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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tournaments, leagues, clinics, prospect camps

Saturday, 9th December 2017

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Posted 12/9/17

Boys’ Events

Prospect Camps

Immaculata Men’s Lacrosse Prospect Day on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., is for high school seniors, juniors and sophomores. It will be held at Draper Walsh Stadium, The cost is $75. To register, click here.

Coaches clinics

The 28th Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches’ Clinic will be held Saturday, January 6 at Cabrini College.
Location: Student Center, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
Sponsored by The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association and the Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association
Registration is free and at the door
Speakers (more info, times will be posted in the coming weeks:
Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) – PSU, Florida Launch – Goalie Play
Chris Scanlon – Lycoming College – O & D Cycles
Sean Tischler – Williamson College of the Trades – Clearing

Youth Clinics

Shipley Winter Stickwork Academy, Session I Dates: January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & Feb 4th
Session II Dates: February 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th & 11th
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Boys Ages 4 – 6.5
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Boys Ages 6.5 – 11
Location: Shipley School Gym
Click here to register

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Face-Off League. In order to be a part of the league 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! This is an IDEAL clinic for face-off guys who want to compete against other quality face-off players for 90 minutes while receiving individualized instruction.
The Philly Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar and Mike Dolente. They both have an extensive background in working with some of the best face-off guys in the area and are asking for more guys to compete.
You can register here at:
Please check out for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at

Winter Box Tournaments

Northeast Regional (USBoxla Qualifier)
Dec 29/30 (Hatfield PA)
2 Day competition for all divisions except 3/4th (30th only for 3/4)
3/4th: 1 Spot
Divisions: HSAA, HSA, 7/8A, 7/8B, 5/6A, 5/6B, 3/4

Winter Classic
January 14th/15th (Hatfield PA)
2 Day competition for all divisions except 3/4th (15th only for 3/4)
SOLD OUT: Wait List Only
Divisions: 3/4, 5/6B, 5/6A, 7/8B, 7/8A

Best in Box
January 15th (Reading PA)
1 Day Championship event HSA, HSAA
SOLD OUT: Wait List Only
Divisions: HSAA and HSA

Philly Founders Cup
February 11/12 (Vorhees, NJ)
New Tournament!
11th: HSAA, HSA, 7/8A
12th: 5/6A
HSA: 2 spots (9th/10th grade eligible)
HSAA: 2 spots (9-12th grade eligible)
Divisions: HSAA, HSA, 7/8A, 5/6A

Winter training

Blue Ox High School Winter Sharp Shooting and Dynamic Dodging
Blue Ox Lacrosse dodging and shooting program will push an athlete to develop and perfect five key components to being a dynamic offensive player. Each component listed below will be covered throughout our six (6) week course on dynamic individual offensive play.
Dates: Tuesday’s | 1/9 – 2-13
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Main Line Sports Center
Register here:

Blue Ox Middle School Sharp Shooting and Dynamic Dodging
Blue Ox Lacrosse dodging and shooting program will push an athlete to develop and perfect five key components to being a dynamic offensive player. Each component listed below will be covered throughout our six (6) week course on dynamic individual offensive play.
Dates: Thursday’s | 1/11 – 2/15
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Main Line Sports Center
Register here:

Winter Faceoff and Shooting Clinics, Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Main Line Sports Center, Berwyn. This winter one of the area’s best shooting coaches Matt Mackrides of Blue Ox Lacrosse is teaming up with one of the best faceoff coaches John Bodnar of the Philly Faceoff League to give faceoff midfielders the ultimate 90 minutes of faceoff and shooting training every Saturday morning for 6 weeks starting December 2 at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. The class will be capped at 30 players. 45 minutes of intense shooting drills with Coach Mackrides, and 45 minutes of faceoff training with Coach Bodnar. All ages are welcome to register. Groups will be split by age and skill level. Another option to this program is if you would like to just do 1 of the 2 options for 90 minutes. If you feel like shooting for 90 minutes with Coach Mackrides that day or working on faceoffs with Coach Bodnar for 90 minutes you are more than welcome to choose that option. The clinics will always be on Saturday Mornings from 9-10:30 AM at Main Line Sports Center.
To Register for the Clinics please click here:

NXT Play Fast Training will be held at Main Line Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA 19312.
Dates and times for the five winter Play Fast Training sessions:
Friday nights, December 8 – January 12: 530-7pm
Saturday mornings, December 9 – January 27: 10-1130am
Friday nights, January 19 – February 23: 530-7pm
Saturday mornings, February 3 – February 23: 10-1130am
Tuesday nights 6:30-8 pm, February 20 – March 13
Registration link:
Any Questions, please contact: Girls Program Director: Theresa Giunta,
Boys Program Director: Marty Kupprion,

Lacrosse training, by MapleZone Sports Institute and Fusion Lacrosse. Training options will be open starting January 2nd to both individuals and groups. MSI, which is nationally known for its professional baseball training model, is now implementing its model on the lacrosse side with the many professional coaches provided by Fusion.
Schedule Your Training Here
If your looking to step your up your game, get ready for next season, or just get hands on training then Maplezone Sports Institute Individual & Group Training powered by Fusion Lacrosse will provide you with the highest quality training around.
These one hour training sessions can be broken down to fit your individual or group needs. Offensive, Defensive, Goalie, Faceoff skills, footwork, concepts, the Fusion staff will cater to your needs and abilities.
Highlights: Stick skill & concepts that are suited for you; Improve footwork & conditioning; Improve lacrosse IQ; Up tempo & hands on training.
All training sessions are run by Fusion professionals
Group training sessions can be mixed (short & long sticks) or not. Goalies and face-off players may join but please understand that there is not individual instruction in group training.
Highly suggested that players register with like age groups and skill level.
Tuesday & Thursday
4-5pm or 5-6pm time slots
* If you would like to start training before January 2, 2018 or training session day’s/times don’t work please email and we will do our best to schedule around your needs

NXT Lacrosse Academy (NLA), a premier winter training program at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. This winter will feature January and February sessions led by NXT girls’ and boys’ program directors Kate Henwood and P.T. Ricci. Henwood and Ricci will be accompanied by an elite group of coaches executing advanced, position specific, fast-paced training in small-group settings.
The NLA curriculum incorporates the latest training methods from Division I lacrosse. The girls NLA begins January 6th, and runs for 120 minutes. Past girls sessions have sold out at 100 players per session.
Beginning on January 7, 2018, The boys NLA will take place on Sundays for two hours with the first 30 minutes taking place in the classroom. The classroom portion will cover college level film breakdown, white board time, goal setting and a detailed breakdown of the skills and drills to be covered.
The NLA will be position specific for the first hour of field training, and will conclude with 30 minutes of small-sided drills designed to test the skills learned.
For the first time ever NXT will also offer a separate “Committed” winter session for high school boys who are currently committed to a college program. The “Committed” is meant to be for the best local players who desire to improve and compete against the areas best, and build’s off the success of NXT’s summer-only girls committed training sessions. Players in the graduation years of 2022-2024 will train from 12:30-2:30pm, 2021-2018 grad year players will train from 2-4pm, and high school Committed training from 3-5pm.
Those interested in learning more about the NXT Lacrosse Academy can read more about it here. Any player wishing to participate must apply here. The two- step registration process exists to ensure the correct amount of elite players are enrolled in each position at each age group.

Black Bear Lacrosse Academy, starting January 8th. Thus is open to 5th through 8th grade players! Location: All Sports Center 1501 West Main Street Trappe, PA 19426. Winter 1 features SIX-One Hour training sessions with a MAX of 36 slots available: 4 Goalies, 15 Defense/LSM, 17 Attack/Midfielders. Each player that signs up will be given an EXCLUSIVE Black Bear Lacrosse Academy Shooter Shirt. Black Bear’s Lacrosse Academy (BBLA) is for intermediate to advanced lacrosse players who are looking to take their game to the next level. BBLA’s curriculum is designed to develop a player’s fundamentals, lacrosse IQ, agility, footwork, explosiveness, and techniques in a fun/competitive environment for defensemen, attack, midfield, and goaltenders. Each session will focus on teaching position specific individual and team skills/concepts through demonstrations, repetition, and competition. BBLA’s program focuses on giving players quality instruction to match their passion and desire to want to get better through the usage of small-group and position-specific instruction designed by Director Pat Jenkins, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Ursinus College, and Gary Mercadante, Founder of Back.2.Basics Lacrosse, LLC and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Delaware Valley University.
Winter Session 1, Grades 5-8
Date Time
Monday, January 8th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 10th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, January 13th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, January 15th, 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 17th, 7:30pm-830pm
Monday, January 22nd, 7:30-8:30pm
Register for Winter 1 TODAY

Winter Box Training

Black Bear is partnered with the American Indoor Lacrosse Association , for winter box training program.
Who? Players grades 3rd through 12th grade
Where? Marple Sports Arena in Broomall PA
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to take your play & lax IQ to a new level! SPACE IS LIMITED per AGE GROUP! Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis!
DATES: 44TNT Box Introductory Box Clinic December 2nd 3-7 pm (Youth 3-8th grade)
December 3rd 6:30-9:30 pm (9-12th grade players)

Practices/Training Dates:
December 15th (6-9pm Youth),
December 17th (7-8:30pm High School),
January 14th, 21st, 28th,
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
3rd-6th grade 11am-1pm, 7-8th grade 1pm-3pm, 9-12th grade 3pm-5pm Sunday’s Jan-Feb.!
Box Tourney Dates: December 9-10th & January 19-20th!
For additional info click here:

Winter League

Fusion Lacrosse winter box League at XL Sports World in Hatfield. This is the longest running box league in the state, powered by Fusion Lacrosse. Each team receives instructional clinic prior to the league beginning. The league runs with true USBoxla rulebook and the most experienced referees.
What: 7 week USBOXLA rulebook box league including 1st week instruction and final week playoffs and championship
When: Nov 19th-Jan 28th, Sunday Mornings
Gameplay: USBOXLA rules with 3-12 minute periods
Divisions: 5/6, 7/8, HSA
Location: XL Sports World, 2278 N Penn Rd, Hatfield, PA 19440

SMG Boys Winter League for Grades 3 to 8 beginning Dec 31 to March 4 at SMG SportsPlex in Warminster.
The league, being held on Sundays, is run in partnership with Bucks Select Lacrosse Club. The SMG SportsPlex is located at 654 York Road, Warminster, PA, 18974. Games will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
To register click here and for more information contact Leslie Sharman at

Maple Zone/Heritage winter indoor modified box lacrosse league Prior to the season commencing, each team and coach will participate in a 1.5-hour training session with USA Indoor Coach Adam Mueller to learn fundamental box drills, techniques and concepts. Modified box lacrosse rules: 5v5 plus goalies (4’x4′ box goals and goalie equipment will be provided); Recommended roster size is 18 players (2 goalies included); No long poles; Each team will play 8 games, followed by playoffs for the top 4 teams in each division; Each team will have one 1.5-hour box training session (in November) led by USA Indoor Coach, Adam Mueller. Training program will be for players and coaches and will focus on proper box techniques, including biomechanics, offensive/defensive angles, shooting/finishing, picks, screens, on and off ball play, proper box goaltending techniques
Once league registration is complete, teams will be notified with designated training date/time slot
League will provide/loan box goalie gear for teams; Each team must wear/provide their own reversible pinnies to each game
Click here for team registration
Click here for individual registration
School, Rec & Club Divisions (tentative groupings and target nights of play below, may be subject to change)
High School AA (top varsity level programs) – Mon/Tue
High School A (varsity and JV level programs) – Mon/Tue
Middle School Varsity (7th and 8th grade) – Wednesdays
Middle School JV (5th and 6th grade) – Thu/Fri
3rd/4th Grade – Thu/Fri
Boys club (grades 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025) – Thu, Fri, Sat afternoon (3-6pm)
Location: MSI Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060

Summer Showcases

Maverik D2 Showcase on June 19, 2018 at the Conshohocken Proving Grounds.
The D2 Showcase, powered by Maverik Lacrosse is geared to provide athletes with maximum exposure to the top NCAA Division II schools that offer lacrosse. This single-day event unites student-athletes and NCAA lacrosse coaches seeking athletic recruitment opportunities.
*The most exposure to NCAA Division II lacrosse programs
*Each team will be coached by 2 NCAA Division II coaches
*Recruiting exposure to over 40 Division II coaches in a single day, as well as coaches from other divisions
*Each player is guaranteed 3 games with the possibility of All-Star nomination
*Custom Maverik uniform pack for each player
*Custom Maverik product for the Top 40 All Stars
*Exclusive Live Stream Media coverage
*Access to game video and player highlights
*Gatorade hydration products for each player
*Seminar keynote speaker explaining the benefits of choosing Division II Opportunities!
$299 player registration fee
Register Online Here

The Beast of the East boys’ Showcase, by Victory Events, is accepting nominations, for its 2018 event at Maplezone Sports Village in Aston, PA on June 22. This elite boys’ showcase is for players in the classes of 2019 to 2022. Nominate players for players to get invited.
The event is capped at 216 athletes
Nominations: Rolling
Registration Opens February 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018
Payment Due at Registration
Team Assignments June 1, 2018
Link to nominate:
2018 SHOWCASE TEAM COACHES & CLINICIANS – Coaching List Coming Soon…
Top players selected to All-Star Game;
Beast of the East MVP “THE BEAST” will be named after the All-Star game

Liberty National Elite Showcase, by Victory Events, July 6, 2018, DE Turf Sports Complex, Frederica, DE
Divisions: Grad Years: 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
Click here to register and for more info

Summer Tournaments

Boys Summer Slam, by Victory Events, June 23-24, 2018
LOCATIONS: The Westtown School | West Chester, PA; West Chester East High School | West Chester, PA; Delacy Sports Complex | West Chester, PA
High School | 2019 AA/A, 2020 AA/A, 2021 AA/A, 2022 AA/A
Youth | 2023 AA/A/B, 2024 AA/A/B, 2025 AA/A/B, 2026 A/B, 9U A/B
Click here for more info

Liberty National Elite Classic 2018, July 7-8 at Delaware Turf Complex, Frederica, DE
Divisions: 2019 – 2023, A and AA
Click here for more info or to register:

Victory Summer Classic, by Victory Events, July 7-8, 2018
LOCATION: Calvert Regional Park | North East, MD
One Facility | 12 Fields
High School | 2019 AA/A, 2020 AA/A, 2021 AA/A, 2022 AA/A
Youth | 2023 A/B, 2024 A/B, 2025 A/B, 2026 A/B, 9U A/B
Click here for more info

Mid-Atlantic Lacrosse Invitational on July 9-11, 2018, at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE. The event, run by the Lax Federation, will feature 48 Teams on six fields and over 65 college coaches. Located on the beautiful Caravel Academy campus in Delaware. It is a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and the East Coast Beaches. The LAX FED Mid Atlantic Invitational is a highly competitive 3-day tournament for high school aged teams. 60+ college coaches are on staff to make it a top recruiting event of the summer.
Each team is guaranteed five games over three days. Games begin on Monday July 9 at noon or later and end Wednesday July 11 in the afternoon. Game video for all 5 games will be included for all teams!
All-Star teams will be selected for 2019, 2020, 2021/22 graduation years. They will compete on Tuesday afternoon following our skills competition presented by Epoch Lacrosse.
Epoch Lacrosse, Lax AllStars, and ConnectLAX will be on site for the entire three days catching all the action and taking interviews from coaches, players, and spectators.
Click here to register.

Summer Showcases

The Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 nominations are being accepted for the event on July 11-12 at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, DE. For high school boys and girls graduating in 2020, 2021 & 2022. The Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 is geared to maximize athletic recruiting opportunities for athletes and NCAA lacrosse coaches. Entering its third year, the summer Cascade National Prospect Elite 80 brings together a diverse pool of players that want to supplement their club team participation with an individual showcase that is highly regarded to be one of the best – by collegiate level lacrosse coaches.
Whether you’re uncommitted or committed to attend the college of your choice, the National Prospect Elite 80 is your chance to play with and against other 2020, 2021 and 2022 top-tier players in nation this summer.
Boys Director: Steven Boyle, NCAA DI, Drexel University; Girls Director: Chelsea Rosiek, NCAA DI, St. Bonaventure University
Only 80 players in each graduation year will be selected to attend and this is your chance to be included in the national player Watch List. Submit your nomination application online. There’s no fee to nominate a player and anyone can do it.
Player nominations are evaluated and scored based on completeness of the online nomination form or coach referral by a panel comprised of individuals that are committed to helping others through academic, athletic and community initiatives.
Nominate a player here

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