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

Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Showcase, Tournaments, Training, Youth, Posted 9/3/16

Boys’ Events

Coaches Clinics

The PA Lacrosse Coaching Clinic, a free event featuring several elite Philly coaches, on Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m., at Cabrini University being run by BSN Sports.
FREE Coaching Education Night – Please RSVP hereBoys-Events-List122223111-2-1
6:00pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Brett Manney – Professional Lacrosse Player, VP at NXT
7:30pm – Mike Poppleton – Professional Lacrosse Player
8:30pm – Dan Keating – Associate Head Coach Saint Joseph’s University
9:30pm – Joel White & Speakers – Q & A
10:00pm – Thank You!

Youth Clinics

Free youth clinics by The King’s College Men’s lacrosse team on Saturday, September 18th and Saturday, September 25th.
Both clinics are free and you can attend one or both. The clinics are open to any boy entering grades 3rd to 8th, regardless of lacrosse experience; the team wants to foster excitement about lacrosse in the NEPA. The Clinics will be conducted at Betzler Field’s McCarthy Stadium (King’s College Athletic Complex) 221 Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 and will be facilitated and coached by the players of the 2016-2017 King’s Men’s lacrosse team.
You can register by emailing Head Coach Andrew Orlowski at Please include the players name, grade and position. We will also accept all walk-up registrations for both sessions. Please join us in making this Inaugural Mini Camp a huge success in accomplishing our goal of giving back to the lacrosse community and jump-starting our Fall Lacrosse Season.
One of the players organizing the event is Boyertown grad Brock Johnson.

HS Clinics

Blue Ox Sport Psychology Mental Performance Training, Wednesdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2. 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

Faceoff and Shooting training by pro standout Matt Mackrides of Blue Ox Lacrosse and Philly Faceoff co-founder John Bodnar, at Maine Line Sports center in Berwyn, starting Sept. 24. The class will be capped at 20 players. Each week one group will receive 45 minutes of intense shooting drills with Coach Mackrides, while the other group receives 45 minutes of faceoff training with Coach Bodnar before you switch it up. All ages are welcome to register. The clinics will be he;d on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Main Line Sports Center. Any questions or concerns about the clinics please email John Bodnar at or Matt Mackrides at
To register for the clinics please click here:

Prospect Days

Belmont Abbey College Crusader Prospect Camps for boys in the classes of 2017 and 2018 on Aug. 27 and Oct. 8 at the campus in Belmont, N.C.
Address: Belmont Abbey College 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd., Belmont, NC 28012
Dates and Times: Saturday August 27th – 9am; Saturday October 8th – 9am
Register At:
The Belmont Abbey College Men’s Lacrosse program invites you to attend our “Crusader Prospect Camp” on either August 27th, 2016 or on October 8th 2016. These events are an excellent opportunity for you to visit the campus, meet the coaching staff, and showcase your skills as a lacrosse athlete.
What’s included: -Personal Coaching and instruction from the Belmont Abbey College Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff.
-On campus, all-you-can-eat lunch in our NEW dining facility!
-Live scrimmaging.
-Crusader lacrosse t-shirt for you to keep!
-Campus tours available after the camp concludes.
-Access to our men’s lacrosse locker room before and after the on-field activities.
Staff: Chris Barrett – Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Belmont Abbey College; Tont LePore – Offensive Coordinator at Belmont Abbey College; Joe Perruzzi – Defensive Coordinator at Belmont Abbey College


Pennsbury Boys Lacrosse Fall League, running September and October, Pennsbury High School, 705 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA
Sundays, September 18 – October 23 (Rain dates 10/30 and 11/6 if needed) 9:00 AM-12 Noon (may be modified based on the number of teams registered)
Ages: Varsity, Junior Varsity (9th – 12th grade boys) – Teams can be mixed
Description: Games are played on a full field with 10 v 10; Two 27 minute running half’s with a 3 minute halftime; 2 certified referees per game; Reversible pinnies provided for all players; Players must play the ball, take-out checks are not permitted; Bravehearts will be used to break ties
There will be an All Star game during the last weekend of the league. Coaches will select all stars from each team
Registation link:
Fees: $85.00 per player; $95.00 after September 2nd. Coaches can register their team by contacting Brian Abraham at
All skill levels are welcome. Notes: If a player doesn’t have a team registered, we will assign them to a team. Please register by September 2nd in order to secure your spot in the league. All teams must have an adult coach on the sideline with the team.

Fall Tournaments

West Chester Fall Invitational Youth Lacrosse Tournament, by Fusion Lacrosse, in conjunction with West Chester Youth Lacrosse Association, October 22/23, 3rd-8th Grade Divisions, at Maple Zone Sports Village, Aston, PA.
This invitational is a youth-only tournament by design; All of the focus will be catered to younger age groups, which usually take a back seat to high schools at large tournaments. A one-day tournament with four games guaranteed and Championships for all groups except 3/4. This will be run by an elite, up-and-coming Event provider, Fusion Lacrosse highlighting appropriate pricing for all age groups.
When: October 22nd/23rd (Age groups play 1-day only)
Divisions: Saturday 3/4A, 3/4B, 2024, 2023; Sunday 2022, 2021
Format: All 3/4 divisions will play 3-game round robin. All other divisions have 4 guaranteed games with championships. All divisions are completed in one day.
Price: 3/4 division $700, All other divisions $950
Info and Register Here:

Valley Forge Laxfest, an annual fall festival for boys middle school and high school teams, Oct. 23, features strong competition on the centrally located and beautiful grounds of the Great Valley High School campus (Malvern, PA).
High School and Middle School Divisions (2017 – 2024)
3 Games / Certified Officials (family friendly scheduling – 1 game on, 1 game off)
Take Advantage of “Early Bird Special” (multiple team discounts available)
Professionally Staged Tournament Fields / Festive Setting (the event is run by Heritage Lacrosse, which operates Liberty Lacrosse Shootout™, Patriot Games™ and other popular events with a focus on the player/coach/parent experience!)
Click here to register

Marple Newtown Halloween Lacrosse Tournament for boys’ high school teams on Sunday, Oct. 30. The games will be held at the Marple Newtown HS Turf and grass fields. Cost: $600 Per Team, 3 game minimal, Championship format
Please mail Checks to: Marple Newtown Lacrosse, 160 Poplar Rd., Newtown Square PA 19073
Info: Contact Rob Funk; Cell 1-610-809-3140;

Strath Haven Lax Fest high school boys’ event on Saturday, November 19th (rain date Sunday, November 20th) at Strath Haven High School.
Festival format, no playoffs or championships
3 games guaranteed
Games are 2 x 25 minute running halves
2 levels of play: Varsity and JV
PIAA officials
Athletic Trainer on site
Team registration fee: $650 if paid in full before October 1st, $750 if paid after October 1st
go to to register

Fall Showcases

Summer Finish boys’ showcase on Sept. 17 at In The Net Sports Complex, Palmyra, PA. The Summer Finish is the newest event presented by Peixtin. This is a one-day event which aims to continue showcasing the growing talent in and around central PA. This individual-showcase follows a similar format to its marquee counter-part, the City Classic. We know that many players either get hurt early in the summer, or experience extenuating circumstances that inhibit their chances to exhibit their skill during the recruiting months. With the elite staff and schools that are represented, the Summer Finish provides players a chance to get one last look by collegiate coaches, and learn something for the upcoming season. The first part of the day features positional instruction by top D1, D2, and D3 coaches. Players are then divided into teams and will scrimmage in 20-minute halves in a round-robin format. Each player will be guaranteed 4 games and there will also be an All-Star game. This event is limited by position to the first 240 players, so make sure to register early.
Click here for registration and more information.

The Match™, a recruiting showcase focusing on strong players targeting Division III colleges. The Heritage Lacrosse event, open to boys in 2017-2019 graduation years, will be held Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the new MSI Sports Village in Aston, PA. The Match™ is designed for players who are strong Division III candidates – athletically and academically.
The Match has been well-received by college coaches, players and families and has resulted in numerous successful recruiting outcomes/commitments. Over 400 athletes and coaches from 50 DIII schools have participated in the event since 2013.
Players/Parents: Interested players are asked to visit the website and register as soon as possible. Space is limited by position; total enrollment is also limited. Click here for REGISTRATION LINK.
Coaches: High school/club coaches are invited and encouraged to nominate strong candidates for The Match™ by completing the on-line nomination form. Players/parents will receive notification letting them know about the opportunity and providing a link to additional information. Click here for COACH NOMINATION LINK.
Where: MSI Sports Village, Aston, PA (on 3 adjacent turf fields); 12-5pm, which will permit day trips from hot beds in the region.
Format: Positional clinics, drills/station work, 7v7 games, full field scrimmaging, recruiting seminar/presentation on the DIII value proposition. The format makes the event informative and participatory for players and highly efficient from a college coach’s standpoint.
Colleges Attending: We expect solid group of coaches and schools from the Mid-Atlantic area (mostly) to attend The Match™; those that register and confirm their participation will be listed on the website as they sign up. Click here for COLLEGE COACH REGISTRATION LINK
CONNECTLAX Membership: Players who complete the registration process will be entitled to a free 3-month subscription to ConnectLAX – an online/mobile recruiting platform. Participants will receive a free 6-month subscription and have the chance to order game video/highlights to include on their profile. Click here for more info on ConnectLAX.

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