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Updated listing of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Leagues, tournaments, clinics, showcases

Sunday, 2nd September 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Youth, Posted 9/2/12


Fall Brawl Lax League, Moorestown, NJ, for boys Grades 3 to HS Varsity,Sunday, September 16- Nov. 4. Site- William Allen Middle School fields. Fall Brawl Lax League has two ways of registering to play, as a team or an individual. If your town or program does not have enough players to enter an entire team, partial teams and individual players will be assigned to a team and placed on the grade or high school level appropriate roster. All teams and individual players must register online. Divisions are Grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, HS JV and HS Varsity. All players must be members of US Lacrosse. Click here for registration and league website. If you have any questions please email and ask for Lee Ann McLoughlin, Baron Wallenhurst or Bryan Wright

Recruiting Tournament

Inaugural National Invitational Fall Select 175, invitation only showcase venue for the top boys’ lacrosse players in the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Loomis Chaffee High School, Windsor Conn. – about 10 miles north of Hartford.
Click here to apply.. Click here for the event website. Players will be assigned to teams and play in three games. Games will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The National Invitational 175 Summer Showcase, invitation-only high school showcase, to be held in Upstate New York on July 29th – 31st, 2013.
Elite players in the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016, that are interested in attending the showcase can click here to access more information on the National Invitational 175 Showcase website or click here to apply through a quick form.
There is no charge to apply. After you submit your application, you will need to forward the link to a coach that knows you and your ability so that he can provide a recommendation on your behalf.
Upon receiving your application and your coach’s recommendation, your application will be complete and you will be placed into a pool of candidates that will be considered for invitations.
The applications take only a few minutes to complete. The cut-off to submit your application will be October 15th, 2012.
Anyone not applied by then will be placed onto a wait list. On October 20th, the National Invitational 175 summer showcase will send out its invitations to those players deemed most deserving and skilled enough to attend this showcase.
Players invited will need to then register and pay on or before October 27th to secure their spot.
The showcase is expected to attract coaches from well over 50 college programs in Division I and Division III based on last year’s event and interest in this Fall’s National Invitational Fall Select in November.
Questions may be directed to

Fall Team Tournaments

The 380 Lacrosse CLASH @ The Hill Fall Tournament, Oct. 20-21, U11/U13/U15 will play Saturday; High School will play Sunday. Games to be played at The Hill School 717 E. High St. Pottstown, Pa 19464. Cost:$750 per team. Four games guaranteed, Two 25 min. halves. Age levels follow US Lacrosse rules. **Custom Championship Shooter Shirts for winners of each age group. To register: Click here.

Penncrest Endless Summer Lacrosse Tournament, Sponsored by Penncrest Lions Boosters. Date: Saturday, October 13, Location: Penncrest High, Times: 9AM – 5PM. Tournament Format: 4 games guaranteed, Games are 2 x 22 minute running halves, Start at 9AM and finish at 5PM, 18 player minimum roster; teams should supply their own pinnies, 2 levels of play: A & B, PIAA Referees, On-site trainer, Teams Signed up by September 17 receive T-Shirts for all participants. 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, Click here to register.

The 2nd Annual Lax-O-Lantern Tournament, Oct. 27 at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown. Format: 7v7 (6 field players and 1 goalie). Team Cost: $500 Roster: Minimum 10 / Maximum 18
Divisions: U-11, U-13, U-15, High School A, High School B: Team Prizes- Best costumes
Games: 5 guaranteed games, 3 in Pool Play, then Championship Round: Modified field lengths, 25 minute running time
Coaches and teams interested in participating in the 2nd annual Lax-O-Lantern tournament should contact Keith Jacoby of USTC at 610-466-7100, or

The 9th Annual Brian Houshower Memorial Tournament
, Oct. 27 at Downingtown West Middle School, 8AM-5 PM. This tournament honors the memory of the former Downingtown High student-athlete, a budding lax player who passed away as a result of a car accident in 2003. The tourney features an “A” division (high school varsity level) and “B” division (HS JV level). Fee is $650 per team, 10 v 10 format, 3 game minimum; Playoffs and Championship game, food and vendors on site. Contact: Troy Logan, email:

Lake-Lehman Fall Classic 7-on-7 lacrosse tournament for boys and girls. This 2nd Annual 7-on-7 tournament will be held on Sunday, November 4th at Lake-Lehman High School. Cost is just $240 per team. Proceeds will support the LLHS teams which are 100% self-funded. Lake-Lehman HS is located about one hour north of Allentown – just outside of Wilkes-Barre. Travel will be considered when assigning start times. There will be eight divisions are as follows:
Boys: U11, U13, U15, High School; Girls: Elementary, Jr. High, High School A, High School B. This tournament sold out last year. Reserve your team spot today.
Boys Contact: Mark Yaple @ (570) 760-2401 Email:
Girls Contact: Alex Wilson @ (570) 760-6709 Email:

Strath Haven Fall Lax Fest, Saturday, November 10 at the Strath Haven High School & Middle School, in Wallingford. Rain date is Sunday, November 11. The format will be the same as in years past:
-Festival format, no playoffs or championships; 3 games guaranteed; Games are 2, 25 minute running halves; Start at 9AM and finish at 4PM; -18 player minimum roster (bring own pinnies); 3 levels of play: varsity A; varsity B; and freshman/JV; PIAA Referees; Trainer on site; Team registration fee: paid in full before October 19, $550; after October 19, $600
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 “SHHS Boy’s Lacrosse” and send to: Pam Cross, 78 Todmorden Drive, Wallingford, PA 19086. Any questions, please contact Pam Cross,

The 4th Annual Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament, November 10 at Henderson High. The tourney features boys’ and girls’ high school brackets. The tourney raises money for cancer organizations on behalf of Henderson grad and Duquesne student-athlete Caroline ‘Care’ Cranston who lost her life in a battle with AML Leukemia on May 8th of 2010. The tournament has donated to the likes of Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Caroline Gallagher Cranston Memorial Fund, Headstrong Foundation, and the Be The Match Organization. Care for the Cure promotes a family atmosphere with vendors, silent auction items, a DJ and much more. The site features 2 turf fields, and 4 other plush grass fields.
For more information please contact Ryan Cranston at This year’s tournament will be capped at 30 teams with a $750.00 per team registration fee.
Tournament Brackets: Boys Varsity High School A – Top Bracket will include highly competitive club and varsity programs; Boys Varsity B – Junior Varsity, young club, freshmen
Girls Varsity High School A – Top Bracket will include highly competitive club and varsity programs; Girls Varsity High School B – Junior Varsity, young club, freshmen
Each team will play 3 games throughout the day in a round robin format. Games are 50min. in length with a 5min halftime. USlacrosse high school rules will apply!

Philly Fall Brawl Youth Boys Lacrosse Play Day at Germantown Academy, November 17 or 18th, information on


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.
Trappe Middle School – Saturday, September 8th from 1:00 – 3:30pm.
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 tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept. 8th and continue for five Saturdays. The times are tentatively 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,>

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!
Questions? Contact us at

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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