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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, tournaments, showcases

Saturday, 7th March 2015

Categories Banquet, Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Recruiting, Tournaments, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 3/7/15

Boys’ Events


HEADstrong Foundation™ 5th annual Limelight Gala, recognizing groundbreaking achievements in research, honoring inspiring stories of hope, celebrating survivorship and remembering those who have lost their battle with blood cancer. The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing (formerly the Hyatt Regency) located at 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard; from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per seat. In addition, HEADstrong is offering a Young Professionals ticket for guests ages 21-30. The $100 ticket will allow guests access to the event after 9pm for dessert, dancing and silent auction.
Click here, to reserve and purchase tickets.
The black-tie optional event will include a silent auction and a spectacular dinner program featuring a special live performance, world-class entertainment, an award presentation concluded by dancing to celebrate the life and legacy of HF Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the Ridley High graduate and student-athlete at Hofstra University.
This year, television host and broadcast journalist Dawn Stensland, best known for her career of anchoring the news in Philadelphia and currently the host of WMCN-TV’s Dawn, will serve as emcee for the occasion. Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support Nick’s House™, a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation™ which provides complimentary lodging to displaced families traveling to Philadelphia for blood cancer related treatment and the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Stephen J. Schuster, MD.


Old School LC has several remaining positions for its 2016, and 2018 teams for the Summer 2015 season. See the “Tryout” page for available positions and contact us at for a supplemental tryout or information on how to become a part of our club. Old School coaches have played at the highest levels and support the “teach first” mission of the club, that is why Coach John Nostrant selected some of the best teaching coaches in the region as well as select college players who support our mission. We are a player centered club in which each player is given the opportunity to excel athletically and academically in order to be prepared for the next level of their playing career while having a realistic picture of where they fit in the college scene. You may contact Bob DiIonno at for more info.

Youth Clinics

Malvern Prep Spring Lacrosse Clinics, K through 4, geared to the beginner- intermediate player. Our staff will focus on making each day fun surrounded with fundamentals and a positive learning environment. Each player will progress through daily fundamental station work as well positional drills.
Staff: Todd MacFarlane- Malvern Prep Varsity Assistant Coach, as well as other members of the Malvern Prep Coaching Staff and Players.
Dates: June 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2015
Cost: $15 per day; Times: 4-5:30 p.m.

Goalie Schools

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

The 14th annual Coventry Chester County Spring Thaw Boys Lacrosse Tournament for U11, U13 and U15 teams, March 21-22 on the newly renovated Owen J. Roberts High School turf fields. U15A, U15B, and U13A teams will play Saturday. U13B, U11A and U11B teams will play Sunday. Click here to register.
The early bird price is $600 per team. After February 15, the regular price of $650 will go into effect. Registration closes on March 8.

The 2015 EVANFEST Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Malvern Prep on April 11. Youth teams in the 7th Grade age class can still register; 6th and 8th Grade slots are filled. Please send your team’s name and contact info to Tom Dunn at EVANFEST is an all-volunteer foundation that provides money and support to families that have a child battling a life-threatening illness. More than $800,000 has been raised in eight years to honor the spirit of Evan Brady, a talented lacrosse player who lost his life to bone cancer shortly after graduating from Malvern Prep in 2005.

The Chapter Challenge™, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will features good competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County. Last year’s event featured close to 80 teams. Please visit the website for more information and to register –
• Multiple Brackets / Festival Format: Each division will feature two or more brackets to help each team find the appropriate level of play for a great day of festival lacrosse.
• Club/Travel Teams: In 2015, the event is open to “Club” and “Travel Teams” looking for elite competition; we will field brackets based on interest.
• Dates of Play: Saturday, May 2: Boys U9 A/B/Club (1/2nd grade); Boys U11 A/B/Club) 3/4th grade); Boys U13 A/B/Club (5/6th grade); Boys U15 (Club/Travel – 2019/2020)
Sunday, May 3 – Boys U15 A/B – Morning (7/8th grade)
All teams will play 3 games with certified officials on professionally-staged tournament fields in a festive setting. Athletic trainer(s) and an AED will be on site, as will an assortment of food/merchandise vendors. The event will be run by Heritage Lacrosse, which operates the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout™, Patriot Games™, The Match™ and other popular events.
Support the PLA: The Chapter Challenge™ is pleased to support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the local chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania.
THE CHALLENGE: As a key component of the “Challenge,” teams can help the PLA in two ways (they are not mandatory but we hope teams will support some worthy objectives): Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a contribution to the PLA (this is 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 sponsor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” Any donation is appreciated. All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge™ and PLA websites and in a press release before and after the event; AND/OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring™ Initiative: Each team is asked to organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event for drop off.

Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, June 6/7 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School in Malvern. Over 100 boys’ recreational and club teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate in one of most popular events of the season. The Shootout is a fun way to punctuate the recreation season. This year, travel clubs are invited to start their 2015 summer campaigns at the Shootout too (club brackets will be organized by graduation year). Your teams are invited to join in the fun, the tradition, and an atmosphere in which the pressure of competition is never more than the pleasure of competition. The tournament set up and the fields of play are second to none. Space is limited so sign up soon to secure your spot in the event! To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website –
U9 Boys (Rec Grades 1-2; Club 2025/2026) Saturday, June 6, 2015
U11 Boys (Rec Grades 3-4; Club 2023/2024) Sunday, June 7, 2015
U13 Boys (Rec Grades 5-6; Club 2021/2022) Saturday, June 6, 2015
U15 Boys (Rec Grades 7-8; Club 2019/2020) Sunday, June 7, 2015
• Two or more Rec/Club brackets are available in each division (subject to interest) to help align teams that are organized by age/grade/ability. Our goal is to see highly competitive games (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!);
• Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format.

Summer Showcases

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.

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.

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.

Summer Tournaments

5th Annual LAXPALOOZA Mid-Atlantic Classic – June 13-14, in Bethlehem, PA (Lehigh Valley), Boys’ community, recreational and competitive travel teams (A and B Divisions) from U9 through Varsity HS have attended from all parts of the U.S. to play a minimum (5 games) over 2 days in a competitive championship atmosphere, attracting 120+ teams for great competition in a festival & family atmosphere. With 12 fields all at one location covering 67 acres and having 30+ food, clothing and lacrosse vendors from all across the country attend, makes this an event that you do not want to miss! Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments, LLC prides itself in being sponsored by Warrior & Brine Lacrosse and information/registration can be found here
U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 (JV) and U19 (Varsity) and supports both (A DIVISION – Travel and Regional Teams) and (B Division – Community and Recreational teams) at all levels.

2nd Annual Garden State Showcase, Sunday, June 7th, at Central Park Morris, Morris Plains, NJ. From the directors of Patriot Lacrosse and Leading Edge Lacrosse, the Jersey Shootout offers a unique competitive advantage for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, providing exposure earlier than ever before. Over 40 college coaches were in attendance in 2014. The Garden State Showcase is an opportunity for elite players in each of the graduating classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 to display their talents in a most competitive environment. The Showcase is limited to eighty (80) players per grade to maximize exposure. The format is a three game round robin. Each team will be coached by a current college coach. Player profile books will be available to coaches throughout the Showcase and GameTime Footage will be on site to film all of the games. If you wish to be considered for a position in the 2015 Garden State Showcase, please complete the application. If you need further information you may email:

F4 Lacrosse’s Philly Kickoff Classic, June 13-14, West Chester University, each division plays on the 13th OR the 14th of June. The tournament offers an optimal location and setting to kick off your summer lacrosse season. With three turf and seven immaculate grass fields on WCU’s South campus, the event provides an all-inclusive venue and easy access and ample free parking.

Find complete info for the F4 Philly Kickoff Classic here
F4 Lacrosse brings over five decades of combined lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience to the tournament arena. Our coaching and business backgrounds include professional, college and elite club level lacrosse programs as well as Fortune 500 executive management. We know what makes a great event, but more importantly, we have the knowledge and follow through to create the very best tournament experiences.

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.

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.

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.

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!


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