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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, leagues, banquets, camps

Sunday, 7th February 2016

Categories Banquet, Boy's/Men's, Camps, Charity, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 2/7/16

Boys’ Events


Bandits Lacrosse Tryouts, Sunday, March 20, Main Line Sports center in Berwyn, open to all, for its youth and high school club teams, which will play during the summer, from June through mid-July. The Bandits offer programming for third grade through junior year of high school (2017-25).
The Bandits summer schedule consists of 10+ team practices and four events. Practices will be held on weeknights in Abington.Boys-Events-List122223111-2-1
2024, 2025: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
2022, 2023: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
2020, 2021: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2017, 2018, 2019: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Main Line Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA19312
All players receive a reversible jersey to keep

Bucks Select has openings for goalies for its 2019 and 2024/25 teams. For more information, e-mail Bucks Select at

The Old School Lacrosse Club has limited positions available for its 2017, 2018, and 2019 teams for the Summer 2016 season. Please visit the Old School website (tryouts) for information and contact us for a private tryout. Feel free to visit our website at for more information or you may contact us at Old School celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2015 and has been successfully instructing players with a team of respected High School coaches/educators lead by Old School’s founder and owner John Nostrant (The Haverford School). Our 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. 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.

Team 302 Lacrosse Tryouts for summer 2016. The tryouts will be held on Feb. 14 and 21 at the University of Delaware practice turf. Players are recommended to attend both tryouts and current players will use them as practices. Tryouts will be held for the following age classes:
6th Grade (2022); 7th Grade (2021); 8th Grade (2020); 9th Grade (2019); 10th Grade (2018); 11th Grade (2017)
Times :
1:00pm-2:30pm 2022 & 2021
3:00pm-4:30pm 2020 & 2019
5:00pm-6:30pm 2018 & 2017
Click here to register and choose your class

Brine NLC tryouts

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic Regional tryouts will be held for players that hope to advance to the National event July 19-22, 2016 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Virginia. Teams will be coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches and will compete in a championship style format providing players with a meaningful lifetime experience that will better prepare them to meet the challenges of high school and college.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ 2017-18 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ Middle School Academy, 2020-21 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ 2019 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ 2017-18 tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ Middle School Academy, 2020-21 tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ Youth (2022-23) tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ 2019 tryouts.


Shipley School lacrosse Winter Stickwork Academy by GameBreaker Lacrosse. Session Dates: January 3, 10, 24, 31 and February 7. Times: 9:00 am – 9:45 am – Boys Ages 4 – 6.5; 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Boys Ages 6.5 – 11. Clinic Director: Mark Duncan, Head Coach at The Shipley School.
Register Today to Reserve Your Spot at the Clinic.

Black Bear Lacrosse Winter II Pre-Season training. The Black Bear Lacrosse Club’s Winter II sessions will be firing up in just a few weeks, for ONLY $120 your son will get 6 training sessions with the best coaching and instruction from Black Bear’s exceptional training staff!
When: Saturdays 5-9pm
Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Where: 422SportsPlex Pottstown, PA
Grade Level & Times:3rd-4th grade: 5pm to 6pm; 5th-6th grade: 6pm to 7pm; 7th-8th grade: 7pm to 8pm; 9th-12th grades: 8pm to 9pm
The Black Bear Pre-Season Training program is entering its third full year and has trained over 300 players in grades 3rd through 12th during that time. The program focuses on developing the fundamental positional skill sets of the players and only bring in the best coaches to work with our players. In the past Black Bear has had local high school head coaches, current college players, and current college coaches come in and TRAIN the players, demanding their best effort every time out!
Questions: Please contact Bryan Churchey Director of Off Season Training
E-mail Cell: 610-246-4788

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

Maplezone Sports Institute Dodge to Score Clinic series on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11 a.m.-noon. A critical skill for any offensive player is the ability to beat your man and create your own shot. Dodging is a combination of speed, change of speed and change of direction.
This clinic teaches all aspects of the key dodges that players will need to perfect to consistently beat their man. This includes setting up your man, identifying and attacking your defender’s weaknesses, detailed footwork, double moves, exploding out of the dodge and shooting. Groups will be separated into high school and 5th grade-middle school ages.
Cost: $180.00
Registration: Click here
Clinicians: Cory Malampy, Bobby Clemens

Greg Cattrano Co-Ed Goalie Clinic at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, on Sunday, Feb. 20 from 12-3 p.m.
This is the 15th year the popular clinic will be held at Shipley, hosted by Shipley Lacrosse and head coach Mark Duncan. The session runs at Shipley School’s Upper School Yarnell Gymnasium. The event is open to goalies or all ages, male or female.
Participants will receive 1-on-1 training with the former NCAA, MLL and NLL star goalie, who has been training goalies for almost two decades.

Winter Youth Developmental Clinics

Bandits Lacrosse Spring Tune-Up Clinic, Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, March 5, 10:00am until noon. Open to all players from third grade through senior year of high school, regardless of club or school affiliation. The two-hour clinic will touch on all aspects of the game and will serve as a tune-up for the spring season, which begins the following Monday for many PIAA schools. The registration fee for the Spring Tune-Up Clinic is $35. To register, visit

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Faceoff League training, Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, Sundays from 6:30-8 PM. through February. During the Fall over 55 different high school face-off players (25 already committed D1) participated regularly in the Philly Face-Off League. The PFL is 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, but receive coaching as well! 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. The Philly Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy, NXT Lacrosse) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Dukes LC). 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 winter we will continue to be indoors at the
This spring every high school lacrosse team (public and private) will be playing the new NCAA face-off rules. All face-off guys should take advantage of this opportunity and practice these new rules every Sunday at the PFL! Want in on the League? You can register here at:

All American Faceoff, World-class faceoff instruction based in Philadelphia. We specialize in making well-rounded student-athletes, great lacrosse players, and dominant faceoff men. Curriculum consists of “Faceoff Days”: a perfect balance of instruction, repetition, and competition for entry level (Uprising Faceoff Days; 3rd-7th grade) to elite level (Elite Faceoff Days; 8th-12th) faceoff players. Each Faceoff Day will consist of techniques (practiced in the MLL/NLL/JHU), warm up, live faceoffs, and a king of the hill (players will be split in groups based on age/skill). Faceoff techniques will include stance, primary moves, counter moves, body positioning, footwork, hand position, GB play, wing play, stickwork, and shooting instruction, etc. Individual player observation and instruction will occur throughout. The first Elite Faceoff Day opens up at the Phelps School (583 Sugartown Rd, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355) on Monday 1/11 from 8:30-10pm and runs until Monday 2/22. Other locations include Lancaster PA, Allentown PA, Baltimore MD, and New Jersey. For more information and to register for All American Faceoff Days please visit our site; All American Faceoff is run by Mike Poppleton (Rochester Rattlers, Johns Hopkins, Team USA Training Team, Shipley High School Assistant Coach, Duke’s Lacrosse Club Faceoff Coach).

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

Fusion Lacrosse Winter Box League, Bucksmont in Hatfield. There is one opening for a 2021 or 6th/7th combined team. The league is also still accepting individual signups while very few spots remain for grades 5th-8th. The league’s clinic portion starts this Sunday but games do not start until Dec. 20th. The team would not necessarily need to be assembled until Dec 20th.
TEAMS: Please email to reserve your spot! (SHOLMES@PLAYFUSIONLAX.COM)
Time: Sunday Mornings 10-week program
*Divisions: 2020, 2021 and 5th/6th. Clinic Start Date: Dec. 6th. Game Start Date: Dec. 20th
Individual Rate: $150 plus $45 USBOXLA insurance


The 6th Annual HEADstrong Foundation Lime Light Gala, Friday March 11, at the Hilton Penn’s Landing, This special event has been recognized as one of the most inspirational events in the city of Philadelphia recognizing groundbreaking achievements in research, stories of hope, survivorship and remembering those who have lost their fight, in effort to improve quality of life for families affected by cancer. The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing located at 201 South Columbus Boulevard from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are now available for $250 each with special pricing for tables of 10 and guests ages 15 -20. Click here, for event details. Tickets are subject to limited availability.
The black-tie optional event will include a five-star silent auction, a delicious dinner, featuring a special live performance, an award presentation followed by dancing to the music of world-class entertainment by Jellyroll celebrating the life and legacy of HF Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori.
This year, television personality, comedian, game show host, producer and talk show host, Marc Summers, best known for hosting the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare, Unwrapped on Food Network, and is currently the executive producer of Restaurant: Impossible will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Additionally, long-time voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, recording artist, TV and film composer Lauren Hart as well as voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, recording artist, songwriter and pianist Jessy Kyle will co-chair the event.
The 6th Annual Lime Light Gala will honor Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD who serves as Chief of Hematologic Malignancies and Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Lauren Shermer will share her inspirational story as she is presented with the prestigious Nicholas E. Colleluori Award. The award is presenting annually to a survivor demonstrating heroics and perseverance in the fight against cancer.
Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support the expansion of Nick’s House™, a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation™ which provides complimentary extended lodging to families traveling to Philadelphia for cancer related treatment as well as 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.
HEADstrong invites you to review our complete list of giving/sponsorship opportunities, Click here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, a table or a monetary contribution please contact, Cheryl Colleluori at
HEADstrong also welcomes a wide range of donations to be part of the event silent auction including: a timeshare, event tickets, business product, sports equipment, arts, crafts, jewelry, memorabilia and electronics. If you are interested in making a charity contribution to the silent auction please contact, Pat Colleluori at

Summer 2016 Showcase camps

Boys Philly Showcase Camps 2017-18s & 2019-20s, by NXT’s Showcase Lacrosse, June 27-29 at Saint Joseph’s University. Division I coaches coach every team at the camp. Athletes go through college-style practices, workouts and film sessions. Campers, split into the two age divisions, experience a box lacrosse session. Last year, campers at both camps got to learn box lacrosse from Denver associate head coach Matt Brown, who helped the Pioneers win a national championship last spring. Next Level Video, NXTsports’ official video partner, films all games at both Showcase Camps in broadcast-quality high definition. Video packages are available for purchase. The 2018 Fab 40 All-Stars are offered automatic admission to the prestigious Boys Philly Showcase in November. Visit for more information on the 2016 Showcase Camps.

Blue Chip 225 Recruiting Showcase camps for 2016, directed by Ted Spencer, at UMass Amherst. Blue Chip 225’s goal is to provide showcase opportunities for all college bound players. It offers an Elite Divison for players who have potential to play at a top 20 school and a Varsity Division for those players whose goals include college lacrosse at the DII , DIII, club, and NJCAA. The Blue Chip staff is of all college coaches; they invite and encourage observing coaches and videocast both Varsity and Elite all star games nationwide. Blue Chip offers quality videography and recruiting software apps for coaches to track players during programs.
Rising Freshmen Grad 2020 – July 5 – July 7, 2016
Rising Sophomores Grad 2019 – June 27 – June 29, 2016
Rising Juniors Grad 2018 – June 27 – June 29, 2016
Rising Seniors Grad 2017 – July 5 – July 7, 2016
Click here to register More information and registration is available at

Summer Camps

2016 Univ, of Maryland Summer Instructional Camp #1, at University of Maryland, June 26-29, Ages 8-15,
Click here for more information
Please visit our website for more information: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Camps, Clinics and Tournaments
Have questions, please contact Todd MacFarlane, Director of Men’s Lacrosse Operations at

2016 Univ, of Maryland Summer Instructional Camp #2, at University of Maryland, July 13-16, Ages 8-15, Click here for more information
Please visit our website for more information: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Camps, Clinics and Tournaments
Have questions, please contact Todd MacFarlane, Director of Men’s Lacrosse Operations at

United Lacrosse Super Camps for boys (all ages), at Manahassett Creek Park in Long Branch, N.J. Week 1 June 27-July 1 (M-F 9am-1pm); Week 2 July 25-July 29 (M-F 9am-1pm), For players of all levels from grades K through 12. Early Bird Registration: $25 off camp fee if you register and pay before May 1st.
Click here for more information and to register for the boys’ camps.
United Lacrosse Directors will lead a staff of coaches who have excelled at the highest levels of lacrosse. Through a combination of cutting edge lacrosse training and enthusiastic coaching the lessons learned at SuperCamps will last a lifetime! Players will benefit from both individual and team instruction. Each day will bring new instruction to players at all positions so that by the end of the week each player will have increased his “Lacrosse IQ”. In addition to the cutting edge training that each player will be exposed to there will be fun competitions and games. United Lacrosse will also bring its very popular LACROSSE FIT to SuperCamps.
Family Discount: 2 or more family members receive $20 off per family member; Multiple Camps: $50 off total camp cost; Team United Player: CONTACT for Coupon Code!

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