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Girls’ Events

Thursday, 31st May 2012


Philly Girls’ Events


2nd Annual Chapter Challenge, a regional youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will held on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County May 3-4. Registration is now open ( Last year, 80 teams enjoyed the inaugural event. The Chapter Challenge will support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania. The PLA sponsors lacrosse-related activities, including charitable events, hosts national team exhibitions, conducts clinics for coaches and officials, and manages the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over the years, the PLA has provided over $350,000 to help fund new programs and other lacrosse initiatives in the region (including efforts to grow the game in the City Philadelphia).
Divisions: Boys U9 (1st/2nd grades); Boys/Girls U11 (3rd/4th grades); Boys/Girls U13 (5th/6th grades); Boys/Girls U15 (7th/8th grades); Divisions will feature two or more brackets to help teams find the appropriate level of play; U9, U11 and U13 Boys’ teams will play on Saturday, May 3rd; U15 Boys’ teams will play on Sunday morning, May 4th; All Girls’ teams will play on Sunday, May 4th.
Registration fee – $475 (all teams will play 3 games with certified officials on meticulously-staged tournament fields). Registration Deadline: April 25, 2014 (or until brackets are full).
The Challenge: As a key component of the “Challenge,” we are also asking all participating teams to do one of two things, they are not mandatory but we are hoping to further some worthy objectives with your support:
Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a $200 contribution to the PLA (this donation is separate from and 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 other benefactor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge website, on the PLA website, and in a press release before and after the event; OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring Initiative: Each team can organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event. The PLA will arrange for the donated sticks to be restrung and recycled to support lacrosse in the City of Philadelphia. The PLA has partnered with HEADstrong Foundation (which is contributing its distinctive lime green mesh) in connection with this “HEADstring” initiative. We hope not only to give donated boys’ and girls’ sticks new life and help spread the game, but to communicate a message of character, toughness, integrity and perseverance reminiscent of HEADstrong’s founder to the recipients of our refurbished sticks. The PLA and HEADstrong, jointly, will give those who help with this stick collection effort community service recognition.

11th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout Early Bird Special registration remains open for boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse festival in Malvern, June 7/8 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School. U9 Boys and U13 Boys/Girls will play June 7; U11 Boys/Girls and U15 Boys/Girls will compete Sunday, June 8.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Approximately 110 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate; Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format; Two brackets (A/B) are available in each division to help align teams that are organized by grade/ability to ensure games remain highly competitive (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!); Registration Fee: $775 (“Early Bird Special” of $725 for teams/programs that register and pay on or before February 28th); Teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on conduct scorecards kept by Shootout officials and site marshals after each game.
To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – Space is limited. It is anticipated the Shootout will fill up in advance of the deadline (May 2nd), as it has the past 10 years. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets).


NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse After School Spring Session: Six-week after school spring session at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy beginning Monday, April 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be no session April 21. Cradle is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to four to eight-year-old boys and girls in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. Cradle provides all the necessary equipment so there is nothing for parents to buy and all participants will receive a free Cradle Lacrosse shirt and sticker. The curriculum is designed to teach lacrosse basics to youngsters in an age-appropriate and fun way. Cradle features a young, enthusiastic co-ed staff at each session. Cradle’s coaching staff is mainly comprised of former college lacrosse players, many of whom are current educators and also coach lacrosse at the high school level. To sign up, visit or email Dylan Brown at For more information, check us out on Twitter (@CradleLacrosse) and Facebook (

Showcase Camps

Girls Philly Showcase Camp, for elite 2016s, 2017s and 2018s, presented by Nike Lacrosse and hosted by NXTsports, July 14-16, Westtown School’s picturesque campus. Syracuse University assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Regy Thorpe headlines the Camp as its director. Thorpe has been a driving force in helping Gary Gait’s Orange earn the current No. 2 spot in the IWLCA Coaches Poll. He’ll be joined by coaches from Brown, Colorado, Marquette, Michigan, Saint Joseph’s, Vermont, Virginia Tech and Franklin & Marshall. F&M is currently ranked No. 5 in the Division III IWLCA Coaches Poll. The Camp’s final staff members are being finalized and will feature a total of 12-14 lead instructors. Campers will benefit from a low, optimal player-to-head coach ratio, and will also learn from the many current college players serving as assistant instructors. The Philly Showcase Camp combines exposure opportunities with an education focus that aims to emulate the life of a Division I player. Campers will go through three days of college-style practices and games in addition to positional clinics, a recruiting seminar, off-field training sessions and a classroom experience in order to improve each camper’s skills beyond simply game situations. To register to the Girls Philly Showcase Camp, visit and email Brett Manney at

Summer Skills Camps

Philly Gamers Summer Camps: Session 1: 4 Day Camp: June 16-19. Times: 9:00am-12:30pm, Grade: Open to all rising 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders. Where: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Turf!), 500 Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118, Cost: $280 (Please mail in checks by June 1). Philly Gamers Summer Camp: Session 2, 5 Day Camp: July 7-11, Times: 9:00am-12:30pm; Grade: Open to all rising 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders; Where: Radnor Memorial Park (Turf!); 61 Matsonford Road; Wayne PA 19087
Cost: $350 (Please mail in checks by June 30th)Click here to register. Camp Details: – Advanced stick work that emphasizes the evolution of the women’s game by focusing on specific cradling, catching, and throwing techniques; Power and finesse shooting; Defensive body position, stick checks, and angle play; Man up/Man down situations; Offensive Motions and Concepts; Scrimmages, Game-Situation Competitions; Awards, MVP, Give-aways; Coaches: Learn from the best: USA Team Players Kelly Barnes & Michi Ellers. Both with college coaching experience. Please see our coaches page for full bios!

Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps is offering nine camps for boys and girls aged 7 and up this summer, mostly in Delaware and in South Jersey. Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps are the premier lacrosse education day camp in the Delaware Valley. Designed for boys and girls ages 7 and up, as old as those entering senior year in HS, looking for improvement with all lacrosse skills, concepts, and strategy at each position on the field. We welcome all skill levels at our camps and, when appropriate, will separate campers by age, ability, and/or preferred position.
Camps and location:
# 1 – Archmere Camp (1st session) – June 16 to 20 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE
# 2 – Middletown Camp – June 23 to 27 at M.O.T. Football & Cheer Conplex, Middletown, DE
# 3 – Concord Pike Camp – June 23 to 27 at Siegel J.C.C., Wilmington, DE
# 4 – SEA Camp (1st session) – July 7 to 11 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE
# 5 – SEA Camp (2nd session) – July 14 to 18 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE
# 6 – Archmere Camp (2nd session) – July 21 to 25 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE
# 7 – Hockessin Camp – July 21 to 25 at Hockessin Montessori School, Hockessin, DE
# 8 – Smyrna Camp – July 28 to 31 at Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE
# 9 – So. New Jersey Camp – August 4 to 7 at Marlton Park, Woodstown, NJ

Be Your Best Lacrosse Camp This camp will teach skills, techniques and strategies of lacrosse. It stresses the importance of good fundamentals, training and fun!! The camp encourages all levels of players to learn, improve and enjoy! GREAT FOR BEGINNERS OR ELITE PLAYERS.

Be Your Best camp is directed by Coach Dave Sowers and the format is designed to maximize knowledge and skill retention and provide all athletes with tools they can use to progress their game even after they walk off our fields. We instill in our campers our philosophy of order: family, school, and then lacrosse. Leaving our camp as a better player is an objective – leaving as a better person is our goal.
Session 1 – Monday June 23rd to Friday June 27th (5 days) – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm / Boys and Girls
Session 2 – Monday July 7th – Friday July 11th (5 days) – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm / Boys and Girls
Location: Wissahickon Middle School (Ambler, PA – minutes off turnpike or Rt 309)
Visit our website and sign up today – limited spots – over 400 campers in 2013.

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.
Avalon 1- June 30 – July 4 – boys and girls
Stone Harbor- July 21-25 – boys and girls
Avalon 2 – Aug 11-15 boys and girls
Click here to register.

Katie Chrest Lacrosse Camp, by Pro Lacrosse Camps, Three day commuter camp for girls ages 7-18 of all experience levels. All positions are welcome, The Agnes Irwin School- Bryn Mawr, PA, July 7-9, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost: $375. Early sign up discount available! See website at for discount code.
Phone: 301-377-9750

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp , Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE, July 21-25, HS ages 14 to 18 and Youth ages 8 to 13. DC Sports and US Sports Camps team up to offer an outstanding Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp for high school and youth players at Ursuline Academy. Led by Ursuline’s Head Lacrosse Coach, Feffie Barnhill. At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Ursuline Academy, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages. Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey. Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement. Click here to register

Long Island Elite Camp for Girls, July 22-24, Dowling College’s Brookhaven Campus. The camp is for girls aged 10 to 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. LI Elite Camp, by Laxology and the NYLaxAcademy, brings together top college and high school coaches to teach you the most advanced and latest techniques, strategies and skills in girls’ lacrosse. The camp caters its coaching to all levels of player, from beginners to high school players. For elite high school players wanting to prepare for collegiate competition, LI Elite Camp offers special instruction from an array of college coaches and a special presentation with an open forum on the college recruiting process. Parents are invited to attend this presentation, which will take place on July 23rd at the conclusion of the day (around 4pm).
Click here to sign up and for participation form. PROGRAM DIRECTORS: Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe- Head Coach James Madison University; Erin Wellner Hellmold- Former Associate Head Coach Georgetown University; Universities Committed For 2014 Camp
Georgetown University- Meg Dentler; Stonybrook University- Jill Byers (Univ of Notre Dame All American, US Team Member); Rutgers University- Katie Hertsch (Hoftstra Univ All American, US Team Member); University of Michigan- Casey Ancarrow (James Madison Univ All American, US Team Member); University of Massachusetts- Brianne LoManto (Northernwestern Univ- National Champs)
Yale University- Tanya Kotowicz. Program Features Excellent skill and team strategy instruction; Individual and ability level group instruction; Extensive playing time in competitive situations; Opportunity to showcase your talent while being coached by some of the best college coaches in the country and top local high school coaches. There is a specialized goalkeeping staff where goalies receive special training with individualized instruction. (Goalies, use our regular enrollment form to sign-up for the Goalie School and bring your gear!)

Fusion and University of Florida Girls camp at Academy of the New Church Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm July 28th-31st. *Ages 3rd-11th grade. Definitely the most dynamic and original offerings in the country. Directors are former Universtiy of Florida stars and current coaches, Kitty Cullen and Sam Farrell. In addition to this elite level girls instruction, Fusion founders Steven Holmes and Kevin Crowley will contribute two hours each day of box lacrosse infusion techniques into the women’s game. The campers will be subjected to tremendous coaches, leaders, and great people!! Academy of the New Church has one of the most beautiful natural campus’ in the country. All experience levels are encouraged to join us! MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER HERE! Early bird before April 1st $295, After April 1st $325

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 Sept. 1, 2013, camp listings cost $50; clinics, tryouts, trainings, leagues cost $25. (the cost is free to advertisers.)

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