Philly Girls’ Events
The 12th Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction, Saturday, February 7, at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, starting at 5:00 PM. Snow date will be Sunday, 2/8/14 @ 1:00PM. Dress is semi-formal. Click here to register.
HEADstrong Foundation™ 5th annual Limelight Gala, recognizing groundbreaking achievements in research, honoring inspiring stories of hope, celebrating survivorship and remembering those who have lost their battle with blood cancer. The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing (formerly the Hyatt Regency) located at 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard; from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per seat. In addition, HEADstrong is offering a Young Professionals ticket for guests ages 21-30. The $100 ticket will allow guests access to the event after 9pm for dessert, dancing and silent auction.
Click here, to reserve and purchase tickets.
The black-tie optional event will include a silent auction and a spectacular dinner program featuring a special live performance, world-class entertainment, an award presentation concluded by dancing to celebrate the life and legacy of HF Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the Ridley High graduate and student-athlete at Hofstra University.
This year, television host and broadcast journalist Dawn Stensland, best known for her career of anchoring the news in Philadelphia and currently the host of WMCN-TV’s Dawn, will serve as emcee for the occasion. Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support Nick’s House™, a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation™ which provides complimentary lodging to displaced families traveling to Philadelphia for blood cancer related treatment and the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Stephen J. Schuster, MD.
CrosseFIRE clinics this Winter at Archbishop Carroll High in Radnor. CrosseFIRE Lacrosse is the area’s leading indoor clinic program, featuring skill development and game instruction for female lacrosse players of all ability levels. At each clinic, participants are guided through an intense workout of strategy and skill instruction. Coached, small-sided play allows for practice and implementation of emphasized skills and techniques. Instruction is the primary focus of these clinics. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of good stickwork and techniques. The clinics are also one means by which players are identified for invitation into the PHANTASTIX Lacrosse Club, a travel/tournament lacrosse program for serious lacrosse players.
JoAnn Yusko and Sue Frazier, directors and head coaches of the PHANTASTIX Lacrosse teams, direct the CrosseFIRE program. For more information call: 610-640-0956 or 610-933-9049. Email: CrosseFIRELax@aol.com. Or check out our website at www.CrosseFIRELax.com.
PROGRAM CONTENT & FEATURES – • 1-1/2 Hour workout per clinic • Strong emphasis on skill development • Advanced strategies & tactics • Limited enrollment • Regulation cages • Special Indoor Balls • Experienced Coaches ~ Including former World Cup players, US Team players, Division I All-Americans, College Players, & local high school coaches
REGISTRATION – Registrations are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place in any one clinic or combination of clinics mail a completed application and signed athletic waiver to: CAC, Inc., 2045 Grantham Road, Berwyn, PA 19312. Clinic confirmation will be emailed to all mail applicants who provide a valid email address
CLINIC TIMES – Clinics are available to all girls in grades 3 to 8. Beginners as well as intermediate and advanced players will be challenged to take their skills to the next level. Clinics will be held between 9:00 AM and noon on selected Sundays at: Archbishop Carroll High School, 211 Matson Ford Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Clinics dates: Feb. 1-8-22; March 1-8-15
Grades 3-4-5 meet from 9:00-10:30 am; Grades 6-7-8 meet from 10:30 am-noon. Goalies are encouraged to attend. Special coaches will be available to instruct goalkeepers.
Coach Duck’s Lacrosse Stick building clinics for Stick Skills, Attack, Defense, and Goalie Training. The clinics will be held at Agnes Irwin School, 275 S. Ithan Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA. REGISTER at www.ducklacrosse.com
High School Varsity- JV and Skilled 8th Grader:
Sundays 9:30am-11am – January dates 4th, 11th, 25th; February dates 1st, 8th, 22nd
Monday 6:30pm-8:00pm – January dates 5th, 12th, 26th; February dates 2nd, 9th, 23rd
Beginners welcome Age 2nd grade – 7th grade:
Sundays 8:00am – 9:30pm -January dates 4th, 11th, 25th’ February dates 1st, 8th, 22nd
Field Players: Elevate your overall play with cutting edge pressure drills Improve your shooting techniques, ride, cutting and defensive play. Goalies: Improve your Save percentage improving your stance, clear, angles, Face Shots. Experienced Coaching Staff: Coach Duck, Phyllis Kilgour, Kim Jackson, Jen Raech
To register online, click here: www.ducklacrosse.com
Walk ups pay via credit card, check or cash. For more info, email Coach Duck at email@example.com.
Lacrosse Evolution’s Girls Winter Clinics, January 5th through March 1st. Held at two locations throughout the Winter: Lacrosse Evolution Downingtown (417C Boot Road Downingtown, PA), Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia (201 King Manor Drive Suite E King of Prussia, PA). Lacrosse Evolution and their professional staff will hold clinics throughout the winter months for girls of all ages to train with the best. Clinics are centered around our High Quality Repetition program and focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse: throwing, catching, shooting, dodging, groundballs and individual defense. Training sessions also include live game play and situational lacrosse. We have several options for all levels of players, please go to laxevo.com for more information.
Grades 2-4: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6pm-7pm, Saturdays from 2pm-3pm and Sundays from 9am-10am
Grades 5-7: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7pm-8pm, Saturdays from 3pm-4pm and Sundays from 10am-11am
Grades 8-HS: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8pm-9pm, Saturdays from 4pm-5pm and Sundays from 11am-12pm
King of Prussia:
Grades 2-4: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6pm-7pm and Sundays from 10am-11am
Grades 5-7: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7pm-8pm and Sundays from 11am-12am
Grades 8-HS: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and Sundays from 12pm-1pm
Ultimate Lacrosse PA clinics
Bucks County -Sessions will take place at Intensity Sports Training, 3633 Old Easton Road, Doylestown PA 18901 www.intensitysportstraining.com/
Ultimate Stick Work Sessions I and II — Intensity
Session II: 7:00-8:00PM – Feb, 3, 10, 17
Cost – $120 per Session (Walk-up fee of $45 per clinic date)
Free women’s lacrosse informational athletic injury prevention clinic, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Area Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (PASLA) and Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., at Total Performance Physical Therapy at 2278 North Penn Rd. in Hatfield (inside the Bucksmont Indoor Sports Center). It is open to all coaches, parents, and players. Dr. Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP, will run the clinic and cover injury prevention (including ACL), activities coaches should implement in every practice, things to consider when creating conditioning programs and what can you do as a parent or athlete to stay healthy. To RSVP or any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NXT@EA Lacrosse Training Academy for girls in Grades 3 through 8 on Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm beginning March 30th and ending May 13th at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square. The Lacrosse Training Academy will focus on educational instruction and the individual development of each player through methodical progressions within our detail-oriented curriculum. The goal is to make every player better through evaluating and teaching advanced stick-work, footwork, shooting, and communication. In addition to individual development, players will be taught team concepts that can easily be carried over into any club or team they play for! We believe in helping young players develop confidence, creativity and the ability to read the game. For players participating in summer lacrosse tournaments, this spring training will provide the advanced instruction needed in order to elevate your game. The Lacrosse Training Academy is open to all girls in the area regardless of club, school or township affiliation. Our coaching stable will consist of coaches from multiple club and collegiate programs, including but not limited to Phantastix, Ultimate, Envy, Philly Blast, Villanova, Drexel, Yale, Haverford, Franklin & Marshall and more! The coaching staff is full of dedicated mentors and passionate teachers of the game. In order to ensure our guarantee of individual player improvement, we will maintain a 8:1 player/coach ratio during training. REGISTER at http://www.nxtatea.com/lacrosse-training-academy/
Lacrosse Evolution Goalie Academy 4-week Winter Thaw preseason camp for boys and girls, February, at the King of Prussia location at 201 King Manor Road.
Camp details: Four Sundays in February (1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd); time: 5-8pm; For Boys and Girls. While at the same time, they will be separate camps (one in film/chalk talk, while the other on the turf, and vice versa); $249 per player; Each goalie needs to bring sneakers/turf shoes, stick, helmet, gloves, chest protector, mouth guard and a cup. If there are pieces you are missing, let us know ahead of time and we can provide them; Contact Dave Page at email@example.com with any questions!
To register, visit Winter Thaw Registration near the bottom of this page
The camp expands on a successful membership-based Sunday program and is specifically designed to prepare all goalies the upcoming season with your Youth/HS/Club team. The Goalie Academy will be providing new services specifically for this camp, including an individual film with each goalie’s play on it.
This film will be a great tool for goalies to learn from, starting with an individualized film session
highlighting strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, each camper will have a one-on-one session with a LaxEvo coach to help them set individual goals for the weeks leading into the season, and for the season itself.
Also, all HS-aged goalies will have their meeting with a current NCAA Recruiting Coordinator to help map out an individualized college-recruitment timeline as well. A normal day will include:
Going over their individual film of their play in the cage; White Board sessions covering clearing, defensive principals, and communication; Footwork/Positioning drills; Warm-up shots, focusing on form + technique, to each spot; Live shots, focusing on that day’s shot/theme (Shots on the run, screen shots, 1v1s, bouncers, etc); Stick work, usually developed through full-field play; Communication in live-action situations; End with live shots, which are filmed to go over next session; Each day we will bring in an MLL player/coach or a College All-American as a guest speaker, goalie coach (with a shooting demo!) or guest shooter.
PAGLA Coaches Clinic, free for all members, Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Radnor High School Gym.
9:00-11:00 3-4 (Includes rules interp)
11:00-1:30 5/6 Beginner (Includes GK and Rules interp)
11:00-1:30 7/8 Beginner (Includes gk and Rules interp)
1:30-2:30 Advanced drills for 5/6 and 7/8
Clinic Will include: Overall general information on working with youth; How to run a practice; Getting ready for your first game; Proper Warm Up; Demos and Drills; 5th/6th and 7th/8th will have both beginner and advanced drills; Rules Explanations/Tips for teaching; Coaches Drills Packet
Confirmed Clinicians: Steve Overbay (Havre de Grace girls Lacrosse); Laurie Markle (Methacton Youth and Methacton High School), Emma Hamm (Duke University Graduate/Lax Jam), Kim Wenger (Great Valley High School/Lax Jam), Alex Kahoe (UVM, Duke, Goal Keeper instruction)
Click here for more details about the clinic and to register
The Launch, a girls’ Division II/Division III Lacrosse Showcase on Feb. 8 at Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pa. This premier girls’ event, run by 380 Lacrosse, allows players to enter individually and showcase themselves before Division II and Division III college coaches while learning more about the game, networking with athletes and coaches, and acquiring more knowledge about the recruiting process. The Spooky Nook Sports Complex (2913 Spooky Nook Rd., Manheim, PA 17545) is an indoor and outdoor turf complex which hosted the Goal Guardian national championships.
T300 Showcase, by T3Lacrosse at the Pattison Sports Group, May 30, 2015, in Atlanta, The T300 is a multi-faceted event that provides TEACHING/TRAINING, GAMES and a COMBINE component all in a showcase recruiting venue. This is an opportunity for girls lacrosse players to learn and get exposed to some of the top college lacrosse coaches in the country. Click here to register.
The Chapter Challenge™, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will features good competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County. Last year’s event featured close to 80 teams. Please visit the website for more information and to register – http://www.chapterchallenge.net:
• Multiple Brackets / Festival Format: Each division will feature two or more brackets to help each team find the appropriate level of play for a great day of festival lacrosse.
• Club/Travel Teams: In 2015, the event is open to “Club” and “Travel Teams” looking for elite competition; we will field brackets based on interest.
• Dates of Play: Saturday, May 2, Boys
Sunday, May 3 -* Girls U11 (3/4th grade); * Girls U13 (5/6th grade); * Girls U15 (7th/8th grade)
All teams will play 3 games with certified officials on professionally-staged tournament fields in a festive setting. Athletic trainer(s) and an AED will be on site, as will an assortment of food/merchandise vendors. The event will be run by Heritage Lacrosse, which operates the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout™, Patriot Games™, The Match™ and other popular events.
Support the PLA: The Chapter Challenge™ is pleased to support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the local chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania.
THE CHALLENGE: As a key component of the “Challenge,” teams can help the PLA in two ways (they are not mandatory but we hope teams will support some worthy objectives): Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a contribution to the PLA (this is in addition to the registration fee and will inure entirely to the benefit of the PLA). The team can make the donation itself or arrange for a business or sponsor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” Any donation is appreciated. All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge™ and PLA websites and in a press release before and after the event; AND/OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring™ Initiative: Each team is asked to organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event for drop off.
Navy women’s lacrosse camps, are designed to teach and develop the fundamental skills of the game, as well as team concepts in a fun, educational and confidence building environment. It is a chance to learn sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. It is also a great opportunity to meet other young lacrosse players and experience different coaching techniques from some of the best coaches in the nation.
NAVY YOUTH DAY CAMP/CLINIC
Dates: Session I: June 15-16; Session II: June 17-18. Times: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ages: 5 years to 12 years of age. Price: One Session – $160; Both Sessions – $300
Details: This clinic is specifically designed to teach and develop the fundamental skills of the game: throwing, catching, shooting, ground balls, offensive and defensive skills, feeding and confidence level improvement, in a fun and educational atmosphere. Goalie instruction will be offered.
Registration: Click here for more info and to sign up.
NAVY ELITE GOLD CAMP/CLINIC
Date: June 17-18. Ages: Rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Cost: $400
Details: This is a high intensity, action packed two-day clinic for the Elite player who aspires to compete at the ollegiate level. Sessions will include drills with an emphasis on mastery of individual skills as well as creativity in stickwork and shooting. Players will focus on perfecting offensive strategies and high pressure defensive schemes. The Navy Lacrosse Goalie School will be run by US National Team Player, Meg Huether. The Elite Gold Clinic will include full field scrimmages, an evening program on Wed night and prizes! This clinic allows you the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the country! This is a two-day clinic. Overnight accommodations are not provided. A list of local hotels is available.
Registration: Click here for more info and to sign up
NAVY OPEN BLUE CAMP
Date: June 23-25. Ages: Rising sixth-, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Cost: $550
Details: This overnight camp is designed for players of all ability levels. There is a strong emphasis on mastering skills as well as moving on to more advanced parts of the game. Sessions will focus on individual skills, team concepts and full field play. Campers will be divided by age and skill level in order to provide the appropriate learning environment. Goalie instruction will be offered.
Registration: Click here for more info and to sign up
Black Bear Lacrosse summer camps. Black Bear Lacrosse has been providing expert instruction and training at camps and clinics for over a decade. Black Bear Camp directors are all current or former high school head coaches with a passion for teaching the game. In addition to its fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, Black Bear provides advanced technique and training for experienced players, in a fast paced, fun environment.
Click here to register.
Girls Camps for 2015
Avalon 1- June 29 – July 3
Avalon 2 – Aug 10-14
To submit an event:
Name of clinic; Date, time, location, target age; One sentence description of what’s being offered at clinic and instructor(s) if relevant; how to register (with link, e-mail, number, listing price is optional).
(also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).
Name of league; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of league; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).
Name of camp; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of what’s being offered with instructors if you wish; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).
Name of tourney; Dates running, time, location, target age; One sentence description of format; how to register (with link, e-mail, number; listing price is optional). (also, if deadline for registration, other critical info).
As of Jan. 1, 2014, camp listings cost $50; clinics, tryouts, trainings, leagues cost $25. (the cost is free to advertisers.)
To submit a listing, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org