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

Sunday, 3rd April 2016

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Showcase, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 4/3/16

Boys’ Events


Maplezone Sports Institute, offering private, group, and team training. Training programs are made for each individual skill set and player. Please contact Cory Malampy at 610-358-5500 ext 21

Lacrosse Evolution Private Lessons and Team Training sessions at our training facilities in Downingtown. Private Lessons are the best and quickest way to get an athlete to their next desired level and beyond. For more information on these programs, visit the Web site or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center.


Fusion Tryouts, April 30th (Current 3rd-6th grade), at Malvern Prep. Give yourself a chance to join the best and most dynamic new club in the country. Our program is separated by the fact that professional coaches (former and current professional players) are your full time coaches, and in addition Fusion provides a rigorous box lacrosse platform which is critical for advancing development. There are at least 10 spots open on each grad year team (2025, 2024, 2023, 2022). This tryout is for the summer season only but players will have the option of joining for the full year at our August tryout. The 2025, 2024 players will not have an August tryout, rather can decide to continue on or not. More details (2025-2023) can be found at:
Details (2022):

The Black Bear Lacrosse Club has spots available on its 2018A, 2022, and 2023 grade level teams for the 2016 summer season. Black Bear is a Seasonal club organization that is focused on offering the communities it serves the best quality coaching and instruction to develop both the athletic skill set and character of their players.
Positional Needs: 2018A- GOALIE, Midfield, Defense, Attack (6 SPOTS AVAILABLE); 2022- GOALIE, Midfield Defense, Attack (7 SPOTS AVAILABLE); 2023-GOALIE, DEFENSE, Midfield (5 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
Teams consist of 20-23 players, receive 12 90 minute practices throughout June and July, have a 2-day 3 hour mini camp in May, and play in FOUR tournaments throughout June and July.
Practice Schedule: Practices are held Tuesday and Wednesdays starting in June at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville PA for our Youth teams.
Practices are Tuesday and Thursdays starting in June at University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville for our High School Teams.
Youth Tournament Schedule: NXT Meltdown June 18-19th; Philly Showdown June 27-28th; Hershey Shootout July 9-10th; Patriot Games July 16-17
High School Schedule: Lehigh Laxfest June 19th; UPLAX Summer Shootout June 24th; Rutgers Summer Shootout July 9-10th

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.


Spring Session of Shipley School’s Lacrosse Stickwork Academy will launch Sunday, April 10 for two youth age groups at the Upper School Gym. Dates: April 10, 17, 24 May 1 & 8. Times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Boys Ages 4 – 6.5
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Boys Ages 6.5 – 11
Fee: $135
For more information and to register
Players should bring their stick and reversible. All you need is a stick and sneakers and to be ready to play.
Address: 135 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

Fusion Lacrosse skills clinics, starting April 8, on Friday nights at Marple Sports Arena. What’s special about these clinics is they will be led by Coach Luke Wiles who was a 3-time National Lacrosse League All-Star and current head coach of Archbishop Carroll High School. These clinics will be run in a box lacrosse setting which is ideal for maximum repetitions (the ball never goes out of bounds!). Fusions curriculum and Coach Wiles delivery are perfect for building a great structural foundation that players will use confidently throughout their playing careers. This program is ideal for beginners in the K-3rd age group, as well as experienced players in the 4-6th age group who want to improve their stick work and confidence throughout their Spring seasons!
K-3rd grade (6 week-program): April 8th-May 20th 5:30-6:45pm
4th-6th grade (8 week-program): April 8th- June 3rd 6:45-8pm
Assistant coaches will include a combination of Steven Holmes (current Malvern Prep defensive coordinator and NY Lizard Pro Defenseman) and Alex Turner (8-year National Lacrosse League veteran)

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Face-Off League Middle School weekly Saturday clinics, starting Saturday, March 19 at Main Line Sports Center, is open to all players’ grades 3-8. The Face-off League was created 3 years ago for face-off guys all over the Greater Philadelphia area. They have over 60 high schools participating in the High School League and every major Club team has a face-off guy represented.
It’s a place where players can show up WEEKLY and be guaranteed to practice against the best competition around. This isn’t a one weekend and done type program. If you are serious about facing-off in this area and for your club or school team, you came to the right place! Our Middle School Face-Off League will be 45 minutes of quality instruction learning technique and the new face-off rules followed by 45 minutes of live reps against quality opponents!
Sessions will always be on Saturday mornings at Main Line Sports Center from 9-10:30 AM. For more information on the PFL or to register for our clinics please visit
For any questions about our spring clinics please e-mail John Bodnar 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).

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!
Click here to register
• 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 –

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, To apply, contact

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 –

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
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.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Tim Flynn, 973.584.3943; Charlie Shoulberg, 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 –

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 or email

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

East Coast Lacrosse Classic (ECLC), at the Maple Zone Sports Village on July 6-7. The event was established by three long-time club/high school directors and former college coaches with over 50 years of program administration/coaching experience. The focus of the East Coast Lacrosse Classic and its representatives is quality games, great officiating, and college coaches in attendance, Each team that attends the ECLC will be rewarded with 5 quality games over 2 days at a “world class” facility in front of college recruiters.
The Maple Zone Sports Village is one of the premier facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and serves as host to a number of elite tournaments and showcases.
Divisions Classification
Elite High level club/travel teams
Varsity Varsity level teams
Junior Varsity Junior Varsity teams
Teams can click here to register.

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, To apply, contact

Morey’s Piers Beach Lacrosse Tournament in Wildwood, NJ, for youth, high school and college teams on July 9-10 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 and for more info.
Click Here for Official Rules
BEACH LACROSSE TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: 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).
WRISTBAND INFORMATION: 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.
Questions? Contact us:

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

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.


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