Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/18/14
Philly Girls’ Events
Brine NLC Tryouts
Brine National Lacrosse Classic Freshman tryouts, Sunday, March 23 at Germantown Academy from 8:30-11:30, a 2017 only tryout will be held for the PA/DE/NJ Freshman team that will advance to play at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic July 1-3 in Boyds, MD. To register, click here.
Maplezone SI team training, Sunday, March 23 to May 18, our girl’s lacrosse staff is available to work with your teams and coaches on Sunday afternoons. We will design a skill program based on your needs or requests. We encourage the new coaches to be on the field for the session to ask questions and learn drills. Drill packets will be available for the coaches at the end of the session.
Special goalie sessions are also available! You can choose times based on field availability and number of sessions. Please contact Girls Lacrosse Director, Caitlin Kelley with any questions about the program or booking options at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-358-5500 ext. 21.
2nd Annual Chapter Challenge, a regional youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will held on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County May 3-4. Registration is now open (www.chapterchallenge.net). Last year, 80 teams enjoyed the inaugural event. The Chapter Challenge will support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania. The PLA sponsors lacrosse-related activities, including charitable events, hosts national team exhibitions, conducts clinics for coaches and officials, and manages the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over the years, the PLA has provided over $350,000 to help fund new programs and other lacrosse initiatives in the region (including efforts to grow the game in the City Philadelphia).
Divisions: Boys U9 (1st/2nd grades); Boys/Girls U11 (3rd/4th grades); Boys/Girls U13 (5th/6th grades); Boys/Girls U15 (7th/8th grades); Divisions will feature two or more brackets to help teams find the appropriate level of play; U9, U11 and U13 Boys’ teams will play on Saturday, May 3rd; U15 Boys’ teams will play on Sunday morning, May 4th; All Girls’ teams will play on Sunday, May 4th.
Registration fee – $475 (all teams will play 3 games with certified officials on meticulously-staged tournament fields). Registration Deadline: April 25, 2014 (or until brackets are full).
The Challenge: As a key component of the “Challenge,” we are also asking all participating teams to do one of two things, they are not mandatory but we are hoping to further some worthy objectives with your support:
Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a $200 contribution to the PLA (this donation is separate from and in addition to the registration fee and will inure entirely to the benefit of the PLA). The team can make the donation itself or arrange for a business or other benefactor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge website, on the PLA website, and in a press release before and after the event; OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring Initiative: Each team can organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event. The PLA will arrange for the donated sticks to be restrung and recycled to support lacrosse in the City of Philadelphia. The PLA has partnered with HEADstrong Foundation (which is contributing its distinctive lime green mesh) in connection with this “HEADstring” initiative. We hope not only to give donated boys’ and girls’ sticks new life and help spread the game, but to communicate a message of character, toughness, integrity and perseverance reminiscent of HEADstrong’s founder to the recipients of our refurbished sticks. The PLA and HEADstrong, jointly, will give those who help with this stick collection effort community service recognition.
11th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout Early Bird Special registration remains open for boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse festival in Malvern, June 7/8 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School. U9 Boys and U13 Boys/Girls will play June 7; U11 Boys/Girls and U15 Boys/Girls will compete Sunday, June 8.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Approximately 110 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate; Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format; Two brackets (A/B) are available in each division to help align teams that are organized by grade/ability to ensure games remain highly competitive (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!); Registration Fee: $775 (“Early Bird Special” of $725 for teams/programs that register and pay on or before February 28th); Teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on conduct scorecards kept by Shootout officials and site marshals after each game.
To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – http://www.libertylacrosse.com. Space is limited. It is anticipated the Shootout will fill up in advance of the deadline (May 2nd), as it has the past 10 years. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets).
Ultimate Lacrosse AdvantageClinicSeries for NJ. Ultimate Lacrosse is run by Michele DeJuliis, who was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame this Fall. Click here to register
PA Clinics at Game Time Field House, 155 Nestlé Way, suite 110, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (Lehigh Valley)
Ultimate Advantage Lacrosse – Session II. March 22, 2014 Cost: $70. Grad Years: 2015–2025. 1:00–5:00p (2 hr sessions: 1-3pm OR 3-5pm, stickwork & position focus)
Ultimate Advantage Lacrosse – Session III. March 29, 2014 Cost: $70. Grad Years: 2015–2017. 1:00–3:00p Experience a college like practice! Skills, drills and transitional play!
PA Clinics at Bucksmont Indoor, 2278 North Penn Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
Ultimate Advantage Session II — Bucksmont Indoor Thursdays in 2014: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20. Cost: $210 or $40 per session walk-up
Aftershock Lacrosse is a nonprofit program committed to developing competitive female lacrosse athletes from across Pennsylvania.Spring Training and Tournament Teams Sunday March 30th—June 1st, 2:00pm-3:30pm, $250— (Includes team pinnie & 1 tournament) Black Rock Park, Collegeville, *High Level Coaching Staff, *Offense, Defense & Goalie Position Training, *Off ball movement & game strategy, Register Online, www.aftershocklacrosse.com, 610-564-5996
NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse After School Spring Session: 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 cradlelacrosse.com or email Dylan Brown at Dylan@iamnxt.com. For more information, check us out on Twitter (@CradleLacrosse) and Facebook (facebook.com/cradlelacrosse).