Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/17/14
Philly boys’ lacrosse events
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
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.
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!
NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse (fun co-ed beginner training for boys and girls aged 4 to 8) is proud to announce its locations this fall. Tower Hill School (Del.), St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and Upper St. Clair High School (Pa.) have been added as new locations, while Cradle will continue to feature its in-state programming at United Sports, Radnor Memorial Park, Germantown Academy and Middletown Community Park (Bucks County).
Cradle Lacrosse Fall 2014 Locations – (Click here for more information and registration)
Upper St. Clair High School (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) – Sept. 14 – Oct. 19
St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.) – Sept. 14 – Oct. 19. Cradle will be working with Southshore Lacrosse and St. Augustine Prep coach J.C. Valore.
Middletown Community Park (Bucks County, PA) – Sept. 20 – Oct. 25
Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) – Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
United Sports (Downingtown, Pa.) – Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
Radnor Memorial Park (Radnor, Pa.) – Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
Tower Hill School (Wilmington, Del.) – Sept. 28- Nov. 2. Tower Hill marks Cradle’s first Delaware location.
Malvern Prep Elementary and Middle School Fall Skills Clinics, for boys in grades 1st though 8th. Skills sessions are composed of drills, training and philosophies that the Malvern Prep Varsity High School Team uses today. Dates: Saturdays, October 4 and 11, 2014, Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Location: Quigley Field; Equipment: Full equipment is needed for the clinics.
Cost: $50 for 1 day and $80 for both
Staff: Nick Pison, Malvern Prep Head Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach; Todd MacFarlane, Malvern Prep Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach; Current and former Malvern Prep players
To register: Please go to ttps://www.malvernprep.org/pages/lacrosse/youthlacrosseclinics
Questions? Please contact Todd MacFarlane at 484-595-5215.
The 8th Annual Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Clinics, an instructional series that leads to the final tryouts for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club. The program – featuring five sessions – is tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept. 7th and continue for five Sundays. The times are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 7, 21, 28, Oct.5 at 4-6 p.m. and Sept.14th from 5-7pm. Coach Mark Duncan and The Shipley School will be hosting the clinics at at Shipley Main Campus Fields (Fuller Fields). Walkup registration will start at 3:15 pm. The Dukes tryouts are tentatively slated for Oct. 12th, also at Shipley Main Campus Fields (Fuller Fields). This program is for intermediate to advanced high school players. Advanced 8th graders or who wish to attend need to contact Coach Jason Christmas (JOHNJC32XMAS@aol.com). See below for tryouts info for 2018 players. The clinics will be emphasizing high intensity drills and skill sets to improve players’ reaction time and decision making in unsettled/settled transition pressure situations. Up tempo pace will be encouraged defensively and offensively from 1v1 situations to 2v1 and mandown/manup scenarios all the way up to 6v6 settled sets. These sessions will give players preparation for the Dukes tryouts while improving lacrosse IQ and field sense. Preregistration fees are $400 for all 5 sessions or $80/session before Sept.7th start date. Registration can be mailed and must be received before September 7th. All participants must be US Lacrosse members and post current membership ID on player info sheet. Please make checks out to: Jason Christmas. Mail all paperwork to: Jason Christmas, 214 Maple Terrace, Ardmore, PA. 19003. (Please send Dukes Waiver and Dukes Player Info sheets see links below). Please exempt Dukes LC staff & The Shipley School, Walk-up registration is $90/session or after Sept. 7th registration.
Black Bear Lacrosse is offering Off Season Training Program at the 422 Sports Complex in Pottstown. Black Bear offers its members as well as those looking for more position specific lacrosse training sessions at the 422 Sports Complex in Pottstown, starting in the Fall (Fall#1 starts Tuesday September 9th), winter, and pre-season months for boys grades 3rd through 12th grade. Our expert instruction and carefully thought out curriculum will give you the edge you need for success. The sessions are led by Bryan Churchey, Black Bear’s Director of Off-Season Training and Co-Director of Black Bear North L.C. based in Phoenixville. Bryan, the Head Varsity Coach of Perkiomen Valley HS, is a graduate of Division III Power Cabrini College and has over 15 years of coaching and playing experience, including extensive personal training experience. These lacrosse-specific, high intensity, one hour sessions focus on a variety of position-specific drills that provide superior instruction at a very affordable rate ($150 for seven sessions). Players also work on footwork and agility drills to develop a quicker step both on offense and defense. Black Bear Lacrosse prides itself in having some the best and most passionate teaching coaches in the area. This program allows all our players to have the opportunity to get superior small group training from our enthusiastic and passionate coaches. Black Bear Lacrosse has been providing expert instruction and training at camps and clinics throughout the Eastern part of the United States for over a decade. Black Bear Camp Directors are all current or former high school head coaches with a passion for teaching the game with a personal interest in advancing the fastest game on two feet! In addition to our fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, we provide advanced technique and training for experienced players. Please visit blackbearlax.com and click on our Travel teams tab then Click OFF-SEASON for more information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the first Harvest Classic.
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 www.VictoryEventSeries.com.
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For additional information on the Brandywine Classic Lacrosse Tournament please call Scott Ely of the Pattison Sports Group at 484-356-1024 or visit www.VictoryEventSeries.com.
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: www.shhsfalllaxfest.com
The Philly Face-Off League will be held this Fall in two locations, Cabrini College and Pitman, N.J. During the summer over 50 different high school face-off players (20 already committed D1) participated regularly in the Philly Face-Off League for elite competition and training. Youth players (5th-8th grade) can also get top competition and training in the Middle School Face-Off leagues at both sites. In order to be a part of the high school league you must have at least one year of experience facing-off at a high level for your school or club team. 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 if needed.
The PFL will be meeting at two different locations on Sundays this Fall starting on August 31. Our Philly location will meet at Cabrini College. Middle school will be from 1-2 and High School 1:30-3 PM. The new South Jersey location will be at Total Turf in Pitman. Our Middle school will meet from 5-6 p.m. and our High school will meet 5-6:30 p.m.
The Philadelphia Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (coaching at Episcopal Academy, NXT Lacrosse) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Duke’s L.C.). They both have an extensive background in working with some of the best face-off guys in the area. Want in on the League? You can register here at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/PhillyFaceOffLeague#/selectSessions/700102
Please check out the website www.phillyfaceoff.com for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at email@example.com
Maplezone Sports Institute fall lacrosse indoor league at MSI Fieldhouse (October-November). The league will encompass weekly 5v5 games (goalie and 4 field players- all short sticks) and will also provide each team with 30 minutes of practice (turf-time) prior to their weekly game. This is a great opportunity to guarantee training time in a weather proof environment, allowing the ability to practice and compete in the same time frame with no rainouts! The league is designed for a hybrid style of play, combining box and field skills, allowing for a high volume of touches, and forcing players to move their feet on defense and dodge hard on offense. Standard 6×6 goals, play the ball off all hard surfaces and no breakaways with 2 pass rule in the offensive end. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW RULES)
This league is faceoff friendly! There will be a faceoff after every goal as well as to start the game and to begin the 2nd half. This will allow faceoff athletes a chance to compete at the X while continuing to develop their offensive and defensive skills. We have met with the referee assignor to review and implement specific rules/infractions regarding take out checks, helmet-helmet contact and slashing. Penalties will be assessed accordingly for general lacrosse infractions, combining ice-hockey standards for misconduct/ejections. Player safety is the primary concern to enhance training and competition.
League info/Divisions/Dates/Times: Register as a team or contact MSI league director for individual player registrations
(5) 36 minute games (2-18 minute halves)
(5) 30 minute practice sessions (prior to each game)
High School Varsity (9th-12th) – Sunday afternoons between 1:00pm-3:30pm October 5th thru November 2nd
High School JV (9th-11th) – Monday evenings between 5:45pm-9:15pm October 6th thru November 3rd
Middle School (7/8 only) – Monday evenings 5:45pm-9:15pm October 6th thru November 3rd
Team Fee $525 per team (must be paid to register)
Referee Fees $150 per team ($30 per game must be brought each week)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For more information and to reserve your team spot, contact: Josh Krautwald firstname.lastname@example.org (MSI League Director) 610-358-5500 ext. 13
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 email@example.com 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 www.laxevo.com or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.