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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse tournaments, showcases

Saturday, 5th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, High School, Recruiting, Showcase, Tournaments  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/16

Spring Tournament

The Chapter Challenge™, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that features good competition and family/team camaraderie on the pristine, picturesque and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club (Chester County, PA). The event, April 30, May 1, will feature close to 80 teams.
The Chapter Challenge is run by Heritage Lacrosse, which operates Liberty Lacrosse Shootout™, Patriot Games™ and other popular events
The focus is on fun, atmosphere, community and the player/coach/parent experience!Boys-Tourneys-and-showcases2-2
Click here to register
Highlights:
• Multiple Brackets: 2 or more brackets per division; “club” brackets organized based on interest
o Full checking option for U15A elite girls brackets, subject to interest/qualifications
• 3 Games (40 minutes each) / Certified Officials
o Family friendly schedule – 1 game on, 1 game off (1/2 day of play; morning OR afternoon schedule)
• Take Advantage of “Early Bird Special” (multiple team discounts available)
• Professionally Staged Tournament Fields / Festive Setting
Dates of Play: Saturday, April 30, 2016 (teams play either in morning or afternoon shifts) 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 – 2020/2021); Sunday, May 1, 2016 (teams play either in morning or afternoon, not all day); Boys U15 A/B – Morning (7/8th grade); Girls U11 (3/4th grade); Girls U13 (5/6th grade); Girls U15 (7th/8th grade)
• Support the HEADstring Project): Every year teams accept the “Challenge” and collect used sticks and bring them to the Chapter Challenge to be given new life. The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association (local chapter of US Lacrosse) arranges for sticks to be restrung and donated to support lacrosse in Philadelphia and other lacrosse frontiers, furthering diversity/inclusion in the sport.

Summer Tournaments

Summer Rise, June 4-5, by Victory Events, West Chester Univ, West Chester, PA. Great facility with great teams. 2017 A & B (Current Juniors/Rising Seniors)
2018 A & B (Current Sophomores/Rising Juniors); 2019 A & B (Current Freshman/Rising Sophomores); 2020 A & B (Current 8th Graders/Rising Freshman); YOUTH DIVISIONS -2021 A & B (Current 7th Graders/Rising 8th); 2022 (Current 6th/Rising 7th); 2023/24 (Current 4/5th/Rising 5/6th); Click here to register – http://victoryeventseries.com/summer-rise/

13th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, by Heritage Lacrosse, June 11-12, GCVSA Line Road Field Complex, Malvern, PA (consists of 8 level, sprinklered and beautifully groomed playing fields located in scenic and historic Willistown Township, Chester County, Phelps School and other nearby venue(s) will be added as needed
General Schedule / Date of Play:
Grade / Graduation Year / USL Age Group Date of Play
1st Grade / 2027 (U9B) Saturday, June 11, 2016
2nd Grade / 2026 (U9A) Saturday, June 11, 2016
3rd Grade / 2025 (U11B) Sunday, June 12, 2016
4th Grade / 2024 (U11A) Sunday, June 12, 2016
5th Grade / 2023 (U13B) Saturday, June 11, 2016
6th Grade / 2022 (U13A) Saturday, June 11, 2016
7th Grade / 2021 (U15B) Sunday, June 12, 2016
8th Grade / 2020 (U15A) Sunday, June 12, 2016
Click here for registration

2016 Summer Middle and High School Terrapin Lacrosse Classic
Held at University of Maryland
June 11th- 2017, 2018 and 2019 grad years
June 12th – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 grad years
2016 Summer Middle and High School Terrapin Lacrosse Classic
Click here for more information and registration for the HS event
Click here for more information and registration for the Middle School event

Battle of Baltimore, by the Passport Alliance, June 18-19, Blandair Park, 5750 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia, MD. Classes of 2017-20, Two-day tourney, championship format. This event has an outstanding list of club teams attending, from diverse demographics with some coming from the Passport Alliance and some that are not. For more info, www.battleofbaltimore.com. To apply, contact info@battleofbaltimore.com.

Boys Summer Slam Tournament, June 18-19, by Victory Events, West Chester Univ, West Chester, PA. 220+ teams – 60 coaches including Syracuse, VA and OSU. High School:2017 AA* & A; 2018 AA & A; 2019 AA & A. Youth: 2020 A* & B; 2021 A & B; 2022 A & B; 2023 A & B; 2024 A & B; 2025 A & B. *Eligible for the $2,500 Play Huge Prize Pack.
Click here to register – http://victoryeventseries.com/boys-summer-slam/

Laxpalooza Mid-Atlantic Classic, on June 18-19 at Bicentennial Park in Bethlehem, PA. Laxpalooza, in its sixth year, is a premier lacrosse event in Eastern PA and the Mid-Atlantic Region attracting over 120-plus teams, hs TO 2025-26. The main focus is to promote competitive lacrosse in a fun and memorable atmosphere while honoring the game and celebrating good sportsmanship.
Registration for this annual lacrosse tournament is open and spots will fill up quickly! Click here to register.
Hotel Information: Click here for hotel information.
Costs per team: U9 – $950; U11 – U15 – $1150; High School – $1350; Guaranteed minimum 4 games over 2 days.
Checks should be made payable to Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments, and mailed to: Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments LLC, P O Box 184
Neffs, PA 18065.
Or you may submit a payment via PayPal: Click here for more information on the tourney and to pay with PayPal.

Future Legends Lacrosse Tournament, by STEPS Lacrosse, on June 18-19, at RFL Fields in Boonton Twp, N.J. Saturday: Current 5th, 7th grades and HS B Division (2017-18) will play on Saturday, June 28th. Sunday: 4th, 6th, 8th will play on Sunday, June 21st.
Click here for tourney website
TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO ELITE TEAMS A & AA, CLUB TEAMS & TOWN TEAMS. THERE ARE COMPETITIVE BRACKETS FOR ALL LEVELS OF PLAY!
Each team is guaranteed 4 full games (2 – 20 minute halves); Grade Level Champions – Championship T-shirts; Full Sized Lacrosse Fields; Certified Officials; Great Tournament Venue; Vendor Village; DJ
Registration is open! Please register early in order to secure your spot.
CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO the REGISTRATION PAGE.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Tim Flynn, tflynn@futurelegendslax.com 973.584.3943; Charlie Shoulberg, charlie@futurelegendslax.com 973.851.5961

Hershey Laxfest,, by Heritage Lacrosse, June 25-26, Classes of 2020-2027, All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format; 3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (6/25/16); 2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (6/26/16) (Note – we try to wrap up all games by 3:00pm on Sun). Click here for more info or to register

Play For The Puzzle, June 25-26, The Westtown School, West Chester, PA. This Victory Events Series tourney benefits Kinney Autism Dept on the campus of Saint Joseph’s. 2017 A & B (Current Juniors/Rising Seniors); 2018 A & B (Current Sophomores/Rising Juniors); 2019 A & B (Current Freshman/Rising Sophomores); 2020 A & B (Current 8th Graders/Rising Freshman). YOUTH DIVISIONS -2021 A & B (Current 7th Graders/Rising 8th); 2022 (Current 6th/Rising 7th); 2023/24 (Current 4/5th/Rising 5/6th); Click here to register – http://victoryeventseries.com/play-for-the-puzzle/

The inaugural Abington Cup Boys Lacrosse Tournament, June 25–26, for grade-based divisions ranging from 2017 to 2025 as well as Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Abington Cup is a community-run event managed by a non-profit (501c3) organization that is held on the tradition-rich grounds of Abington Senior High School and Junior High School, located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has a championship format, offering five games to participants over the weekend. Typically, teams will compete in three games on Saturday in pool play and two games on Sunday during the playoff/consolation round. Click here to register.
Cost to participate in the tournament is $1,250 for high school teams (2017-2020, Varsity, JV) and $1,100 for youth teams (2021-2025), if paid in full by April 1st.
For more information on the Abington Cup, please visit AbingtonCup.org or email abingtoncup@gmail.com.

2016 National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase, HS Division Locations – Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College, Kellenberg Memorial HS, Cantiague Park. Youth Division Location TBA. The National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase was conceived on the premise that the strongest programs in the country want to compete against each other in order to establish which program really is the best team in each graduation year across the nation. Much as the efforts of rankings in high school or college lacrosse are not an exact science, neither is this, but we are attempting to establish a team showcase tournament that includes what the National 175 organizers believe are the strongest programs in the country. Our team showcase is a team event whereby the limited teams invited and attending have been carefully selected. Each of these programs/teams have been recognized as top programs committed to the development of the student athlete and with players seeking to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. To apply for the Best of the Best, contact info@nat175.com.

Liberty Bell Challenge, Germantown Academy, PA, July 9-10, Classes of 2017-20, Two-day tourney, championship format. This event has an outstanding list of club teams attending, from diverse demographics with some coming from the Passport Alliance and some that are not. For more info, www.libertybellchallenge.net To apply, contact info@libertybellchallenge.net.

The 4th annual Leopard Classic on July 14-15 at DeSales University, Thursday, July 14th, 2016 and Friday, July 15th, 2016. Directors: Jim Rogalski, Head Coach Lafayette College; Matt Brancaccio, Head Coach DeSales University. With a new NCAA dead period occurring this year on July 2-6 for Division I, recruiting camps and dates will be affected. The dates for the Leopard Classic offer a great opportunity for recruitment and team travel. We have a very affordable cost structure and great facilities with grass and turf fields centrally located. Two, side by side turf fields will ensure that we will never have cancellations due to rain. Jim Rogalski
For more information, contact Jim Rogalski at 610-330-5482 or rogalskj@lafayette.edu.

9th Annual Patriot Games, July 16-17, 2016, by Heritage Lacrosse, at two sites in Bucks County, PA, for classes of 2017 to 2027, All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format; 3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (7/16/16)
2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (7/17/16). Click here for registration.

Summer Showcases

United Lacrosse Syracuse Summer Showcase and Training Camp, June 4-5, Classes of 2017-2020 at Syracuse University. Like the winter showcase held recently at Syracuse, the coaching staff in June will be comprised of college coaches and exposure will take top priority for the players attending. Saturday will feature a pre summer training camp for players looking to get extensive instruction from college coaches. Sunday will feature the Showcase portion of the weekend. Players from all clubs and schools are welcome to attend both days or either or. Both days are open to players from the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes.
Click here to register

GoFightWin Boys’ Showcase, June 5 at Central Park of Morris, Morristown, N.J., for boys’ players in the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 classes We put you in front of the best College lacrosse coaches. Period. Showcases and tournaments are diluted by a large number of players, making it hard to be seen by coaches. By grouping these players in their own age group (60 players, 3 teams), we provide the most intimate college recruiting experience in the country.
Where:Side by Side turf fields located at Central Park of Morris, Morristown, NJ. Click here for a Google map.
Price: $250 (Includes reversible, Streaker Sports custom shorts, Wola-Co Compression shorts and the opportunity to play in front of top collegiate programs)
Registration link: Click here.
Format: 10v10; College coach for each team; Maximum of 20 players per team; All-Star game selected by coaches

Maplezone Sports Institute Discovery Showcase, June 18 at Maplezone Sports Villaga in Aston, PA, for players in the Classes of 2017-2020. The showcase will feature live games as well as a recruiting seminar and positional clinics. Players and coaches will have time for a brief team practice then will compete in three 50-minute games (NCAA rules). The price is $200 with a $25 if registration occurs before March 1. The Sports Village features five turf fields and all games will be videotaped and provided to participants at no charge.
Click here to register.

National 175 Best of the Best Individual Showcase, June 29, 2016, Mitchel Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553. Welcome to the third annual National 175 Best of the Best Individual Showcase. This showcase, being held prior to the well known and highly competitive Best of the Best Club Team Showcase, is specifically designed for student athletes seeking to maximize their exposure by showcasing their skills against very strong competition and playing in front of a large quantity of high quality college coaches. This one day showcase event, 8am-5pm, will offer a special opportunity for players in the 4 recruiting grades to be seen by what we expect to be a very large number of college coaches. In order to maintain the quality of this event, the showcase is committed to keeping each graduation year attendance to approximately only 175 players per graduation year. Click here to register

The inaugural Philly Summer Showcase, by NXTSports, Friday, July 15, at the beautiful United Sports complex in Downingtown (Pa.). The one-day individual event kicks off NXT’s Philly Summer Invitational weekend tournament, which features more than 100 of the best club teams in the nation. The Philly Summer Showcase is limited to only 80 spots per grade for players in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes. Several players who have previously participated in Showcase events have already claimed spots in the inaugural event. The Philly Summer Showcase is an open registration event. Interested players should register quickly as the event is expected to sell out well in advance.
Players may register by clicking here.
The Philly Summer Showcase spotlights players in NXT’s highly popular individual showcase format. The Philly Summer Showcase will feature elite talent from the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 graduation classes. All players will play on a team coached by an NCAA coach. Players have the opportunity to showcase their skills against the best talent in the country. The elite venue at United Sports will utilize only four fields to maximize exposure. Registration is capped at only 80 players per grad year. The Summer Showcase leads in to the weekend Philly Summer Invitational, which annually attracts more than 100 NCAA coaches. All players who grade well will be invited to the fall Nike Philly Showcase, the nation’s top recruiting event. The November 2015 Nike Philly Showcase attracted more than 230 college coaches and was attended by more than 90 percent of NCAA Division I lacrosse programs.

The inaugural Mid Atlantic Showcase, by F4Lacrosse Events and Maple Zone Institute, July 23rd and 24th at MSI’s new MSI Sports Village in Garnet Valley. This is an individual showcase recruiting event with 2020-2019s competing on Saturday with the 2018-2017s competing on Sunday. For more information visit f4lacrosse.com
F4 is now accepting High School and Club Coaches Player Recommendations By Clicking Here
Players in Graduation years 2020 through 2017 may also apply for a spot in the Mid Atlantic Showcase by filling out our Player Application By Clicking Here
Questions can b0svn9;=\e directed to Co-Director of F4Lacrosse Events Bryan Churchey at f4laxevents@gmail.com.
The Mid Atlantic Showcase is an individual recruiting event for boys rising freshman (2020s) through rising senior (2017s) that gives them the opportunity to showcase their athletic skill set, lacrosse IQ, and their ability to adjust their game to the skill sets of those around them. College Coaches are given the ability to evaluate a player’s athletic skill set while also getting to assess their academic profile as it relates to their college/universities academic profile. We are expecting over 70 college coaches to attend this year’s inaugural Mid Atlantic Showcase with the University of Maryland already confirmed to attend.
Players will get the opportunity to get a 1-hour training session in the morning before the showcase games begin from the coaches in attendance learning new position specific skill sets as well as team concepts testing your lacrosse IQ and ability to enhance your game. College Coaches will also take this time to tell you what THEY are looking for throughout the day and what YOU can do to get yourself recruited.
Teams will be made up of 20-21 players (2 goalies, 4 defenders, 2 lsm, 1 FO specialist, 8 midfielders, and 4-5 attack man) and compete in THREE 50 minute showcase games using NCAA Rules. In between game players will have the opportunity to attend an additional 30 -minute nutrition information seminar at the MSI Sport Village Complex.
The ELITE-42 Showcase Game:
At the conclusion of the day, the top 42 players will be selected after our evaluations have been talented.

National 175 Summer Showcase, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180, July 25-27th, 2016. Welcome to the 5th annual 2016 National 175 Summer Showcase hosted at RPI. This is the premier lacrosse recruiting showcase that provides the platform for the most talented players to showcase their abilities in front of college lacrosse coaches seeking to recruit players from all over the lacrosse community. Based on recommendations from our college coaches and some of the major club team directors we have made a decision to move our Flagship National 175 Summer Showcase 2016 event to the PRIME recruiting dates. The recruiting calendar is always a challenge to maneuver, but with an expected dead period surrounding the July 4th holiday likely to be announced in the coming months it is our belief that the weekends in July will be monopolized by the Club team tournaments and that the individual showcases will be better positioned for college coach and top players attendance in the weekday venues. https://natinvite175.sportngin.com/register/form/051476190“>Click here to apply.

Philly Final Showdown, Friday July 29 at Eastern University, for boys in classes of 2017-20, in St. David’s Pennsylvania. This is a boys’ individual and team showcase for players in the graduating classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019. The event will be one of the last ones of the July recruiting season and expects to draw many college coaches.
Eastern offers an ideal location and very Central to Baltimore and New York City, while only 20 minutes from Philadelphia international airport. All players are guaranteed to compete in three games during the day.
Click here for more info on the tourney.
Teams and individual players can now register for the Philly Final Showcase by CLICKING HERE. For more info contact F4 at f4laxevents@gmail.com.
The Philly Final Showcase will also have at least one “House Team” that will allow area college coaches to invite their prospects as well as local area high school players looking for an additional opportunity to gain exposure before the end of summer recruiting season ends. The Philly Final Showcase gives teams and their players the opportunity to showcase their athletic skill set, lacrosse IQ, and their ability to adjust their game to the skill sets of those around them. College Coaches are given the ability to evaluate a player’s athletic skill set while also getting to assess their academic profile as it relates to their college/universities academic profile. Each Team Plays THREE 50-minute games throughout the day with a one hour break in-between using NCAA Rules. Games are 23 minute running halves with a 4 minute half-time. Games are also played on Eastern University two artificial Turf Fields at the center of the Eagles campus. The ‘House Team(s) will be made up of 20-21 players (2 goalies, 4 defenders, 2 lsm, 1 FO specialist, 8 midfielders, and 4-5 attack man) and compete in THREE 50 minute showcase games using NCAA Rules. This showcase is capped at 8 teams! Cost: $90 Per Player.

Summer Youth tournaments

Philly Showdown, a two day boys lacrosse youth tournament run by MesaFever on June 25-26 at two Philly sites. Registration and information is available on www.MesaFreshFever.com.
Locations: Germantown Academy, 3 turf fields and 4 grass fields, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034;
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 2 turf fields and 4 grass fields, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. All year groups will have an A and B division (except for 2025), All teams will have 4 games guaranteed, 3 turf fields and 4 grass fields (GA) and 2 turf fields and 4 grass fields (SCHA), Each game will consist of two 22 minute halves. The event uses Tourney Machine to provide instant online game results. You can follow your team on your smartphone and have instant access to the schedule and results. If you are interested or have any questions about the Philly Showdown please email mpetrone_m@homtail.com.
Graduation Year Divisions: 2025 Division, 2024 A & B Divisions, 2023 A & B Divisions, 2022 A & B Divisions, 2021 A & B Divisions, 2020 A & B Divisions

GoFightWin Youth Tournament for boys, June 25-26, Central Park of Morris, Morris Plains, NJ, Classes of 2021 to 2024.
The GFW Youth Tournament is comprised of the most elite youth programs the country has to offer.
Format: Played on 4 Side-by-Side Turf Fields with lights you will not have to worry about this tournament being rained out. Space is limited to just 32 teams total.
What is Included: Tournament Tee for all participating players with team name on back.


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