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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse summer skills, recruiting camps

Sunday, 16th March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Events, High School, Recruiting, Youth, Posted 3/16/14

Summer Recruiting Camps

Top Prospect Camp 2014, hosted by the B’more Lax Company and the Baltimore Crabs. Each of two sessions will be held at Saint James School, Hagerstown MD. SESSION I: Starts Monday June 16th, 17th, 18th & ends Thursday June 19th noon. SESSION II: Starts Monday July 7th, 8th, 9th and ends Thursday July 10th at noon. A bus from Young Guns Tourney to St James will be available Sunday afternoon at an added cost for those families interested in having their son stay Sunday night for camps start Monday afternoon. The Top Prospect Camp is not for everyone. Applicants must provide a reference as part of the selection process. Successful applicants typically will have been starters for their respective AA/A type travel teams. Limit on numbers: 2017’s – 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders and 8 goalies. 2018s – 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders, and 8 goalies. Players will experience an intense, fast-paced teaching environment during the instruction sessions. These sessions will include both team dynamics as well as position specific breakouts. No matter what team you play for you do not want to miss this opportunity to play with and meet some of the best players in the nation. Click here for more information. Click here to register. Camp Director -Ryan McClernan – founder BLC CRABS . Tuition $625. TO GET AN INVITE Go to “Top Prospect Camp 2014” tab on HOME page and enter info. We will do our part and get back to you within 2 weeks. We have had a tremendous amount of interest prior to opening the online form. Players interested should be aware that not everyone will get invited and those who are Bigger – Faster – Stronger and have played at a high level for accomplished club teams will have the best shot of getting into camp. IF YOU GET YOUR INVITE — go to “register online” tab on HOME page and follow registration instructions!Boys summer camps

Lehigh Valley Mini Camp Rising Junior (2016s) Recruiting Event, June 28-29, at Lehigh University- Asa Packer and Goodman Athletic Campuses, run by Lehigh and Selected Division I, II, and III coaches. This camp is designed to provide rising/repeating high school juniors from all over the country with advance skill development in a highly competitive tournament style-playing environment. The showcase will also enable the athletes to display their skill 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 2015-recruiting season, leaving college coaches with a fresh impression days before the first time they can contact you. Off the fields athletes will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be available to take home after camp), recruiting and academic seminars, and a leadership character-building seminar. The Lehigh Valley Showcase mission is to help campers gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people. It will max out at 150. Click here to register.

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 (

Lehigh Valley Rising Sophomores (2017s) 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.

Skills 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
First Session: June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th 3:45 PM – 5:45PM
Second Session: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st 3:45 PM – 5:45PM
For More Information and To Register, Click Here.

Elite Goalie Camp, run by Brian Dougherty and Drew Adams, and overnight camp that will be held from June 16 to June 19 at Bryn Athyn College. Twenty goalies from each graduation year (2015, 2016 & 2017) will be to attend the invite only camp. Goalies will receive personal training by some of the best goalies to play the game. Training will include live demonstrations, chalk talk, video breakdown, one on one instruction, with live shots and drills to produce better stick and foot skills to dominate between the pipes. The Elite Goalie Camp staff will consist of All-World goalie Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy grad, Chestrnut Hill College coach, current New York Lizards and MLL All Star goaltender Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco/Penn State), Penn State keeper and First Team All American Austin “Sparky” Kaut (Springfield-Delco/Penn State) and Maryland’s Second Team All American Niko Amato (La Salle College High/Maryland). All four goalies have earned All-American status at their respected universities. Coaches recommendations are required when applying for the camp. Please send all recommendations to Joe Karpinski at For more information, please visit

Fusion Overnight Camps at Cape Henlopen, Delaware June 16th-19th, 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!

Lehigh Lacrosse Mountain Hawks Day Camp, June 16-19, Grads 1 through 10, at Lehigh Lacrosse Home Field, Frank Banko, Goodman Athletic Campus, run by Lehigh staff and current college players. This camp was developed to help all levels, beginners through advanced players, improve their skill set with exceptional college level instruction in all aspects of the game. The LEHIGH MEN’S LACROSSE STAFF & PLAYERS, along with other college players will be here to share their energy and knowledge with you! At the end of the week you all will compete in the Mountain Hawks Skill Competition. Click here to register.

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:
# 1 – Archmere Camp (1st session) – June 16 to 20 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE
# 2 – Middletown Camp – June 23 to 27 at M.O.T. Football & Cheer Conplex, Middletown, DE
# 3 – Concord Pike Camp – June 23 to 27 at Siegel J.C.C., Wilmington, DE
# 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

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

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 1: June 23-26; Session 2: June 30-July 3; 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.

Germantown Academy Fusion Day Camp (Box and Field), Mon-Thurs June 30th-July 4th, Early Bird Special before April 1st! REGISTER HERE. Fusions professional staff Directors are professionals Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes) is enhanced by Virginia All-American middie Chris “Shocker” LaPierre and Germantown Academy Head Coach Brian Grady among others. Campers learn 1.5 hours of box lacrosse and 3.5 hours of field lacrosse every day of camp: Fusion will utilize one of the most beautiful campuses and athletic facilities in the country to deliver their progressive training! Experience Fusions innovative summer platform that blends the fun and relaxed experience of a summer camp, with an ability to accelerate players learning curve at an exceptional rate. Cost: $350 before April 1st.

Box-Out Lacrosse Camp, July 1-2 at Yale University’s Reese Stadium with Yale coach Andy Shay and Philly coaches Adam Muller and Todd MacFarlane. The Box-Out Lacrosse camp is designed to introduce field players to box lacrosse in an outdoor setting.. Box-Out Lacrosse Camp, and Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite are restricted to 180 players. We will accept no more than 30 players in each box, and we will restrict each division to 30 players. If interest dictates, we may open a second group in one age division. The two day session includes specialized box lacrosse drills and instruction and many small game scenarios as well as actual box lacrosse games. Click here at to get more information and to register. The Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite is being held July 3. Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite is a hyperspeed, abridged version of our two day curriculum. You will be doing the same drills, but you will be getting three total sessions as opposed to six. You may, by all means, sign up for both camps meaning you would get three days total of lacrosse. The curriculum, while somewhat redundant, would be well worth repeating. Tuition includes lunch BUT NOT DINNER as you will have ample time to leave the facility for dinner. We are in negotiations with an on site caterer as well.
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

Joe Walters Lacrosse Camp, by Pro Lacrosse Camps, July 7-9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., The Agnes Irwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA, Three day commuter camp for boys ages 7-18 of all experience levels. All positions are welcome, Cost: $375. Early sign up discount available! See website at for discount code. Phone: 301-377-9750

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

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).
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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

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.


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