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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Clinics, leagues, tournaments, showcases

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Posted 6/22/17

Boys’ Events

Keystone State Games tryouts

Bucks County HS team tryouts, 10th to 12th grade, Archbishop Wood HS on Monday 6/26 and Wednesday 6/28 at 6:30pm.
Please use this link to register for the tryouts and respond as soon as possible to help provide the evaluators with information:

Montco boys’ High School, Middle School and Youth, Wednesday June 28-29, 6:30–8, Heuser Park, King of Prussia, 694 W. Beidler Road. Divisions: Youth 6/7th, Junior 8/9th, Scholastic 10-12th
If you can’t attend tryouts: Contact Coach Devers, 610-220-0399 (cell) Email:

Club tryouts/openings

Black Bear openings, currently THREE openings on its 2019 team for midfielders and midfielder/FO players for the upcoming summer travel season. Players who are interested should e-mail High School Director and 2019 Head Coach Bryan Churchey at
Practices will be held at University of Valley Forge in Phoenxiville on Mondays and Wednesdays:
5/31, 6/5, 6/7, 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/10, 7/13
Lehigh Laxfest 6/18 Pa
Best Of The Best Team Showcase 6/29-6/30 NY
Rutgers Summer Shootout 7/8-7/9 NJ
UPenn Quaker Summer Showdown 7/12 Pa

Black Bear Lacrosse has three openings on its 2018AA team for midfielders and face-off midfielders for the summer travel season. Players interested should e-mail High School Director Bryan Churchey at
Practices will be held at University Of Valley Forge In Phoenixville on Mondays And Wednesdays
Dates: 5/31, 6/2, 6/5, 6/7, 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/10, 7/13
Summer Tournaments
Lehigh Laxfest 6/18
Best Of The Best Team Showcase (Long Island) 6/29-6/30
UPenn Quaker Summer Showdown 7/12
Nat175 Jersey Shore Challenge 7/15-7/16

Duke’s Mainline LC has a few spots open for its premier season on the summer tournament circuit. We are looking for players in the graduating classes of 2023/2024 to join an already very talented group from the Mainline area that is looking to represent the Duke’s name proudly. Practices will be held at the Shipley School and a full summer schedule can be found at
You can also email Director Mike Mackrides at or coach JP Bennett at

Bucks Select currently has the following openings for the summer season:
Black 2021 – Attack Opening
High School Teams – Multiple Positions Open
Please contact Bucks Select at with questions.

Prospect Camps

Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Summer Prospect ID Camp, July 20th – July 21, Overnight, 2019, 2020, 2021
Click HERE to register
The Lehigh Summer Prospect ID Camp is designed to further develop your individual lacrosse fundamentals while being evaluated in a team setting by the Lehigh coaching staff. Our camp also provides student athletes with getting a feel for Lehigh’s campus by staying in the dorms and eating in the dining hall.
Other Lehigh ID clinics (one day) will be held September 24, October 22 and December 5 at the Ulrich Sports Complex

Summer Indoor Modified Box Lacrosse Leagues, at Maple Zone and run by Heritage Lacrosse. For scholastic and college/post collegiate players, with formats specifically designed to promote safe and fast play based on key box lacrosse fundamentals and concepts. This adult league is primarily designed for college players home for summer break who are interested in playing fun, safe lacrosse to keep their game “tuned up” before they return to campus for field lax. For the high school players, this offers a chance to continue to improve your skills and have some fun in a fast-paced and safe environment. The modified box rules benefit all lacrosse players. Attackmen and midfielders will learn to operate in tight spaces improving stick skills, passing and shooting accuracy. Long sticks are not allowed so all players will learn to play with their body and feet, improving approach and angle play. Goalies will work on proper box goaltending techniques, including positioning, angles, baiting, etc.
Location: MSI Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Click here to register or for more information
Dates: College/Adult League – Mondays, 1st game at 7pm, subsequent games on the hour. Dates – Jun 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
High School League – Tuesdays, 1st game at 7pm, subsequent games on the hour. Dates – Jun 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
-Each team will get 6 games (per above); -Min roster size is 12 players / team (including goalie); -Cost is $80/player for the “season”

Faceoff Clinics

Philly Face-Off League summer clinics, Tuesday nights at Main Line Sports Center, Berwyn. The PFL is a club where 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 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.
This summer we will continue to be indoors at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, PA! The PFL will run for 10 sessions on Tuesday nights starting May 30 from 6-7:30 PM. Any player in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Current college players home from school are welcome to practice as well.
Want in on the League? You can register here at: Please check out for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at

Summer Shootout for Soldiers

Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will expand to Philadelphia and Episcopal Academy on June 29th and 30th. The charity lacrosse event has raised over $1.5 million since 2012 and will be touring twelve locations throughout the summer. The event is entirely volunteer-led, and a host committee led by Episcopal Academy has helped develop a family-friendly charity event to unite the whole community. The event is composed of 24, 1-hour games in a row and is open to men’s and women’s teams of all ages. Teams must fundraise a minimum of $750 to participate and registration for the events recently opened on March 1st. In addition to lacrosse, there will be live music, food trucks and a festival of fun and activities for the whole family. Those interested in helping plan the event can sign-up on the website. Those interested in participating in the events can register at The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages, with honorary Veterans games opening each event. Started by a group of high school students in Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting our nation’s heroes. The mission of Shootout for Soldiers is to use the platform of lacrosse to engage communities with their local veterans and support their healthy and successful transition into civilian life. By raising more than $1.5 million since its inception in 2012, To learn more, please visit or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter.

Summer Showcase

National 175 Best of the Best Individual Showcase, June 28 at Mitchel Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553. The event 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 on Long Island will offer a special opportunity for players in the 4 recruiting grades (2018-2021) to be seen by what we expect to be a very large number of college coaches. Click here for more info and registration.

Mid-Atlantic Lacrosse Showcase, July 7, by Lacrosse Federation, at Caravel Academy, Delaware.
50+ college coaches; 3 Games + all-star; All game film & highlight video included in $245 fee ($200 value alone); Film shared directly with all college coaches by ConnectLAX; college recruiting Q&A and printed guide for players & parents; All showcase teams coached by top college coaches; full uniform package and free Epoch gear to all-star MVPs; Digital recruiting package with all your player info and existing video
Register Here

Liberty Bell Challenge, by the Passport Alliance and National 175, July 7 (recruiting showcase for 2018-2021 players) and July 8-9 (team tournament for HS and youth), Plymouth Whitemarsh HS, Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA. With over 100 college coaches in attendance last year this has become the most anticipated event of 2017. This weekend will consist of a one-day individual showcase followed by a two-day team tournament. Click here for more info and registration.

Jersey Shore Challenge, by the Passport Alliance and National 175, July 14 (recruiting showcase for 2018-2021 players) and July 15-16, (team tournament for HS and youth), Drum Point Sports Complex, Brick, NJ. Play against top lacrosse players in both an Individual Showcase and Club Team Tournament for a variety of age groups and graduation years. Click here for more info and registration.

College Bound Laxers Und1sputed D1 Showcase, July 14 at Stony Brook University. The event is for the top Division I invited prospects from the US and Canada in the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
The event will provide a 6:1 Prospect to Coach Ratio for maximum exposure and visibility.
Player Application link
Coaches nomination form
Registration link
This exclusive, invite only showcase is limited to the top 240 players from the 2018-2021 graduating classes. Players will be selected after a comprehensive and judicious selection process, to ascertain the top level of talent. Players will be constantly challenged and competing while gauging where they stack up against North America’s finest. In order to be invited to attend this particular showcase, each player must complete the Player Application Form in which directors strongly recommend a highlight video is uploaded. A high school &/or club coach must endorse the athlete by completing the Coaches Nomination Form. Once those two are submitted, directors will have its lacrosse panel – comprised of both former division 1 collegiate athletes and coaches with over 14 years of experience – review each submission.

Lehigh Lacrosse Summer Prospect ID Camp. July 20-21 at Lehigh University, Overnight, 2019, 2020, 2021
Click HERE to register
Our Summer prospect ID camp is designed to further develop your individual lacrosse fundamentals while being evaluated in a team setting by the Lehigh coaching staff. Our camp also provides student athletes with getting a feel for Lehigh’s campus by staying in the dorms and eating in the dining hall. There also will be an All-Star Game.

National 175 Summer Showcase, July 24-26th, Classes of 2018-2021, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180. National 175 Summer Showcase is a recruiting event designed to allow players to meet and interact with dozens of college coaches through intensive interactive clinics and game play scenarios. This unique style gives players the opportunity to develop their game, gain exposure, and learn first-hand about the Division I and/or Division III student-athlete experience through multiple sessions coached directly by the staff of top DI and DIII programs. Click here to get more info and for registration.

National 175 Rising Stars Summer Showcase, July 24-26th, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180. Open to a select group of 80 players in the 2022 and 2023 grad years, featuring instruction and Game play blocks. Click here for more info and registration.

The Maverik Hawk Hill 150, by Saint Joseph’s Lacrosse and Maverik, July 26-28. Hawks Coach Taylor Wray and his staff have taken a different approach in developing the Hawk Hill 150 in an effort to allow players to better showcase themselves for college coaches and prepare for the rigors on NCAA lacrosse.
The Saint Joseph’s staff along with members of other premier NCAA coaching staffs like Duke University, Drexel University, University of Delaware, Lehigh University, University of Richmond, Villanova University and others will put together positional skill sessions, high level college-type practices and drills to assure each player is evaluated in the role that best suits their skill set. By the end of the event participants will walk away better lacrosse players and with a thorough understanding of what it takes to play at the highest level.
At the Maverik Hawk Hill 150 there are three goals for the student-athletes: Learn and improve as a lacrosse player, showcase their talent in front of college coaches, and leave with a better grasp of the recruiting process and a plan to reach their goals.
To learn more about and register for the Maverik Hawk Hill 150, visit or contact Coach Mike Horowitz at

Summer Tournaments

The 2017 Boys Summer Slam, run by Victory Events, Boys Summer Slam 2017, will be held June 24-25 at The Westtown School in West Chester and the West Chester United Thornbury Soccer Complex in West Chester.
High School | 2018 AA/A, 2019 AA/A, 2020 AA/A, 2021 AA/A
Youth | 2022 A/B, 2023 A/B, 2024 A/B, 2025 A/B, 2026 A/B
Click here to register
Click here for a video on the 2016 event highlight
Victory Events prides itself on hosting elite events at elite venues and delivering the total lacrosse experience. The Boys Summer Slam began in 2010 and in its eighth year has grown into an elite summer staple. Drawing teams from across the country, this event delivers the whole package from high school recruiting at The Westtown School to the youth festival atmosphere at the Thornbury Soccer Complex.
Format: Championship Format; Pool Play with top teams advancing to Single Elimination Championship; four-Game minimum, opportunity for more games for those advancing to playoff; 44 minute game, 22-minute running halves and 2 minute halftime. On the eve of the Boys Summer Slam, four Division I coaches will lead a two-hour Friday Night Clinic at The Westtown School from 6-8PM. This is a wonderful opportunity for Summer Slam participants to learn position specific skills and tips from some of the nation’s top coaches. Registration will be for individuals of all grad years. Athletes will be broken into age and skill specific groups to learn position technique to improve their game. CLINIC REGISTRATION OPENS: JANUARY 15

National 175 Best of the Best Club Team Showcase, June 28-29, HS Division Locations Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College, Kellenberg Memorial HS, Cantiague Park; Youth Division Location St. Paul’s Recreation Complex. 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. Click here for more info and registration.

East Coast Lacrosse Classic, by Lacrosse Federation, July 8-9, at Caravel Academy campus in Delaware a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and the East Coast Beaches. The ECLC is a small 30 team, highly competitive 2-day tournament for high school aged teams. It is played at one site only for each club’s convenience. In its first year over 30 college coaches attended. All programs that attend will have a highlight video and interview included in their team fee for their program.
Divisions: Elite – Varsity- Junior Varsity
Click here for registration

The Quaker Men’s Lacrosse Summer Showdown on July 12, at the University of Pennsylvania. The events is open to any and all High School and Club Teams with graduation years between 2021-2018.
Event details: Each team is guaranteed 3 games; NCAA modified rules; Two- 24 minute running halves with 2 minute half. No timeouts; Games may end in a tie; All games are played on turf; Teams may send mixed high school grad years; Team Registration Game Options/Divisions; Will only play vs. High School teams; Will only play vs. Club teams; Will play vs. High School OR Club teams
Registration and Additional Information:
Questions? Email Todd MacFarlane:

The 5th annual Hershey Lacrosse Shootout for boys’ and girls’ teams on July 15th & 16th at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA. This tournament, run by My Lacrosse Tournaments, has become a fast favorite on our summer circuit of events. Teams from all over the northeast travel to participant in an action packed weekend.
With over 65 teams expected to attend in 2017, this event provides high quality lacrosse and family fun just miles from Hersheypark, one of the top rated amusement parks in the country.
All games in this 2-day championship tourney event will take place at In the Net Sports complex (798 Airport Rd
Palmyra, PA 17078). Each team has four games guaranteed and all teams qualify for the playoffs.
AGES FOR BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ TEAMS: A and B divisions available in most boys aged groups; Age groups 2027 through JV and High School
In the Net Sports features one indoor turf field, one out door turf field and six beautiful grass fields. Learn more at and click to register.

The 10th Annual Patriot Games, by Lacrosse Heritage, in Bucks County, PA, on July 15-16, 2017.
Register Today
The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is held every July at venues in the heart of beautiful and historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The event features teams from traditional hotbeds on the East Coast as well as talented contingents from Canada and emerging regions of the country, including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. Past events have also included “Bridge” programs from Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Secure your spot now and take advantage of early bird pricing.
All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format
3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (7/15/17)
2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (7/16/17)

Fall Showcase

Last of the Titans DIII Showcase,, date TBA, by National 175 & Passport Alliance, for players in the classes of 2018-2021. The Last of the Titans DIII Showcase is your opportunity to get ahead of the competition and be seen by over 40 DIII college coaches in an intimate, side-by-side, 2 turf-field setting. You will be coached in games directly by DIII College Coaches. In addition to the on-field experience, you will also have the opportunity to get information from the coaches about their programs and their schools. Click here for more info and registration.

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