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Updated lost of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tournaments, showcases, golf outing

Sunday, 7th September 2014

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, Golf tourney, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Youth  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/7/14

Boy’s Events
Prospect Camp

Chestnut Hill College Prospect Day, Sunday, Sept. 28 for players in the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017. The schedule: 9:00 AM – Registration/Arrival; 9:30-11:00 AM – CHC Style Practice, positional work, drills, situational scrimmages; 11:30-12:15 PM – Lunch; 12:15-12:45 PM – Group meeting and Q&A with the coaching staff; 1:00-3:00 PM – Full field scrimmages
3:00 PM – Optional campus tour/departure.
Cost – $60 (includes lunch-see Registration form for payment details)
Contact Head Coach Brian Dougherty (doughertyb@chc.edu) for registration info and follow us on Twitter @gogriffslax for updates!!Boys-Events-List12
****50 SLOTS TOTAL, AVAILABILITY MAY BE AFFECTED BY PLAYER POSITION AS SPOTS FILL UP****

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 www.matchlax.com. If questions remain after visiting the website, please e-mail Carney at patrick.carney@verizon.net.

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.

Youth Clinics

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.

Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse 6th Annual Fall Skills & Scrimmage Clinic 2014 at Hockessin Montessori School Turf field in Delaware. The clinics will be held over five weeks – Sundays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9 – from 10 to noon. It’s for boys and girls aged 7 to 15. The price is $50 for one session, $100 for two sessions, $125 for three sessions, $175 for four sessions and $200 for five sessions. All attendees receive a Rippin’ Rope t-shirt.
The highlights:
Players will be divided by age, ability and gender
Approximately 50 minutes of skills and drills, 70 minutes of scrimmages
Skill development and small coach:player ratio
Qualified local coaches
Clinic notes e-mailed after each session
Full player equipment needed
Certified physical trainer on site
Use Coupon Code: ‘faceoff’ for $25 off clinic fees. Register Online Today at www.rippinrope.com and for more information: email: info@rippinrope.com; phone: 302.377.5455

Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Lacrosse Skill Sessions. The Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Lacrosse Skill Sessions is open to all boys in grades 6 through 8. The eight, 90-minute sessions will be comprised of Box Skills and drills that are used by many of the top colleges and professional teams today.
Dates:
December 6, 13, 20
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7
Times: 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Location: The Phelps School Field House, 583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355. Cost: $275. Only 25 spots are available. Spots will not be held. Staff: Adam Mueller – Former Head Coach with the Philadelphia Wings and New York Titans (NLL); Todd MacFarlane – Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Malvern Preparatory School and former Anaheim Storm Player (NLL).
To register: 1) Please go to https://www.malvernprep.org/lacrosse/youthlacrosseclinicwinter

Clinics

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.
http://www.dukeslacrosse.com/links/2012_DUKE_S_LACROSSE_WAIVER_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY.pdf
http://www.dukeslacrosse.com/links/DUKES_Player_Information_sheet_2012_fillable.pdf

The St. Joseph’s men’s lacrosse program free clinic for players ages 6-17 (1st-12th grade),Friday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The clinic will kick-off the festivities for the team’s annual Community Night Experience. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to meet and interact with the Saint Joseph’s University lacrosse coaches and players. Following the clinic, one can get the first glimpse of the newest installment of the SJU lacrosse team as the athletes compete against one another in a Crimson and Gray intersquad scrimmage. The scrimmage is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sweeney Field. There is no registration needed for the clinic. If interested, just arrive at Sweeney Field at 5:45 p.m. to check in and meet the coaches and players. Be sure to bring all necessary equipment, including a helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, mouth guard, cleats and a water bottle.

Training

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!

Fall Tournaments

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 robin@iamnxt.com 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.
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 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

Youth programming

Fusion Futures for grades 3rd-6th.
Registration is now open to a limited number of players to participate in this year-round lacrosse and athletic development program. Learn more at http://playfusionlax.com/fusion-futures/. Here are just a few key factors that set Fusion apart from other programs. Fusion Futures is a year-round team that participates in Mini Camps in the fall, winter, and summer. Fusion Futures was designed specifically to set the foundation and hone the fundamentals that are paramount to future success on the lacrosse field and as an athlete. Also, Fusion’s training platform allows players to participate in other sports throughout the year. With the Fusion schedule, players avoid “lacrosse burnout” through their bi-weekly mini-camp format. Lastly, the Fusion Futures robust training platform is delivered by one of the premier staffs in the country. All Futures’ players will spend 50 hours throughout the year being trained by professionals Kevin Crowley (Major League Lacrosse MVP 2013, World Champion Team Canada 2014), Steven Holmes (MLL Professional New York Lizards, Defensive Coordinator for #3 Nationally Ranked Malvern Prep), Matt McCormick (2x Drexel University Captain, Assistant Coach #3 Ranked Malvern Prep) among others.
Futures program is divided by a 3rd/4th division and a 5th/6th division.
*50 hours practice time in our “mini-camp” format throughout the year
*3rd and 4th grade players will compete in 4 yearly tournaments (1 fall, 1 winter, 2 summer)
*5th and 6th grade players will compete in 6 yearly tournaments (2 fall, 2 winter, 2 summer)
*Our 5/6th grade division will be split into A and B teams for developmental and competitive purposes.
OPEN ENROLLMENTThe first 50 3rd/4th players and first 50 5th/6th players will be accepted. Refunds will be issued into our second mini-camp which acts as a trial period!

Fall Leagues

The Philly Face-Off League will be held this Fall at Cabrini College. 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. 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 jbod15@hotmail.com

Pennsbury High School boys lacrosse fall league for high school and middle school. This year the league switches to a full field format rather than 7v7. The 10v10 format will provide teams the opportunity to play in full field situations just as they do during the spring season. There are openings for high school teams and individuals (varsity and JV) who do not have a team; as well as middle school (5th-6th and 7th-8th) players.
The Details: If a player does not have a team registered, we will assign them to a team.
When: Sundays, September 21 – October 26 (Rain date 11/2 if needed) 9:00am-12noon (may be modified based of number of teams registered)
Where: Pennsbury High School – 705 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (please note that this is a new location)
Who: High school Varsity, Junior Varsity and 5th-8th graders
Cost:$75.00 per player. $85.00 after September 15th.
Description:
· Games are played on a full field with 10 v 10
· Two 25 minute running half’s with a 3 minute halftime
· 2 referees per game
· Pinnies provided for all players
· Players must play the ball, take-out checks are not permitted. Bravehearts will be used to break ties.
New This Year: Clinics run by local college coaches and players. Details to follow in September; All Star Game – There will be an All Star game during the last weekend of the league
To register: CLICK HERE
Questions? Please contact Brian Abraham (267-907-2822 or bsabraham0830@gmail.com) or Drew Artin (215-264-9343 or dtartin@gmail.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 josh@maplezone.com (MSI League Director) 610-358-5500 ext. 13

Golf Outing

The 2014 PLA Golf Outing, Monday, October 13th at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, Delaware, part of the Vicmead Hunt Club. The event will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $375,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993. Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Bidermann featured 100 golfers and over 50 individual and corporate sponsors and raised $21,200. The proceeds enabled the PLA to continue its support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia. Golf Classic proceeds also helped the PLA conduct high school and youth coaches’ clinics, sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight (including the Katie Samson Tournament, the Nick Colleluori Classic, Checking for Cancer and EvanFest). Proceeds also enabled the PLA to organize and underwrite the 1st Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel, which featured over 200 attendees and brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together for the first time in an effort to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2014 high school lacrosse season. Funds from the outing will also help the PLA induct the Class of 2015 into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame at Whitemarsh Country Club in February. The PLA is excited that Vicmead Hunt Club and Bidermann will again host the event. The club, the course and the staff received rave reviews from everyone who played or attended the event in October 2013. Originally the 9-hole private course of Henry Francis du Pont at his Winterthur estate, Bidermann was enlarged, redesigned and established as a private club in 1965 (it later merged with Vicmead). Today, the course offers a traditional style parkland layout with native grasslands separating each golf hole. It is an enjoyable, yet challenging, golf course surrounded by unparalleled scenic beauty and the serenity of the Brandywine Valley. The PLA is particularly looking for sponsors for the event. Among other things, all sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted in press releases and on the new PLA website. For more information regarding the event and its ever festive format, please visit the event website — www.plagolfouting.com. Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 6th. If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:30 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Based on last year’s participation and advanced expressions of interest, we expect the outing to sell out quickly.

Training

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 jmurray@maplezone.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.


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