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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse clinics

Sunday, 9th September 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, Training, Posted 9/9/12

Boys’ lacrosse Clinics

Black Bear Lacrosse free skills clinics for boys in grades 3 through 9, taught by its coaching staff, which boasts four high school head coaches and former college and pro players.

Wilmington Friends School – Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 – 12:00pm.
Kelly Field, West Chester – Saturday, September 15 from 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Click here to register for any clinic.

The 6th Annual Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Program, an instructional series that leads to the tryouts for the Duke’s Lacrosse Club. The program – featuring five sessions – is scheduled to begin on Sept. 8th and continue for five Saturdays (Sept. 22 clinic goes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m..). The times are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Coach Mark Duncan and the Shipley School Farm Fields will be hosting the clinics.

Walkup registration will start at 1:30 p.m. The Dukes tryouts are tentatively slated for Oct. 14th at Huntingdon Road Fields in Abington, PA. Ricky Whelan was a Dukes alum who died suddenly in his sleep seven years ago. He exemplifies the quality of player and person the Dukes wish to create and associate with. This program is for intermediate to advanced high school players. Advanced 8th grade or 7th graders who wish to attend need to contact Coach Jason Christmas (

The clinics will be emphasizing high intensity drills and skill sets to improve players’ reaction time and decision making in unsettled/settled transition pressure situations. Up tempo pace will be encouraged defensively and offensively from 1v1 situations to 2v1 and mandown/manup scenarios all the way up to 6v6 settled sets. These sessions will give players preparation for the Dukes tryouts while improving lacrosse IQ and field sense. To receive a discount, it is encouraged to preregister for the clinics and avoid massive walkup lines at walkup registration.
Preregistration fees ($375 for all 5 sessions or $80 a session for individual session ) can be mailed and must be received before September 7th.
First 100 players will receive either a performance reversible or short provided by ENCOREBRAND. (
Please send Dukes Waiver and Dukes Player Info sheets (
Walkup registration is $85 per Saturday. GPS Address: Shipley Farm Fields, 1319 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035
Please click on link for more details and forms,>

Blue Devils Fall Lacrosse Clinics, for boys in Grades K through 8 (Ages 5 to 13 years) on Sundays, September 16th, 23rd & October 14th and 21st at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Stadium Field.
Cost: $100 for all four sessions; or $30/Individual session. Time: 10 AM – 11:00 AM (K through 4th); 11:00AM – 12pm (5th through 8th) Skill Level: Beginner to advanced intermediate. Equipment needed: Helmet, Stick and Gloves
Blue Devil Fall Lacrosse Clinics will work to improve your son’s fundamental lacrosse skills (cradling, stick protection, passing, catching, shooting, and dodging), which will help prepare them for winter and spring league play.
Director: Mike DelGrande, who recently finished his third year as head coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Prior to this he was the head lacrosse coach at the Bullis School (Md.) where he earned the Potomac Chapter of the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association named him the Coach of the Year in 1998 and Man of the Year in 2001 and 2009. He was also the Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year in 2002. He was inducted into the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010.
For Clinic information and questions, please contact Mike DelGrande; Email: Phone: 215-754-1617

Brodie Merrill’s Defensive Academy, October 26-28, on the turf fields of Shipley’s mainline campus for boys ages 8-18. The event is hosted by the Shipley School; program is designed to focus on the skills required by every defenseman to excel in their position and will focus on developing lacrosse “IQ”, strengthening stick and footwork skills and more. This three day event will begin on Friday night from 7-9pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; concluding on Sunday from 9am-1pm, followed by an NCAA recruiting workshop from 1-3pm for players ages 13 and up. Each participant will receive a Wings pinnie and lanyard; there will be prizes given away courtesy of Reebok. The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Wings and Reebok Lacrosse. This specialized skill development camp is for defensemen who want to take their game to another level.
Camp Objectives include: Body Position, Stick Skills, Stick Checks, Footwork, Game IQ, presence, leadership, NCAA recruiting process seminar, Reebok gear giveaways, Bonus: Athlete’s nutrition workshop. The event is being run in conjunction with the Mark Duncan Goalie Stick Work/Shooting Clinic. Both clinics will combine on Sunday for 2 hours.
Click here to begin the process of registering today!
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Elite Fall Lacrosse Clinic by Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse, Sunday, October 28, at Lehigh University, Goodman Athletic Campus (151 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015), and Frank Banko Field. Time: 1– 5 PM (check in 12:30 PM). Who: High School Graduating Class of 2014 & 2015. Staff: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse staff. Format: Individual sign up. Skill evaluation, Games. More details: Certified Athletic Trainer, 75 PLAYER CAP. Fee: $145. (Includes Reversible). To register and for general information visit
With questions you can also email Coach Errol Wilson, or call (610) 758-4762

Mark Duncan’s Goalie Stick Work/Shooting Clinic for boys aged 8 to 18 on Oct. 28 at from 9 am-1 pm at the Shipley School. The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Wings and Reebok Lacrosse. Clinic Objectives include: Body Position, Stickwork, Goalie as defensive leader, Attackman/Shooter strategies, Field Communication, Footwork. The last 2 hours are blended with Brodie Merrill’s defenseman camp for live play. Click here to register.


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