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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events listing: Club tryouts, leagues, training, clinics, tournaments

Sunday, 28th August 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 8/28/11

Recruiting Tournaments

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.

Philly Boys Showcase is FULL but wait list registration is open. The showcase is scheduled for Nov. 19th and 20th, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA.

The Philly Boys Showcase attracts over 100 college programs, and last year was attended by 67% of all Division I programs and 88% of the 2011 NCAA Tournament field. Additional detailed event information is available at

Players that wish to participate who have not yet received registration instructions may place themselves on the Philly Boys Showcase Wait List at .

It is expected that some wait list registrants will be accepted.

Rising Sophomores (2014s) and Juniors (2013s) will compete on Saturday the 19th; uncommitted Rising Seniors will be showcased on Sunday the 20th.

Club tryouts

Main Line Lacrosse Club will hold open tryouts for its Inaugural Year Sunday, September 18th at Villanova Stadium, Villanova Pa. This first-year club lacrosse program based out of Villanova University and run by Villanova Men’s Lacrosse coaches Simon Connor, Joe Canuso and Andrew German is year-round and dedicated to the individual development of each of its members and aims to provide expert instruction in four areas: position related skills, fitness, lacrosse IQ and recruiting for high school players. Most importantly, the coaching staff will provide athletes with a fun and competitive lacrosse environment focused on learning and personal development.

Practices will be held inside the 12,000 seat Villanova Stadium, home of the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse team, as well as Pike Field across from the stadium on Lancaster Avenue. The winter program will be held in BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield, Pa.

*2014 & 2015’s (9th and 10th grade): 8:00am-9:30am, Villanova Stadium
*U-13’s (8th grade): 9:30am-11:00am, Villanova Stadium

Online registration is $30 and can be found at
Day-of walk-up registration will be accepted for $50.

Wet Bandits Lacrosse Club Tryouts, Sept 18 and 25 at Huntingdon Road Fields, 1200 Huntingdon Rd., Abington, PA 19001.

Round 1: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Round 2: Sunday, September 25, 2011

Age classes (by graduation year) and times:
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Field 1- 7th grade (2017) : O’Connor & Vogt
Field 2 – 8th grade (2016): Sowers & Wall
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Field 1- 6th grade (2018): Foster & Harold
Field 2 – Varsity (2013): B. Ambler & Lomady
1:30 PM -3:00 PM
Field 1- 5th grade (2019): Layfield & Phillips
Field 2 – Rising (2014): Brandon & Delaney
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Field 1 -4th grade (2020): Schneider & Walsh
Field 2 -Frosh (2015): C. Ambler & Cox

Registration: All new and returning players will be required to register online (will become active September 1). Cost: $20.
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Questions? Contact Colin Ambler,

Directing Staff: Colin Ambler: Founder, Wet Bandits Lacrosse; 2008, Assistant Coach, Princeton University; Bob Ambler, NCAA Division 1 Top-10 scoring; 1973-1975, NCAA Division 1 assist leader.

Chesco Black Bear club tryouts for its 2012 summer travel teams will be held Saturday, September 24 on the turf at USTC in Downingtown from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
U11 through U15: Check-in will begin at 8am and try outs will be from 9-11am.
Rising Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: Check-in will begin at 10am and try outs will be from 11-1pm.
To register, click here

Twist Lacrosse will hold its 2011-12 tryouts for 2013, 2014 and 2015 boys’ teams on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Cabrini College in Radnor Township. All new and returning players must attend. These tryouts will be for the upcoming fall schedule as well as the 2012 summer tournament season.

*9th (2015): Registration begins at 5 p.m., and tryout session begins at 6 p.m.
*10th/11th (2014 & 2013): Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., tryouts begin at 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $25 for online registration and $50 for all walk-ups.

LB3 North will hold annual tryouts (for teams competing in fall 2011 and summer 2012) as follows: Sunday, Sept. 25, Sunday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct 9 at the Victory Turf Field, adjacent to Plymouth Whitemarsh HS in Lafayette Hill, PA. Tryouts will take place from 2:00/7:30pm on each day – players will be assigned tryout time slots based on graduation year and advised at a later date.

Players will be selected for 2013, 2014 and 2015 (graduation year) teams as well as U15, U13 and HS Select squads. Players selected for the top teams will be expected to commit to the LB3 summer 2012 schedule of the most prominent recruiting events in the country (tentative schedule includes):

NSCLA Champions Cup, Brine Shootout, King of the Hil, Crabfeast, Brine Invitational @ Cortland, Syracuse Shootout, MidSummer Classic @ UMASS, Summer Sizzle
Complete information and registration link appears on the LB3 website:

Baggataway lacrosse club for middle school boys has opened online registration beginning August 31st.for tryouts, Saturday, October 8th 2011,Victory Field at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS. The new club team will field, U11, U13, & U15 age bracket teams that will participate in highly competitive summer lacrosse tournaments, June and July 2012.

Evaluations will be under the direction of Brian ‘Doc’ Dougherty and Adam Eddinger, Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach, Chestnut Hill College Lacrosse. There is no fee to try out. Full equipment including mouthpiece and cleats required.
Saturday October 8th for all age groups:
U11 – Sat Oct 8th 1:00pm – 2:30pm
U13 – Sat Oct 8th 3:00pm – 4:30pm
U15 – Sat Oct 8th 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Player Eligibility:
U11 – Born 01-JAN-2001 – 31-DEC-2002
U13 – Born 01-JAN-1999 – 31-DEC-2000
U15 – Born 01-JAN-1997 – 31-DEC-1998
Walk up registration will be permitted with US Lacrosse Member ID. If you have any difficulty with the online registration after August 31st, please send email to Additional club info available at

Old School Lacrosse Club Summer 2012 Tryouts, The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA, October 16th and 23rd.
Time Slots: 1:30-3pm- 2013 and 2014
3-4:30pm- 2014 and 2015
2013 Players are required to come to the 1:30-3pm Session
2014 Players may come to the 1:30-3 or 3-4:30 Sessions
2015 Players are required to come to the 3-4:30 session
Registration: Please go to Fee: $25


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


Skill Sessions at United Sports; Sundays starting September 11. Six 1-hour sessions, the perfect amount of time to sharpen the essential skills needed to be a competitive lacrosse player. Skill sessions are ideal for beginner to intermediate players. Each session will focus on a different set of skills or concept, but all fundamental skills will emphasized each session. Contact Keith Jacoby, for more information.
Relentless Lacrosse Website:
Program website:

Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Program, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, six Sundays, 4-6 p.m., tentatively at Harriton High. This is an instructional series that leads to the tryouts for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club. Walkup registration will start at 3:30 p.m. The Dukes tryouts are tentatively slated for Oct. 23 at Haverford College. This program is for intermediate to advanced high school players. Advanced 8th grade or 7th graders may attend but must contact Coach Jason Christmas with playing experience to authorize participation. The clinics will be emphasizing high intensity drills and skill sets to improve players’ reaction time and decision making in unsettled/settled transition situations. Up tempo pace will be encouraged defensively and offensively from 1v1 situations to 2v1 all the way up to 6v6 settled sets.
To receive a discount ($60), it is encouraged to preregister for the clinics and avoid massive walkup lines at walkup registration. Preregistration fees ($450 for 6 Sunday sessions or $75 a session) can be mailed and must be received before September 10. please send Dukes Waiver and Dukes Player Info sheets (
Walkup registration is $85 per Sunday or $510 for six Sundays. Checks should be made out to: 141 LACROSSE, Jason Christmas, 214 Maple Terrace, Ardmore, PA, 19003

Lil’ Laxers Program For Boys & Girls ages 3-to-8 6 Week session begins Week of September 12, 2011; Offered Tuesday or Saturday.
Tuesday: Joeys 5pm-6pm; Boomers 5pm-6pm; Jacks 6pm-7pm Saturday: Joeys 9am-10am; Boomers 10am-11am; Jacks 11am-12pm
Divisions: (Joeys: Ages 3 & 4) (Boomers: Ages 5 & 6) [Jacks: 7 & 8] United Sports; 1426 Marshalton-Thorndale Road; Downingtown, PA 19335
Six, 1-hour sessions aimed to develop your young child’s motor skills and basic lacrosse fundamentals in a way that is fun and positive.″>Click here for registration
Registration Deadline: September 9, 2011; Cost: $88/player

Black Bear Lacrosse has teamed with West Chester Lacrosse to present a FREE boys clinic at Kelly’s Field on Saturday, September 17th from 3:30 – 5:30. Top coaches and current and former pro players will run the program. Players from 6 to 14 years old are invited. Space is limited, register at to save your spot!

2011 Fall Lacrosse Instructional Clinics for boys in grades K-8, Sept. 18 – Oct. 9, at The Haverford School Sessions run from 1:00 pm – 3:00 PM. 4 Sunday sessions: September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9. $225 fee or individual session cost of $60/session.

Lacrosse players get better by playing in game situations and learning key components to excel. Whether it is playing game after game or being individually coached with demonstrations and instruction, each player will be taught the skills necessary for success.

Each two hour session will include include 1 hour of positional instruction (attack, defense, midfield, goalie) and 1 hour of games; designed to improve technique, and game skills. Sessions will include but are not limited to: dodging, shooting, feeding, checks, defensive positioning, slides, and stick skills. There will also be special sessions for goalies and face-off men. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide you with the skills and confidence needed to take your game to the next level.
If you have any questions please email:,

Elite Defense Academy with Brett Moyer; Monday Nights starting September 19 at United Sports. Training and comprehending the “Team Defense” concepts while acquiring the skills to become a master defender. Contact Brett Moyer, with questions about the Academy. Program consists of 5 – 1.5-hour sessions, 2 divisions; 5th-8th grade (5:30-7:00pm) and 9th-12th grade (7:30-9:00pm).
Relentless Lacrosse Website:
Program Website:

Boys Lacrosse Academy at United Sports; Thursday Nights starting September 22. The Academy curriculum has been developed by the Relentless Lacrosse staff to challenge participants. Receive training by current and former professional lacrosse players. Contact Keith Jacoby, for more information.
Relentless Lacrosse Website:
Program Website:

Old School Lacrosse Winter Lacrosse Training starts Dec 4th at the Phelps School Indoor Field house, Malvern. December 4th will be an evaluation date. Following evaluation you will be notified of what session to attend. Sessions will be broken down by skill level. Dates are Dec, 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8,15,22,29, Feb. 5,12. Sessions are either Session #1- 3:30-5pm or Session #2 -5-6:30pm. Fee: $400 (Only “30” spots available for each session).

Old School Winter Lacrosse Training will give you the tools needed to prepare yourself for the up-coming season. Training will consist of Stick Skills, Offensive/Defensive, Strategies/Positioning, controlled scrimmages and more.

Players need to bring: full lacrosse equipment, mouth guard, cleats, running shoes, sweat top and bottom, shorts, t-shirt, reversible practice tank-top.

Staff: Dave Metzbower, Head Coach Malvern Prep. Todd MacFarlane, Athletic Director The Phelps School. Adam Muller, Head Coach Avon Grove Youth Organization. John Nostrant, Head Coach and Athletic Director Haverford School. For more information:

Old School Lacrosse Pre-Season Combine, December 28-30, from 9am-3pm with an hour for lunch, at The Phelps School Indoor Field house, Malvern. Fee: $300 (Only “40” spaces available).

This fast paced, intense Pre-Season combine will separate you from the competition. The Combine will offer Stick Skills, Speed and Conditioning, Offensive/Defensive Strategies/Positioning, Plyometrics, Weight room workouts, Agility Training, College Recruiting Information/Preparation Awareness.

Players need to bring lunch, full lacrosse equipment, mouth guard, cleats, running shoes, sweat top and bottom, shorts, t-shirt, reversible practice tank-top

Staff: Dave Metzbower, Head Coach Malvern Prep. Adam Muller, Head Coach Avon Grove Youth Organization. Todd MacFarlane, Athletic Director The Phelps School. For more information:


8th Annual Brian Houshower Lacrosse Tournament, Saturday, Oct 22, (Rain date Oct 29), 8-5 p.m. Fee: $650 per team; A and B divisions, 10 v 10 format, 3 game minimum, Playoffs and Championship game, food and vendors on site. Contact email:

Penncrest Endless Summer Lacrosse Tournament 2011
, Sponsored by Penncrest Lions Boosters, Sunday, October 23, Penncrest High, Media, 8 AM–5 PM.
Format: four games guaranteed, Games are 2, 20 minute running halves, 18-player minimum roster; teams should supply their own pinnies. There will be two levels of play: Varsity and Junior Varsity, PIAA Referees, On-site trainer. Registration Fee: $500. To hold your team’s entry, please forward a non-refundable deposit of $50. After team deposit is received, complete registration details will be forwarded. Checks payable to “Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters” and sent to: Penncrest Lacrosse Boosters, c/o Bill O’Donnell, 2320 Martingale Road, Media, PA 19063.

Questions: Todd Brown-Coordinator, 484-832-1127; or Bill O’Donnell, Booster President, 610-566-5323, Website:

LAX-O-LANTERN; October 29, 2011, United Sports and Relentless Lacrosse have teamed up to bring you this 7v7 Fall Boys Tournament. Ages U11-HS. 7v7 format: 6 field players and 1 goalie (2A, 2M, 2D, 1G). All teams will play minimum of 5 games. 3 in Pool Play, then Championship Round. Games will be played at United Sports. Contact Keith Jacoby, for more information.
Tournament website:

FALL BRAWL #6, Middle School Lacrosse Tournament at The Haverford School, November 6th and 13th. $650 per team. 3 one-hour games, no play-off’s. Play will be on 3 turf fields, rain or shine. Teams must wear their own jerseys.

5th and 6th Grade Division – Sunday November 6, 2011
7th and 8th Grade Division – Sunday November 13, 2011

For All Information go to , e-mail at


United Sports Boys Fall League; September 11-November 6, games played 8am-5pm, 4 Divisions; 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade, JV, Varsity. All teams will play 8 games, most games on turf. $98/player, contact Keith Jacoby, for more information. Teams registered will receive 1 complimentary practice at United Sports, Sept 6, 7, or 8.
League Website:

United Sports Men’s Indoor Fall League; September 14-November 9, games played 8pm-10pm, 2 Divisions; Recreation – Under 30 & Box – Over 30. League format will be pick-up style with 1 referee. $103/player, contact Keith Jacoby, for more information.
League website:

Format for submitting events on


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).

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