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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tournaments, showcases, tryouts

Saturday, 25th October 2014

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 10/25/14

Boys’ Events

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The Old School Lacrosse Club has a few remaining positions for its 2016, 2017, and 2018 teams for the Summer 2015 season. Check Old School’s “Tryout” page for available positions and contact us at for a supplemental tryout or information on how to become a part of the club. Old School players have the opportunity to participate in a fall season based on evaluations(2017/18). Interested players must register online prior to the tryout (Old School Registration), cost is $35. Old School coaches have played at the highest levels and support the “teach first” mission of the club, that is why Coach Nostrant selected some of the best teaching coaches in the region as well as select college players who support our mission. We are a player centered club in which each player is given the opportunity to excel athletically and academically in order to be prepared for the next level of their playing career while having a realistic picture of where they fit in the college scene. You may contact Bob DiIonno at for more information.

HEADstrong North 2020 Lacrosse Team has openings for the 2015 summer season. If interested please contact Coach Leahy at Why HEADstrong Lacrosse? Purpose over Profit: The inaugural HEADstrong North season had over 200 young men tryout to make a difference in the fight against cancer – raising close to $10,000. This year added another 200 candidates and an additional $10,000. The selected high school, 2018, 2019, 2020-21 teams added to this amount. HEADstrong Lacrosse plays high level lacrosse to make a difference! Click to learn more: HEADstrong Foundation

Club Tryouts

MSI Elite Summer travel team tryout: MSI Elite will be holding tryouts Sunday October 26 & Nov 2 Second. Players will be evaluated in both individual drills and live play.
2nd-5th GRADE 1:00pm- 2:30pm, 6th-8th GRADE 2:30pm – 4:00 pm, 9th-12th Grade 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: MSI Elite Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Hwy (U.S. Route 322) Boothwyn, PA 19061
Cost: $ 15.00. Please Register at the link below
Please contact Cory Malampy at with any questions.

Fall Showcase

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.

Charity banquet

The Third Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. The event will feature big-name speakers and a program that fittingly honors a youth tournament and foundation in Evan Brady’s name that has raised over $800,000 in funds for families with children that have life-threatening diseases. Individual banquet tickets are $85; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open open and time for attendees to mingle. This event is a celebration of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Community and its dedication to recognizing the many ways the community assists in helping people’s lives off the field as well as on the field. Evan Brady was a youth lacrosse standout who battled osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The eighth annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Malvern Prep. EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions. The Master of Ceremonies for the event again is Philly lacrosse standout goalie Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and a recent inductee into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The special guest speaker features legendary Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala. A special guest speaker will be Evan’s friend, Malvern Prep grad Chris Marcozzi, who overcame several serious illnesses and played goalie at Franklin and Marshall.
Schedule: 6:30PM – 7:30PM Open Bar; 7:30PM – 9:00 Sit Down Dinner & Speakers

Youth Clinics

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 and for more information: email:; phone: 302.377.5455

MSI Offensive Skills Clinic: Ages 7th-12th Grade, Tuesday nights 6:00-7:00pm, November 4,11,18,25
The Lacrosse Offensive Skills Clinic will cover proper dodging techniques , stick protection, shooting on the run, time and room, in tight finishing, and finishing from the island (5 and 5). Players will receive top level instruction, along with a high volume of reps. Cost: $150
To register please visit:

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

Developmental Lacrosse Program for BOYS AGES 4-9, WINTER 2014, Sundays at Shipley School, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Jan. 4, US Yarnall Gym – Shipley School
Lil’ Laxers: 4.5- 6.5 Year Olds, 9:45 – 10:30am $125, No stick or equipment needed. Boys brand new to lacrosse will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game: scooping, cradling, throwing, catching and shooting using the plastic scoop sticks and balls. Lots of fun drills and games will keep them moving through high energy 45 minute sessions.
Beginner Stick Skills: 7-9 Year Olds, 10:45-11:45am $125, Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed.
This session is for boys who have had minimum exposure to lacrosse, as well as those with some experience looking to fine tune their stick skills. They will work in small group settings on the fundamental aspecs of the game. 3v3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy. TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT

MSI All Skills Clinic: Ages: K-1st, 2nd-5th, 6th-8th; Sunday December 7, 14, 21, 28; Time 11am-12pm; Prices 150.00; Location:1451 Conchester Hwy (U.S. Route 322)
Boothwyn, PA 19061. Camp will focus on proper technique for ground balls, dodging, the correct way to run, and defend fast breaks. Defensive players will learn how to defend at GLE, proper timing on take away checks, and position defense. Offensive players will cover shooting on the run, time and room, and in tight finishing.
To register visit
Please contact Cory Malampy at if you have any questions.


Jordan Wolf Instructional Clinics, at Lower Merion High, Sunday, Nov. 2, for boys of all ages, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., hosted by Lower Merion Lacrosse. Position skills clinic with Jordan Wolf, David Lawson, and Mike Manley. Click here to register. *Please indicate your position when you register* Wolf Lacrosse is a one-of-a-kind lacrosse experience for young players that specializes on player positions and development. We have gathered some of the best players in the world to give young lacrosse players a competitive edge. At Wolf Lacrosse Clinics, you will improve your lacrosse IQ, skills, fundamentals, and work ethic through a highly structured and efficient lacrosse program. There is always room for improvement.

Lehigh Winter Elite Clinic: Saturday December 6. This clinic is designed for elite level high school players (H.S. class of ’17 & ’18) only. It will allow for the athlete to compete against top level competition while working with the Lehigh coaching staff and players. The day will start with small group positional skill work and progress into full field games. This is an ideal setting for the athletes to showcase their skill, athleticism and knowledge of lacrosse to the Lehigh coaching staff. The clinic experience allows for the athlete to experience Lehigh University. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

ANC/Explosive Lacrosse Club Elite Lacrosse Clinic, Nov. 29, featuring Team USA defenseman and All-World Tucker Durkin. The clinic will be held at The Academy of New Church (ANC) from 10am to 2pm and will focus on position-specific professional instruction and live competition across all positions. The camp will cost $100 per player for the session.
Times: 4th-6th Grade 10-12pm; 7th-9th grade 12-2pm. Coaches: Tucker Durkin (defense), Team USA Defenseman, two-time All-American and Tewaaraton Trophy finalist at Johns Hopkins, two-time All-MLL Defenseman for Hamilton, two-time state champion at La Salle and Player of the Year (2009); Rob Forster (offense): Head coach Academy of the New Church, two-time All-State pick, All-American and 20014 state champion at La Salle, four-year starter at Penn State; Jack Forster (offense): Two-time All-American at La Salle, second all-time scorer at Penn State. Location:Academy Of the New Church Athletic Fields, 2775 Buck Road Bryn Athyn PA 19009. The clinic’s goal is to provide each participant with very unique, specialized instruction session focusing on the most critical aspects of each position with drills each athlete can take away and apply in their off season training. The camp will be divided up into several different segments with drill handouts given to each athlete following the camp. Players will be encouraged to incorporate these drills into their off season training. Coach can sit down and put together a list of drills that yield the greatest return in terms of overall player improvement. First, campers will engage in and learn a variety of non-contact technical position drills we feel are most beneficial. Following this segment, coaches will provide instruction into some live competitive drills where the offense and defense go against each other. The Link to the flyer and registration

Mike Poppleton and Drew Kennedy’s Faceoff Clinic, by current Johns Hopkins face-off standout Drew Kennedy (Malvern Prep) and former Hopkins star Mike Poppleton, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2-5 p.m., at Academy of the New Church, 2815 Benade Circle, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009. For Middle School and High School Players, Price: $100 early registration fee (Oct 30th); after Oct. 15, $120 registration fee. Register:

Youth programming

Fusion Futures year-round development instruction is a program designed by Fusion Lacrosse, for grades 3rd-6th. Futures mimics the Fusion Elite platform, with development and elite instruction at its core. Enrollment is OPEN. Key Futures differences (from elite) include; enrollment instead of tryouts and a few less tournaments than the Elite teams compete in. Enroll HERE. Schedule and details HERE
Here’s is what you are getting as a Fusion Future team member:
At least 50 hours of development with professional players Kevin Crowley (MLL, NLL, World games MVP) and Steven Holmes (MLL and NLL vet), and High School Coordinators Matt McCormick, Ryan Sankey, and Kevin Philibin. This staff among others works with your sons for every single hour of practice time.
Year-round experience: Futures participates in fall training and tournaments, winter training and tournaments, and summer training and tournaments.
Box Training:Fusion founders; Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes, have nearly 15 years of professional box lacrosse experience between them. They are experts at teaching and utilizing the box game as a tremendous tool for outdoor success. Learning and developing the box game at a young age is crucial!
Maximum repetitions and proper developmental base: Fusion’s extensive experience has created an atmosphere of practicing and drills that are run at a college level pace yet are FUN for young players and breed a love for the game.
Mini-Camp format: Fusion players practice more, for longer! Check out our full schedule here:
ENROLLMENT OPTIONS: The program has already started but enrollment continues. Enrollment will continue until we reach capacity. LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN. October Next Practice Monday October 20th, first tournament Oct. 25th Brandywine Classic. November (If spots remain) Sign up at 10% off. ALL Fusion futures players that commit to our program will be invited back into the futures program if they are eligible. Don’t miss this opportunity!


The next session of the South Jersey Boys Box Lacrosse League will begin in late October in Mt. Laurel and Cherry Hill, SJBBLL hopes to expand the age groups into the 14 and up age range, allowing older players that opportunity to experience the Canadian game. Games are played Saturdays and Sundays for various age teams and offer a unique indoor training opportunity for the winter months. For more information visit their website at

Fall Tournaments

Fall Crusades Boys’ Youth Lacrosse Tournament , Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lansdale Catholic High. Proceeds benefit Lansdale Catholic Boys Lacrosse. , 2014
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.

The 12th Annual Pumpkin Pie Recruiting Tournament, by Lacrosse Evolution, Nov. 22-23 at the Line Road Fields and East Goshen Park in West Chester. This year, Lacrosse Evolution is pleased to announce that it is expanding the tournament to include 2016s, 2017s and 2018s teams. High School and Youth Boys and Girls Teams from 10 states will gather on the final recruiting weekend of the Fall calendar. This is the last weekend that college coaches can watch and contact High School players before the blackout period starts. Lacrosse Evolution has already notified every Division I, II & III college coach and is beginning the process of creating The Recruiting Portfolio for each one of the 2016s, 2017s and 2018s players. Pumpkin Pie will also feature some of the best Youth Teams the East Coast has to offer. Schedule of Game Days for all Graduation Years: Saturday Nov 22nd Boys Divisions: 2016s, 2017s, 2018s, 2019s & 2024s; Sunday Nov 23rd Boys Divisions: 2024 through 2020 and All Girl’s Divisions: (Grades 5/6 & 7/8). **Girls will be 11v11 or 7v7 any questions please email Matt O’Neill at or 610.873.9910. Cost of Girl’s team $600, due by October 17th. For more information and to complete the Registration Process visit us on our website at: The Lacrosse Evolution Pumpkin Pie Homepage

Winter Leagues

Maplezone Winter Lacrosse League December 1st – February 7th,
Divisions/Game Days
3rd/4th Grade (Fridays)
5th/6th Grade (Mondays)
Middle School (Thursdays & Fridays)
High School JV (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
High School Varsity (Mondays & Tuesdays)
12 Teams Per Division, Team Fee: $1,350, Each Team is Guaranteed 10 Games, For more information, contact Josh (


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