8 grade boys in the air conditioned turf facility. All players will participate in a high paced, fast moving curriculum that focuses on proper techniques such as stick skills, shooting mechanics and position defense. Our always advancing curriculum will also use fast, high repetition drills to push the boys field sense and lacrosse IQ all while focusing on having fun and learning great sportsmanship. Each camp will be cut off at 20 participants so please do not hesitate and REGISTER TODAY! *All participants will receive a FREE Tshirt and be entered in raffles for prizes on the last day! Registration details: (All players should register for grade completed)
Date: July 7 – July 10 (M – TH). Time: 9am – 12noon. Cost: $135
Date: July 21 – July 24 (M – TH) Time: 9am – 12noon Cost: $135
Date: July 28 – July 31 (M – TH) Time: 9am – 12 noon Cost: $135

Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp, Ursuline Academy Wilmington, DE, HS ages 14 to 18 (July 7-11), Youth ages 8 to 13 (July 28-Aug. 1). DC Sports and US Sports Camps team up to offer an outstanding Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp for high school and youth players at Ursuline Academy. Ursuline’s top notch athletic facilities make it a perfect location for a Nike Lacrosse Camp. At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Ursuline Academy, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages. Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey. The camp programs are under the directorship of Silverback Lacrosse Director Christian Zwickert, a native Delawarean and well known lacrosse athlete and former NCAA lacrosse coach who turned around several college lacrosse programs that consistently had winning seasons during his tenure. Click here to register

Villanova Boys’ Overnight Instructional Camp for players aged 11 to 17 on July 8-11. The Villanova Lacrosse Camp is designed for players ages 11-17 and is focused on individual instruction and developing the team player. Instruction and coaching will be geared to the ability and talents of each individual camper. The camp is designed to improve fundamental skills and techniques while advancing the players’ understanding of game concepts and team play. All players will be challenged to reach their highest potential by an outstanding staff of college coaches, high school coaches and the best college players from all over the country. CAMP SETUP: Players will be divided into age and experience appropriate groups. CAMP STAFF: The camp will be staffed by the Villanova coaching, local high school coaches as well as current college players.
FACILITIES: Campers will use both field turf and natural grass fields, including Villanova Stadium. All campers will be housed in on campus dormitories and will eat all meals in on-campus dining halls. Dormitories will be monitored by Villanova Lacrosse Camp staff as well as our Villanova Public Safety Office. TO REGISTER:
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Malvern Prep Summer Boys’ Lacrosse Camp Grades 5-8, July 14-17,Times: 9:00 am- 12 pm.
The Malvern Prep lacrosse camp is player-focused and uses a comprehensive teaching progression to serve the needs of beginning, intermediate and experienced players. Campers progress through daily fundamental station work, individual positional work, competitive position drills, systematic unsettled concepts as well as team play where new skills and concepts are applied. There will also be daily specialized coaching in goalie play and face-offs. Staff: Steve Holmes- Malvern Prep Varsity Assistant Coach; Todd MacFarlane- Malvern Prep Varsity Assistant Coach; As well as other Malvern Prep Lacrosse Coaching Staff members and current NCAA players. Cost: $175 (Registered before April 1, 2014), or $205. Click here to access the emergency medical form (must be filled out).
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.
Have questions about camp? Please contact Todd MacFarlane at

Jim Stagnitta MVP Camp, a Position Specific Instructional Boys’ Camp, July 14-17 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. This unique instructional event is geared towards drilling the fundamentals (both basic and advanced) to each players specific position. We will accomplish this with a high caliber staff of College Coaches, HS Coaches and current Major League Lacrosse players. Participants will also be instructed in team concepts and have the opportunity to play in full field game situations each day. The quality of the staff separates MVP from all its competitors and will help players of all skill levels take their game to the next level. Click here to download the registration form. Download and completely fill out the printed registration form. Online registration is not available for this event.
Staff: Jim Stagnitta- Director- 28 years of College Coaching experience and 22 years running the MVP Instructional Camps. Current Head Coach of D-3 Arcadia College. Former Head Coach Denver Outlaws of MLL, Rutgers University and Washington and Lee University. Jim Rogalski-Director- Head Coach Lafayette University. 20 years Experience in College Coaching. Former Head Coach at Scranton University. David Metzbower- Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Loyola University, former long-time assistant at Princeton University and head coach at Malvern Prep; Stan Ross- Head Coach of the Florida Launch of the MLL Florida Launch and other MLL Players.

Holy Ghost Prep Lacrosse Summer Camp, July 21-25, Camp Director-HGP Head Coach Ryan Tessler (St. Joseph’s University 09’). This camp will have current HGP Players, HGP Alumni College Players at the Division 1 and 3 level as counselors. The camp will also have HGP Alum Brett Manney – Assistant Captain of the Philadelphia Wings (NLL) as a counselor as well. We plan on developing skills on the offensive and defensive end of the field. HGP counselors will help develop in specific areas like Goalie, Face-Off and Wing Play. The camp will offer competitions, special giveaways and a great experience on the HGP Campus. Cost: 200 per camper.
Click here to register

Millon Lacrosse Camp, Overnight & Extended Day Camp: July 27 – July 31, at The George School, Newtown, Pa. The camp is run by US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame inductee and former Philadelphia Wings NLL champion Mark Millon, who has been running camps on the East Coast for 20 years. The camp features top-notch instruction from some of the world’s top players and offers overnight and extended day hours. Click here to register or for more information. Camp highlights: First-class facility, Elite staff, Every camper gets a free stick, instructional DVDs and a reversible jersey, Great competition, Camp is fun for the kids; if it’s fun the kids want to go home and practice, Goalie school runs in conjunction with the camp.

Philadelphia Wings Brodie Merrill Development Camp on Aug. 11-14 at Shipley School. This positional camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is geared toward players of all ages who want to improve their overall lacrosse IQ, playing style, and knowledge. Click here to learn more about Wings Lacrosse Camp or to register today.
Learn the game from some of the top players and coaches in the game. Brodie Merrill brings his expertise from playing both field and box lacrosse to develop campers into better lacrosse players. Camp will include: Position, Age, and Skill Specific instruction; Leadership development; Fun non-lacrosse games; Implementation of BOX lacrosse fundamentals into your FIELD lacrosse game; Advice and direction on the importance of education and the NCAA recruiting process; Lacrosse Wake-up Call, The importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle; Player package and Prizes from Brine Lacrosse; A pair of tickets to the 2015 Wings home opener.

Summer Recruiting Camps

Lehigh Valley Rising Sophomores (2017s) and now open to Rising Freshman (2018) Recruiting Showcase, July 23-25, at Lehigh University – Asa Packer and Goodman Athletic Campuses, run by Lehigh and Selected Division I, II, and III coaches. The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide the high school class of 2017 (sophomores) from all over the nation & Canada with advance skill development in a highly competitive tournament style-playing environment. The showcase will also enable the athletes to display their skills in front of college coaches from Division I, II, and III teams. These coaches will be invited to act as instructors as well as recruiters. Being one of the last showcases of the summer, this is an excellent opportunity to be seen before the unofficial visit time at their respective schools, leaving college coaches with a fresh impression. Off the field athletes will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be available to take home post the event) and an educational seminar. The Lehigh Valley Showcase mission is to help showcasers gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people. It will max out at 250. Click here for registration.


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