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

Saturday, 16th September 2017

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Posted 9/16/17

Boys’ Events

Coaching Clinic

FREE BSN Sports Philadelphia Lacrosse Coaching Clinic on Sept. 20 at Saint Joseph’s University.
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. and 5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131.
Please RSVP here for this FREE Coaching Education Night.
6:00pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Mike Horowitz – Assistant Coach, Saint Joseph’s University
7:15pm – Brian Samson – Assistant Coach, Villanova University
8:00pm – Dan Keating – Associate Head Coach, Saint Joseph’s University

Prospect Camps

Lehigh men’s lacrosse ID Clinics
AUTUMN PROSPECT ID CLINIC, Sunday, September 24, Class of 2019, 2020, & 2021 Prospects, Limited to 88 total Prospects, (24 A, 32 M, 24 D, 8 GK), Ulrich Sports Complex, 1:00-5:00pm
Click Here to Register Online
FALL PROSPECT ID CLINIC, Sunday, October 22, Class of 2019, 2020, & 2021 Prospects, Limited to 88 total Prospects, (24 A, 32 M, 24 D, 8 GK), Ulrich Sports Complex, 1:00-5:00pm
Click Here to Register Online
WINTER PROSPECT ID CLINIC, Saturday, December 2, Class of 2019, 2020, & 2021 Prospects, Limited to 88 total Prospects, (24 A, 32 M, 24 D, 8 GK), Ulrich Sports Complex, 1:00-5:00pm
Click Here to Register Online

St. Joseph’s University Men’s Lacrosse Fly with the Hawks Elite Camp Prospect Day on Oct. 1.
Ages: High School Class of 2018, 2019 & 2020
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Click here to register
The Fly With The Hawks Elite Prospect Day is designed for elite 2018, 2019 and 2020 players that we have seen play and/or who have a strong interest in Saint Joseph’s University. This camp will provide high level instruction from the SJU staff and players while giving participants the opportunity to showcase their ability against top level competition. The camp will include a presentation segment designed to give insight into the life of a college lacrosse player, an overview of the SJU program and helpful information about the recruiting process. We also include a Q&A session with current players. On the field we focus instruction on fundamentals, position work, and competitive simulations. We expose players to the same drills we run during our practice sessions.

Chatham University Men’s Lacrosse Prospect Day on Oct. 21.
Eligibility: HS Graduating Classes of 2018’s, 2019’s, 2020’s, 2021’s BUT only 2018’s will be allowed to spend the night.
Overnight visits space is limited. The application process must be started to be eligible to spend the night.
Cost: $100/student. Includes: Chatham University Pinnie to keep, Meals, College Level Instruction, Tour of campus/meeting with admissions
Location: Chatham University Shadyside Campus, Athletic and Fitness Center, Woodland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Click here to register

College Prospect Day in South Jersey, run by the South Jersey Saints, at Camden Catholic High School, Oct. 22, 12:30-3:30 pm. You may register on Monday, September 18.
The players will have 2 full hours of skills/drills ran by college coaches. Followed by 1 hour of 12 minute scrimmages to showcase their talents to college coaches.​
Camden Catholic High School address: 300 Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
​COST: $90
Classes: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Grad Years Only
Cliuck here to register on Sept. 18 –

King’s College Lacrosse Prospect Day, Saturday, November 18.
This advanced college level camp will feature instruction, competition and game play.
Grad years: Male grad years 2018, 2019 & 2020 ONLY
Times: 1 PM – 6 PM
Location: King’s College Betzler Fields, 221 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes Barre Township, PA
Office Phone: 570-208-5900 X 5351
Email questions:
Click here for registration

Youth Clinics

1st Start Lacrosse is moving to three different locations this fall!
1st Start Lacrosse is a program where the basics to the game are broken down and taught in a fun and exciting environment. It’s for children ages 3-7 and it will be coached by all former players now educators in the Philly area who have an extreme passion for the game. 1st Start is a 6 week program on Sundays starting September 24 where each session will be 60 minutes long. Lacrosse sticks (plastic) as well as our own 1st Start STARTer sticks will be provided at every session along with a 1st Start STARTer pack, where each child will receive a 1st Start T-Shirt, Sweatband, and Sticker!
To register please go to
Any questions about the program please contact John Bodnar at
There will be 3 different 1st Start locations this fall:
The Episcopal Academy, Class of 1940 Daniel Dougherty Field House, Newtown Square, PA
Time: 9-10 AM
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Time: 11-12 PM (CLASS SOLD OUT!), Time: 12:30-1:30 (open)
Bonner & Prendie High School, Drexel Hill, PA, Time: 2-3 PM
Any questions about the program please contact John Bodnar at


Hurricane Harvey relief fund FREE CLINIC for 3rd to 8th graders, by Black Bear lacrosse, September 17th from 3pm-5pm at the New Hanover Recreation Center in Gilbertsville to support the American Red Cross’s fund.
All donations collected at the event will go directly towards the Red Cross. Come out on September 17th to help support a great cause and receive the best quality coaching and instruction in the area! High school Head Coaches and assistants from Boyertown, Perkiomen Valley, Pope John Paul II, and Owen J. Roberts will be in attendance to teach at the clinic.
Who? Grades 3-8; Graduation years 2027- 2022 All positions are welcome.
Where? New Hanover Recreation Center 2360 Hoffmansville Rd, Frederick, PA 19435
All donations collected will go to the American Red Cross. Cash or checks made out to American Red Cross are accepted.

HS and Middle School Sharp Shooting and Dynamic Dodging Training, by Blue Ox at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn.
Our Blue Ox Lacrosse dodging and shooting program will push HS athletes 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.
Five key components: Fundamental Dodging Footwork
· Fundamental Dodging and Shooting Stick-work/Stick-protection
· Explosive Dodging Change of Direction.
· Off-Ball Spacing Awareness
· Fundamental Shooting Mechanics
HS Times and Dates:Tuesdays: 5:30 – 7 pm, September: 19th| 26th, October: 3rd | 10th | 17 | 24th (***October 24th Session will be held from 6:30-8 pm***)
Registration Link:
Middle School Times and Dates: Thursdays: 5:30 – 7 pm
September: 21st| 28th; October: 5rd | 12th | 19th | 26th (***October 26th Session will be held from 6:30-8 pm***)
Registration Link:

Master your Mindset for committed or pre-committed high school lacrosse players looking to gain an edge? Four 1.5 hour sessions combining on-field physical and mental training. Separate boys offensive training and girls all position training led by elite level coaches. Receive hands-on coaching from the coaching staff at Blue Ox Lacrosse, and engaging mental skills training from Summit Performance Consulting, LLC.
All sessions will be held at Main Line Sports Center located on 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA 19340.
MASTERING YOUR MINDSET for committed and pre-committed (seeking to play in college) players
When: Wednesdays, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
Times: 6-7:30 pm
What: Integrated mental and technical skills training
Who: Boys and girls high school lax players
Where: Main Line Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA 19340
For more info contact Theresa Giunta at

Faceoff/Shooting Clinics by Matt Mackrides of Blue Ox and John Bodnar of Philly Faceoff, at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. These cinics will give faceoff midfielders the ultimate 90 minutes of faceoff and shooting training every Wednesday night for 4 weeks starting September 27.
The class will be capped at 30 players. Each week one group will receive 45 minutes of intense shooting drills with Coach Mackrides, while the other group receives 45 minutes of faceoff training with Coach Bodnar before you switch it up. All ages are welcome to register.
The clinics will always be on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, PA.
Any questions or concerns about the clinics please email John Bodnar at or Matt Mackrides at
To register for the clinics please click here:

FaceOff 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. 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 Sunday nights starting September 10 from 6-7:30 PM. Any player in grades 5-12 are welcome to attend. Local college players are welcome to practice with us as well!
You can register here at:
Please check out for more information on registration and scheduling. Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at

Fall Showcase

Victory Showtime Camp, Saturday, October 28, Calvert Regional Park, North East, MD
Grad Years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Nominations: Now – July 31st. Invites will be sent out August 1st. Registration Deadline: October 1st
Format: Individual position training sessions ran by 8 D1 College coaches followed by team practices; Afternoon – Showcase Games & Championship; 8 teams of 18 players on each roster; Each showcase team will be coached by a top D1 and D3 coach; Three (3) games per team; 45 Minute game time frames, 20-minute running halves and 2 minute halftime; Top team in both pools advance to championship!
Victory Showtime MVP will be named after the Championship game.
Click here for more info and to nominate a player

The Match, D3 Showcase, Friday night, Nov. 3, 5:30-8:30 at Maple Zone Sports Village, Aston, PA.
For the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020.
Event eatures full field and participatory 7v7 format, giving players a meaningful opportunity to shine in front of coaches who may also be in town for the popular recruiting tournaments in Philly that weekend. Event offers the best pricing ($150/player). The Match has led to countless successful recruiting outcomes/commitments. Proven with PLAYERS.
Event staged in an intimate forum that includes adjacent turf fields and a player/coach ratio of about 5:1!
Nominations: Directors encourage High School and Club Coaches to nominate players for the event — please click here.
Click here to register

Fall Tournaments

4th Annual ‘Stoga 5×5 LaxFest for girls (5th to 8th grade) and boys (4th, 5th grades) on Oct. 15 at Conestoga’s Teamer Field.
The event, hosted by the Conestoga boys’ and girls’ teams, features games, championship, prizes, vendors and food. This is the first year boys’ teams will be competing.
BOYS: 8:00am to 12:00pm – 4th and 5th grade
GIRLS: 12:00pm to 4:00pm – 5th through 8th grade
The event supports the Fighting Back Scholarship Program.
Click here to register as a team or individual.

2nd annual West Chester Invitational Tournament, by Fusion Lacrosse, on Oct 21-22 at Maple Zone Sports Village in Aston. This is a youth focused event for teams in grades 3 to 8 on three beautiful turf fields at MSI sports with elite refereeing and organization. This small event by design already has tremendous clubs competing including Tri-State Shore, Team 11, NXT, Brotherly Love, Freedom and Fusion.
If you would like to be considered for this event please contact Steven Holmes as this is a password protected event: SHOLMES@PLAYFUSIONLAX.COM
Divisions: 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026/2027
Description: One-day outdoor youth lacrosse tournament. 3 pool play games plus championship/consolation match.
SATURDAY Oct 21: 2024, 2025 and 2026/2027
SUNDAY Oct 22: 2022 and 2023
Location: Maplezone Sports Village, 4881 Chichester Ave, Aston, PA 19014

Boys Brandywine Classic by Victory Events, Sunday October 29, Calvert Regional Park, North East, MD
2022 AA Rising Stars or A
2023 AA Rising Stars or A
2024 AA Rising Stars or A
High School *Includes HD Game Film for all teams/athletes courtesy of GameTime Footage.
Varsity AA / A
JV A / B
The Brandywine Classic began in 2011 and in its 7th year has grown into a late October staple for teams gearing up for the November recruiting window. Drawing teams from across the northeast, this event delivers both Division 2 and Division 3 recruiting opportunities for the high school clubs and a fun and highly competitive youth tournament, all on SUNDAY the 29th.
Click here for more info andf registration –

Fall Laxfest at Strath Haven HS, Saturday November 4th (rain date 11/5).
Festival format, no playoffs or championship
3 games guaranteed
Games are 2 x25 minute running time halves
Varsity and JV levels of play
PIAA officials, athletic trainer on site
Team registration fee is $100 discounted in done by September 30th
To register, please visit
If you have questions, feel free to reach Jef Hewlings at or call 610-737-3268.

Lehigh King of the Mountain Fall, Sunday November 12, at Lehigh University (Goodman Campus)
Varsity Division (2018 & 2019) – Varsity HS teams & Elite Club teams
​Rising Division (2020 & 2021) – High School, Sophomore and Freshman Teams
​**KOTM is a recruiting event that will have Division I, II, and III coaches on site
​Format: Guarenteed 3 games – winners of each pod advance to playoffs; Two 25 minute running halves; Playing HS Federation Rules
Click here to register

Philly’s Elite Invitational, Nov. 19 at the MSI Sports Village. The event, which features 24 of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey’s best high school boys’ lacrosse teams, is powered by Heritage Lacrosse. Players in the 2018-2021 graduation classes are permitted to play and the PEI marks the perfect ending to the fall recruiting season. Playing with their high school teams allows players to showcase themselves in a more comfortable environment within their normal systems and roles. Interested teams should email us at All teams are guaranteed three games.
Full tournament information can be found at

Golf Tourney

The Silver Anniversary PLA Golf Classic, which will be held on Columbus Day (Monday, 10/9) at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County. The event supports the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The event has raised close to $500,000 to support the cause over the last quarter century.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Manufacturers’ featured 92 golfers and 42 corporate and individual sponsors and helped the PLA raised over $17,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to:
• support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and other programs in Philadelphia;
• conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics;
• sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight;
• underwrite the 4th Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet; and
• support the HEADstring Project, which helps grow the game and promote diversity in the sport.
Sponsors: We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Classic website.
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible (click here). Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. “Early bird” registration ends Sunday, September 17th. Space is limited.

Winter League

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 format specifically designed to promote safe and fast play based on key box lacrosse fundamentals and concepts. We have invested in new boards and corners to create a “full box” field to keep the ball in play as much as possible. We will be using a shot clock this year to keep the pace of play moving at the speed of box lacrosse. 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 defenders will learn to play with their body and feet, improving approach and angle play. Goalies will be instructed on proper box goaltending techniques, including positioning, angles, baiting, etc. 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
League fee = $1850/team ($1750 if paid in full by 9/30/17) and includes training sessions
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

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