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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tournaments, camps, coaches clinics

Saturday, 3rd January 2015

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 1/3/15

Boys’ Events


Duke’s Lacrosse-Lite evaluations for merger between Team Philadelphia (of Lacrosse Evolution) and the Duke’s LC-Lite program, Sunday, Jan. 4, for ages 2016 to 2025. This initial open evaluations will be held at Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia Training Center, 201 King Manor Drive, Suite E, King of Prussia, PA 19406. All players that attend the evaluations will be eligible to participate in the Duke’s LC-Lite program, a division and new feeder program of the Duke’s High School program. There will be additional evaluations posted in the near future.
The registration fee is $25. Click here to register for evaluations.
Evaluation Times:
2016-2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 PM
2018-2019: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
2020-2021: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
2022-2023: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
2024-2025: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This Duke’s LC Lite program will be overseen and modeled in the blueprint of the Duke’s LC High School program as a collaboration between Lacrosse Evolution’s Team Philadelphia and Duke’s LC, which is expanding its feeder program and providing a travel club program for all interested. Players that progress will have an opportunity to be moved up to the Duke’s high school program.
Initially, the Team Philadelphia coaches will run the program but additional coaches will become involved as the program grows.

Youth Clinics

Old School Lacrosse Stick Skills Sessions this winter at The Phelps School. Dates: Dec. 7, 14, 21 Jan, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8; Times: 11:00 – 12:30pm Session 1, 12:30-2:00pm Session
Registration: for registration or contact us at
While it might seem obvious that the more you have the stick in your hands, the better you will perform, that is not always the case. It is the “quality of the touches” you perform followed by the number of repetitions that makes the difference. Old School box-themed drills are designed to produce high repetitions in game simulated drills while we provide meaningful feedback to players in our sessions. Drills that reinforce quick decision making skills are utilized due to the small operating space and become increasingly complex as the sessions pass.
Old School curriculum is implemented by current Team USA Indoor assistant coach Adam Mueller. Coach Mueller is well known in the region for his skills with player development and after 19 seasons in the NLL (both as a player and a coach) he brings a wealth of knowledge and serious work ethic to the sessions. Sessions are workouts….it is that simple…this is not for the first year player and this is not for goalies.

MesaFever Winter Skills Clinics open to ALL experienced boys lacrosse players in 3rd – 8th Grades. Enrollment is limited; only the first 40 players in 3rd/4th grades, 5th/6th grades and 7th/8th grades will be accepted. Click here to REGISTER NOW!
Players will get:
1.5 hours of stick skills
Focus will be on technique your son may not get from town/school coaches – both Canadian and US skills
300 quality touches per session
Skill developed through repetition and full speed work
Drills will be game simulated settings
Quick touch drill to develop instinct and anticipation
Click Here for dates and location

SKILLs-Starting Kids in Learning Lacrosse, January 6th through March 1st. Held at two locations throughout the Winter: Lacrosse Evolution Downingtown (417C Boot Road Downingtown, PA), Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia (201 King Manor Drive Suite E King of Prussia, PA). Lacrosse Evolution and their professional staff have designed a training program for young girls lacrosse players, Grades K-4, to introduce them to the game of lacrosse. These clinics are designed to be an introductory course to develop the proper techniques in what we have outlined as the fundamentals of lacrosse: throwing, catching, shooting, dodging, groundballs and individual defense. Training sessions also include live game play and situational lacrosse. Please go to for more information.
Downingtown: Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm; Sundays from 12:00pm-1:00pm
King of Prussia: Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm; Sundays from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Developmental Lacrosse Program, at The Shipley School, Session 2, in its gym for boys aged 4 to 9. Dates: Sunday mornings, January 11, 18, February 1 , 8 and 22nd
at Yarnall Gym, Directed and Run by The Shipley School AD and Varsity Head Coach Mark Duncan.
For more information and online registration:
LIL¹ LAXERS – 4-5-6 year-olds, 9:45 – 10:30am fee: $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 Fee: $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 aspects of the game. 3v3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy.

Box Lacrosse Training

American Indoor Lacrosse Association “In Crosse” Box Lacrosse Training Academy in January and February of 2015 at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. The AILA was the First Company to Offer Box Training in South Jersey. This Box Academy in Designed for Advanced level varsity players. This camp teaches “In-Crosse” box principles and biomechanics which is the integration and convergence of the indoor and field games designed to teach the correct principles of box to field players.
in Partnership with Braveheart Lacrosse. Questions: Contact Brendan Staudt, Phone: <(610) 684-1100 ext 4397
The Program Offers: 3 to 4 x 120 Minutes Box Integration Training Sessions Per Team; 4 to 5 Round Robin Games (We Will Play Each Other)
Primary Instructor: Johnny Mouradian “Hall of Fame”
Each Varsity Coach will be assigned to a different Team and Participate in the “In Crosse” Box Integration Training and Help Coach During Game Play
Games will be played every Sunday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ 08085

Winter Tournaments

AILA Heritage Cup, a box lacrosse tournament that will take place over Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend at the BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield, PA. The event is being organized and hosted by the American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA), which runs the IMG Cup, in cooperation with Heritage Lacrosse, which runs the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, the Patriot Games and other popular events in the area. The AILA Heritage Cup will feature box lacrosse goals and lots of action for those looking for multiple touches and fast-paced play. The event is open to youth, high school and adult teams and is expected to draw elite teams. Teams will play 4 forty-minute games, and rules have been designed to limit checking. Goalies will be provided box lacrosse gear for use during play, courtesy of Boddam Goalie Equipment. The event will also feature a series of coaches’ clinics conducted for attendees by Johnny Mouradian, Director of the Canadian National Indoor Lacrosse Program. The clinics will focus on Canadian-style techniques, including the “2-Man Game” and inside scoring tips, to help American players become more effective as the convergence of box and field lacrosse concepts at the college and international level continues to accelerate.
Brackets are organized using the Canadian-style terminology, but provide for the grouping of teams by grade and graduation year given how most travel clubs are set up in the States. Brackets will play on select days (either Saturday or Sunday), as follows:
Saturday, January 17th: BANTAM MAJOR – 2019 Teams (8th Graders); BANTAM MINOR – 2020 Teams (7th Graders); PEEWEE MAJOR – 2021 Teams (6th Graders); PEEWEE MINOR – 2022 Teams (5th Graders); SQUIRT MAJOR – 2023 Teams (4th Graders); SQUIRT MINOR – 2024 Teams (3rd Graders)
Sunday, January 18th: ADULT DIVISION (Open division for 18+); MIDGET MAJOR – 2015/2016 (Varsity Teams); MIDGET MINOR – 2017/2018 (JV Teams).
Space is limited, and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets). To register, please click here –

Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships, by NXTsports, Feb. 7-8, 14-15, 2015 at Feasterville Sportsplex, PA. Philly’s perennial elite box lacrosse tournament features teams from around the country and Canada, for youth, middle school and high school boys. Please contact Robin Baxter for registration information at

Winter leagues

Philly Face-Off League Winter session, meet once a week to not only practice their skills against each other, but receive coaching. In order to be a part of the league you must have at least one year of experience facing-off at a high level for your school or club team. This league is not for beginners. 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 Philadelphia Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy, NXT Lacrosse) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Dukes). They both have an extensive background in working with some of the best face-off guys in the area and are asking for more guys to compete. This winter we will be indoors at the new Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. Want in on the League? You can register here.. Click here for an article on profiling the Philly Face-Off Fall League.


Duke’s Lacrosse Club-Lite free positional clinic
on Saturday, Jan. 3 for all current Duke’s Lite (formerly Team Philadelphia) members. The clinic will focus on skills coaches highlighted from our fall tournaments. Players are encouraged to bring a friend who is not currently a Duke’s Lite member. Location: Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia (201 King Manor Drive Suite E)
High School: 9-11 am; Youth: 11:00am-1:00pm
Registration: Click here.
Positions – Agenda – Explanation
Attack:: Island dodging, dealing with pressure, outside shooting, inside finishing, stick work
Midfield: Dodging downhill, setting up a dodge, shooting on the run, stick work
Face-offs: Hand speed drills, technique breakdown, counter moves, groundballs
LSMs: Groundballs, footwork, shooting on the run, stick work
Defense: Groundballs, footwork, angles approach, stick work
Goalies:Footwork, hand speed, stick work

Black Bear Pre-Season Positional Training Program on Saturdays starting Jan. 10 through Feb. 28 from 5-9 p.m. at the 422SportsPlex in Pottstown for players in grades 3rd through 12th. The eight sessions cost $170. Black Bear coaches are seasoned veterans and teachers of the game who have a self invested interest in their lacrosse communities. This is an open program.
Click here for registration.
The curriculum for our Pre-Season Positional Training Program is designed to keep the player moving and engaged in what they’re learning. Each session the player will be taught new drills that subconsciously develops their lacrosse IQ and understanding of the game. Players will also be subjected to a rigorous footwork and agility segment designed to work around the skill sets needed as a lacrosse player with an emphasis on developing their “fast-twitch muscle fibers” which we call the “VIKING PROGRAM.” Players will be exposed to visual demonstrations both by coaches and through discussion with a whiteboard to build their understanding of lacrosse and the drills they will be subjected to. The curriculum also uses differentiated instruction meaning we have developed drills to meet the needs of ALL PLAYERS through position specific drills that are tailored to work with a specific skill level and positional group within our training program curriculum.

Greg Cattrano Lacrosse Goalie Clinic for boys and girls aged 8 to 18 on Sunday, Jan. 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, hosted by Shipley Athletics, will be held at The Shipley School’s Upper School Yarnell Gymnasium in Bryn Mawr. All that register to get 1v1 training with the former MLL and NCAA Goalie of the Year will receive a Warrior Void Lyte Goalie Stick. The event will close after 20 players register. To register, click here:
Clinic coaches: Camp Director Greg Cattrano- Warrior Sports, 1999 Member USA World Cup Team, Brown University All-American 1996, 1997, NCAA Goalie of the Year 1997
Camp Director Mark Duncan, Head Varsity Boys¹ Lacrosse Coach, The Shipley School 2002­2009
For more information email<> or call 610-715-4242.

Goalie Schools

Lacrosse Evolution Goalie Academy 4-week Winter Thaw preseason camp for boys and girls, February, at the King of Prussia location at 201 King Manor Road.
Camp details:
Four Sundays in February (1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd); time: 5-8pm; For Boys and Girls. While at the same time, they will be separate camps (one in film/chalk talk, while the other on the turf, and vice versa); $249 per player; Each goalie needs to bring sneakers/turf shoes, stick, helmet, gloves, chest protector, mouth guard and a cup. If there are pieces you are missing, let us know ahead of time and we can provide them; Contact Dave Page at with any questions!
To register, visit Winter Thaw Registration near the bottom of this page
The camp expands on a successful membership-based Sunday program and is specifically designed to prepare all goalies the upcoming season with your Youth/HS/Club team. The Goalie Academy will be providing new services specifically for this camp, including an individual film with each goalie’s play on it.
This film will be a great tool for goalies to learn from, starting with an individualized film session
highlighting strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, each camper will have a one-on-one session with a LaxEvo coach to help them set individual goals for the weeks leading into the season, and for the season itself.
Also, all HS-aged goalies will have their meeting with a current NCAA Recruiting Coordinator to help map out an individualized college-recruitment timeline as well. A normal day will include:
Going over their individual film of their play in the cage; White Board sessions covering clearing, defensive principals, and communication; Footwork/Positioning drills; Warm-up shots, focusing on form + technique, to each spot; Live shots, focusing on that day’s shot/theme (Shots on the run, screen shots, 1v1s, bouncers, etc); Stick work, usually developed through full-field play; Communication in live-action situations; End with live shots, which are filmed to go over next session; Each day we will bring in an MLL player/coach or a College All-American as a guest speaker, goalie coach (with a shooting demo!) or guest shooter.

E20 Elite Goalie School for goalies in the graduation years 2017, 2018 & 2019, run by Brian “Doc” Dougherty and Drew Adams. Twenty goalies from each graduation year will be hand selected by “Doc”, Drew and their staff to attend this invite only overnight camp. The E20 Elite Goalie School will take place on July 6th through July 9th on the beautiful campus of Bryn Athyn College, located just outside of Philadelphia. Players will be housed in brand new suites that include kitchens, washer/dryers and most importantly air conditioning. Goalies will be challenged daily by shots from a select group of top offensive players supplied by E20’s partner the American Indoor Lacrosse Association. The shooters will be invited based on their performance at the AILA’s weeklong box training and outdoor shooting camp, which also takes place at Bryn Athyn College on the same week.
Goalies will receive personal training by some of the best goalies to ever play the game. E20’s staff consists of All-World goalie Dougherty (Chestnut Hill College head coach, Episcopal Academy grad), current USA National Team member, New York Lizards and MLL All Star goaltender Adams (Springfield-Delco, Penn State), former Penn State keeper and First Team All American Austin “Sparky” Kaut and former Maryland’s First Team All American Niko Amato. All four goalies have earned multiple All-American statuses at their respected universities.
Coach’s recommendations can be filled out by going to under the horizontal tab of E20 Elite Goalie School. Recommendations and must be received no later than February 1, 2015.
Goalies will receive: Personal Video Breakdown; One–on–One Instruction; Learn the PHLow System; Learning Team Defense; Communication Techniques; Defensive Concepts; Proper Weight Training; Goalie Recruiting Process; Goalie Recruiting Recommendations to colleges;High Level Shots from top high school and college players; Live Demonstrations; Learn the Best Drills from the Best; Proper Stick and Foot Work
Cost: $695. Any questions contact Joe Karpinski at For more information and the bios for the Elite20 staff please visit

Spring Tournaments

Battle of Fort Washington Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by the Upper Dublin Boys Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club, Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, 2015 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 7th with B Division playing on Sunday, March 8th. Tournament registration as well as additional 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 fast start to their season, serving as a great opportunity for boys to play equally matched teams in the Tri-State area and prepare for their upcoming Spring season. For additional information on the Battle of Fort Washington Tournament, please call David Kepniss at 215.260.0618 or by email at or Mike DiMartile at 215.990.8880 or by email at

Summer Tournaments

The 13th Annual Evolution Games on June 27th and 28th is a high school, all-star Recruiting & youth tournament taking place in Downingtown, PA. Teams come from across North America: New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, California, Delaware, Ohio, Utah and Connecticut. Over 50 colleges coaches come out for this weekend to scout some of the talented players in the country. This is the best time to attend a tournament since college coaches use this time period more than any other. The 2016 through 2023 grad years will play 3 games on Saturday in a Pool Play format and re-seed for 2 playoff games on Sunday. The 2024 and 2025 brackets will play 3 pool play games and 1 playoff game all on Saturday. Evolution Games is open too all boys teams across the country. Vendors Welcomed as well. For more information please contact Matt O’Neill at or call 610-873-9910. Check out the tournament homepage HERE.

Coaches clinics

The 26th PA Coaches Clinic will be held January 10 and the Cabrini College Student Center Auditorium.
9:30 Continental Breakfast Provided by Krossover
10:00 Brian Voelker Drexel
Practice: Organization and Drills
10:45 Taylor Wray St Joseph’s, Framework for Team Defense
11:30 Drawing for Fabulous Door Prizes
11:45 Intermission
12:00 Gene Peluso Steven Institute of Technology, Riding Your Team to Success
12:45 R. E. Lynn and David Seidman 2015 Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis
Sponsors: Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association

Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Clinic, Saturday, January 31 from 9 AM-1 PM. The clinic will focus on teaching progressions as well drills to build fundamentals. It also will feature small group station workouts immediately following the classroom portion of the clinic in Penn’s indoor bubble. Coaches will have an opportunity to see our drills and progressions live. The clinic will be appropriate for both youth and high-school level coaches. Location: Kozloff Room Hutch Gymnasium/Penn Park Indoor Bubble
8:30 AM-9AM- Check-in/Coffee/Donuts; 9:00 AM- Austin Kaut- Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Goalie Play; 9:35 AM- Jim Stagnitta- Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Pressure Riding; 10:10 AM-Pat Myers– Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Unsettled Offense; 10:50 AM- Mike Murphy- Head Coach University of Pennsylvania, Fun Drills to Build Fundamentals; 11:30 AM- Break; 12:00 PM- Penn Team Fun Stations (Penn Park Indoor Bubble)
The Kozloff Assembly Room-TSE Ping & Cheng Cheung Sports Center (Hutch Gym) is located at 219 South 33rd St, Philadelphia Pa.19104
Info to send in for registration:
E-mail Address___________________________________________
School/Club Affiliation__________________________________
# Attending ________X $30= ______________ (Pre Register by 1/25)
$40 registration fee for walk-ups at the door
Make Checks Payable to Invictus Lacrosse, Mail to: Penn Men’s Lacrosse, 235 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia, Pa. Questions: Contact Jim Stagnitta-

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!

Summer Camps

John Nostrant youth lacrosse camps, for boys in grades 1 to 8.
Session 1 from June 15-18 at Eastern University
Session 2 from June 22-25 at The Haverford School
Session 3 from July 6-9 at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Session 4 from July 13-16 at The Haverford School.
Others on staff include Mark Petrone, one of Nostratnt’s top assistants at Haverford School; Kevin Wallace, Head Lacrosse Coach at Eastern University; and Mike DelGrande, Head Lacrosse Coach at Springside Chestnut Hill.
Visit to register. If you would like more information about Nostrant Lacrosse Camps, contact Mark Petrone,

QuickStick Day Camp, La Salle College High School, run by La Salle Hall of Fame coach Bill Leahy and his staff, June 22-26, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, boys aged 5 to 16. The original Quickstick Lacrosse Camp location! Since 1993 boys and girls have been enjoying camp at La Salle. This camp highlights stick skills, team concepts, and the much anticipated camp tournament. Campers enjoy live DJ music on the field, lunch for purchase in the school cafeteria, guest speakers in the lecture hall, and a high fidelity action packed video session in the “star trek” room. The last four years this camp has SOLD OUT with over 225 total campers.

HEADstrong Combine at La Salle College High School, June 29-July 1, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Boys Entering 5th thru 8th Grade, HEADstrong Combine is a specialty lacrosse camp designed to focus on stickwork, shooting, speed and strength run by La Salle Hall of Fame coach Bill leahy and his staff. Campers will experience specific drills and exercises to dramatically improve these key areas. This camp is for boys entering 5th through 8th grade and are considered to be intermediate to advanced players. The HEADstrong North Club Teams (5th/6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams) are organized and run by the HEADstrong Foundation in conjunction with the La Salle College High School lacrosse team coaching staff. This combine will introduce players to both the HEADstrong Foundation and HEADstrong Lacrosse Club. This camp is a great way to improve as a player, serve a great cause, and introduce yourself to the HEADstrong North Lacrosse CLub coaching staff.


Maplezone Sports Institute, offering private, group, and team training. Training programs are made for each individual skill set and player. Please contact Cory Malampy at 610-358-5500 ext 21

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.


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