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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Summer camps and tournaments, clinics, training, tryouts

Monday, 20th June 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 6/20/11

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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).

Camp listings cost $50; clinics, trainings, leagues cost $20. (the cost is free to advertisers.)

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Boys’ Events


There will be a 2nd tryout for the Delaware County Keystone State Games high school team on Friday, June 24th at 6 p.m. at Cardinal O’Hara. Players only need to attend at least ONE tryout to be considered for the team. This will be the final tryout. Tryout fee is $25 and checks can be made payable to the EPSLA.


NETMINDERS Goalie School™, Private Instruction for Lacrosse Goalies Since 1979. Training in Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, for boys in Grades 7 through 12, and college. Have Net, Will Travel. Visit our web site at: Contact Coach Joe Lore at


Greg Cattrano Goalie Clinic,
July 29, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Shipley’s Farm Field in Gladwynne. For boys and girls of all ages and all levels. One-on-One Instruction with Greg Cattrano, formerly of the MLL champion Philadelphia Barraga and now of the Long Island Lizards, as well as other top coaches. Provided are: Greg’s Goalie Philosophy, Unique Goalie Drills, Group Work, Techniques, Individual Analysis, Cardio Work-Outs with Certified Trainer Kim Whelan (Barrage, Wings, Philly Soul), Tips, Pointers, Handouts and Warrior Giveaways. The clinic is co-directed by Shipley coach Mark Duncan.

League Registration

Club registration
Room is still available in Coach Finn’s Finest U-13 Travel Team this summer. The club is being run by former Philadelphia Wing and Team USA player Kevin “Coach Finn” Finneran. The travel team will play in three tournaments, conduct 14 practices and have top level coaching. The team is geared towards B level players who want to become B+. This is the only travel team for Coach Finn, who will direct practices in Devon. The roster of 20 players will be chosen on a first come basis (no tryouts). For more information call 215 292-4961 or e-mail


GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps, for boys ages 8-18.
Camp 1 – June 20-23, at The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr
Camp 2 – July 11-14, at North Branch Park, Chalfont, PA,
Camps focus on stickwork, shooting, dodging, fast breaks, defense (team and individual), offense (team and individual), groundballs, clears and rides, face-off and wing
play, midfield transition, and goalie play. These camps were developed to provide young athletes with the opportunity to become better lacrosse players by learning from top coaches. Mark Duncan, Head Coach and AD at The Shipley School, is director. Camp Highlights: GameBreaker Reversible Jersey, GameBreaker Water Bottle and Lanyard, Personal Camper Evaluation, Games Daily, Camp Prizes- GameBreaker Gear, Camper Packet with drills, nutrition tips, etc.
Register online at by clicking here or call at 800-944-7112

Black Bear summer boys’ lacrosse camps; ages 5-through-14. We are an instructional and developmental camp. Incentives for early sign ups. Go to to register
Camps include:
Collegeville-June 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Kennett-June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Avalon week 1-July 5-8, 9-noon
West Chester-July 11-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wilmington, Delaware-July 18-22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stone Harbor-July 25-29, 9-noon
North Wildwood-Aug 8-12, 9-noon
Avalon week 2-Aug 8-12, 9-noon

John Nostrant Summer Lacrosse Camps. For boys in grades K through 8th grade All camps run from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Camp #1 – June 20-23, 2011 @ Eastern University; Camp #2 – June 27-30, 2011 @ The Haverford School; Camp #3 – July 11-14, 2011 @ The Haverford School. All info on

The 2011 Saint Joseph’s Univ. Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp, for boys age 10-14, entering 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades, June 20-23, from 9 AM – 3 PM. All sessions will take place on SJU’s turf field and campers will have access to SJU swimming pool to beat the heat. For more information click here or contact Eric Gregg at (267) 939-3742

The High School Experience, 2011, for Rising 7th-10th Graders, at United Sports in Downingtown. Registration and Payment:
Date: June 27-June 30. Times: Rising 7th and 8th graders: 9AM-12PM; Rising 9th and 10th graders: 1PM-4PM
Staff: Camp Director: Dan Keating, Assistant Coach Lehigh University, Former Head Coach at Malvern Prep and St. Joe’s Prep; Former Duke University Midfielder
Assistant Camp Director: Mike Keating; Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, former Assistant Coach at Malvern Prep and St. Joe’s Prep, Former Defenseman and captain, Duke University. Other staff members will be comprised of current and former college lacrosse players. The camp has a 50 player maximum (15 defensemen, 15 attackmen, 15 midfielders, 5 goalies) per camp session. This is not a camp for the “beginner” lacrosse player. Each session will be structured for the competitive, athletic, lacrosse player who aspires to be a successful high school student-athlete.

The Lehigh Lacrosse Experience Overnight Camp – Grades 5-10 , Tuesday June 28th – Friday July 1. This camp is designed for upper grade school, middle school and high school players of all skill levels who want to enjoy the combination of exceptional lacrosse instruction and a fun-filled residential experience. Each camper will receive a first-hand look at what it is like to be a Lehigh Lacrosse Player, while enjoying four days of instruction, three nights’ accommodation, and meals in our deluxe on-campus dining center. Each full day will include three independent on-field sessions (morning, afternoon, evening) that will focus on teaching fundamental skills and concepts, practicing half-field and full-field live game situations, and applying the skills and concepts from those game situations to the scrimmages and games. Lehigh will be offering advance instruction within its High School Division specifically designed for the high school player. The program is catered towards players seeking a better understanding of the recruiting process and how to best prepare themselves for to be successful at the collegiate level. The College Prep Division will include seminars on lacrosse specific speed and strength training, the recruiting process (what to expect and how to be prepared), academics and their impact on success, and a special seminar on leadership and character building. TEAM Discount: (8 or more players), at a discounted cost. For more information, Click here. To Register Click Here

Maximum Lacrosse Camps, for boys aged 9-to-17, Dates: July 5-8, at The George School, Langhorne; Extended Day or Overnight Camp, times 9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Maximum Lacrosse Camps will team up with Lacrosse Evolution and host its first annual camp in PA. Click here to register. STAFF: Max Seibald – Philadelphia Wings, NLL All Star, Denver Outlaws, MLL All Star, 2011 Team USA Indoor, 2010 Team USA Outdoor, Gold Medalist, All-World Team, Cornell University ’09, 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner, 2009 Middie and Player of the Year, 4X USILA All-American, 4X 1st Team All Ivy League; Scott Rodgers- Minnesota Swarm, NLL, Hamilton Nationals, MLL, Notre Dame ’10, 2010 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, Ranked first nationally in save percentage in 2010; 2X USILA All- American, Great Western Lacrosse League Player of the Year. Ryan Flanagan – Hamilton Nationals, MLL, University of North Carolina, ’11, 2010 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, 3X USILA All-American, 2X All ACC.

Villanova Boys’ Lacrosse Camps, Overnight/Commuter Camp, July 5-July 8, Age Divisions 10-13, 14-17. The camp is an instructional camp that concentrates on individual skill development for players of all skill levels as well as the teaching of team concepts. Skills are put to the test in scrimmages each evening. The camp is staffed by the Villanova coaching staff, Villanova and local college players, as well as local HS coaches. For more information and registration, click here.

Man-Up Lacrosse Camp, July 18-22, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, @ YMCA in Phoenixville (Freedom Valley). For boys aged 9-13 during time of camp; US Lacrosse Membership required for campers. (One time fee of $25 for US lacrosse membership). Camp cost $125. This is a instructional camp for boys who are looking to learn to play lacrosse as well as those looking to improve the skills they already have. They will learn from Brody Bush, a Conestoga High School coach, and from other NCAA Division 1 top college players in the country. Registration ends on July 11. To register, click here.

The 11th Annual Premier Lacrosse Instructional Camp for boys entering Grades 3 through 9 will be held July 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Neumann University. The camp mixes fun and hard work in a great week of lacrosse with instruction from the top coaches in Delaware County. Campers will leave the camp with drills they can work on their own and better understanding of the game. The camp costs $150 for new campers and $125 for past campers. For groups that have 10 or more campers, the cost is $100. Register on-line at or by calling the Aston store – 610-497-1400.

The Lehigh Valley Showcase , July 26-28, 2011 at Lehigh’s Bethlehem campus, will feature three days of advanced training, games, instructional combine and seminars, culminated by the all-star showcase on the final day. The camp will be run by Lehigh coaches and players with assistance from college coaches. Camp will feature no more than 200 participants. Campers will stay at the Lehigh dorms. All sessions of the Showcase will be filmed and made available to participants for personal use following the event. Campers also will receive printouts on strength and speed training combine activities such as the 40-yard dash, bench press and the vertical leap.
Each camper will play in at least six games during the camp. Seminars will be held for recruiting/academics, and leadership/character building. Many college coaches at the Division I, II and III level attend the All-Star Showcase and also serve as instructors. The All-Star Showcase will be held July 28th at 4:30 p.m. The camp will be co-directed by Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese (captain of World champion US National team and formerly of Philadelphia Barrage) and assistants Brendan Callahan and Taylor Wray (Philadelphia Wings defenseman/captain and assistant coach for Canadian National team). For more information, click here. To register Click Here


United Sports-a-Palooza, June 25 . United Sports is launching its First annual United Sports-a-Palooza, an Adult Multi-Sports festival featuring Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse. The tournament will be held at United Sports in Downingtown, PA. After games on Saturday, teams will join together for a BBQ Festival. This celebration will include live music, food and beverage, tailgating games, indoor activities for kids, non-profit organizations, and beer/wine garden. A portion of the proceeds will go towards various local charities.
Men’s Lacrosse: Team Fee — $700; Full Field – Guaranteed 3 games (2 25 min halves). Portion of proceeds will be donated to the Headstrong Foundation. You must be 18 or older to participate. Registration Deadline is June 8th. To register, contact Keith Jacoby at

HERO Tournament for boys’ lacrosse teams at the U15, high school (A and B Division) and JV level, July 2 at Haverford School, Radnor High. Teams will play three games and college coaches throughout the country are invited. For more information or to register, go to or contact Matt Hogan at

All-Met Challenge – July 9-10 @ Georgetown Prep, Bethesda, MD, Six Divisions: U 11A, U 11AA, U 13A, U13AA, U 15A, U 15AA, One turf, 3 grass fields
Registration and details attached; Questions and info contact Kevin Giblin –

The Evolution Games High School and All Star recruiting tournament, as well as the National All Star Lacrosse Championships (NALC) youth tournament, July 16-17, United Sports, Downingtown.

The 2011 F4 Showbine, Nov. 12-13 at Flemington, NJ. This year the event will offer 2 sessions. This is a high-end limited team tournament that will attract many college coaches. Players are tested in athletic skills and also play in tournament games. For more information or to register, click here.


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