Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/8/16
From Press Release
The HEADstrong Quakers Lacrosse Club will host a secondary evaluation this Sunday, September 11th at Radnor High School.
All players from the graduating classes of 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 are encouraged to come out and experience the newly formed club concept led by University of Pennsylvania Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Mike Murphy, Todd MacFarlane and staff. Please reference the 9/11/16 evaluation details and registration information below.
HEADstrong Quakers Lacrosse Club Evaluation II – Register
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Where: Radnor High School (A) Encke Field (Turf) and (B) Prevost Field (Turf)
130 King of Prussia Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
Field Address – Raider Road at Radnor Chester Road, Wayne, PA 19087
New Player Registration Fee: $50 (Online) $60 (Walk-Ups)
Times & Details:
2020, 2019, 2018 tryouts from 1-3 pm
2023, 2022, 2021 tryouts from 3-5 pm
A onetime $50 online registration fee or $60 walk-up registration fee will apply. Players who participated in the evaluation previously held on 8/28 are encouraged to participate this Sunday so that the coaching staff can proper assess the level of prospective talent.
This week, Coach Mike Murphy and Todd MacFarlane introduced and assigned the inaugural staff for the HEADstrong Quakers. The following coaches will lead the inaugural teams this fall.
2018: Brendan Dawson (Haverford College Head Coach) and Mike Bartomioli (UPenn)
2019: Jamie Lockard (Albright College Head Coach) and Casey Ikeda (UPenn)
2020: PT Ricci (Cabrini) & Pat Myers (Penn)
2021: Mike Murphy (UPenn) & Max Hjelm (Haverford College)
2022: Todd MacFarlane (UPenn) & Mike Murphy (UPenn)
2023: Todd MacFarlane (UPenn) & Austin Campbell (Denison University)
The goal for this fall is to assemble and compete with an emphasis on providing players with the highest level of instruction paired with affordability and the charitable mission of the HEADstrong Foundation. Embracing their geography, the plan is for the program to stay local for both practices and events, with high school teams (’20, ’19, ’18) debuting in the Quaker LaxFest at Radnor HS on Sunday, November 6th and middle school teams taking the field at the Fall Brawl on November 12 & 13th.
The aim of the HEADstrong Quakers Lacrosse Club is to elevate the club lacrosse experience by providing direct access to the highest caliber of instruction, leadership and facilities. Unlike existing lacrosse programs the HEADstrong Quakers Lacrosse Club will offer an annual membership with cost ranging from $1,200-$1,700, pending the level. In order to participate, players must reside within a 50 mile radius of the University of Pennsylvania. The annual membership will be inclusive of both the fall and summer schedules. In an effort to promote value and flexibility tournament play will be offered in an “al la carte” fashion, in which players would pay additionally for participation. Instruction and training is at the heart of the concept with scheduled practices leading up to (1-2) tournaments this upcoming fall.
There are also plans to integrate scrimmages and other non-tournament competition into the schedule. Embracing and encouraging multisport athletes, the HEADstrong Quakers will provide optional winter training sessions, which can be added in a similar “al la carte” fashion. The summer season will include a training camp at the University of Pennsylvania scheduled in June alongside of practices leading up to (3) “al la carte” tournaments. Fees will be inclusive of uniforms, coaching fees, charitable contribution and all instruction related fees. Please note that all tournament fees and equipment will be additional.
The hope is to submerse players in the most realistic experience providing them with the mentorship and resources needed to find success. One of the most important aspects of the newly developed concept is in the overall education that players will receive from top DI men’s lacrosse coaches. The annual membership will provide athletes with fall and summer competition paired with winter training sessions, educational seminars as well as opportunities for community service and giving back.