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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryout, clinics, training, camps, tournaments

Sunday, 2nd February 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 2/2/14

Boys’ Events


Team 302 will hold tryouts to fill the remaining roster spots for its 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 players (current 6th-11th graders) on Feb. 16 & 23 at the Independence School in Newark. High School Info: Tryouts February 16th & 23rd, 12:30pm-2:00pm, @ The Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711
HS Teams for 2014 Summer: Team 302 2015 Elite, Team 302 2016 Elite, Team 302 2017 Elite, Team 302 All Star (Mixed). The second tryout will take place the last two Sundays in February. Team 302 strongly encourages all players to attend both dates. Go to to register.
Youth Info: Tryouts February 16th & 23rd 2:30pm-4:00pm, @ The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711. Youth Teams for Summer 2014: Team 302 2018, Team 302 2019, Team 302 2020, 2018,19,20 Alternates. The second tryout will take place the last two Sundays in February. Team 302 strongly encourages all players to attend both dates. Go to to register.Boys-Events-List1

Old School Lacrosse Club has a very limited number of positions available for the Summer 2014 season. Members of the class of 2015, 2016 and 2017 that seek elite training to go with top competition are encouraged to register for Old School Lacrosse Club. We will have individual evaluations at our skills clinics at Phelps School held on Sundays. Please contact us at to schedule an appointment time for evaluation. The Old School program focuses on skill development and was the first club program to offer high level college and professional instruction, according to owner John Nostrant (Haverford School coach). Nostrant was pleased to recently announce that former World Champion player and coach and former Philadelphia Wings standout and assistant coach Adam Mueller was named as Field coordinator and director of Coaching. To contact us about open spots, click here.

Black Bear Lacrosse Club will be holding its Spring Supplemental tr outs to fill remaining club team rosters on Sunday February 23 at Phoenixville High School starting at 2 pm.
Black Bear is looking to fill these spots on its rosters:
High School:Registration 2:30pm-3pm – Try out 3:15pm-4:15pm
Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield
2017 (Rising Sophomores): 2:30pm-3pm – Try out 3:15pm-4:15pm
Goaltender, Defense, and Midfield
Black Bear North (Plays Out of Phoenixville)
U13: Registration starts @ 1:30pm — Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm
Defense, Attack, and Midfield
U15: Registration 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm
Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield
Black Bear South (Plays Out of West Chester)
U13: Registration starts @ 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm
Goaltender, Defense and Midfield
U15: Registration 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm
Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield
Players may register ($20) by clicking HERE for our Black Bear Teams. If you have any questions you can email us at or To learn more about Black Bear go to The Black Bear North U11, U13 & U15 teams will be practicing exclusively at Phoenixville High School on their brand new turf fields! Black Bear South U13 & U15 will be practicing exclusively at West Chester University and the HS Elite, Select and 2017 teams will practice at both Phoenixville and West Chester University.


Six-week Winter Skills Progressive Clinics by Maplezone SI’s Bill McGlone, the director of player development at MSI, and his staff. Sunday, January 26th through Sunday March 2nd. These (6) Sunday skills sessions are open to players of all positions between 3rd grades to 12th grade. We will be using innovative training products and drills to educate and create proper mechanics for offensive and defensive players as well as goalie specific training. We believe it is important to train the athlete and not just the lacrosse player, therefore we will have 30 minutes in each session dedicated to sports performance by our professional trainer Rob Rabena. This is an opportunity to separate yourself from the rest of the competition with professional coaching in a fully functioning indoor field house. Click here to register and enter the promotion code to receive your special offer and reserve your spot. We are only allowing 30 spots in each session so make sure to sign up today!
***Promotional Code: MSIGOLD ($25 off cannot be combined with any other promotions)
Winter Skills Progressive Session (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade) – Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2. Times: 11:30 – 1:00pm ($265. Ages: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
Winter Skills Progressive Session (6th, 7th, 8th Grade) -Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Times: 1:00 – 2:30pm ($265); Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade
Winter Skills Progressive Session (9th – 12th Grade) -Date: (Sundays) 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Times: 2:30 – 4:00pm ($265), Ages: 9th-12th Grade. Contact Bill McGlone with any questions:

Fusion Lacrosse, Pennsylvania’s premier comprehensive lacrosse training provider, is offering a program specifically designed for serious High School players about to enter their spring seasons. The program takes place at SMG Sportsplex in Warminster on Wednesday nights, February 19th and 26th. Click to register:
Fusion Coaches Kevin Crowley (Major League Lacrosse MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 and standout on Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League) and Steven Holmes (former Wings veteran) will teach players new techniques both offensively and defensively respectfully, that players will carry with them all season long. Fusion programs thrive on maximum repetitions and game-like drills and movements. Tmes and dates: 9th and 10th Graders 6pm-7:30pm Feb 19th, and 26th; 11th and 12th Graders 7:30pm-9pm Feb 19th and 26th

Maplezone SI Lacrosse’s Faceoff Combine With pros Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) and Jerry Ragonese of the Faceoff Academy, Friday February 21st, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, at Maplezone Sports Institute Fieldhouse, Garnet Valley, PA (1451 Conchester Highway). Ages: 9th – 12th Grade, Price: $150.00
Registration: Click here
The Faceoff Academy High School Combines will focus on teaching advanced level techniques at the X. The Combines will also focus on mastering the aspects of wing play, shooting on the run, 4 on 3 breaks, and defense. This will be followed by a knockout style tournament play at the X.
Highlights from the tournament will be filmed and posted to our YouTube channel for public viewing, including college coaches. Each player will receive a numbered jersey so they can be tracked throughout the tournament and on film. The tournament will also be the guideline for who will be invited to the National Recruiting Showcase.

LB3 Preseason Positional Clinic, a special two-day training experience March 1-2 at The Shipley School. Hosted by Shipley Lacrosse and Headed by LB3 founder and former Syracuse All-American Liam Banks, the clinic – for youth through high school aged players – also features former Syracuse and pro superstar Casey Powell as well as many head coaches from the area.
The goal of the LB3 clinic is to deliver a unique and fun training experience and to develop individual players. LB3 Lacrosse programs enhance and encourage lacrosse specific skills and teach players how to implement these skills in game situations. All players from any club program and any region are welcome.
On Saturday the LB3 coaches will focus on positional-specific skill building by breaking the groups into attack, middies, defense and goaltending. On Sunday, Powell will lead the drills on scoring and stick skills. LB3 structures scenarios that bring players to new levels of playmaking with up-tempo play, ball movement, stick work and drills that improve lacrosse IQ.
The clinics are open to any boy, no matter the club affiliation, in Grades 3 through 12.
Times. location: Saturday 1-4, Shipley School Main Campus, 829 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA; Sunday 1-4 at Farm Fields, 1319 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne PA
Who: Boys Youth, Middle School (3rd-8th), High School (9th-12th)
Cost: 1 Day Session $99.00; 2 Day Session $149.00
Players can register by clicking here.

HEADstrong Lacrosse Positional Clinic In South Jersey,Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Total Turf (614 Lambs Rd, Pitman, NJ 08071),Boys Ages 8-18, $100.00 per player,, Full Gear Including Mouth Guard Is Required (Please Bring Water). Players can expect up to a 4 hour session packed with developmental and positional specific drilling with high reps and quick tempo led by the professional lacrosse players. Instructors include: Michael Colleluori (Midfield Specialist): Hofstra University, HEADstrong Foundation Jack Forster (Offensive Specialist): Penn State, MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks Steven DeNapoli (Defensive Specialist): Hofstra University, Rochester Rattlers Dan Henneghan (Face-Off Specialist): Penn State, LXM Pro Dave Mullen (Goalie): Univ. of Delaware, Hill School- Head Coach and Other Special Guests

NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse After School Spring Session: a six-week after school spring session at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy beginning Monday, April 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be no session April 21. Cradle is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to four to eight-year-old boys and girls in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. Cradle provides all the necessary equipment so there is nothing for parents to buy and all participants will receive a free Cradle Lacrosse shirt and sticker. The curriculum is designed to teach lacrosse basics to youngsters in an age-appropriate and fun way. Cradle features a young, enthusiastic co-ed staff at each session. Cradle’s coaching staff is mainly comprised of former college lacrosse players, many of whom are current educators and also coach lacrosse at the high school level. To sign up, visit or email Dylan Brown at For more information, check us out on Twitter (@CradleLacrosse) and Facebook (

Coaches Clinics

Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a Coaches Clinic on Sunday February 2 with seminars from Philly region Division I coaches. The event – being held at the 2nd floor of the Student Center – is limited to 50 coaches and costs $35. Registration information is below. BSN sports is the event sponsor.
The schedule: 10:00 AM-1:30 PM 2nd Floor Arcadia Student Center, Sponsored by BSN Sports; 9:15AM-10AM- Check-in/Coffee; 10AM- Jim Rogalski, Head Coach Lafayette University, Creating a Defensive Coaching Philosophy; 11AM- Jim Stagnitta, Head Coach Arcadia University, Offense Building Drills; 12:00 David Metzbower, Chalk Talk and Lunch- Served in the clinic room; 12:30- Brian Voelker, Head Coach Drexel University, Practice Drills
$35 Registration Fee Includes: Lunch, Clinic and Clinic Notes. Limit 50 attendees. Make Checks Payable to Arcadia Lacrosse. Mail to: Arcadia Lacrosse, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, Pa.19038-3295

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic
February 23, 9:00AM- February 23, 2014 04:00PM
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic
March 16, 2014 09:00AM- March 16, 2014 04:00PM
Maplezone, Boothwyn, PA

EPLCA Coaches Clinic
Date/Time: March 1, 2014 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia PA
• John McEvoy, Malvern Prep HS
• Brian Samson, Conestoga HS
• Craig Burnett, PIAA and KLOA Boys’ Lacrosse Official

Winter tournament

President’s Day Weekend Boys Lacrosse Tournament and Festival, Bayard Rustin, Saturday, February 15th, 8:00am- 4:00pm, cost: $600, Turf field, 3 game minimal, High School level teams only, A & B Divisions, Certified Referees. TO REGISTER- email Tom Hannum at or call 1-610-639-5737. Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 12th. Sponsored by Kelly’s Sporting Goods Store, Lacrosse International, and Competitive Edge.

Spring Tournaments

Annual Battle of Fort Washington Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by Upper Dublin Boys Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club, Saturday, March 8 & Sunday March 9, 2014 at the SPARK all weather fields in Upper Dublin. The Battle of Fort Washington Tournament will host boys’ youth lacrosse teams from across the tri-state area. The tournament will consist of four boys divisions including A1 & A2 (7/8th grade – U15) and B1 & B2 (5/6th grade – U13) teams. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 2 games with 25 minute running halves. The A Divisions will be played Saturday, March 8th with B Division playing on Sunday, March 9th. Tournament registration as well as additional Battle of Fort Washington information can be found at
This preseason event will take place on two all weather turf fields. This tournament is geared toward teams looking to get a start to their season. For additional information on the Battle of Fort Washington Tournament, please call Mike DiMartile at 215.990.8880 or by email at

The 2014 Irish Skirmish Tournament, April 26th and April 27th at the Herbst Sports Complex in Pipersville, Bucks County. Boys teams in grades 3-6 play on Saturday, April 26th and girls in 5th to 8th grades grade) as well as 7/8th grade boys play on Sunday, April 27th. More information and registration is found at
The Irish Skirmish was created in honor of Coach Brian Riley, who passed away in 2005 .

Tourney highlights:

• Over 100 teams will participate from Maryland, New York, Connecticut New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more!
• $475.00 Per Team fee
• Boys Grs 3-8 [10 v 10], Girls Gr 5-8 [12 v 12]
• Three competition levels in most Age groups
• Championship format
• Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.
• Games played from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boys 3rd-6th play Sat. 7th&8th boys and all girls teams play Sunday
• Guaranteed 3 games
• Central clock; 2 running 20 minutes halves, with a 5 minute half-time – Listen for the horn!
LOCATION: Herbst Sports Complex, 5472 Durham Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (*note that Durham Road is Rt. 413).

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
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

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

Summer Recruiting Camps

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 (


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 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 or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.

Summer Tournaments

The inaugural boys’ F4 PHILLY KICKOFF CLASSIC, presented by the people that brought you the F4 Showbine®, will take place on the south campus of West Chester University, June 14-15. The venue features three turf fields and seven immaculate grass fields and is easily accessible from all destinations with ample free parking. The championship format tournament will feature A and B brackets for High School through U13. U11 and U9 teams will be competitively matched based on coaches’ evaluations of the teams. All teams are guaranteed four games. Many top programs from around the nation have already committed, setting up for great competition. The 2014 Philly Kickoff Classic will be divided into 2 sessions: SESSION 1 High School Divisions A & B and U15s Saturday June 14th, 2014
SESSION 2 U9-U13 Divisions Sunday June 15th, 2014. All teams guaranteed four games in a championship style tournament. All Games on Turf or well kept grass fields. Click here for registration.

Boys Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament,
by the Pattison Sports Group. Will be held June 21-22, 2014 at The Westtown School, Bayard Rustin High School and West Chester United Soccer Complex in West Chester. The Summer Slam is a youth, middle school and high school boy’s lacrosse tournament featuring teams from across the country. In 2013, the tourney drew more than 225 teams from 19 states play in a championship format with each team guaranteed four games. Tournament registration as well as additional Summer Slam information can be found at School divisions will include “A” and “AA” for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Youth divisions include “A” and “B” for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2013.

Showcase Lacrosse’s Summer Invitational has limited spots remaining for the 2018 division of its Summer Invitational to be held July 12-13 at Downingtown West High School. Teams from at least a dozen states have already confirmed their place in the tournament, which brought out more than 100 college coaches in 2013. The tournament culminates with a Fab 40 all-star game and every game will be filmed in broadcast-quality high definition. To sign up, visit For more information, email Brett Manney at

Summer 2014 Showcase

The application period has opened for the 2014 National Invitational 175 Summer Showcase at RPI on July 28-30, 2014 for grad years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Click here for registration, which closes out on Sept. 30.


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