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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tryouts, tournaments

Friday, 12th June 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 6/12/15

Boys’ Events

Club tryouts

Bucks Select has openings for a number of its summer travel teams. If you are interested in elevating your game to the next level, contact the directors at 2022 (5th grade) – Goalie, Middie
2021 (6th grade) -D Pole
2020 (7th grade) – D Pole, middie
2019 (8th) -Goalie
2017 (10th) -middie
The mission of Bucks Select Lacrosse is to teach and develop our players both on and off the field. Players practice and have position specific coaching specialists because the learning and development occurs before, during and after the tournaments. Our Coaches are from the top High Schools and Youth programs in the Philly area and our players come from as far as the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Central New Jersey.
Inquires can be directed to

Phillie Elite LB3 Lacrosse has a limited number of spots available for the summer program for current 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grade boys. Our focus continues to be to develop players fundamental skills and lacrosse IQ through positive reinforcement and by teaching a lifetime love of the game. Players and parents interested in learning more, please contact J P Banks at More information on LB3 can be found on our website

Summer Face-off Training

The Philly Face-Off league begins its summer league on June 1st and will hold its session every Tuesday night from 5-6:30, at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. Players from more than 50 high schools and 22 club programs as well as some select middle schools competed during the winter league to practice and train against elite competition on a weekly basis.
Click here to register

College D1 Experience

“Experience a Day in the Life of a D1 Lacrosse Player at Lafayette” for boys in the classes of 2015 to 2019, with the Lafayette Men’s Lacrosse team. The Summer Session event is being held on Tuesday, June 30 at the campus in Easton, Pa. Open to any and all participants for $200, and $150 if you register by June 1.
Registration and waiver info – Click here.
Format: Single Day Event from 9AM-5PM; Fisher Field – Football Stadium (Field Turf); Rappolt Field – (Astro Turf)
Please completely fill out registration form with waiver and medical information located on the website and send with a check payable to Ski Lax, Inc. to the address below. Registration confirmation and further details will be sent through e-mail.

Summer Showcases

MVP Delaware, June 26-28, 2016-18 Divisions, MVP Delaware is an elite high school tournament. Event will be held at the University of Delaware. The event includes an instructional session on Friday afternoon led by NCAA college coaches.
Limit of 12 teams per Division. Meals in the Delaware dining hall and lodging in the school’s air-conditioned dorms; Every team is guaranteed to play five games; Every division has a champion. Co-run by MVP and NXT Lacrosse. Click here to register.

NXT MVP Blue Hen II, June 27-28 at Caravel Academy, DE, Divisions for 5th-8th grade teams, Championship Format. Click here to register.

Philly Boys Showcase Camps by NXT at Saint Joseph’s University, now on two dates: Session I for 2016s and 2017s on June 24-26, and Session II for 2018s and 2019 on July 27-29 at St. Joseph’s University. The Philly Boys Showcase Camp was started by coaches who genuinely want to help high school players achieve their college lacrosse goals by educating them on all aspects of the college process. Two coaches who embody this philosophy and the co-directors of the Boys Philly Showcase Camp – Peter Lawrence (University of Hartford), and Taylor Wray (St. Joseph’s University). Showcase lacrosse campers leave better educated not just on the lacrosse field, but also better educated about the college recruitment process, NCAA rules, strength training, and nutrition. Campers literally get to experience a couple days in the life of a college lacrosse player. Also, 2017 and 2018 Fab 40 All-Star selections gain automatic admission to the Philly Showcase and 2019 Fab 40 All-Star selections gain automatic admission to the Philly Freshman Showcase. Click here for more info and registration.Boys-summer-camps2

The Garden State Invitational, Saturday and Sunday July 4 & 5, Central Park, 91 Central Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. New State of the art turf facility, 4 Side by Side turf fields for easy recruiting, easy parking and unmatched setting, Championship Format, 2 Day Tournament, 4 games guaranteed, possible 5th championship. Grade based division. Click Here for your team to be considered.

Liberty Bell Challenge’s inaugural individual showcase, July 10, at Germantown Academy, PA, is open for applications from all players, from any club, the invitation process will begin next week and continue only until the 175 spots are filled. The showcase is the kickoff to a weekend that features the first tournament for The Passport Alliance, a group of elite club programs.Click here to apply.

International-style tournament tryouts

High school Challenge; Stars and Stripes vs. Team Maple Leafs, an international competition of high school players, is expanding to also include Team Shamrocks (Ireland) and Team Gladiators (Italy) as we assemble the international field to compete. This is not a college recruiting event, but it is expected to have a strong turnout of college coaches attend and we will provide college coaches player information. Tryouts for the Team Stars and Stripes, Team Shamrocks and Team Gladiators will take place in select venues throughout Eastern USA. After teams are selected, the teams will compete on July 27-28th in a fantastic international competition in upstate, New York.
Regional Tryout Dates: June 11th – New Jersey at Madison High School; June 14th – Westchester/Ct at Choate; June 18th – Mid Atlantic Region at Shipley – Pa/Md; July 2nd –Long Island at Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale, Long Island. Regional Per Try-out Fee: $125
Tryout Times & Games: This will depend on location/facility & turnout/sign-up
Video Option: All games will be filmed for purchase / All games MAY be used for evaluation.
If you cannot attend any of the try-out dates, you may submit video for evaluation. The video tryout fee is $50.
Link to try-out:
Teams will be selected by July 10th.

Summer Tournaments

The NXT Meltdown, June 20-21, at Abington Jr and Sr High, Championship style tournament, Each divisional winner awarded Brindle Cup, 4 Games Guaranteed, Divisions: 2nd/3rd; 4th; 5th; 6th; 7th; 8th; HS B; HS A 2016. Sunday, June 21Click here to register

Boys Summer Slam, June 20-21, by the The Pattison Sports Group and STX, offering the Play Huge Purse, a $5,000 grand prize, for the 2016 AA division champion. Tourney for boys’ club teams, at three West Chester (PA) sites, 2016-2024 divisions. Redeemable for STX equipment for their club team. HS Divisions for 2016-2018, AA and A, Youth Divisions 2019-2024, A and B. 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games. Click here for registration and more info.

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.

The Leopard Classic, July 1 at Lafayette College. The one-day tourney runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and features 2016, 2017, 2018, and Mixed Divisions. High School and club teams are welcome. Each division is limited to 12 teams. The tourney is open to any and all participants.
Format: 3 games guaranteed; Fields used: Fisher Stadium and Metzgar grass fields; Games are two 25min running halves; College rules with referees; NCAA Teaching session and recruiting talk after your team ’ s 1st Game; Water and trainer at every field ( Playing Surfaces: Field Turf and Grass)
Cost: $1000 per team

The NXT Cup, by NXT sports, July 11th – July 12th, Westtown School, Episcopal Academy, West Chester & Newtown Square, PA. The most competitive youth lacrosse tournament in the country. Four-plus games guaranteed, Divisions: 8th Grade (2019) A & B; 7th Grade (2020) A & B; 6th Grade (2021) A & B; 5th Grade (2022) A & B; 4th Grade (2023) A & B; 3rd/2nd Grade (2024/2025) A & B. Click here for more info and to register

2015 Jersey Shootout, Youth Boys Lacrosse Tournament (Grades 4- 8), July 11th & 12th, St. Joseph Metuchen High School, 145 Plainfield Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Championship Format, 2 Day Tournament. 4 games guaranteed, possible 5th championship game. Prizes awarded by Maverik Lacrosse, Grade based division. This is rolling admission. We take teams on a first paid in full basis. Sold out 10 years running, click here to register.

Morey’s Piers Beach Lacrosse Tournament, for youth, high school and college teams on July 18-19 in the heart of the Wildwood beaches, N.J. This tournament gives lacrosse players of all ages a chance to enjoy the game in a new and exciting way. Teams from all over the East Coast and beyond compete on the beaches of Wildwood as well as enjoy the waterparks and beach during the day and the famous Wildwood boardwalk and amusements in the evening. The tournament offers participants and their families an exclusive discounted weekend package to Morey’s Piers Amusement Rides and Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterparks and a delicious Saturday night picnic served at Rendezvous Beach Picnic Pavilion.Questions? Contact us: or 609-729-3700 extension 1195.
Click here to register.
Games are 5v5, 4 field players plus a goalie, with a maximum of 10 players per team. Each game will have two 18-minute halves with a 4-minute break. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. Divisions will run from Boy’s & Girl’s U8 – U18, Men’s & Women’s Open. Beach Lacrosse is played with NO SHOES (except goalies).
Wristbands are valid for access to Raging Waters Waterpark and Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club, plus the amusement rides on all 3 Amusement Piers (daily wristband restrictions apply: go carts, SkyScraper, SkyCoaster, Climbing wall, Screamin’ Swing, High Flyer and Springshot are not included) all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday during operating hours. Check Morey’s Piers operating hours.

American Revolution Middle School Invitational, July 13-14, at Maple Zone Sports Institute’s new outdoor complex in Aston. The event is for boys’ teams in the 2020, 2021, 2022 age classes and limited to 10 clubs. The games will be 22 minute running games with 5 minute halftime; each age group playing one game at a time, intimate environment for coaches, athletes, and parents, all games played on synthetic turf fields. Games will be professionally filmed and made available for purchase, five game guarantee. Teams will play three pool games Monday and two seeded games Tuesday with the possibility of playing in a championship game. E-mail if interested.

8th Annual Patriot Games, July 18-19, by Heritage Lacrosse, at three sites in beautiful Bucks County, PA, featuring 22 fields in total. The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July at venues in the heart of beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The event attracts the top club teams looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions and to punctuate their summer travel season with a grand finale. The event features teams from traditional hotbeds on the East Coast as well as talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Patriot Games has been selected by NDP Lacrosse as an “Approved Qualifying Event” for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, which will take place outside of Tampa in January 2015. Top finishing teams in selected divisions will earn bids to join other top club teams from around the nation to compete in the high profile, national championship event. The brackets and divisions are organized by graduation year (i.e. 2015 – 2023 will have AA & A Divisions). Teams in each age group will be also recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators. Teams can click here to register. Players can click here to register.

Goalie Championships

GUARDIAN National Goalie Championship, July 27-30, Spooky Nook, Manheim (Lancaster) PA. This event will showcase and celebrate the best goalies nation-wide in a National Championship and will measure them based on the unique and patented Goaltender rating and classification system (GRC) for recruiting opportunities. College Coaches from across the country have requested access to this one-of-a-kind event and the associated results. Click here to apply. Click here for event website.

Face-Off Championships

The I-95 Cup , the ultimate challenge to see which AREA of the country has the most talented face-off midfielders. The top 10 players from Philly, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland/Virginia will meet Aug. 16 in Philadelphia’s Maple Zone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley for a 1-day tournament. The Face-Off Academy’s Greg Gurenlian, Chris Mattes, and Jerry Ragonese are constantly traveling the country working with face-off athletes. When they are not on the road, all three have set up training combines where they live. Greg Gurenlian runs a daily face-off combine in New York City, Chris Mattes runs his in Maryland, and Jerry in New Jersey. All three FOA coaches will represent and coach their respective AREAS at the I-95 Cup.
The Philadelphia team will be chosen by Philly Face-Off League co-founders John Bodnar and Mike Dolente. Both highly respected face-off coaches in the area, the Philly Face-Off League is where the most elite face-off midfielders in the Greater Philly area can practice and train together on a weekly basis.
Each area will host a tryout on a specific date.
TEAM PENNSYLVANIA – 7/30/15 from 5pm – 7pm at Mainline Sports Center (1340 Swedesford Rd. Berwyn, PA 19312)
Contact: John Bodnar of the Philly Faceoff League (
Register Now:
TEAM NJ – 7/30/15 from 5PM – 7PM at Snyder Ave Park Turf Field (216 Snyder Ave. Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922)
Contact – Jerry Ragonese (
Register Now:


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