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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, leagues

Saturday, 14th November 2015

Categories Banquet, Boy's/Men's, Charity, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 11/14/15

Boys’ Events

Club evaluations

Old School Lacrosse Club limited positions remaining for its 2017, 2018, and 2019 teams for the Summer 2016 season. A detailed list can be found at Old School celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2015 and has been successfully instructing players with a team of respected High School coaches/educators, led by Old School’s founder and owner John Nostrant (The Haverford School). The staff have played or coached at the highest levels and support the “teach first” mission of the club, that is why we selected some of the best teaching coaches in the region as well as select college players who support our mission. Old School is 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.
Feel free to visit the Old website at for more information or you may contact Coach Nostrant or Coach DiIonno at info@oslacrosse.comBoys-Events-List122223111

Bucks Select Lacrosse Club has limited position openings for the following teams: 2019, 2022/23. Please contact us at for further information. For more information about Bucks Select, click here.

Club tryouts

Bucks Select boys’ club supplemental tryouts for 2020 and 2021 teams, 3-4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 at George M Bush Park in Doylestown. Players must attend tryouts in order to be considered for a team. Register – REGISTER ONLINE NOW and click on 2016 2020/2021

Duke’s Nationals youth tryouts for boys in any region in the classes of 2022 and 2023, Sunday, Nov. 15 from 12-2 p.m. at The Rink at Academy of New Church 2815 Buck road Bryn Athyn, PA 19009. Registration:
Click here
To find out more about becoming a member simply contact Duke’s lacrosse at


Free Clinics by the Philadelphia Lacrosse Leadership Program, Saturdays Morning from 11am-1pm @ Kingsessing Recreation Center 5100 Chester Ave. Philadelphia Pa. Starting 10-10-15. Boys & Girls Ages 7-18. Registration will be done on site

Shipley School Fall Stickwork Academy by GameBreaker Lacrosse. Two sessions will be held from Nov. 22-Dec. 20 and Jan. 3-Feb. 7 at the Shipley School Upper School Gym in Bryn Mawr.
Session I: November 22 – December 20, 2015·Clinic · $225.00 · 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Session II: January 3 – February 7, 2016·Clinic · $225.00 · 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Overview: The Winter Stickwork Clinic will be held at the Shipley Upper School Gym. There will be two different winter sessions consisting of five Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Session I Dates: November 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th
Session II Dates: January 3rd, 10th, 24th 31st and February 7th
Boys Ages 4 – 6.5 will be from 9:00 am – 9:45 am; Boys Ages 6.5 – 11 will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
These stickwork sessions will be taught by Mark Duncan, Shipley School Head Lacrosse Coach.

ANC Lacrosse Christmas Clinic, for boys of all ages, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Academy of the New Chruch. Join Team USA Defender Tucker Durkin, All American Goalie Niko Amato, Current College All Americans from Maryland, North Carolina, St. Joseph’s and the ANC/Dukes Young Guns Coaching Staff.
Link To Sign Up:
Fees: 2nd-5th Grade: $35 per Athlete; 6th-11th Grade: $45 per Athlete
Times: 2nd-5th 10-12:00PM& 6th-11th Graders 12-2:00PM
Clinic details: Tucker Durkin is teaming up with Niko Amato, Jack Forster, Rob Forster and the rest of the ANC and Dukes Young Guns Coaching Staff for a unique position specific instructional clinic. The clinic will provide each athlete with a defined list of drills they can and should utilize in their offseason training programs in preparation for the spring!
More information: Will be held at Asplundh Field House @ ANC; Bring Sneakers and Cleats

Brian Dougherty Winter Goalie School, Five Sundays, Jan 24, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28th. At MapleZone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley, PA. The school is a part of NetNation Lacrosse,
You can register at

Winter Youth Developmental Clinics

Cradle Lacrosse introductory lacrosse program, for boys and girls ages 4-8, hosted at Episcopal Academy, Garnet Valley and Main Line Sports Center. For the first time, Cradle sets up shop at Garnet Valley. Those sessions run Saturday afternoons from 4-5 beginning Jan. 9, with the last session being Feb. 13. Episcopal Academy’s winter session runs Sunday mornings from 9-10. It starts Jan. 3 and goes every week through Feb. 21 with the exception of Jan. 24. Main Line Sports Center sessions, which begin Jan. 3 and end Feb. 7, run Sunday mornings from 11 to noon.
Click here for more information on Cradle’s winter schedule.

Prospect Clinics

Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Prospect ID Clinic, Dec. 5. Time: 1-5PM (Check in 12:15 PM), for 2018’s and 2019’s. About the Clinics: These clinics are designed for elite level high school players (class of ’18 & ’19). It will allow for the athlete to compete against top level competition while working with the Lehigh coaching staff and players. The day will start with small group positional skill work and progress into full field games. This is an ideal setting for the athletes to showcase their skill, athleticism and knowledge of lacrosse to the Lehigh coaching staff. The clinic experience allows for the athlete to experience Lehigh University.
Address: 121 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015 (Frank Banko Field, Murray H. Goodman Campus)
What to bring: Lacrosse equipment (helmet, stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, athletic supporter, mouth guard, cleats, turf shoes), water bottle.
Sign up:

CCBC Essex Prospect Day, CCBC Essex- 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, Md. 21237, Saturday, December 5th 10am-1pm
Ages of campers: High school. How to register: Click here.
The Essex Prospect day is for HS players interested in being seen by the Essex Coaching staff and have an interest in attending one of the top Junior College programs in the country!
Camp staff: Essex Mens Lacrosse Coaching Staff will be evaluating High school Prospects

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Face-Off League, a club where starting face-off players for their respective school or club teams can meet once a week to not only practice their skills against each other, and receive elite 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 (Dukes Lacrosse Club). 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 fall they will continue to be indoors at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn.
Want in on the League? Register here!
Please check out the website at for more information on registration and scheduling.
Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at

Duke’s Lacrosse Club Faceoff Days, a weekly Fall clinic series open to all boys in grade 3 through 12 at Shipley School Lower Field, Bryn Mawr PA. The clinics will be directed by new Duke’s Face-Off Director and Young Guns assistant coach Mike Poppleton, an MLL standout and member of the US National Training Team. The clinics will be held on eight Saturdays at Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn beginning Oct. 17. Each Duke Lacrosse faceoff Day will consist of technique along with a substantial amount of time spent on live face-offs. Every Saturday the draw day will start with a normal face-off warm up, dive in deeper with one specific face-off technique (footwork, stance, hand position, primary move, counter move, GB play, wing play, stick work, shooting), and will finish with live face-offs and a king of hill.
When: Oct 17th, Oct 24th, Nov 7th, Nov 14th, Nov 21st, Nov 28th, Dec 5th, Dec 12th. Times: All sessions 10-11:30 am. Duke’s Draw Days are for players of all Ages and Skill Level. Any High school, Middle school, Youth, Club Player is welcomed to ATTEND! Price: One Session- $35; Four Sessions – $125; All Eight Sessions- $245

Youth Leagues

NXTLeagues’ Mid-Atlantic Spring Lacrosse League, for boys’ club teams in grades 3-8, for spring of 2016. This year, the league looks to grow as it continues to feature the best youth club teams in the Mid-Atlantic region with teams from as far north as Connecticut and as far south as Northern Virginia expressing serious interest. Elite competition is found in both the A and AA divisions. Applications are open for the league, which is played exclusively on Sundays from March 20-May 15 at various top facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. The cost is $2,300 per team with a $500 deposit due Dec. 1. Team applications must be filled out here.
The league will feature divisions in grades 3-8 and games are comprised of four 12-minute quarters with modified FIL rules to promote fast play and competition. There are two certified referees and one game coordinator per game, with one certified athletic trainer and one NXT representative per site.

Box Leagues

Bucksmont Winter Box League, Fusion operated and US Box Lacrosse Certified, entering its third year. Fusion’s winter Box League has proven to be one of the best, if not the best way your team can train over the winter months. Two weeks of instruction are followed by an 8-week league culminating with a last day tournament and championship. Details:
Dates: Dec 6th- Feb 28th (Sunday mornings between 7:30am-12pm); Location: Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center (Hatfield Pa)
Divisions: 5/6 combined (6 teams), 2021 (6 teams), 2020 (6 teams); Gameplay:< 3, 16 minute periods. Timeouts and time serving penalties in play. Referees: US Box Lacrosse Certified referees and rulebook. We provide the most experienced staff in the area led by Paul Kubach. Format: 2-weeks of instruction followed by 8 weeks of league games. Two weeks of instruction is critical for safety, rules, offensive and defensive sets in what is still a relatively new version of the game for many teams and players. Coaches are encouraged to join our staff on the floor for these sessions.
Cost: $2200 per team *500 deposit necessary to secure your spot. *There will also be a $45 US Box insurance Fee per player.
Benefits:< Each team will be supplied 1 set of used goalie gear to KEEP. Every team in league will also be invited to Fusion box tournaments at 15% discount. Roster Size: Recommended 14-18 players. Questions: (215)219-2654


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