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Updated Philly lacrosse boys’ summer camp guide

Monday, 4th July 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Events, High School, Recruiting, Showcase, Youth, Posted 7/4/16

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Lehigh Lacrosse Lehigh Valley Futures Showcase (boys in classes 2018s, 2019s & 2020s) on July 20-22 at Lehigh University.
The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide rising high school sophomores from the Lehigh Valley and across the country with advanced skill development in a highly competitive, tournament style, playing environment while being RECRUITED. The showcase will provide a platform for players to display their skills in front of college coaches from Divisions I, II, and III, on staff and visiting. Off the field, players will take part in strength and speed training clinic (results will be given to take home at the end of camp), recruiting & academic seminar, and a leadership & character-building seminar. The mission of the Lehigh Valley Showcase is to help prospective student athletes gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people.
*Recommendations – Are welcomed and may be provided by high school, club or college coach.
*Interested Lehigh Prospects – This is a great opportunity to experience the Lehigh Lacrosse Student-Athlete life. You will board in dorms, use facilities, and dine in LU Dining Halls.
* Late Arrival – Individuals attending Hotbeds or another camp may arrive late but must contact first!
*Film – All session of the Mini Camp will be filmed and available to participants for personal use following the event.
The Event will be capped at 250 players to maximize exposure.
Registration Information:
Click here to register
Questions? Call 610-758-4392 or email us at

Summer Skills Camps

Black Bear Lacrosse skills camps in Pennsylvania and the Jersey shore, for boys aged 4 to 14. Get the BEST instruction there is from our best Camp Directors! Advanced player? We offer our campers position specific training daily to enhance lacrosse IQ! Been playing a couple years? We go over situational aspects through white board discussions, homework assignments, and drill work to push you to your limits! Never played before? Every day campers will be working on the fundamentals of lacrosse through dynamic drill work, fun games, and team challenges. Black Bear Lacrosse Camp are built for everyone. The directors are firm believers in using both Differentiated instruction (one size doesn’t fit all, build the camp towards the skill sets of our players!) as well as Diagnostic instruction (their performance leads to use using one of two new drills.)
2016 Summer Camps:
Limerick, PA – July 11-15, Boys only
Ocean City II, NJ – July 25-29, Boys only
Avalon II, NJ – August 8-12, Boys and Girls
Camp features – -Daily Scrimmages, Position Specific Instruction, fun games and contests (Thunder Dome! Water Balloon Challenge!), -Enhance Lacrosse IQ, Faceoff instruction from Philly FO Academy, Fundamentals Based Development, Guest Coaches and Speakers, Positional Coaches for Attack, Midfield, LSM, Defense, and GOALIE!, Fun Prizes and Gear Give Away!
Camp Directors:Bryan Churchey Head Men’s Lacrose Coach at Perkiomen Valley High School; Jon Heisman- Director of Beach Camps-Head Coach Bishop Shanahan High School; Brett Hoffecker- Co-Director of Beach Camps- Head Coach of Oakcrest High School

Fusion Lacrosse youth day camp at Malvern Prep, Jult 11-14, for boys in classes 2020 to 2026, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Coaches include professional players Steven Holmes (New York Lizards), Kevin Crowley (Charlotte Hounds and New England Blackwolves), Will Haus (Charlotte Hounds) and many other former professionals, Malvern Prep coaching staff, and college stars. This will be a skills camp with game play to end each day. We will also have a period of box lacrosse skills taught in the gym each day!
Register and info:
*Includes Fusion Pinny and Camp Prizes awarded each day!
Learn The Game Inside OUT!!

John Nostrant Summer Lacrosse Camp at The Haverford School, July 11-14. Now in their 21st year, the John Nostrant camps are for boys in 1st grade through rising 8th grade. The Nostrant camps provide the ultimate summer lacrosse environment with a combination of excellent instruction and fun.
You can register now at
The Nostrant camps have been the Winner of the Main Line’s “Best Lacrosse Camp Award”
Camp Session 2: July 11-14 Haverford School
Full Day and Half Day options- Camps for boys in grades 1st – rising 8th grade
If you have any questions please contact John Nostrant
Instruction – – Instruction for all levels – beginner, novice and advanced; Players are grouped by age and ability; Experienced, positive coaches from all over the area for all positions
Team concepts – Transition and settled offense and defense; Reading half and full field situations; – Constant activity and high repetition drills. Environment – Both sites are safe and secure; – Full-time certified sports-medicine staff; – Experienced adult staff of current high school coaches and players. Fun – Championship Thursdays; – Swimming; Sponsored by Competitive Edge Outfitters and Nike Lacrosse; End of Camp Give-aways; Snow cone vendor

Quaker Overnight Developmental Camp, PENN Park – 3100 Lower Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA – 19104, July 12-14, Ages of campers: 2017-2020 High School
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About the camp: This developmental team/individual camp is a unique opportunity for campers to LEARN and PLAY the game of lacrosse. Unlike other team camps on the market, this camp will focus on both instruction and team play. Players will receive the opportunity to learn new skills at their position and then apply those skills in a competitive round robin format with their team. INDIVIDUALS ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND!
The Quaker Developmental Team/Individual Lacrosse Camp (High School) is open to any rising 9th-grade through 12th-grade male athletes (graduating class of 2017–2020).
Camp staff: UPENN Coaching Staff and Players as well as other Division I and Division III College Coaches.

Be Your Best Lacrosse camps, for boys and girls in K through Grade 8 at two locations, at Wissahickon Middle School and in Boyertown. Be Your Best Lacrosse Camp’s number one goal is to make each camper a better lacrosse player while having fun learning the game.
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Be Your Best was Voted Best in Philadelphia Sports & Recreation of 2015. This camp will teach skills, techniques and strategies of lacrosse. It stresses the importance of good fundamentals, training and FUN!! The camp encourages all levels of players to learn, improve and enjoy! Camp Shirt/Pinnie & Daily prizes: “Camper of the day”, Hustle Bag, Awards Friday, Gatorade Awards Outstanding instruction – Fundamental drills with an emphasis on improving individual skills Radar Gun for “Fastest Shot” competition & Lacrosse Olympics & special guests.
Schedule: Be Your Best – EAST
Wissahickon Middle School, 521 Houston Rd, Ambler PA 19002
Session 2: July 18th – July 22nd (Mon-Fri) 8:30 – 2:30
Be Your Best – WEST (boys’ K – 8th only)
Boyertown Area, 2373 Hoffmansville Rd, Fredericks, PA 19435
Session 1: July 5th – July 8th (Tues-Fri)
Boys Directors: Dave Sowers (Upper Dublin, Mesa Fresh, and Dukes Head Coach), John Kurek (Hatboro-Horsham Head Coach), Rick Smith (North Penn Head Coach).

HEADstrong instructional camps for boys and girls focusing on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes from the youth level up to high school. Proceeds from the clinic will allow the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving lives affected by cancer.
The Camps:
SWEDESBORO JULY 12TH-14TH, Cost: $140 (Until June 12th) $150 Full Price, Time: 6:00pm- 9:00pm (5:00pm Registration), Location: Lock Ave Park, 58 Locke Ave, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Cost: $140 (Until June 25th) $150 Full Price, Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm (8:00am Registration), Location: Freeman Douglass Jr. Memorial Park, (677 Route #9 Erma, New Jersey 08204)
The goal of the HEADstrong Lacrosse is to develop a complete student athlete who is competitive on the field and in the classroom. With a 10:1 athlete to counselor ratio we can ensure your child receives the attention they need. Players will learn the fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills in a positive atmosphere. Each day there will be guest’s appearances from professional lacrosse players, coaches and cancer survivors; who will share their stories of hope. Campers will also receive complimentary HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces.

Kieran McArdle Pro Lacrosse Camp, for boys aged 7 to 18 on July 5-7 at Agnes Irwin School, 275 S Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
How to register: Click here.
Other key info: $50 Discount! Use Promo Code “PROLAX50”. Expires May 31st!
Description of camp: Instruction exclusively by professional and college lacrosse players and coaches. This three-day commuter camp is for boys ages 7-18 of all experience levels. All positions are welcome.
Camp Director: Kieran McArdle, League Lacrosse Team: Florida Launch; MLL Leading Scorer (2015), Florida Launch Record Holder for Most Points in a Season (2015); MLL All-Star, All-MLL Team (2015); MLL Rookie of the Year (2014); 1st round pick in the 2014 MLL Draft; St. John’s University (2011-2014); 2-time Big East Attack Player of the Year (2013, 2014)

Upper River Lacrosse development camps, on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, July 5-10 and 11-17. This summer camp is divided into two parts, with the first week focusing on skills and the second week bringing all the campers together to form a team that will compete in a tournament at the end of the week. Campers are welcome both locally and from across the nation. Position experts from major universities and professional teams will be at camp throughout the week, ensuring that campers get specialized attention.
In addition to sharpening skills for the high school season, Upper River is set up to help players decide how they want to advance their game. Campers will get exposure to a number of college coaches with connections that will be beneficial throughout the college recruiting process. There will also be a live presentation on recruiting for athletes and their families.
Housing is provided at Villanova University for one or both weeks of camp.. Enrollment is capped at 22, and admissions are rolling and available at”> For Tournament Week, current 8th and 9th graders are eligible to apply, and anyone between the ages of 12-16 is eligible for Skills Week.

Fusion Lacrosse summer youth camp at Malvern Prep July 11-14, for 2020-2026 grad years. Coaches include professional players Steven Holmes (New York Lizards), Kevin Crowley (Charlotte Hounds and New England Blackwolves), Will Haus (Charlotte Hounds) and many other former professionals, Malvern Prep coaching staff, and college stars. This will be a skills camp with game play to end each day. We will also have a period of box lacrosse skills taught in the gym each day!
Time: 9am-1pm Mon-Thurs
Register and info:
*Includes Fusion Pinny and Camp Prizes awarded each day!

Gwynedd Mercy University Men’s Lacrosse Boys’ Summer Camps, operated by Coach Dana Lindstrom and Paul McGovern of Bucks Select. There are camps for two age groups: Boys Youth Camp – (Rising 3rd through 6th Graders)
Boys Middle School Camp – (Rising 7th through 9th Graders)
The camps will be held on July 13, 14, 20, and 21 (Rain make up: July 22), from 5:30-8:30 pm at Gwynedd Mercy University at 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA.
Coaches will feature Gwynedd Mercy University Coaches plus current college players, along with some guest coaches
The camps will include: Speed and Conditioning Drills, Shooting Skills, Face-Off and Goalie Sessions, Stick Handling and Position Skills, Scrimmages, FUN AND GAMES
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Young Warriors Lacrosse Camp, Springton Lake Middle School, Media, Monday, July 18 through Friday July 22, 9:00 am to 12 noon, Boys Grades 1-6
How to register
Description of camp: Lacrosse instruction for both beginner and experienced boys Grades 1-6 (as of fall 2016 school year). Staffed by former and current Rose Tree Optimist and Penncrest lacrosse players. Reversible pinnies are included with registration
Come out and enjoy some summer sun and get better at the fastest game on two feet! Campers will also enjoy games and prizes while being coached by a superior staff of championship lacrosse coaches & players
Camp staff: Penncrest Assistant Coach Evan Pettit (Back to Back Central League Champions 2015 & 2014, State Champion – 2014)
Stick required. Full equipment (helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm guards) will be necessary at times. Loaner equipment including sticks are available for use, first come, first serve. Quantities are limited.
Email address:

AILA Integrated Summer Field and Box Lacrosse Academy, July 18-21, at Bryn Athyn College. Joining AILA President and Coach Johnny Mouradian and the AILA Staff this summer is All-World (Team USA) and All-Pro (Florida Launch) Defender and Bryn Athyn College Head Coach, Tucker Durkin. Along side of him is La Salle College HS/Penn State Alum and current Academy of the New Church Head Coach, Rob Forster.
The ALIA’s Integrated Summer Academy will take place in mid July with day, extended day and overnight opportunities that feature AILA’s In|Crosse System, developed by Mouradian. Players will have participate in drills and live scrimmages in both the box and field while honing their lacrosse skills, techniques and literacy.
In|Crosse education and training, AILA’s proprietary system, leverages the integration and convergence of the indoor version of lacrosse with the field game. The cutting edge program teaches bio-mechanics, principles, strategies and tactics of indoor lacrosse taking advantage of the several features like small goals (4’x 4’9), 30 second shot clock, five on five lacrosse, players learn to play offense and defense, to name a few. Integrated programs contribute to the building blocks of lacrosse literacy, developing well rounded field players by taking advantage of the many features of indoor lacrosse and transferring the benefits to their field game.
Register at
Questions, contact Brendan Staudt,

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

Blue Star Lacrosse Overnight Camp, July 22-25 at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. July 22- July 25, Campers sleep in dorms Night of 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Extended day campers go from 9AM to 8:30PM
Ages of Campers: 8-18. To Register:
Spend three days in the dorms of the Hun School while playing lacrosse all day! Campers at the Hun Overnight will have three sessions everyday, morning afternoon and evening which will be split into individual instruction, small group training and gameplay. With over 20+ years of running lacrosse camps, the coaching staff will be more than able to make sure very kid receives proper attention and coaching. Lunch will be provided in the Hun Dining Hall. After the evening session, players will go back to the dorms for a couple hours of movies, stick stringing and guest speakers. Coaches will sleep in the dorms with the students. For those who do not want to sleep in the dorms, there is an extended day option from 9am to 830pm. Camp Staff led by MV Whitlow – Head Coach the Hun Schoo, Director Blue Star Lacrosse; Don Green – Director of All-Stars Blue Star Lacrosse; Bryan Hopper – Director of Box Lacrosse and Camps, Blue Star Lacrosse; Matt Mason – Assistant Coach the Hun School
10% off if register before April 3rd
For more information: e-mail

Bucks Select Summer Camp, Grades 3 to 8, 5-8 p.m., at Central Bucks East High July 25-28.
The Bucks Select Summer Camp is geared towards players of all skill levels for those in grades 3rd – 8th. The camps combine rigorous lacrosse training from an experienced staff of College and High School coaches. The focus will be on teaching skills and concepts of live game situations in order to strengthen players’ confidence to make quality decisions on the field.
Focus on: Goalie Training, Speed Agility Training, Face Off Training, Box Lacrosse – transitioning concepts to field play
Online registration: BUCKSSELECT.COM

St. Joseph’s Men’s Lacrosse Youth Development Camp, July 27-29, 9-11;30 a.m., Curran Grass Field (Maguire Campus), Boys entering 1st-3th Grade (players of all experience levels are welcome). Our Youth Development Camp is designed to help young players improve their fundamentals and build better lacrosse IQ. By increasing skill and improving understanding we help to build confidence and enhance enjoyment of the game. Whether your son plays goalie, defense, midfield or attack, they will learn firsthand from our knowledgeable and energetic coaching staff what it means to be a well rounded player. This will be a fantastic, learning intensive camp – don’t miss your chance to participate! We offer two distinct programs outlined below.
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Junior Hawks Day Camp, by St. Joseph’s University men’s lacrosse, July 27-29, 9:00am-3:00pm (1 hour break for lunch – provided by the camp), Boys entering 4th-9th grade (players of all experience levels are welcome), at Ellen Ryan Field – Astro Turf (Maguire Campus). The Junior Hawks Day Camp was created to give players a fun-filled full day camp experience. As always at SJU lacrosse camps, we focus on skill development, building sound technique and a thorough understanding of the game. Camp will include fundamental work (passing, catching, shooting, ground balls, footwork), specific positional instruction, transition, unsettled play, small-sided competitions and game simulations. Players can sign up for specific skill instruction for attack, defense/LSM, goalie, face-off and midfield.
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West Chester Lacrosse’s UNC 1 day camp, August 5th at Kelly Field (601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA). The camp will be led by UNC head coach Joe Breschi, assistant coach Brian Holman, MLL All-stars Marcus Holman, Davey Emala, other collegiate coaches, and current and former UNC players. Come out and learn from some of the best coaches and players in the country. This is a can’t miss event for lacrosse players looking to get top notch coaching to improve skills, get motivated to be a better lacrosse player and overall athlete. A recruiting question and answer session will follow the high school session. The camp will be split by age: 10:00 – 1:00 rising 4th – rising 7th, 2:30 – 5:30 rising 8th – rising 12th.
Register online at
Contact Patrick Reed at with questions

The “Tune Up Your Skills” lacrosse camp, for boys in Grades 1 to 9, Aug. 13-14, at United Sports in Downingtown. Dustin Keen and Tyler Rankel are both local guys from Downingtown. Rankel graduated from Downingtown West High School, where he was coached by Tom Hannum. Rankel eventually went on to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Dustin Keen, also Downingtown West alumni (2011), played under Tom Hannum and continued his education and lacrosse career at Division 1 St. Joseph’s University. Keen played for the Duke’s L.C. and Rankel for HEADstrong. The camp is for anyone interested in learning, growing and improving their game. This camp is great for all levels of experience and the coaching will be tailored to match. With a strong focus on fundamentals and on-the-field decision making, each player will develop the qualities to be successful in their next season. We have developed unique and successful ways to coach in order to maximize our time spent with the players. With the understanding that each kid learns differently, we have created many ways to teach and keep the attention of the younger players.
Grade Groups: Times:
(Group 1) Going into 1st – 4th Group 1 – 8am to 12pm
(Group 2) Going into 5th – 9th Group 2 – 1pm to 5pm
For registration and more information please click here for the website or send us an e-mail!

Fusion Lacrosse camps at Cape Henlopen Delaware. Professional Stars teach and bond with players in a relaxed and fun environment, with an ample combination of recreation and lacrosse activities.
CAMP #2 [August 15th-18th]
Ages: current 4th-10th graders (2024-2018)
All meals and lodging will be provided. Camp will include at least 4 current and former professional players. Additional College stars will assist as well. There will be at least two, 2-hour lacrosse sessions everyday. In addition there will be swimming, surfing, disc golf, volleyball, basketball, and a variety of awesome camp games.
REGISTER HERE Please email with any questions: Camp Administrator: Ashley Razzano []
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