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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tryouts, camps

Saturday, 16th January 2016

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 1/16/16

Boys’ Events


Bucks Select has openings for goalies for its 2019 and 2024/25 teams. For more information, e-mail Bucks Select at

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.

Team 302 Lacrosse Tryouts for summer 2016. The tryouts will be held on Feb. 14 and 21 at the University of Delaware practice turf. Players are recommended to attend both tryouts and current players will use them as practices. Tryouts will be held for the following age classes:
6th Grade (2022); 7th Grade (2021); 8th Grade (2020); 9th Grade (2019); 10th Grade (2018); 11th Grade (2017)
Times :
1:00pm-2:30pm 2022 & 2021
3:00pm-4:30pm 2020 & 2019
5:00pm-6:30pm 2018 & 2017
Click here to register and choose your class

Brine NLC tryouts

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic Regional tryouts will be held for players that hope to advance to the National event July 19-22, 2016 at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Virginia. Teams will be coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches and will compete in a championship style format providing players with a meaningful lifetime experience that will better prepare them to meet the challenges of high school and college.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ 2017-18 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ Middle School Academy, 2020-21 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the Southeastern PA region boys’ 2019 tryouts at Main Line Sports Center on Feb. 21.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ 2017-18 tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ Middle School Academy, 2020-21 tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ Youth (2022-23) tryouts.
Click here to register for the New Jersey boys’ 2019 tryouts.

Coaches Clinics

University of Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Clinic, Sunday, Jan 31 from 9:15 AM-1:00 PM. The clinic will be held in the Kozloff Room Hutch Gymnasium.
The Schedule:
9:15 AM-10:00AM- Check-in/Coffee/Donuts
10:00AM-Mike Murphy- Head Coach University of Pennsylvania, Intro: Team Fundamentals and Cornerstones
10:15AM- Michael Bartomioli- Assistant Coach UPenn, Faceoff Fundamentals
11:00AM- Jim Stagnitta- Assistant Coach University UPenn, Defense Building Fundamentals
11:45 AM-Pat Myers– Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Defgtrod/;.9fense Building Fundamentals6j
12:35 AM- Mike Murphy- Head Coach University of Pennsylvania, Closing: Putting It All Together
Dunning Coaches Center-235 S. 33rd Street. (Building on left at main entrance of Franklin Field)
$40 registration fee for walk-ups at the door. For pre-registration, send name, e-mail, school/Club Affiliation, # Attending X $35= (Pre Register by 1/25)
Make Checks Payable to Invictus Lacrosse. Mail to: Penn Men’s Lacrosse, 235 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Questions: Contact Jim Stagnitta-

The 2016 Winter Univ. of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Clinic on Feb. 6, from 8:30-11:30 am. The clinic is open to all high school, club, and youth coaches. The Maryland lacrosse staff is excited to share drills, concepts, and ideas with all attendees. Following the clinic presentation, all coaches are welcome to watch a University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse scrimmage with Harvard. Fee: $25 per coach
Registration Link
Please visit our website for more information: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Camps, Clinics and Tournaments
Have questions, please contact Todd MacFarlane, Director of Men’s Lacrosse Operations at


Shipley School lacrosse Winter Stickwork Academy by GameBreaker Lacrosse. Session Dates: January 3, 10, 24, 31 and February 7. Times: 9:00 am – 9:45 am – Boys Ages 4 – 6.5; 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Boys Ages 6.5 – 11. Clinic Director: Mark Duncan, Head Coach at The Shipley School.
Register Today to Reserve Your Spot at the Clinic.

Winter Tune-Up Face-Off Clinic, Jan. 9, 1-3:30 p.m., 6th to 12 graders, at Phelps School, by Upper River Lax.
Sign up for Upper River Lax’s Winter Tune-Up, with face-off specialist, Ohio State grad and Lower Merion Coach Shawn Kaplan. This 2.5 hour, indoor session will focus on getting face-off men and anyone interested in learning more about this mysterious art ready for the spring! Indoors at the Phelps School in Malvern PA – 6th grade – 12th grade.
Clinic is $40. Click here to register

Black Bear Lacrosse Winter II Pre-Season training. The Black Bear Lacrosse Club’s Winter II sessions will be firing up in just a few weeks, for ONLY $120 your son will get 6 training sessions with the best coaching and instruction from Black Bear’s exceptional training staff!
When: Saturdays 5-9pm
Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Where: 422SportsPlex Pottstown, PA
Grade Level & Times:3rd-4th grade: 5pm to 6pm; 5th-6th grade: 6pm to 7pm; 7th-8th grade: 7pm to 8pm; 9th-12th grades: 8pm to 9pm
The Black Bear Pre-Season Training program is entering its third full year and has trained over 300 players in grades 3rd through 12th during that time. The program focuses on developing the fundamental positional skill sets of the players and only bring in the best coaches to work with our players. In the past Black Bear has had local high school head coaches, current college players, and current college coaches come in and TRAIN the players, demanding their best effort every time out!
Questions: Please contact Bryan Churchey Director of Off Season Training
E-mail Cell: 610-246-4788

Young Bucs Lacrosse free clinic and youth Spring registration event to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation, Jan. 24, Interboro High School’s gymnasium. The clinic is free for players in Grades 3 to 8 and players can register for Young Bucs lacrosse. Also, all are encouraged to donate any amount of money to the HEADstrong Foundation, whose home base of Nick’s House is less than a half mile away in Holmes. Players should bring full pads, sneakers, mouth guard and a donation of any amount for the HEADstrong Foundation. Registration for Young Bucs lax is $110.
• 3rd through 5th grade players should arrive at 8 am. Registration is from 8-9 am and the instructional clinic is from 9am– 11am.
• 6th through 8th grade arrive at 12pm. Registration is from 12-1pm and the instructional clinic is from 1pm – 3pm
• A donation of $3 OR more and you will receive HEADstrong Cancer Foundation shoe laces.
For more information, contact Interboro head coach Tom Speer or Jamie Eichinger Lynch.

NXTsports’ free NXT Field Day, Jan. 18, 2016 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Line Sports Center and feature NXTsoccer, Cradle Lacrosse, NXT LC Boys and Girls, SPARK Field Hockey, NXTfieldhockey, speed and agility training and NXTolympics. NXT Field Day’s mission is to expose all of NXT’s sports education programs to boys and girls ages 4-15. There will also be a moon bounce, a fastest shot competition and prizes and games throughout the day. NXT’s entire education staff will be on site, as will guest coaches. NXT partners Gatorade, Premier Orthopaedics and Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be a part of the NXT Field Day. Click here ( to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Greg Cattrano’s Co-Ed Lacrosse Goalie Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 24 at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. This is the 15th year the popular clinic will be held at Shipley, hosted by Shipley Lacrosse and head coach Mark Duncan. The session runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Shipley School’s Upper School Yarnell Gymnasium. The event is open to goalies or all ages, male or female. 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.
Sign up Online and get more info at:

Old School Lacrosse Club 5th annual Winter Stick Skills clinic, for boys in Grades 9 through 12 at the Phelps School (Malvern, PA) on Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m. Sessions run until Jan 31st and you may register online here. OS sessions are run by current Team USA Indoor Assistant Coach Adam Mueller and focus on the proper mechanics and fundamentals that incorporate a combination of box and field lacrosse concepts.
Players experience high rep drills in a variety of situations to produce efficient results. Coach Mueller draws upon his 19 years of experience in the NLL and the only coach to take three different teams to playoff appearances. Enrollment will be capped.

Brian Dougherty Winter Goalie School, Five Sundays, Jan 24, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28th. At MapleZone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley, PA. The school is a part of NetNation Lacrosse, You can register at

Winter Youth Developmental Clinics

Cradle Lacrosse introductory lacrosse program, for boys and girls ages 4-8, hosted at Episcopal Academy, Garnet Valley, Main Line Sports Center, Friends Select and Germantown Friends. Cradle Lacrosse is the ultimate introduction to lacrosse. Our Friends Select program is 6 weeks long and will teach skills through our structured curriculum progression. We have a passionate staff that is excited to have fun teaching the fundamentals.
Click here for more information on Cradle’s winter schedule.

Face-Off Leagues

The Philly Face-Off League, Winter Skills clinics on Tuesday afternoons starting December 1st and its normal Sunday FO sessions starting December 22nd, at Main Line Sports in Berwyn. This 6-week program will be for players who want to practice and focus on all aspects of the face-off position. Technique Work, Shooting, Stick work, Live Wing-Play, Defense, and Live Situational Play will all be covered. Throughout the 6 weeks there will also be different guest speakers who will come in to give their expertise on other areas of your game that you should be focusing on as well. The Winter Skills face-off clinics on Tuesday afternoons (12/1-1/5) from 5-6:30 PM is open for players in 5-12th grade. PFL Sundays will return on Sunday, December 22nd. It will be for 9 weeks and will run from 6:30-8 PM every Sunday at the Main Line Sports Center. During the fall over 75 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 our PFL Sundays 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. Take advantage of our early registration special which runs all the way up to our first session on December 22. To register for the Winter Skills clinics or PFL Sundays please click here:
The Philadelphia Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy Faceoff Coach, NXT Lacrosse Faceoff Coach) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Dukes). Any questions about either program 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. Please get all projects and homework done before practice. Other locations include Lancaster and Allentown PA. 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).

Youth Leagues

NXTLeagues’ Mid-Atlantic Spring Lacrosse League, for boys’ club teams in grades 3-8, for spring of 2016. This year, the league looks to grow as it continues to feature the best youth club teams in the Mid-Atlantic region with teams from as far north as Connecticut and as far south as Northern Virginia expressing serious interest. Elite competition is found in both the A and AA divisions. Applications are open for the league, which is played exclusively on Sundays from March 20-May 15 at various top facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. The cost is $2,300 per team with a $500 deposit due Dec. 1. Team applications must be filled out here.
The league will feature divisions in grades 3-8 and games are comprised of four 12-minute quarters with modified FIL rules to promote fast play and competition. There are two certified referees and one game coordinator per game, with one certified athletic trainer and one NXT representative per site.

Box Leagues

Fusion Lacrosse Winter Box League, Bucksmont in Hatfield. There is one opening for a 2021 or 6th/7th combined team. The league is also still accepting individual signups while very few spots remain for grades 5th-8th. The league’s clinic portion starts this Sunday but games do not start until Dec. 20th. The team would not necessarily need to be assembled until Dec 20th.
TEAMS: Please email to reserve your spot! (SHOLMES@PLAYFUSIONLAX.COM)
Time: Sunday Mornings 10-week program
*Divisions: 2020, 2021 and 5th/6th. Clinic Start Date: Dec. 6th. Game Start Date: Dec. 20th
Individual Rate: $150 plus $45 USBOXLA insurance

Summer Camps

2016 Univ, of Maryland Summer Instructional Camp #1, at University of Maryland, June 26-29, Ages 8-15,
Click here for more information
Please visit our website for more information: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Camps, Clinics and Tournaments
Have questions, please contact Todd MacFarlane, Director of Men’s Lacrosse Operations at

2016 Univ, of Maryland Summer Instructional Camp #2, at University of Maryland, July 13-16, Ages 8-15, Click here for more information
Please visit our website for more information: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Camps, Clinics and Tournaments
Have questions, please contact Todd MacFarlane, Director of Men’s Lacrosse Operations at

United Lacrosse Super Camps for boys (all ages), at Manahassett Creek Park in Long Branch, N.J. Week 1 June 27-July 1 (M-F 9am-1pm); Week 2 July 25-July 29 (M-F 9am-1pm), For players of all levels from grades K through 12. Early Bird Registration: $25 off camp fee if you register and pay before May 1st.
Click here for more information and to register for the boys’ camps.
United Lacrosse Directors will lead a staff of coaches who have excelled at the highest levels of lacrosse. Through a combination of cutting edge lacrosse training and enthusiastic coaching the lessons learned at SuperCamps will last a lifetime! Players will benefit from both individual and team instruction. Each day will bring new instruction to players at all positions so that by the end of the week each player will have increased his “Lacrosse IQ”. In addition to the cutting edge training that each player will be exposed to there will be fun competitions and games. United Lacrosse will also bring its very popular LACROSSE FIT to SuperCamps.
Family Discount: 2 or more family members receive $20 off per family member; Multiple Camps: $50 off total camp cost; Team United Player: CONTACT for Coupon Code!


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