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

Sunday, 26th March 2017

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

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/26/17

Boys’ Events

Club tryouts/openings

Bucks Select has openings for the following positions for its travel teams.
2024 Black (5th grade) – Goalie, Close defender
2021/22 Red (7th/8th grade) – Goalie, Close defender
2021 Black (8th grade) – Attack and Close defender
2020 Red (9th) – Goalie, Middie, Close defender
2019/18 Black (10th 11th grade) – Goalie, Middie, Close defender
Inquiries can go to Bucksselect@gmail.com.

Dukes MainLine Free Clinic and Evaluations, at Mainline Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford Road Berwyn, Pa 19312, on April 23. Time: 1:00-2:30. Cost: Free
Duke’s has a few open roster spots on its 2024-2023, 2022-2021, and 2020-2019 teams. For information please contact Coach Mike Mackrides at macks2@comcast.net

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Cradle Lacrosse, for children ages 4-8, is excited to announce eight locations in Philadelphia and Delaware this spring! Cradle’s slate kicks off with its spring locations April 1 and concludes May 14 with sites at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Friends Select School, Hockessin Montessori School, Germantown Academy, Malvern Prep, Middletown Community Park, Radnor Memorial Park and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
Cradle’s spring programs are offered on either Saturdays or Sundays for six weeks, with each action-packed session lasting one hour. Cradle features a six week curriculum specifically designed to introduce players to the key fundamental skills in a fun and energizing environment. Each session, players are introduced to a new skill, given ample opportunities for success during station work and encouraged to demonstrate new skills in fun games.
The Cradle coaching staff features former Division I, II, III players, current teachers, as well as local club, high school and college coaches. At NXT, we have professional and passionate coaches who are excited about sharing Cradle’s cutting-edge curriculum. All Cradle coaches are trained prior to the season to ensure that safety standards and developmental goals are achieved. NXT’s introductory lacrosse program features a co-ed coaching staff, all of whom are PA ACT 153 certified and background checked. Many of the Cradle coaches are also active with NXT’s Play Fast fundamental clinics and the NXT Lacrosse Club teams.
Since 2010, NXT has run Cradle at over 50 locations nationwide and helped introduce the sport to over 3,000 plus aspiring lacrosse players! Visit cradlelacrosse.com for full information.

Dave Page Goalie School Clinic, Sunday, April 9th from 10am-1pm at North Brandywine Middle School, 256 Reeceville Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320. With a full 3 hour block, the school will cover just about everything with a mix of drills and live shots, and this will be an invaluable tune-up as goalies hit the midway point of their Spring season and get ready for the Summer circuit.
Registration Link
Goalies will be broken up by age/experience, with the more experienced group working progressing to high-level concepts while the younger/newer goalies will get a healthy dose of the basics before being introduced to some fresh new drills. The day will be fast paced, fun, and is exactly what any goalie needs mid-way through the Spring!
The first hour will focus on teaching, tweaking and repping through the foundations of goalie plays; footwork, positioning, hand speed and clearing. The drills will vary by experience level, but the BEST goalies in the world never progress beyond hammering the basics! As we move beyond the first hour, goalies will progress through a series of closely-coached drills working on skills and techniques including:
*Positioning and Technique for playing shots off the dodge, both above and below the cage.
*Specialized drills to expose and correct issues to common “trouble shots” for goalies (Off-hip, hard bouncers, shots off of feeds, etc)
*Full and Half-field clearing drills that focus not only on stickwork, but the concepts that make clearing easier for goalies and their teammates.
*Lots and lots of “live” shots from College and Post-College shooters (adjusted to the age/ability of the goalie in the cage)
Any questions can be directed to Foundationlax@gmail.com or by calling Dave Page at 484-947-3201. He will be excited to talk about Dave Page School training and why it is exactly what all Youth/HS goalies need.

Professional Clinic for boys in Grades K to 8, April 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. at historic Franklin Field. Run by Fusion Pro Coaches, teamed with EVANFEST, for a fun filled day with great instruction, college game, for a great cause, at an incredible venue. The event will be held before Penn’s Ivy League game with Dartmouth; all participants will get a ticket to the game. All proceeds (fee is $60) go directly to EVANFEST, an all-volunteer foundation that provides funding and support to families that have a child with a life-threatening disease.
Coaches Include:
Steven Holmes: Former NLL and MLL Pro defenseman. Fusion Founder
Luke Wiles: Former NLL All-Star and current HC Archbishop Carroll
Eric Hoffman: Former Philadelphia Wing
Alex Turner: Former 8-year NLL standout
REGISTER HERE

Spring Tournament

Battle of Fort Washington, a youth boys’ lacrosse tournament being held March 11-12 at the Spark Fields at Upper Dublin High School for 7th-8th grade and 5th-6th grade teams. As always, The Battle is the area’s first lacrosse tournament of the lacrosse season and serves as the perfect opportunity to field your 5th through 8th grade boys before practice kicks in. This tournament is open to boys teams in the 5th/6th (similar to “B” or U13) and 7th/8th (similar to “A” or U15) grade groups.
Other Info on the format:
– Two Games – 25 Minute Running Halves
– AM and PM Sessions Each Day – Two Games inside of Four Hours (No Standing Around!)
– Certified Referees
– Certified, on-site trainer
Event details:
*1 day tournament for each grade level. Guaranteed 3 games. All games on Turf.
*Located in Upper Dublin, PA with easy access to PA Turnpike and the Blue Route.
*The cost per team is $550 and any club or league may enroll as many teams as they wish. Payments can be made via Paypal through the online registration or checks may be mailed to: David Gibbs, CCLC, PO Box 107, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
To register: https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=61470&org=UDLACROSSE.COM
** “B” level teams (5th and 6th Grade) will play on Saturday and “A” level teams (7th and 8th Grade) will play on Sunday.

Spring League

Maplezone Sports Institute Boys Atlantic Club Lacrosse League for Middle School and Youth teams. Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI) powered by Heritage Lacrosse is pleased to announce the launch of the Atlantic Club Lacrosse League, a youth boys spring league that will feature competitive travel club teams with players in the graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. Doubleheaders will be scheduled for each team on alternating Sundays. Games are 12-minute running quarters with a minute-long break in between quarters and a five-minute halftime. Teams play eight regular season games before playoff Sunday that determines the league champion by graduating class. The dates are March 19; April 2 and 23 and May 7 and 21. All games are played on all turf fields at the MSI Sports Village located in Aston, PA. Schedules, results and standings will all be available real time.
The league uses modified Federation rules with minor tweaks. There is limited contact with an emphasis on player safety, especially when it comes to head contact and unsportsmanlike play.
League Overview: (8 games / team + playoffs); Each team plays 8 games, plus playoffs; Play 2 games/day, every other Sunday; Minimizes conflicts, maximizes value of each game day; Games comprised of four 12-minute quarters; Game Days – March 19, April 2, April 23, May 7 (Playoffs on May 21)
4 Divisions – (tentative groupings, may be subject to change) – 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
Location: MSI Sports Village, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA 19014
Click HERE to learn more and register!

Spring Tournaments

North Penn JV Boys’ tournament, Saturday May 6. The tournament will feature a championship format with every team getting a minimum of 2 games and a maximum of 4 games (if you win your bracket).
Details: 4 fields at NPHS; 16 total teams; 22 minute halves running clock with a 5 minute half time; PIAA officials
$225 per team
Please e-mail NP coach Rick Smith at smithr12@npenn.org to register for the tournament or for more information.

Summer Showcase

Lehigh Laxfest Individual Showcase Recruiting Event, June 10 at Lehigh University. The event begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. and features boys in the classes of 2018 to 2021. Individuals register to play in a series of games coached by college coaches, and played in front of DI, DII, DIII.
It is run by Ath-Ed Sports and Legacy Global in collaboration with the Lehigh University coaching staff.
Click here to register
Fees are $125 per player.

Victory Events’ Beast of the East 2017 boys’ showcase on June 11 The invite-only event will feature 80 elite boys’ players in the classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 in a showcase event at West Chester University.
Nomination form: https://pattisonsportsgroup.wufoo.com/forms/zmmos631dwxrmp/
Divisions: Grad Years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 80 Athletes Per Grad Year / 240 Athletes
Timeline – Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017; Payment Due at Registration; Team Assignments April 20, 2017
Elite Experience – Victory Events prides itself on hosting elite events at elite venues and delivering the total lacrosse experience. The Beast of the East is rolling out this year as a new individual boys recruiting showcase tournament of HS grad years 2018, 2019, and 2020 on only 3 fields. Only 3 fields will guarantee exposure from top D1-D3 college coaches, who will not only be recruiting but also coaching your players on the sidelines each game. Drawing players from across the east coast and beyond, this event delivers the top uncommitted lacrosse players and competition in the game.
Showcase Format – 12 teams of 17 players with the top 48 players advancing to an All-Star game; Beast of the East; MVP will be named after the All-Star game; Three (3) games per team; 50 Minute games, 25-minute running halves and 2 minute halftime.

Battle of Baltimore, by the Passport Alliance and National 75, June 16 (recruiting showcase for 2018-2021), June 17-18 (team tournament for HS and Youth), 43 Fields Complex, White Marsh, MD. This weekend will consist of a one-day individual showcase followed by a two-day team tournament, giving each team and player the opportunity to showcase in the hallows of the history of our country and playing in front of a large quantity of high quality college coaches. Click here for more info and registration.

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.

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.

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 www.saintjosephslacrosse.com/recruiting-events.php or contact Coach Mike Horowitz at mhorowit@sju.edu.

Summer Tournaments

Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, by Heritage Lacrosse, June 10-11. For youth teams, super early bird registration runs until Dec. 31. Click here to register and learn more about a tourney held in suburban Philly in its 14th year.
Over 100 boys’ recreational and club teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate in one of most popular events of the season. The Shootout is a fun way to punctuate the recreation season. This year, travel clubs are invited to start their 2015 summer campaigns at the Shootout too (club brackets will be organized by graduation year). Your teams are invited to join in the fun, the tradition, and an atmosphere in which the pressure of competition is never more than the pleasure of competition. The tournament set up and the fields of play are second to none. Space is limited so sign up soon to secure your spot in the event! To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – http://www.libertylacrosse.com.

Surf n’Turf Shootout for all boys’ club or high school teams for class years 2018 through 2022 on June 17-18 at the new Delaware Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, Delaware, with 12 lighted turf fields, parking, and concessions.
For graduation years 2018 through 2020, teams are guaranteed 3 games per day as well as an all star game. The cost is $1600 per team per day, or $3000 if the team decides to stay for both days.
For graduation years 2021 and 2022, the shootout is run in tournament fashion with each team guaranteed 5 games, plus a championship game. The cost is $1800 for both days.
REGISTER NOW AND RECEIVE $100 OFF PER TEAM IF PAID IN FULL BY APRIL 1ST!
For more information please visit our website at www.1ststatetournaments.com or send us an email at info@1stStateTournaments.com

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.
DIVISIONS
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.

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: https://www.teamsportsinfo.com/quaker-showdown-2017
Questions? Email Todd MacFarlane: toddmac@upenn.edu

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 lacrosseshootoutpa.com and click http://lacrosseshootoutpa.com/registration/ 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.
Format/Highlights:
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)

Summer camps

Millon Lacrosse Shooting and Dodging Academy camp, Westtown School, July 24-27.These sessions will focus exclusively on these key offensive disciplines and are geared toward the advanced player. Launched in 1994 Millon lacrosse has attracted over 26,000 athletes from across the United States and as far away as Australia, China, and England. Since its inception, Millon lacrosse has been built on instruction, development, and fun while featuring best in class facilities and consistently delivering unmatched coaching staffs. Millon lacrosse methodologies focus in a unique way on the key building block individual skills that you may not be exposed to by playing on local club teams and are required to compete at all levels of the sport. For more information or to register for any of our sessions, visit www.millonlacrosse.com, or contact us at 516-747-7260.

Millon Lacrosse skills camp at Westtown School, for boys 9 to 17, in West Chester, July 24-27.
Launched in 1994 Millon lacrosse has attracted over 26,000 athletes from across the United States and as far away as Australia, China, and England. Since its inception, Millon lacrosse has been built on instruction, development, and fun while featuring best in class facilities and consistently delivering unmatched coaching staffs. Millon lacrosse methodologies focus in a unique way on the key building block individual skills that you may not be exposed to by playing on local club teams and are required to compete at all levels of the sport. For more information or to register for any of our sessions, visit www.millonlacrosse.com, or contact us at 516-747-7260.

Millon Lacrosse Elite Camp, July 28-30 at Westtown School. Launched in 1994 Millon lacrosse has attracted over 26,000 athletes from across the United States and as far away as Australia, China, and England. Since its inception, Millon lacrosse has been built on instruction, development, and fun while featuring best in class facilities and consistently delivering unmatched coaching staffs. Millon lacrosse methodologies focus in a unique way on the key building block individual skills that you may not be exposed to by playing on local club teams and are required to compete at all levels of the sport. For more information or to register for any of our sessions, visit www.millonlacrosse.com, or contact us at 516-747-7260.

The 1st Start/Shore Skills Lacrosse Camp, July 31-August 4 at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City, NJ.
Shore Skills Lacrosse was founded by educators looking to bring a different approach to the game of lacrosse down the beach. Shore skills, through our camps and clinics, offers boys and girls regardless of ability level, the opportunity to build confidence in the many areas that are associated with the great game of lacrosse. 1st Start Lacrosse is a program dedicated to younger boys and girls in the Philly area who are looking to start lacrosse and get comfortable with a stick in their hands! No equipment needed, just a lacrosse stick and tennis ball that will be provided every session. At 1st Start, you will learn the game from experienced teachers and coaches from the area who have all played the game at a high level.
Registration Information: Children ages 3-6 are recommended to register for the half day 1st Start Lacrosse Camp. Here they will learn the basics of the sport playing fun drills and games to get comfortable with a stick in their hands. Each day camp will run from 9-10:30 AM. The total cost for the 1st Start Lacrosse Camp is $130.
Children ages 7-12 are recommended to register for the full day Shore Skills Lacrosse camp. Through our unique, easy to learn curriculum and skill development series, children are encouraged to reach attainable goals while constantly feeling supported by coaches who care. Each child will walk away from their Shore Skills experience feeling excited about the sport of lacrosse, more confident in their individual abilities, and best of all, knowing that they had fun!
To register for camp please go to www.shoreskillslacrosse.com
For more information on either camp please e-mail Denis Noonan at shoreskillslacrosse@gmail.com or John Bodnar at coachjohn@1ststartlacrosse.com

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.

To submit a listing, e-mail us at golax@phillylacrosse.com


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