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Updated list of Philly girls’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tournaments, showcases, leagues

Saturday, 26th September 2015

Categories Banquet, Charity, Clinics, Events, Girl's/Women's, Golf tourney, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Posted 9/26/15

Philly Girls’ Events

Club tryouts

LaxEDGE club tryouts, in grades 2017 to 2023 on Sept. 12 from 9-11:30 or Sept. 27, 4-6:30, at War Memorial Field in Doylestown. Graduation Years 2023-2017 are welcome at either tryout date
Key player info: Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tryout time to register and receive a LxEDGE tryout pinnie, bring mouth guard, stick, goggles. Link for registration:
Fees: $30 if pre-registered online OR $45 Walk-Up fee
Contact info: Becky Cartee-Haring OR 215-801-1300Girls-events1211


Coach Duck’s Fall Girls’ Lacrosse Clinics, Agnes Irwin. Times: Wednesday Evenings 6:30pm-8pm @ Agnes Irwin School.
Dates: September 30; October 7, 14, 28; November 1st (Monday) 11th, 18th (Wednesday); December 2, 9, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24
Field Players: Elevate your overall play with cutting edge pressure drills Improve your shooting techniques, ride, cutting and defensive play.
Goalies: Improve your Save percentage improving your stance, clear, angles, Face Shots
Experienced Coaching Staff: Coach Duck, Phyllis Kilgour, Kim Jackson, Jen Raech

All-American Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Fall Skill Development Clinic, Archbishop Carroll, Oct. 4, Grades 1 to 12; Times: Ages 5 to 11, 11am-1pm; Ages 12 to 18, 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $70 per participant. Coaches: Learn from Navy Head Coach and Haverford High grad Cindy Timchal– most wins in women’s lacrosse history. Coach Timchal has developed the ultimate clinic experience for lacrosse players that want to take their game to the next level. Learn though Cindy’s unique progression drills. Elite level lacrosse for all ages.
Also be coached by Navy assistant coach and Carroll grad Gabby Capuzzi (All American-Ohio State), assistant Josh Dionne (National Champion-Duke) & other college players and coaches.
Learn the latest techniques in stickwork, shooting, dodging, crease defense, individual defense and individual offense.
GOALKEEPER INSTRUCTION Academy with Natalie Wills — Assistant Goalie Coach at the University of Maryland and former Vanderbilt standout.
Checks Made Payable to: All American Lacrosse. Mail registration & check to: Girl’s Lacrosse Clinic, 55 Baldridge Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401

Quaker City Fall Lacrosse Training, Girls Grades 3-12, at Harriton High School, Saturday, Sept. 19 thru Saturday, Nov. 7
Grades 3, 4, and 5: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Grades 6, 7, and 8: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
High School Girls: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
FEES: $250 (includes Quaker City Pinnie) To register, please go to
For more info, please contact Coach D at
The Quaker City Lacrosse Club coaches and trains middle and high school tournament teams (grades 1 through 12). The club is coached by the staff of the 2013 PIAA State Championship Girls Lacrosse program Harriton HS . Our Coaches have played at Brown, Temple, George Mason, Duke, Lehigh, Ohio State, Cornell, Old Dominion, Pomona, Mary Washington, and Haverford College. Our strong belief is that you need to practice to get better. We are not just a club that practices a few times in the summer and goes to tournaments. For our current HS level teams, we have held over 30 practices and our MS school girls have practiced close to 30 times. We also coach our teams in a winter league and the middle school teams in a fall league.

HEADstrong Girls FUNdamental Clinics, October 18th, 25th, November 1st and 8th from 2:00-4:00PM also at William Penn Charter School. These clinics will be open to 3rd-8th grade girls and will cost $50 per session or $190 for all four sessions. Please visit to learn more.
These instructional clinics are open to all ages and are designed to educate, motivate and inspire girls to reach personal goals and foster a life –long love for the game of lacrosse. The commitment is to teaching the fundamentals of the game with a major emphasis on skill development and higher lacrosse IQ. In a fun, energetic and nurturing environment, young girls will gain a sense of accomplishment and pride in their lacrosse abilities and ultimately the belief that they have no limitations to what they can do if they set their mind to it.

Fall Tournaments

The 2nd Annual ‘Stoga 5v5 Lax Fest (, which will feature youth clinic sessions and an afternoon of small-sided round robin games, Conestoga High on Oct 4. The Lax Fest will be staged in a fun and festive setting with dance contests, skills competition, food, refreshments, vendors, prizes and other fun activities! This year, the event will help raise money for the Fighting Back Scholarship Program and its Peter Kienzle Fund in particular. Fighting Back is an organization based in Malvern that assists individuals who are recovering from a life-changing illness or injury and are without the finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program. The Kienzle Fund was established in memory of Peter Kienzle, a cherished member of the Conestoga lacrosse community. The event will honor Pete’s courageous fight against cancer and proceeds from the Kienzle Fund will provide one year of post-rehabilitative exercise for two individuals – a veteran and a civilian. Interested sponsors are invited to support the event and this worthy cause; several sponsorship levels are available. Eligibility: This event is open to girls in Grades 5-9 (i.e., Graduation Years 2019-2023). Township programs, clubs, coaches and parent promoters are encouraged to sign-up as many teams as interest permits. “A” and “B” brackets will be available (subject to level of interest) to enable teams to choose the appropriate level of competition. The event is also open to individuals who are not on a team but would like to experience the increasingly popular 5v5 format as members of “house teams” coached by members of the Conestoga girls’ varsity lacrosse team and/or volunteer coaches.
Team/Player Registration: Visit to register (registration will open with week of 8/17).
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2015 (registrations will be accepted on a “first come first served” basis until the event is full.
Stick Donations: As with last year, the Conestoga Girls Lacrosse team is asking all teams/participants to bring a used lacrosse stick that can be donated to support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association’s HEADstring Project (see
Please contact Marty Stenson (; 610-844-4096) for additional information or questions.

STX Southern Lacrosse Showcase by LaxLife Events, October 24-25, Charlotte, NC. The SLS is Charlotte’s premier fall girls’ lacrosse event! Top-tier club teams come together at this beautiful venue, to gain collegiate exposure and compete at the highest level. Both middle school and high school divisions are guaranteed five full-field games throughout the tournament weekend. For more information visit

STX Atlanta Tournament of Lacrosse by LaxLife Events, November 7-8, Atlanta, GA. The STX Atlanta Tournament of Lacrosse boasts top-notch competition, professionally managed event logistics, four full-field games guaranteed and a great vendors row. Conveniently located just outside of Atlanta with easy access to the airport, this tournament is a must attend. Visit for more information.

STX Wishbone Championships by LaxLife Events, November 14-15, Orlando, FL. The 10th annual Wishbone Championships will deliver the BEST fall lacrosse experience. Distinct ability brackets accommodate every team from elite club to beginning middle school programs. Four full-field games guaranteed; with pool play on Saturday and bracket play-offs on Sunday. As usual you can count on fall Florida temperatures, a full vendor’s row and top competition. The Wishbone Championships offer convenient access to the Orlando airport and all the area’s attractions. Visit for more information.

Showcase tournaments

Inaugural Girls’ Session of The Match™, a recruiting showcase focusing on elite players targeting Division III colleges. The event, now open to both boys and girls who are in 2016-2018 graduation years, will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA (just 35 miles outside of Philadelphia and within a short driving distance from major lacrosse hotbeds). The Girls’ Session will be patterned after and run in parallel with the Boys’ Session of The Match™, which has attracted over 300 players from 8 states in the last two years. Close to 50 Division III colleges have attended the boys’ showcase. Directors expect an array of coaches and schools to be in attendance at the both Boys’ and Girls’ Sessions. All interested players, boys and girls, are asked to visit the website and register as soon as possible, as one or more coaching recommendations are also part of the process. Selection is competitive based on credentials and information in the nomination forms and invitations will be sent on a rolling basis. Space is limited by position; total enrollment is also limited.
High school and club coaches are invited and encouraged to nominate strong candidates for The Match™ by completing the on-line nomination form. Players/parents will receive notification letting them know about the opportunity and providing a link to additional information. Thank you in advance to all coaches who nominate players or complete nominations on behalf of their players, we are grateful for your time and courtesy.
For more information about either the Boys’ or Girls’ Sessions of The Match™, to register to play, to nominate one or more of your high school or club players, or to confirm your attendance as a college coach, please visit
• FORMAT: Players will have a chance to showcase their talents in clinics/drills, 7v7 short-sided matches and in full field games. The novel 7v7 portion helps maximize player touches and gives participants a meaningful chance to display their skills on offense, defense, in transition and in the goal in a fast-paced, participatory setting.
CLINICS/DRILLS/PRESENTATIONS:Highly credentialed clinicians/coaches will conduct clinic sessions, drills and presentations of interest, including the Division III value proposition/recruiting process. Parents are invited to attend that discussion.
• CONNECTLAX MEMBERSHIP: Players who complete the registration process will be entitled to a free 3-month subscription to ConnectLAX – an online/mobile recruiting platform (see Participants will receive a free 6-month subscription and have the chance to order game video/highlights to include on their profile.

Philly Girls Showcase, Nov. 1, Westtown School, PA. The Premier Girls’ Individual Fall Event; All play three games in front of the assembled college coaches in the morning. At the conclusion of the morning session, there is a brief break and the Girls Philly Showcase concludes with an elite all-star game. Additionally, all games at the Philly Girls Showcase are professionally filmed in high definition, and a complete video package is available for all participants.
Girls Philly Showcase players have the opportunity to play for a college coach for two team practices and three games in front of college coaches.
Players also participate in skills clinics led by Division I coaches.
College and high school coaches head a recruiting discussion that helps our Girls Philly Showcase better understand the recruiting process.
Click here for more info and registration.

The Draft, a premier individual girls’ lacrosse showcase for players in the classes of 2016 to 2019 on Jan. 23-24 at Spooky Nook in Manheinm, PA
Where: Spooky Nook Sports near Lancaster, PA (
The largest Sports Complex in North America!
* The best playing with and alongside the best: this showcase is only for nominated players
For further information:

Charity Banquet

Fourth Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. Once again, 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 $1 million in funds for families with children that have life-threatening diseases. Individual banquet tickets are $85 and various sponsorships are available; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open bar 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 in April 2016 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 Temple University men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy.

Golf Outing

The 2015 PLA Golf Classic Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Bidermann Golf Club featured 124 golfers and 68 corporate and individual sponsors and helped the PLA raised over $25,000.
We are excited to return to Manufacturers! The club hosted our first outing in 1993 and last hosted our event in 2006. The Club offers a majestic club house and other facilities and a traditional style parkland layout, featuring a great routing and scenic beauty throughout. Manufacturers’ is one of the “must play” courses in the Philadelphia area. We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Outing website (
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 5th (“Early Bird” special ends September 11th). If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:30 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:30 pm
Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
CONTRIBUTION: Individual — $275*; Foursome — $1100*; Early Bird Special (Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*; must be paid by September 11th); Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Major Sponsor (Gold) — $1,000; Co-Sponsor (Silver) — $500; Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $75 (includes a PLA golf hat!)

*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, carved turkey and pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, bag handling/loading, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2015 PLA Golf Classic Gift Pack.
The event will be a “modified scramble” (all players drive; foursome selects a drive; players play their own ball from there). Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin (all par threes), and the traditional “Double-Flag Birdie Challenge” on Manufacturers’ noted quarry hole (the 8th Hole). Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net. Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).


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