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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tournaments

Saturday, 10th December 2016

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Posted 12/10/16

Boys’ Events

Club Tryouts

Duke’s National Team tryouts on Saturday Dec. 10 at the 422 SportsPlex in Pottstown. The tryouts are for boys in the Classes of 2022 through 2025 and will be held from 5-to-8 p.m. Cost is $60.boys-events
Visit to register.
Location: 422 Sportsplex – 1400 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, PA 19464.
The Duke’s Nationals program is designed to identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success in the national arena. The purpose is to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for national competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of student-athletes at the highest level.


Twist Lacrosse Dojo Winter Training, for Grades 5 to 12, beginning soon and running until February at the Phelps School Field House in Malvern. Twist Dojo Series is a curriculum-based series that will quickly improve the basics skill sets required to enhance on field presence and decision making skills. Each week the Dojo will have a set warm-up and drill portion to work on and develop required basic skill sets, followed by new concepts portion that will introduce a new element of game play. It is not a sequential series, and players will benefit at each module they attend. We do recommend all 8 sessions to round out the skill-set and on field presence instruction. Every Session will include the Sniper Shooting Series.
Click here to register
December Times (Saturday Mornings): 2 session options for each DoJo / Filled first come – first served
Session #1 9:30am-11am; Session #2: 11:00am-12:30pm
Dates / Emphasis: DoJo 1 ~ Sat. Dec 3 — Stick Drills; Dojo 2 ~ Sat. Dec 10 — Stick Drills / Middie Dodging; DoJo 3 ~ Sat Dec 17 — Stick Drills/ Attack Dodging; January Times (Saturday Evenings):
Session #1 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Session #2: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Dates / Emphasis: Dojo 4 ~ Sat Jan 7 –Stick Drills / Def Drills / Small Side Games; Dojo 5 ~ Sat Jan 14 –Shooting Outside / Small Side Games**; Dojo 6 ~ Sat Jan 21 –Shooting / In Tight / Small Side Games**; Dojo 7 ~ Sat. Jan 28 –Fast Break Series / Picks / Odd man games; Dojo 8 ~ Sat Feb 4 –Composite Review / Shooting Dojo**
***GOALIES ATTEND ANY SESSION FOR $15*** LIMITED SLOTS; GOALIES GET HIGH REPS- Please contact us prior to registering!

The Creator’s Game (TCG) Lacrosse Winter Youth Sessions at Starfinder, 4015 Main St., Manayunk section of Philadelphia. For boys Grades 3-8.
Date and times of camp: Six, 1.5 hour sessions on the following Sundays:
1) 12/4, 8:50am – 10:20am; 2) 12/11, 8:20am – 9:50am; 3) 12/18, 9:15am – 10:45am; 4) 1/8, 9:15am – 10:45am; 5) 1/15, 9:15am – 10:45am; 6) 1/22, 9:15am – 10:45am
How to register: Register at:
Description of camp: These training sessions will be up-tempo and high energy. Lacrosse has the potential to be beautiful, artistic, creative and mesmerizing. Our lessons and drills are designed to foster that spirit while at the same time teach and reinforce a foundation of strong fundamentals and high lacrosse IQ. When played right, lacrosse is extremely fun to play and watch. We will show kids how to “play right.”
Camp staff:Sessions will be run by Harriton coach Joe Proud, the TCG owner/director and former St. Joe’s Prep and UMass standout Colin Fleming.
for more information or to register. Any questions, please contact Joe Proud at or (215)909-9478

Greg Cattrano Co-Ed Goalie Clinic at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2-5 p.m. This is the 16th 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. Group Discounts for clubs with more than five goalies.
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. Free Warrior Void Lyte Goalie Stick for all paid clinic attendees.
Click here to register
Clinic coaches: Greg Cattrano- Warrior Sports; 2004-2006 Long Island Lizards MLL, 2005 All Star; 2003-2004 Philadelphia Barrage MLL; 2004 MLL World Champions; 2001-­2003 Baltimore Bayhawks; 2002 MLL World Champions
2002 MLL MVP; 3 X MLL Goalie of the Year & MLL All-Star starting goalie; 2002 Summer Showcase­MLL Most Outstanding Defenseman 1999 Member USA World Cup Team; Brown University All-American 1996, 1997; NCAA Goalie of the Year 1997

Holiday Lacrosse Clinics for Middle School and High School boys, by Mesa Lacrosse on Dec. 27-28. A good portion of the proceeds will go to Mesa selected charities, #10ve and Checking for Cancer. Other proceeds will go to the Mesa Fresh Lacrosse Scholarship fund named for George Aitken, who passed 10 years ago from cancer. Aitken played at Penn Charter, Delaware and coached Eagles Eye, MAB and at Shipley, Germantown Academy and Abington Friends. Mesa U team members will run the clinics. After more than 2 hours of skills training there will be a pizza party and Mesa coaches will talk about their experiences in high school and college and what it takes to play at the next level.
Times: Middle School: 9:00am-12:00pm & High School 1:00pm-4:00pm
Session 1 – December 27, 2016 at Main Line Sports Center, 1340 W. Swedesford Rd, Berwyn, PA
Session 2 – December 28, 2016 at MapleZone Sports Institute, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA
*A portion of the proceeds will go to Mesa Charities including #10VE and Checking for Cancer
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Both Sessions Include: • Morning sessions for middle school ages • Afternoon sessions for high school ages • College level coaching from MesaU players • Finest indoor facilities in the area • Position training
• Contests • Special Mesa Lacrosse shirt • Player experiences in college and Team USA • Pizza social with players
• Contribution ceremony for causes • Mesa Store featuring the best gear from Nike • Press coverage

St. Joseph’s University Men’s Lacrosse Holiday Clinics for boys in Grades K to 8 on Dec. 29, 9-11:30 a.m. at Maplezone Sports Institute, 1451 Conchester Hwy, Garnet Valley, PA 19061. The clinics feature two options – the Sharpshooter Camp and a Dominating Defense & Goalie Clinic.
Price: $69 plus 3% cc processing fee
The Hawks Holiday Clinics give young lacrosse players the opportunity to develop their fundamentals and help build better lacrosse IQ. This will give them the necessary tools to be a more complete player going forward into the spring season. Whether your son plays goalie, defense, midfield or attack, they will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from a Division 1 coaching staff what it takes to be a well-rounded player. This will be a fantastic, learning intensive clinic so don’t miss your chance to participate!
The Two options:
This clinic will focus on teaching and developing the different fundamental movements of shooting; catch and shoot, hitch and go, shooting on the run, inside shooting, and more! The goal is to provide each clinic participant a substantial number of repetitions and attention from the Saint Joseph’s University coaching staff.
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Here we build each camper from the ground up. Starting with the basics of stance, footwork, angles and mobility, we then progress to stick-work, ground ball play, outlets and proper communication. If you want to dominate the defensive end this spring – this clinic is for you!
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Philly’s Frozen Lacrosse Training at The University of Pennsylvania. This 6-week program (2 hours each week) will increase your overall knowledge (lacrosse IQ) and skill set by hands on coaching from the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse staff and well as other top notch coaches and players. Each week you will be put through drills, offensive and defensive sets that will lead to controlled scrimmages. There will also be individual specialty position work each week (offense, defense, goalie and face off). The 6-week training program is open to ANY and ALL male lacrosse athlete in the graduating classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Dates: Saturday, December 10, Saturday, December 17, Sunday, January 8, 2017, Saturday, January 14, Saturday, January 21, Saturday, January 28, Time: 4:00 6:00 PM; Fee: $325 per player
Location: University of Pennsylvania Dunning-Cohen Champions Field Indoor Bubble (Heated Full-Size Indoor Bubble)
Registration and Additional Information here:

MLL Pro Instructional Clinic, featuring six pro standouts, four from Philly, at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. The unique event will be held on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-noon.
The cost is $150 for this clinic, which features nationally known pro players who have extensive coaching backgrounds.
The staff includes:
Attack coach Rob Pannell
Attack coach Joey Sankey (Penn Charter grad)
Midfield coach Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep)
Face-off coachChris Mattes
Defensive coach PT Ricci (Conestoga)
Goalie coach Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco)

Coaches Clinics

The 28th annual PA Coaches Clinic, Jan. 7 at Cabrini College. The event is Sponsored by the Eastern PA Lacrosse Coaches Association and Philadelphia Lacrosse Association.
9:30 Continental Breakfast
10:00 Speakers
Where: Student Center, Cabrini College, Radnor
Pat Gress, Swarthmore College
Hank Janczyk, Gettysburg College
Mike Murphy, University of Pennsylvania
Admission will be free. More information will be provided in the coming days.

Officials Clinic

Boy’s Lacrosse Officials Clinic, Jan. 14 at Williamson College of the Trades. The free clinic is sponsored by the The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association
Where: Alumni Hall, Williamson College of the Trades, 106 New Middletown Rd., Media, PA, 19063
Schedule: 9:00 Continental breakfast; 9:30 Speakers begin until 12:30
They will include three Recognized Officials at all levels from the NCAA and professional ranks.
This clinic is for anyone coaching boys’ youth, middle school or high school lacrosse, as well as coaches. This is not a Rules Clinic; it will, however, concentrate on game management, positioning, attitude and other aspects of the game to help you become a better lacrosse official.
Registration will be held at the event. All those interested in being a referee are welcome.
For more Information Contact: Jim DeRose:; Buzz Lynn:

Box tournaments

The USBOXLA Northeast Regionals have a few spots remain for youth divisions, on Dec. 27-29 at XL Sports World/BucksMont Sports Center in Hatfield.
7th Grade-High School Divisions (Dec 27/28)
4-5 game Guarantee
Championship Format
3rd-6th Grade (Dec 29)
3-4 Game Guarantee
Championship Format
Click here to register

Youth Clinics

Stot-to-Ox Beginner Training (boys and girls aged 4 to 8) by Blue Ox Lacrosse in November and December at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn.
Dates: November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18. Time: Sundays 9-10 am. Fees: Regular $100. Ages: Beginners 4-8 years old
Registration Link:
Players will be given a progressive program to enhance lacrosse fundamentals.
Each week will provide a chance for our players to interact through fun and engaging lacrosse drills.
Our staff is comprised of the best local professional and college lacrosse players with years of experience in youth lacrosse coaching.
For more information please contact:,,

GameBreaker Winter Stickwork Clinics, Shipley Upper School Gym. There will be two different winter sessions consisting of 5 Sundays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Session I Dates: December 4th, 11th, 18th, January 15th & 22nd
Session II Dates: January 29th, February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Boys Ages 4 – 6.5 will be from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Boys Ages 6.5 – 11 will be from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
These sessions will be taught by Mark Duncan, and The Shipley School coaching staff. He will be teaching the campers stick work training.
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1st Start Lacrosse is moving indoors for the winter to three different locations. 1st Start Lacrosse is a program where the basics to the game are broken down and taught in a fun and exciting environment. It’s for children aged 3-to-7 and it will be coached by all former players now educators in the Philly area who have an extreme passion for the game.
1st Start is a 6 week program on Sundays starting January 15 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 3 different 1st Start locations this fall:
The Episcopal Academy, Class of 1940 Daniel Dougherty Field House, Newtown Square, PA, Time: 8:30-9:30 AM
Lamb-Miller Field House at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
Ampro Sports Fieldhouse, Primos, PA, Time: 12:30-1:30 PM, Address: 30 Bunting Ln, Primos, PA 19018
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

Box leagues

College/Adult Winter Break Box League, by Maplezone Sports Institute and Heritage Lacrosse, indoor modified box lacrosse league format specifically designed to promote safe and fast play based on key box lacrosse fundamentals and concepts for college players. Runs four weeks, Dec. 19-Jan. 10. This adult league is primarily designed for college players home for winter break who are interested in playing fun, safe lacrosse to keep their game “tuned up” before they return to campus for spring lax.
League highlights: Modified box lacrosse rules, Referees will be provided, 5v5 plus goalies (4’x4′ box goals and goalie equipment will be provided), Recommended roster size is 12 +/- players (1 goalie included), No long poles,
League will provide/loan box goalie gear for teams, Each team must wear/provide their own reversible pinnies to each game. We encourage teams to form, register as team, then players register online individually, select their designated team, and pay the per player fee. We will offer a “house” team option for free agent players and will form a house team if there are enough players selecting this option.
Location: MSI Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Dates: The league will be run on the following nights, based on demand:
Mondays, 9:15pm – Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2, Jan 9
Tuesdays, 9:15pm – Dec 20, Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 10
Click here to register as a team
Click here to register as an individual player for the house team
Each team will get 4 games (to be played on Mondays or Tuesday nights per above); Min roster size is 12 players / team (including goalie); Cost is $15/player per game = $60/player for the “season”

Spring League

Maplezone Sports Institute Boys 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 boys spring league 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 19; April 2 and 23 and May 7 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 19, April 2, April 23, May 7 (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!

Summer Tournaments

Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, by Heritage Lacrosse, June 10-11. For youth teams, super early bird registration runs until Dec. 31. Click here to register and learn more about a tourney held in suburban Philly in its 14th year.
Over 100 boys’ recreational and club teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate in one of most popular events of the season. The Shootout is a fun way to punctuate the recreation season. This year, travel clubs are invited to start their 2015 summer campaigns at the Shootout too (club brackets will be organized by graduation year). Your teams are invited to join in the fun, the tradition, and an atmosphere in which the pressure of competition is never more than the pleasure of competition. The tournament set up and the fields of play are second to none. Space is limited so sign up soon to secure your spot in the event! To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website –

The Quaker Men’s Lacrosse Summer Showdown on July 12, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania. The events is open to any and all High School and Club Teams with graduation years between 2021-2018.
Event details: Each team is guaranteed 3 games; NCAA modified rules; Two- 24 minute running halves with 2 minute half. No timeouts; Games may end in a tie; All games are played on turf; Teams may send mixed high school grad years; Team Registration Game Options/Divisions; Will only play vs. High School teams; Will only play vs. Club teams; Will play vs. High School OR Club teams
Registration and Additional Information:
Questions? Email Todd MacFarlane:

The 10th Annual Patriot Games, by Lacrosse Heritage, in Bucks County, PA, on July 15-16, 2017.
Register Today
The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is held every July at venues in the heart of beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The event features teams from traditional hotbeds on the East Coast as well as talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Secure your spot now and take advantage of early bird pricing.
All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format
3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (7/15/17)
2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (7/16/17)

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