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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse tournaments, showcases

Saturday, 23rd January 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, High School, Recruiting, Showcase, Tournaments, Youth  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/23/16

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Chapter Challenge, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will feature good competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County, April 30-May 1. Registration is now open for three girls’ divisions (U11, U13, U15) and four boys’ divisions (U9, U11, U13, U15). You can take advantage of “Super Early Bird” and “Early Bird” discounts, but register soon. Each division will feature two or more brackets to help each time find the appropriate level of play for a good day of festival lacrosse. The event is open to “Club” and “Travel Teams” and we will have a group teams based on available data to ensure top competition. We will offer a U15 Elite Bracket for Girls in 2016 (full checking, provided teams satisfy coaching certification requirements). THE CAUSE: The Chapter Challenge helps support initiatives of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse responsible for promoting the growth and development of the game in Eastern Pennsylvania. Click here to register.

Summer 2016 Showcase camps

Boys Philly Showcase Camps 2017-18s & 2019-20s, by NXT’s Showcase Lacrosse, June 27-29 at Saint Joseph’s University. Division I coaches coach every team at the camp. Athletes go through college-style practices, workouts and film sessions. Campers, split into the two age divisions, experience a box lacrosse session. Last year, campers at both camps got to learn box lacrosse from Denver associate head coach Matt Brown, who helped the Pioneers win a national championship last spring. Next Level Video, NXTsports’ official video partner, films all games at both Showcase Camps in broadcast-quality high definition. Video packages are available for purchase. The 2018 Fab 40 All-Stars are offered automatic admission to the prestigious Boys Philly Showcase in November. Visit showcaselacrosse.com for more information on the 2016 Showcase Camps.

Blue Chip 225 Recruiting Showcase camps for 2016, directed by Ted Spencer, at UMass Amherst. Blue Chip 225’s goal is to provide showcase opportunities for all college bound players. It offers an Elite Divison for players who have potential to play at a top 20 school and a Varsity Division for those players whose goals include college lacrosse at the DII , DIII, club, and NJCAA. The Blue Chip staff is of all college coaches; they invite and encourage observing coaches and videocast both Varsity and Elite all star games nationwide. Blue Chip offers quality videography and recruiting software apps for coaches to track players during programs.
Rising Freshmen Grad 2020 – July 5 – July 7, 2016
Rising Sophomores Grad 2019 – June 27 – June 29, 2016
Rising Juniors Grad 2018 – June 27 – June 29, 2016
Rising Seniors Grad 2017 – July 5 – July 7, 2016
Click here to register More information and registration is available at http://www.bluechiplax.com

Summer Tournaments

2016 Summer Middle and High School Terrapin Lacrosse Classic
Held at University of Maryland
June 11th- 2017, 2018 and 2019 grad years
June 12th – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 grad years
2016 Summer Middle and High School Terrapin Lacrosse Classic
Click here for more information and registration for the HS event
Click here for more information and registration for the Middle School event

Laxpalooza Mid-Atlantic Classic, on June 18-19 at Bicentennial Park in Bethlehem, PA. Laxpalooza, in its sixth year, is a premier lacrosse event in Eastern PA and the Mid-Atlantic Region attracting over 120-plus teams, hs TO 2025-26. The main focus is to promote competitive lacrosse in a fun and memorable atmosphere while honoring the game and celebrating good sportsmanship.
Registration for this annual lacrosse tournament is open and spots will fill up quickly! Click here to register.
Hotel Information: Click here for hotel information.
Costs per team: U9 – $950; U11 – U15 – $1150; High School – $1350; Guaranteed minimum 4 games over 2 days.
Checks should be made payable to Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments, and mailed to: Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments LLC, P O Box 184
Neffs, PA 18065.
Or you may submit a payment via PayPal: Click here for more information on the tourney and to pay with PayPal.

Future Legends Lacrosse Tournament, by STEPS Lacrosse, on June 18-19, at RFL Fields in Boonton Twp, N.J. Saturday: Current 5th, 7th grades and HS B Division (2017-18) will play on Saturday, June 28th. Sunday: 4th, 6th, 8th will play on Sunday, June 21st.
Click here for tourney website
TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO ELITE TEAMS A & AA, CLUB TEAMS & TOWN TEAMS. THERE ARE COMPETITIVE BRACKETS FOR ALL LEVELS OF PLAY!
Each team is guaranteed 4 full games (2 – 20 minute halves); Grade Level Champions – Championship T-shirts; Full Sized Lacrosse Fields; Certified Officials; Great Tournament Venue; Vendor Village; DJ
Registration is open! Please register early in order to secure your spot.
CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO the REGISTRATION PAGE.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Tim Flynn, tflynn@futurelegendslax.com 973.584.3943; Charlie Shoulberg, charlie@futurelegendslax.com 973.851.5961

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 AbingtonCup.org or email abingtoncup@gmail.com.

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. Click here to register.

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 rogalskj@lafayette.edu.

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)

Summer Showcases

National 175 Best of the Best Individual Showcase, June 29, 2016, 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 f4lacrosse.com
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 f4laxevents@gmail.com.
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 register.

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 www.MesaFreshFever.com.
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 mpetrone_m@homtail.com.
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

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


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