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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, leagues

Saturday, 19th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, Leagues, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 3/19/16

Boys’ Events


Maplezone Sports Institute, offering private, group, and team training. Training programs are made for each individual skill set and player. Please contact Cory Malampy at 610-358-5500 ext 21

Lacrosse Evolution Private Lessons and Team Training sessions at our training facilities in Downingtown. Private Lessons are the best and quickest way to get an athlete to their next desired level and beyond. For more information on these programs, visit the Web site or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center.


The Kaiserman JCC lacrosse team information session, Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 pm at the Kaiserman JCC (45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096). The team will represent the Philadelphia delegation at the 2016 Maccabi Games. The Maccabi games are an Olympic style games for Jewish athletes, aged 13-16. This year’s Maccabi games will be held in Stamford, CT from August 7-12, 2016. Teams will compete from delegations all over the country and a number of foreign countries including Israel, Canada, England, Australia and Mexico. Athletes will have the opportunity to meet, socialize and compete against other Jewish athletes from all over the world. Last year, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey were represented by a combined team. The team finished with the Silver Medal at the 2015 games. It is the desire of the delegation and the returning players to form a team completely under the Philadelphia delegation. Attend the meeting jf you are interested in being a part of this year’s lacrosse team or would like to learn more about it.
If you cannot make the information session, please contact the coach, Sam Walters, directly by e-mail:

The Dukes Young Guns regional tryouts, March 13 and 20, for Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and South Jersey counties for its first Little Dukes 2022- 2023 Team’s (current 6th graders and 5th graders) for the summer 2016 season at Academy of the New Church.
The Little Duke’s 2022-2023 team’s will be under the direction of the Dukes Young Guns Program Coaching Staff. The Little Dukes 2022-2023 coaching staff will be comprised of Rob Forster, Randy Forster, Tucker Durkin (Part-time Coach, Defensive Training Specialist), Austin Pifani (Summer) and Matt Rambo (Summer).
Sunday, March 13th: 10:00am – 11:30am
Sunday, March 20th: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $20
Location: Academy of The New Church Secondary Schools, 2815 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Registration for tryouts:
Now in its 18th year, Duke’s L.C. is a premier Philadelphia region club lacrosse program and a member of the Passport Alliance.
Little Duke’s focus will be on practice and training, as well as competing in high level invitational, tournaments. We take pride in preparing you as a player and person for High School and beyond.
Walk-ups are welcome. Registration opens 45 minutes prior to Tryout time.
Questions, please email us at:

Bandits Lacrosse Tryouts, Sunday, March 20, Main Line Sports center in Berwyn, open to all, for its youth and high school club teams, which will play during the summer, from June through mid-July. The Bandits offer programming for third grade through junior year of high school (2017-25).
The Bandits summer schedule consists of 10+ team practices and four events. Practices will be held on weeknights in Abington.
2024, 2025: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
2022, 2023: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
2020, 2021: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2017, 2018, 2019: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Main Line Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA19312
All players receive a reversible jersey to keep

The Black Bear Lacrosse Club has spots available on its 2018A, 2022, and 2023 grade level teams for the 2016 summer season. Black Bear is a Seasonal club organization that is focused on offering the communities it serves the best quality coaching and instruction to develop both the athletic skill set and character of their players.
Positional Needs: 2018A- GOALIE, Midfield, Defense, Attack (6 SPOTS AVAILABLE); 2022- GOALIE, Midfield Defense, Attack (7 SPOTS AVAILABLE); 2023-GOALIE, DEFENSE, Midfield (5 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
Teams consist of 20-23 players, receive 12 90 minute practices throughout June and July, have a 2-day 3 hour mini camp in May, and play in FOUR tournaments throughout June and July.
Practice Schedule: Practices are held Tuesday and Wednesdays starting in June at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville PA for our Youth teams.
Practices are Tuesday and Thursdays starting in June at University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville for our High School Teams.
Youth Tournament Schedule: NXT Meltdown June 18-19th; Philly Showdown June 27-28th; Hershey Shootout July 9-10th; Patriot Games July 16-17
High School Schedule: Lehigh Laxfest June 19th; UPLAX Summer Shootout June 24th; Rutgers Summer Shootout July 9-10th

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.


Notre Dame/St. Joe’s Prep Youth Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls on Thursday, March 31 from 3-5 p.m. at Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova. Boys grades 3-8 and girls grades 3-6.
Registration link:
St. Joe’s Prep and Notre Dame are joining forces to host a clinic for youth boys and girls! Come perfect your lacrosse skills in a fun learning environment with the Notre Dame and St. Joe’s prep coaching staff and team. All Participants must bring proper lacrosse equipment, mouthguard and water bottle.
Other key info: St Joe’s Prep Head Coach Sean Delaney and Notre Dame Head Coach Xan Zimatore (Both Moorestown Grads)

Fusion Lacrosse skills clinics, starting April 2, on Saturday mornings at Marple Sports Arena. What’s special about these clinics is they will be led by Coach Luke Wiles who was a 3-time National Lacrosse League All-Star and current head coach of Archbishop Carroll High School. These clinics will be run in a box lacrosse setting which is ideal for maximum repetitions (the ball never goes out of bounds!). Fusions curriculum and Coach Wiles delivery are perfect for building a great structural foundation that players will use confidently throughout their playing careers. This program is ideal for beginners in the K-3rd age group, as well as experienced players in the 4-6th age group who want to improve their stick work and confidence throughout their Spring seasons!
K-3rd grade (6 week-program): April 2nd-May 21st 9:15-10:30am
4th-6th grade (8 week-program): April 2nd- June 4th 8am-9:15am
Assistant coaches will include a combination of Steven Holmes (current Malvern Prep defensive coordinator and NY Lizard Pro Defenseman) and Alex Turner (8-year National Lacrosse League veteran)

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Face-Off League Middle School weekly Saturday clinics, starting Saturday, March 19 at Main Line Sports Center, is open to all players’ grades 3-8. The Face-off League was created 3 years ago for face-off guys all over the Greater Philadelphia area. They have over 60 high schools participating in the High School League and every major Club team has a face-off guy represented.
It’s a place where players can show up WEEKLY and be guaranteed to practice against the best competition around. This isn’t a one weekend and done type program. If you are serious about facing-off in this area and for your club or school team, you came to the right place! Our Middle School Face-Off League will be 45 minutes of quality instruction learning technique and the new face-off rules followed by 45 minutes of live reps against quality opponents!
Sessions will always be on Saturday mornings at Main Line Sports Center from 9-10:30 AM. For more information on the PFL or to register for our clinics please visit
For any questions about our spring clinics please e-mail 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).


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