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

Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Posted 4/22/18

Boys’ Events


Uprising Futures Boys Lacrosse Clinic. Focus is on skill development for young players (1st through 4th grade) as well as working to develop the younger players Lacrosse IQ. The basic fundamentals of cradling, scooping, passing & catching, dodging, shooting and basic defensive positioning will be taught and emphasized. This will be a great clinic for the first time player.
• Clinics will be held at Germantown Academy; 340 Morris Rd., Ft. Washington, PA
• Clinic Dates: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, and 5/6
• Clinics will run from 10 AM to 11 AM
• Only equipment needed is a stick
• Cost will be $100 for 5 sessions or $25 a la carte
Questions – contact Mike DelGrande
Click here to register

Club tryouts

Team 302 Boys’ Lacrosse tryouts/evaluations at The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Rd., Newark DE, 19711
Register here!
Dates (these also are scheduled practices for existing players:
May 20th & Sunday June 3rd
2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 1:00pm-2:30pm
2022, 2023, 2024 2:30pm-4:00pm
2019, 2020, 2021 4:00pm-5:30pm
May 22, 24, 29, 31
2019, 2020, 2021 4:00pm-5:30pm
2025, 2026, 2027,2028 5:30pm-7:00pm
2022, 2023, 2024 7:00pm-8:30pm
Please email with any questions you have or to set up an alternative evaluation.

Youth skills clinics

NXTsports Cradle Lacrosse., co-ed beginner lacrosse program for ages 4-7 years old. It focuses on core skill development in a one-of-a-kind, unrivaled environment. Cradle’s six-week program focuses on building a player’s confidence through basic games while teaching the fundamentals. The key to our curriculum is providing opportunities for success for each player in a safe and energetic environment. Most importantly we provide all of the equipment, there is nothing for you to buy.
To register for Cradle click on Spring Cradle Registration
Questions about Cradle? Contact Theresa Giunta at
Cradle – Saturday Locations:
West Chester East High School 9-10 am April 7-May 12
The Phelps School Turf Fieldhouse (Indoor) 10-11 am April 7- May 12
Springside Chestnut Hill Turf 12-1pm April 7-May 5 (2 hours on May 5)
Cradle – Sunday Locations:
Radnor Memorial Park Turf 930-1030am April 8- May 13
Cardinal O’Hara 930-1030am April 8-May 20 (Skip May 5/6th Weekend)
Strath Haven Little Panthers Turf 130-230pm April 8- May 13
LaSalle College High School 4-5pm April 8-May 13

1st Start Lacrosse, for boys and girls aged 3 to 7 to learn the basics of lacrosse in a fun and caring environment with 1st Start Lacrosse. The fun begins April 7. 1st Start Lacrosse is a program dedicated to younger boys and girls who are looking to start lacrosse and get comfortable with a stick in their hands! No equipment is 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. You will learn lacrosse every week through fun drills and games! Sessions are always 60 minutes long with a few water breaks in between. All 1st start players will receive a t-shirt and plenty of fun prizes throughout the 6 week program. For any other questions or concerns about 1st Start Lacrosse please contact John Bodnar at
The Episcopal Academy, Swarthmore College and Germantown Academy locations are sold out!
Spots open at: The Phield House, Philadelphia, PA, Time: 9-10 AM, 4/7/17-5/12/17
Address: 814 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19123
All Sports Center, Collegeville, PA, Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM, 4/7/17-5/12/17
Address: 1511 W Main St, Collegeville, PA 19464
To register for spring CLICK HERE!

Face-Off Leagues

Philly Face-Off League at Ampro Sports. 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 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

Spring training

NXTsports Play Fast Lacrosse, for boys aged 4 to 7. The Play Fast Training curriculum is built around progression drills, position-specific stations and the game of Trashcan Lacrosse: the dynamic 2v2 pick-up game that focuses on developing a great handle, learning to play fast and mastering the 2v1 draw & dump. We introduce a wide range of basic to advanced concepts, add subtle challenges, then ask players to be creative in applying them during small sided games and King of the Can tournaments. All programming is highly organized with a focus on high reps in the core skills of the game. We strive for all players to leave our training sessions with the tools and inspiration to take their game to the NXT level.
Play Fast – Dates and Locations:
Tuesdays 530-7pm April 3- May 8 Proving Grounds
To register for Play Fast click on Playfast Spring Training Registration
Questions about Play Fast? Contact Marty Kupprion at

Summer Training

Penn Lax All-Stars Summer Training & Games, focusing on a combination of box training and games each week and run by NLL professionals; at MapleZone (MSI), 1451 Conchester Highway, Boothwyn, PA 19061
Highlights of Summer Training & Games: SIX (6)- 1.5 hour sessions, 45 minute high intensity practice, 45 minute controlled game
40 player limit to focus on the player, USBOXLA Rules will be applied & Certified Coaches deliver practices & games safely
When: Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25

Westtown School Summer 5th-8th Grade Boys Lacrosse Clinic, July 31 to Thursday, August 2, 5:45-7:45 p.m, open to all 5th-8th graders. Each day players will run through a series of skills, drills, and even and uneven situations that are used in both the field and box game. Between them, Coach Todd MacFarlane (Westtown School head coach) and Coach Mueller have over 50 years of lacrosse experience and have coached, trained, and mentored numerous middle school, high school, and collegiate All-Conference & All-Americans as well professional and international players.
The clinics feature : Stick Skill drills, Uneven situations, Position work (attack, midfield, f/o, defense & goalie), Scrimmaging & Half field play, Build your lacrosse IQ
Click here to register Questions? Contact coach Macfarlane at todd.mcfarlane@westtown.edu_
Located at: Westtown School – Oak Lane Fields, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382 (please use Oak Lane entrance off Westtown Road)

Spring Tournament

Youth Lacrosse CHAPTER CHALLENGE, April 22 & 28, at the MSI Sports Village in Aston, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will feature good competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Event by Heritage Lacrosse.
Registration is now open for three girls’ divisions (U11, U13, U15) and four boys’ divisions (U9, U11, U13, U15).
Each division will feature two or more brackets to help each time find the appropriate level of play for a good day of festival lacrosse.
The event is open to “Club” and “Travel Teams” and we will have a group teams based on available data to ensure top competition.
We will offer a U15 Elite Bracket for Girls (full checking, provided teams satisfy coaching certification requirements).
For dates of play and guidelines regarding divisions, click here.
THE CAUSE: The Chapter Challenge helps support initiatives of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse responsible for promoting the growth and development of the game in Eastern Pennsylvania. Click here to register

North Penn JV Boys’ tournament on Saturday May 5. 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).
May 12th as a rain date
$250 per team
2 modified games minimum- tournament format (4 games possible)
PIAA officials
Contact Rick Smith to sign up

Pre-Season Jamboree Youth Tournament, by the Lax Federation, for boys’ club teams in the 2023 to 2025 divisions on May 13 at Penncrest High School.
BRACKETS: 2023 AA/A, 2024 AA/A, 2025 AA/A
3 Games Plus Playoff (And Championship If Advanced)
40 Minute Game ( 20 Minute Halves Running)
One Timeout Per Game
Certified Referees
Modified U.S. Lacrosse Rule
Click here to register

Prospect Camps

Lehigh Summer Prospect ID Camp
June 10
Day Camp 1:00-5:00 pm
Class of 2019, 2020, & 2021 Prospects
Click Here To Register Online

Lehigh Summer ID Camp (two days)
July 19-20
Two Day, Overnight Camp
Class of 2019, 2020, & 2021 Prospects
Limited to 132 total Prospects
(36 A, 48 M, 36 D, 12 GK)
Fee = $375
Click Here To Register Online

Summer Benefit Game

Shootout for Soldiers Philadelphia, June 26-27 (7 p.m. start, for 24 hours) at Episcopal Academy.
Shootout for Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse event with a mission to use lacrosse as a platform to support American veterans and foster community engagement. The games are fun – and are meant to bring the community together in support of our nation’s heroes. There is no championship or all-star team and the score runs for all 24 hours.
There is good food, music and a festival of activities beyond lacrosse that make it a family friendly event for all. Last year SFS Philadelphia raised over $66k dollars through the support of over 700 players and 3,200 spectators in the Philadelphia area.
Those interested can sponsor a team to ensure the team meets its fundraising requirement. Veterans can register for the Veterans Game.

Summer Showcases

Run With The Best Individual Showcase, Stony Brook University, NY. June 2, High School Boys, Grad years 2019-2022. Run with the Best Lacrosse Showcase is one of the first individual lacrosse recruiting showcases of the summer season. This event is open to all rising freshman (2022), sophomores (2021), juniors (2020) and seniors (2019). Individuals will be placed on a team and all teams are coached by college coaches in attendance. Last year colleges from D1, D2 and D3 programs attended to recruit future college players.
Click here to register

Maverik D2 Showcase on June 19, 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, DE Turf Sports Complex, Frederica, DE
Divisions: Grad Years: 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
Click here to register and for more info

Apex 60 Showcase, July 28-29, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. Only 60 Players Per Grade.
Grades: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Invite Only! Click here to apply –
60 kids per grade (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Interactive coaching with the college coaches.

Summer Tournaments

Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, June 9-10, a competitive boys’ youth lacrosse tournament in a fun and festive atmosphere that celebrates lacrosse, camaraderie and sportsmanship. The Shootout is held in suburban Philadelphia, a few hours’ drive from lacrosse hotbeds, permitting day trips and ensuring good and diverse competition. We typically draw teams from Greater Philadelphia, Mid-Penn, Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Maryland and New York. By Heritage Lacrosse.
Brackets will be organized by grade/graduation year, though we will endeavor to accommodate recreational teams organized by age (i.e., U9, U11, U13, U15). We typically field two levels of play in each bracket based on interest (AA/Elite and A). Dates of play are as follows:
Saturday, June 9th
2029 (1st Grade)
2028 (2nd Grade)
2025 (5th Grade)
2024 (6th Grade)
Sunday, June 10th
2027 (3rd Grade)
2026 (4th Grade)
2023 (7th Grade)
2022 (8th Grade)
Each team will play at least 3 pool games with certified officials. Pool play winners advance in a playoff format. Click here to register your team

LI Lax Fest, Farmingdale State College, NY, June 15th-17th, Boys and Girls Divisions from Varsity to 2028. The LI Lax Fest, by My Lacrosse Tournaments, is long Island’s largest lacrosse event drawing over 300 teams throughout North America. Top clubs and programs spend a weekend in one of the hotbeds of lacrosse competing against each other in a high – level event. College coaches from Divisions I, II and III pack the sidelines to watch the boys high school divisions throughout the weekend.
Click here to register

Boys Summer Slam, by Victory Events, June 23-24
After announcing a sell-out and closing the Boys Summer Slam 2018 registration 2 weeks ago, the Victory Event Series reported that the Boys Summer Slam waiting list has grown significantly. Due to increasing demand and excitement surrounding this year’s 9th annual Boys Summer Slam. The Victory Event Series has partnered with the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association’s Line Road Field Complex in Malvern, PA which features an additional seven beautiful natural grass fields. This addition brings the total field capacity for the Boys Summer Slam tournament to 30 fields. The tournament will return to both The Westtown School and West Chester United’s Delacy Soccer Complex as well as return to the West Chester Area School District at West Chester Rustin High School this year. All facilities are within 10 miles of one another and teams will be assigned to facilities based on grade divisions. Teams will not be scheduled to move between facilities on the same day. The Victory Event Series prides itself on hosting elite events and elite venues and delivering the total lacrosse experience. Limited spots remain in the event and divisions will be filled first-come, first-serve with some divisions with very limited spots due to facility constraints. To register, visit the Boys Summer Slam tournament website.
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
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, 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.

Apex Summer Invitational, July 10-11, The College of New Jersey, 00 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, NJ.
Divisions: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. This small, invite-only lacrosse tournament is for the top lacrosse club programs in the country. The APEX Summer Invitational will feature teams from all over the county in a 2-day event. Each team will play 3 games on Tuesday, followed by 1 game on Wednesday leading into the playoffs. All teams will be guaranteed 5 games. This format allows for all teams to have a great schedule and evenly-matched games. On Tuesday evening an All-Star Game will be held under the lights in the Stadium.
Click here to register

11th Annual Patriot Games, July 14-15, location TBA. The Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July at venues in suburban Philadelphia – a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds, including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. By Heritage Lacrosse. Click Here To Register

Hershey Shootout, In The Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA, July 21st & 22nd, Boys and Girls, HS to 2027. My Lacrosse Tournaments is proud to present the 6th annual Lacrosse Shootout on July 21st & 22nd. This tournament 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!
Click here to register

National 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 and committed players in the classes of 2018 and 2019. 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

The USSSA 2018 National Lacrosse Classic and National Lacrosse Academy, by Legacy Global and , will be held on July 16-19 at the Delaware Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, DE.
The 11th annual event brings together the finest players and coaches July 16-19, 2018 in an event offering extreme competition, exposure to the next level of the sport and an Olympic-style lacrosse experience for every player.
Regional team qualifiers are scheduled throughout the country for all players.
Regional tryouts being held this year:

Summer Prospect Days

St. Joseph’s Fly with the Hawks Elite Camp, for Classes of 2019, 2020 & 2021, July 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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. Our hope is that you leave Hawk Hill having improved your game and with greater understanding of what it takes to play at the college level. Lunch is provided for all players and after the conclusion of camp we offer a complete campus tour. Click here to register by position

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