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Updated list of Philly girls’ events: Clinics, training, tournaments, leagues, banquets, golf outing

Saturday, 24th September 2016

Categories Banquet, Boy's/Men's, Charity, Clinics, Events, Girl's/Women's, Golf tourney, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Posted 9/24/16


Maplezone Sports Institute Girls Indoor League, powered by Heritage Lacrosse
Click here for more information and to register.
Format: Modified indoor lacrosse rules; Game play is 7 v. 7 (6 field players and a goalie); Each team will play 8 games, followed by playoffs for the top 4 teams in each division; Games are two 20-minute halves; Two passes must be completed in the offensive end before a shot on goal; Goggles and mouth guards are MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES for all players
5 Divisions (tentative): High School AA (top varsity level programs); High School A (varsity level programs); High School JV (primarily 9th and 10th grade, some 11th graders); Middle School Varsity (7th and 8th grade); Middle School JV (5th and 6th grade)
Location: MSI Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060girls-events

Maplezone Sports Institute Girls Atlantic Club Lacrosse League for Middle School and Youth teams. Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI), powered by Heritage Lacrosse, is pleased to announce the launch of the Atlantic Club Lacrosse League, a youth girls spring league for 2017 that will feature competitive travel club teams with players in the graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. Doubleheaders will be scheduled for each team on alternating Sundays. Games are 12-minute running quarters with a minute-long break in between quarters and a five-minute halftime.
Teams play eight regular season games before playoff Sunday that determines the league champion by graduating class. The dates are March 26; April 9 and 30 and May 14 and 21. All games are played on all turf fields at the MSI Sports Village located in Aston, PA. Schedules, results and standings will all be available real time.
The league uses modified Federation rules with minor tweaks. There is limited contact with an emphasis on player safety, especially when it comes to head contact and unsportsmanlike play.
League Overview: (8 games / team + playoffs); Each team plays 8 games, plus playoffs; Play 2 games/day, every other Sunday; Minimizes conflicts, maximizes value of each game day; Games comprised of four 12-minute quarters; Game Days – March 26, April 9, April 30, May 14 (Playoffs on May 21)
4 Divisions: Tentative groupings (may be subject to change): 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
Location: MSI Sports Village, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA 19014
Click HERE to learn more and register!

Fall Tournaments

3rd Annual ‘Stoga 5v5 Fall Lax Fest, an afternoon of small-sided round robin games for girls in multiple age groups and brackets — all played in a competitive, participatory 5v5 format (4 field players plus goalie; goalies will be provided if needed). The event will be held on Oct. 16 at Conestoga High School, 12-4:15 pm. Sign up your team before September 16th to take advantage of the “early bird” discount.
The ‘Stoga 5v5, organized and hosted by Conestoga High School’s girls lacrosse team, will attract an array of 6-10 member township/club teams who will participate in clinic sessions, contests and multiple “half-court” games in quick succession. The atmosphere will be festive and fun, with food, refreshments, vendors and prizes.
• Grades 5-9 / Graduation Yrs. 2020-2024 (A & B levels/subject to interest).
• One hour clinic from 12-1 pm (3 stations plus goalie instruction) with credentialed clinicians.
• 5v5 round robin format (6 field players/team minimum; 9 field players/team maximum (goalie help provided if needed).
• “Half-court” format is fast-paced / participatory — lots of touches and action on offense / defense / in transition. The small-sided format is “what’s in” from a player development standpoint!
• Teams play multiple short-sided games with periodic breaks (games approximately 10 minutes long; modified checking).
• Emphasis will be on having fun! Testimonials abound!! In the word(s) of one of last year’s parents, “Amazing, amazing…”
• Can’t assemble a team? Individual sign-ups permitted, house teams will be formed.
• Event will help raise money for the Fighting Back Scholarship Program and its Peter Kienzle Fund. Organizations/individuals interested in sponsorship, please click here.
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2016 (registrations will be accepted on a “first come first served” basis until the event is full). For team/Player Registration, click here.


Blue Ox Lacrosse Women’s Fall Training, Main Line Sports Center, Berwyn. The training is led by instructors Theresa Giunta and Austin Kaut. Two age sessions available.
Middle School Training – Tuesday’s September 27th – November 1st; Time: 5:30 – 7 PM; Ages: Grad Years 2021’s – 2023’s; Cost: $350
High School Training – When: Tuesday’s September 27th – November 1st; Time: 7 – 8:30PM; Ages: Grad Years 2017’s – 2020’s; Cost: $350
Register at:
Any questions, please email or call us at Blue Ox Lacrosse 610.640.1420 or

Blue Ox Sport Psychology Mental Performance Training, Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 1. The clinics are open to boys and girls of all ages and will feature Theresa Giunta, MS, Mental Performance Coach. The mission of Your Limitless Mind, Mental Performance training is to aid athletes in their lacrosse development by using the skills learned on the field to build confident, team oriented and mentally tough individuals. The program will help players gain resilience and recovery from mistakes with a “never give up” attitude, confidence, enhance focus and maintain focus in the present moment, develop effective communication skills, the ability to cope in high pressure situations and work effectively with teammates: all skills that are essential to becoming a mentally strong and LIMITLESS lacrosse player. The goal is to inspire and empower players to reach their full potential both on and off the playing field using mental skills training.
The 6-week program includes sessions geared towards goal setting, awareness, growth from mistakes, communication, pressure and playing your roll on the field.
When: 830-9pm immediately following lacrosse training


ULTIMATE JUMP training series by Ultimate Lacrosse, forr all 2017 an 2018 girls. ULTIMATE JUMP is open to any 2017 Committed and Uncommitted player who wants to pursue the next level of lacrosse, as well as any 2018 Committed or Uncommitted player who wants to add to their normal club season. ULTIMATE JUMP has been designed to specifically maximize each player’s individual growth as an athlete so that the transition to college is seamless. Our program will JUMP start your college career by providing an intense lacrosse development from top to bottom to make you the complete player. We will integrate speed, agility, strength & conditioning training that is specific to the needs of each athlete.
BENEFITS: Elite training in a small group environment to maximize skill development for each player; Physical preparation for a smooth transition to the college level: Strength Training and Injury Prevention; Non-Traditional Conditioning Methods: Learn Muay Thai Kickboxing-great for hand eye coordination and cardiovascular conditioning; Mental preparation; Confidence training by Brave Enterprises specifically designed for young women and taught by elite college and World Champion player Crista Samaras (Princeton 99); Weekly Blog Topics: Video Demonstrations for lifting techniques, speed/agility etc.; Implementation of incoming college programs for individuals
PROGRAMMING: Physical Training from September 11, 2016 – August 10, 2017. Programming created for each season. (6-8 week detailed programs) and 1-2 in person sessions per month until summer when training increases to 2 x per week integrated into practices.
*Lacrosse Training: 35 sessions spread throughout each season with a buildup for summer 2017; Summer 2017 pick up games; BYB (confidence) Training: Quarterly
LOCATIONS: PA: Germantown Academy, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Maple Zone; NJ: Stuart Country Day School
Click here to register

Youth clinics

Shipley School/GameBreakers Lacrosse Stickwork Academy for youth boys and girls. The Fall Stickwork Academy will be held at the Shipley Lower School Field Turf.
The session dates are Sundays: September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th & 16th from 9:30am – 10:30am.
Times: 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Boys & Girls Ages 4 – 6.5
9:30 am – 10:30 am – Boys & Girls Ages 6.5 – 11
Cost – $155
Click here for more infromation andf to register
Clinic Director Mark Duncan, Head Coach at The Shipley School

1st Start Lacrosse, for boys and girls aged 4 to 7 in the Delaware County area, is a program where the basics to the game are broken down and taught in a fun and exciting environment. Coaches are all former players who are now educators in the Philly area who have an extreme passion for the game. 1st Start features a 6-week program on Sundays starting September 24 where each session will be 60 minutes long. Lacrosse sticks (plastic) will be provided at every session along with a 1st Start STARTer pack, where each child will receive a 1st Start T-Shirt, Sweatband, and Sticker! There will be 2 different 1st Start locations this fall Sabold Elementary School in Springfield (Delaware County) and Swarthmore College.
Make your child’s 1st Start at lacrosse one they will NEVER forget!!
To register please go to
Any questions about the program please contact John Bodnar at

Ursinus College clinic, Sunday, October 30th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Girls from 1st to 8th grade are welcome and goalies are encouraged! This clinic will feature the members of the women’s lacrosse team along with the coaching staff. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to play at a state of the art facility and work closely with college athletes! Click here to register! Registration closes October 24th!

Golf Tournament

24th Annual PLA Golf Classic, Columbus Day, Oct. 10, at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible, “early bird” registration ends Sunday, September 18th. Space is limited. For more information regarding the event and to register, please visit
The event supports the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Manufacturers’ featured 100 golfers and 62 corporate and individual sponsors and helped the PLA raised over $25,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to do the following:
• Support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia;
• Conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics;
• Sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight (including the Katie Samson Tournament, the Nick Colleluori Classic, Checking for Cancer and EvanFest);
• Organize/underwrite the 3rd Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel, which featured over 300 attendees and brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2016 high school lacrosse season;
• Support the HEADstring Project, which donated over 150 new and refurbished sticks to programs in the City and in Norristown (see; and
• Launch the PLA’s new website (see
The PLA is excited to return to Manufacturers! The club hosted the PLA’s first outing in 1993. The Club offers a majestic club house and other facilities and a traditional style parkland layout, featuring a great routing and scenic beauty throughout. Manufacturers’ is one of the “must play” courses in the Philadelphia area.
Sponsors: We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Classic website.
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Wednesday, October 5th. Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Based on last year’s participation and the pace of registrations to date, we expect the outing to sell out.


The Fifth Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. Once again, the event will feature big-name speakers and a program that fittingly honors a youth tournament and foundation in Evan Brady’s name that has raised $1 million in funds and helped 250 families with children that have life-threatening diseases. Individual banquet tickets are $95; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open bar and time for attendees to mingle.
This event is a celebration of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Community and its dedication to recognizing the many ways the community assists in helping people’s lives off the field as well as on the field. Evan Brady was a youth lacrosse standout who battled osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The 10th annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held in April 2017 at Malvern Prep. EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event again is Philly lacrosse standout goalie Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and a recent inductee into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The special guest speaker is popular Philly comedian Joe Conklin, who makes guest appearances frequently on WIP 94.1 sports talk radio in Philadelphia, and is known in the Philadelphia area for impersonations of local athletes as well as national celebrities.

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