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Updated Philly boys’ events: Clinics, tournaments, showcases

Tuesday, 21st June 2016

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Showcase, Tournaments, Youth, Posted 6/21/16

Boys’ Events



The inaugural Heritage Lacrosse Overspeed Academy, run by Heritage Lacrosse, for current college players, 2016-17s and 208-19s, at Maple Zone Sports Village in Aston. This program will feature elite-level, college-ready training by some of the best coaches in the entire region, including Adam Mueller (Team USA Indoor Coach) and Brian Samson (Villanova University, Assistant Coach).
Click HERE to learn more about Heritage Academy coaches, guest coaches and advisors. Please see below for an overview of this unique program and opportunity.
Mission Statement: Heritage Lacrosse Overspeed Academy is designed to transform a coach-referred group of high school lacrosse players into elite college-ready players by focusing on bio-mechanics, lacrosse IQ and playing the individual and team game at hyper-speed.
There are many exceptional athletes capable of excelling in lacrosse at the high school level through any combination of size, skill, and speed. When these same players get to the college level, all the other players are just as athletic. The true separation of superior collegiate players from average players is a function of skill, biomechanics/technique, lacrosse IQ, and being able to play the game hard and FAST.
Heritage Lacrosse Overspeed Academy has been specifically designed and created to address this void in the marketplace. The faculty has been hand-picked and represents some of the very best minds in high school, club, college, pro and international lacrosse. The inaugural summer 2016 program is in the following format, and is designed to follow the summer club season:
What:College-level training of 40 highly select players per group (10A; 16M; 10D; 4G = max of 40 players per group)
Who: Elite/selected players in each of following groups: 2019 & 2018′ 2017 & 2016 (and current college players)
When: July 18 – July 27, 2016 (Each group will go 3 nights/week x 2 weeks), Mon-Wed nights
>Where:< MSI Sports Village, 4881 Chichester Avenue, Aston, PA 19014
How: Six 1.5 hour high intensity sessions per group- Position-specific, technique, bio-mechanics training; Live play Offense vs. Defense situational (odd/even play); Live drills/competition
Tuition – $300/player
Click here to complete the online application/player info form*
This program is for elite level players only; You will receive notification once accepted; *Note – players must apply and be selected

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Faceoff Summer League. Spots are still open to join the Philly Face-Off League this summer. During the winter over 60 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 and Mike Dolente. 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 summer we will continue to be indoors at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, PA! The PFL will run for the next 10 Tuesdays starting May 31 from 6:30-8 PM.
The face-off position is getting more and more competitive by the day. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get better this summer!
Want in on the League? You can register here at:
Please check out for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact 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).

Summer Tournaments

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.

Summer Showcases

National 175 Best of the Best Individual Showcase, June 29 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
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
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.“>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
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
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
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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