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Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Keystone Games tryouts, clinics, tournaments

Sunday, 30th June 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Events, High School, Tournaments, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 6/30/13

Keystone Games Tryouts

The Delco Sr. Boys’ Keystone Games team tryouts were postponed Friday and will be held this Sunday, June 30, and next Sunday, July 7. at 6 p.m. at Card. O’Hara
Also any coaches who are interested in evaluating or coaching please contact
Sean Tischler through the EPLCA website or email
Keystone State Games Information: Penn State University, July 26-28

Bucks County Sr Boys’ Keystone Tryouts will be held at 6pm on Monday, July 1st, on the grass fields across from War Memorial Field at Central Bucks West. Matt Coverdale (CB West) and Mike Sharman (CB South) are the coaches. The Games will be played July 27-28 at Penn State University. Last year’s 2012 squad was highly competitive, representing eight schools and finishing fourth of the 16 teams in the tournament. Bucks lost to eventual champion Delco team by one goal in the Final Four game. Bucks County previously earned a bronze medal in 2011 and 2010. Each player will need the attached waiver and a $25.00 check made out to the EPLCA. All players that attend the tryout should bring a waiver (attached), a $25.00 check made to the “EPLCA” and a numbered reversible pinnie. Please let the coaches know in advance that you will be attending via email, in your reply include (Name, Position, Graduation Year, School). Please send an email to with the information.

The second Chester County Sr Boys’ Team tryout will be held July 14 at 6:30 pm at Henderson, with practice to follow immediately.

Youth Tryouts

Philly U11 World Lacrosse Games 2014 tryouts registration has begun. There will be between two and four tryouts held in late May and early June for the team. The team will be announced in mid-June and then begin participating in June of 2014. The team will begin practices on June 2, 2014 and participate in three local tournaments that month to prepare for the World Games (July 10-12 for U11 and July 10-19 for the entire tourney). To be eligible, players must be born on or after 9/1/2002. The team will have 24 players and four coaches. The cost to be on the team is TBA. Current sponsors include Lacrosse International, Kelly Sports, Competitive Edge and Hannum’s Harley-Davidson. Anyone interested in sponsoring the team should contact Tommy Hannum at 610-639-5737 or The tryouts cost $20 and the deadline for registration is May 19, 2013. Everyone that tries out will receive a PLC reversible. Please mail registration to Philly All-Stars, 316 Orchard Way, Wayne, PA, 19087. Please include player name, position, dominant hand, date of birth, parents’ names, phone number, e-mail, address, school or rec team, head coach’s phone for recommendation.

Summer league

Old Man Lacrosse invites all experienced lax players 30 years and older to play on Wednesday nights at Harriton High. They play NCAA rules, except the possession time clock and if there are enough participants we bring in a referee on a case by case basis. Games are at 6PM at Harriton High School. Interested parties should inquire on the facebook group page, Or contact Andy Silverman at They do request (but it is not required) a small donation to play each season. The donation is made to a local non-profit Lax group of the organization’s choice each season


Cradle Lacrosse Summer Programs: Boys & Girls ages 4-8 years old. Cradle Lacrosse is designed for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old who are new to the game of lacrosse. As parents ourselves, we believe in fun, inexpensive, age-appropriate programs for our littlest players. We provide all the lacrosse equipment and have developed a Cradle curriculum focusing on building confidence, as kids learn how to cradle, scoop, catch and throw. More Information Visit- Cradle or Contact Dylan Brown, Director of Programming, NXTsports (
Summer Cradle Locations:
United Sports, July 8-12
United Sports, July 29- Aug 2

Experience a day in the life of a D1 lacrosse player at Lafayette College. Dates: July 4th or July 5th. Ages: High School Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and CURRENT SENIORS ONLY; Open to any and all participants. Campers: Only 52 Spots Available. Positions: 12 Attack, 20 Midfield, 16 Defense, 4 Goalie. Format: Event from 8AM-5PM. Fisher Field – Football Stadium (Field Turf)
Cost: $150
For more information and registration

Youth Skills Clinic with Lafayette men’s lacrosse. Date: Saturday, July 6th
9AM-12PM. Age Groups: 2 Youth Age Groups. Group 1 – U-9 and U-11. Group 2 – U-13 and U-15
Open to any and all participants. Cost: $50
For more information and registration:

The Faceoff Academy, run by New York Lizards standout Greg Gurenlian, a Penn State and Springfield-Delco graduate, at Lacrosse Evolution in King of Prussia on July 8 (youth) and July 9 (high school). The Youth/Novice training cost $100 and goes from 9 a.m.-to-noon. The Advanced/high school training costs $200 and also goes from 9 a.m.- noon. Click here for registration for both events (scroll to the bottom).
Register at and for more information go to
LaxEvo is located at 201 King Manor Drive. The training staff also includes: Jerry Ragonese (Charlotte Hounds); Chris Mattes (Boston Cannons)
Advanced Level Academy will include: Advanced level techniques at the X; Mastering presets for wing play; Shooting on the run; Setting up and mastering the 4/3 break; Effective transferring through the box as well as middie defense. Clinic will finish with knockout style tournament at the X.
Youth Academy will include: The basics of face-offs; The ins and outs of the face-off; Wing play; Shooting on the run; Setting up and mastering the 4/3 break; Effective transferring through the box as well as middie defense.

Summer Tournaments

NXT Cup: July 6-7, 2013,NXTsports presents the NXT Cup- a boys youth tournament held at Westtown School and Episcopal Academy, venues you know and love. The inaugural 2013 NXT Cup is a youth-only event providing some of the top competition in the country. The NXTcup puts the youth in the spotlight. We have eliminated the high school divisions for a reason, to put the young guns on the premier fields at elite venues. Experience first hand what it is like when the red carpet gets rolled out for the youth. NXT Cup Website Contact Robin Baxter, Director of NXTevents,, 610-667-4109

The Leopard Classic Team Tournament hosted by Lafeytte men’s lacrosse. Date: Wednesday July 3. Ages: 2016 Teams Only. Limited to 12 teams; Open to any and all participants. Format: 3 games guaranteed, 1 game guaranteed in the football stadium. Games are two 25min running halves; College rules with referees
Tournament Style with Playoff to 1 Champion. NCAA Teaching session and recruiting talk after your team’s 1st Game. Water and trainer at every field (2 Fields – 1 Field Turf, 1 Astro Turf)
Cost:$900 per team
For more information and registration

The Philly LXF, July 13-14, at two sites in Philadelphia, U9-U15 teams from Philadelphia city and suburban and the surrounding region. Everyone is guaranteed three games and organizations sending more than one team will be eligible for the Team Cup Challenge. Price is $750 for early-bird registration. All proceeds donated to the Re-Education Foundation and Philly Youth Lacrosse Initiative. Sponsors and vendors welcome. Contact AJ Johnson at

The 6th Annual Patriot Games will be held July 20-21 on 23 fields at three venues in Bucks County. There are several U13 and u15 spots remaining. These slots will be filled on a first-come basis. Please secure registration NOW by clicking HERE

Brandywine Classic Boys/Girls Lacrosse Tournament, October 26-27, 8:00-6:00PM both Saturday and Sunday; HS Games Saturday, Youth Games Sunday, Brandywine Polo Grounds, 232 Polo Road, Toughkenamon, PA 19374. Boys Ages/Divisions: HS AA, HS A, HS B, 8th (2018), 7th (2019), 5/6th (2020/21) Girls Ages/Divisions: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018/19, 2020/21
As a first year event last year, the Brandywine Classic hosted 65 boys and girls teams from the surrounding region. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games, either Saturday or Sunday with the opportunity to earn the Brandywine Classic crown. How to Register: Boys Clubs can register online here with a credit card, or by sending a check. The Registration Fee for 1-3 teams is $1,200 per team. For clubs with 4 or more teams, the fee is $1,000 per team. For questions, please call Scott Ely (484) 356-1024 to find the division right for you. All other pertinent information is available on our website

Fall Showcase

The National Showcase a one-day boy’s lacrosse teaching and recruiting event at Germantown Academy November 10, 2013. The National Showcase will feature the top high school freshman and sophomore boy’s lacrosse players (2016 & 2017) in the country. The unique format will include speed and agility testing, a teaching component from college coaches and showcase games all in front of premier college lacrosse programs. More information on the National Showcase can be found at For additional information on the National Showcase, please call Dan Pellicano of the Pattison Sports Group at 610-518-4932 or visit



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