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Philly boys’ lacrosse summer skills and recruiting camp guide

Sunday, 30th June 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Events, High School, Recruiting, Youth, Posted 6/30/13

Summer Showcase camps

Lehigh Valley Showcase for Rising JUNIORS (2015s), July 24–26. This showcase camp is designed to provide rising/repeating high school juniors from all over the country with advance skill development in a highly competitive tournament style-playing environment. The showcase will also enable the athletes to display their skill in front of college coaches from Division I, II, and III teams. These coaches will be invited to act as instructors as well as recruiters. Off the fields athletes will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be available to take home after camp), recruiting and academic seminars, and a leadership character-building seminar.
Camp Details: • Dates: July 24th- 26th, 2013; * For student-athletes going into 11th grade (high school class of 2015); • 150 players cap to maximize exposure; • Staying in LEHIGH University dorms, using their athletic facilities on GOODMAN CAMPUS; • Camp reversible printed with Lehigh Valley Showcase; • Camp Tee Shirt; • Subscription to INSIDE LACROSSE magazine; • MEALS INCLUDED.

Lehigh Valley Showcase for Rising sophomores (2016s), July 24th – 26th. This showcase camp is designed to provide rising/repeating high school sophomores from all over the country with advance skill development in a highly competitive tournament style-playing environment. The showcase will also enable the athletes to display their skill in front of college coaches from Division I, II, and III teams. These coaches will be invited to act as instructors as well as recruiters. Off the fields athletes will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be available to take home after camp), recruiting and academic seminars, and a leadership character-building seminar.
Camp Details: • Dates: July 24th- 26th, 2013; • For student-athletes going into 10th grade; • 150 players cap to maximize exposure; • Stay in LEHIGH University dorms, use their Athletic facilities on GOODMAN CAMPUS; • Camp reversible printed with Lehigh Valley Showcase
• Camp Tee shirt; • Subscription to INSIDE LACROSSE magazine; • MEALS INCLUDED!

August 4: “Last Chance Showcase” at St. Joseph’s University, Grades 9 through 11 (Class of 2014-16), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: $115. Description: The Last Chance Showcase is an opportunity to for high school players to get one final look before the end of the summer recruiting period. With the NCAA recruiting quiet period beginning the day after camp, this is literally your “Last Chance” to be seen before summer recruiting screeches to a halt. This event is designed for elite players who have a specific interest in SJU, or simply those who simply want to get in front of college coaches one more time before the end of the season. The camp will be staffed entirely with DI, DII and DIII coaches who are looking for one more glimpse of high school talent before the start of the school year.

Summer Skills Camps

American Indoor Lacrosse Association (AILA): Groundbreaking summer camp experience. AILA is presenting summer camps with both INDOOR and OUTDOOR training! Camps are designed for U11, U13 and U15 players.
In|Crosse is AILA’s proprietary platform that leverages the integration and convergence of indoor lacrosse with the field game. Developed by Johnny Mouradian, AILA’s President and Philadelphia Wing’s GM/Head Coach, In|Crosse begins with learning the bio mechanics, principles and tactics of indoor lacrosse. In|Crosse blends the two versions of the game into a curriculum that, when dedicated to, will build a supremely skilled lacrosse player with a high lacrosse IQ. Through this combined field play, a player’s agility, field visibility, spacing, tactics, endurance and overall skills are heightened and strengthened which provides an accelerated player development platform.
Dates and Locations:
Feasterville, PA @ The SportsPlex July 9th – 12th
Voorhees, NJ @ Virtua Center July 23rd – 26th
Bryn Athyn College Day Camp August 5th – 8th
Pittman, NJ @ Total Turf August 12th – 15th
For registration and specific camp information please go to

Trashcan Lacrosse Summer Camps: For Boys Ages 8-14. What makes our curriculum innovative and unique is our ability to incorporate fun games and skill development into simple to understand lacrosse drills. We have learned that if the kids have fun they put more energy and focus into the drills. That is the NXTsports recipe for success along with passionate coaches. REGISTER HERE More Information Visit or contact Dylan Brown, Director of Programming, NXTsports.
Camp Dates & Locations:
Trashcan Lacrosse Camp at United Sports, Downingtown, PA-Week 1: July 8-12,Week 2: July 29-Aug 2
Trashcan Lacrosse Camp at The Westtown School, West Chester, PA- July 22-26

John Nostrant 2013 Summer Lacrosse Day Camps. All Camps run from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, for boys in grades Kindergarten – rising 8th grade. Winner of the Main Line’s “Best Lacrosse Camp Award.”
Session 3: July 8-11, 2013 @ The Haverford School
Session 1 Cost: $375.00 – Full Price; Session 2 & 3 Cost: $350 – Full Price
Deposit: $125.00 is non-refundable.
Camp features: Top Instruction, Team Concepts, Top Environment and Fun
Click Here for more info and registration. For more info, e-mail coach Nostrant at

Black Bear Lacrosse camps, for boys aged 5 to 15, Black Bear’s dedicated staff of seasoned coaches take a personal interest in advancing the fastest game on two feet. In addition to its fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, Black Bear camps provide advanced technique and training for experienced players. Black Bear campers enjoy daily scrimmages, position specific instruction, contests, and daily personal interaction with top teaching coaches. Players of all abilities and experience are welcome and will greatly benefit from our structured, time-tested program. Campers are grouped according to age and ability. We teach players the proper technique and fundamentals and develop their skills and lacrosse IQ.
Click here for boys’ registration
Summer Camp Schedule:
Avalon, NJ, July 1-5, Boys and Girls
Ocean City, NJ, July 8-12, Boys Only
West Chester, Pa, July 8-12, Boys Only
Phoenixville, PA, July 15-19, Boys Only
Stone Harbor, NJ, July 22-26, Boys and Girls
Ocean City, July 29 – August 2, Boys Only
Stone Harbor, NJ, August 5-9, Boys and Girls
Avalon, NJ, August 12-16, Boys and Girls

GameBreaker Lacrosse Co-Ed Day and Overnight Lacrosse Camps. The camps feature top notch coaches from the area for girls and boys lacrosse players of all ages and levels of play. All boys’ camps feature coach Philly Wings All-Star and Shipley assistant coach Kevin Crowley, an NCAA All-American and NLL and MLL star as well as a member of Team Canada. Girls’ camps will be directed by Shipley varsity girls’ head coach Katelyn Martin and her staff and the boys camps will be run by Shipley boys’ varsity coach Mark Duncan and Crowley. Features: * group and team discounts available, * specialty goalie/shooting clinics, * Lots of giveaways and prizes, * Teaching and Stick work in the mornings and afternoon games
The Shipley School- 2 Field Turf Fields
Co-Ed Day Camp- July 15-18 9a-3p
Goalie/Shooting Clinic- Friday July 19 9a-12p
North Branch Park, Chalfont , PA – Co–Ed Day Camp 9a-3p
July 8- July 11
Kiski Prep- Pittsburgh Area PA, Co–Ed Overnight and Day Camp
July 22-25
The Phelps School – Co–Ed Overnight and Day Camp
July 29- Aug 1 – Special Guest – NCAA and MLL All-Star Goalie – Greg Cattrano from Warrior/Brine Lacrosse; Warrior Giveaways
Visit: For more information call (800) 944-7112

Penn State Lacrosse camps, Freshman & Lacrosse Goalie Camp, July 1-4; Instructional Camp, July 1-4; The Nittany Lion Boys Lacrosse Freshman/Sophomore Elite Camp is open to students who are entering grades 9-10 during the fall of 2013. The Nittany Lion Boys Lacrosse Goalie and Instructional Camps are open to students ages 8-18.
About the Freshman/Sophomore Elite Camp: Aa two-day competitive camp which will focus on advanced skill development and team play concepts for more advanced skill players who are serious about raising their skills in preparation for playing at the collegiate level. Fee: $215 resident fee (includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt) This is a resident camp only. Meals: Dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day
About the Lacrosse Goalie Camp: Designed to provide goalies with the use of specialized drills and individual instruction sessions to enhance skill development in the cage. Solid instruction will focus on strategies to help goalies further refine their skills in game-like situations. Goalies will also participate in all games and several drills during the Penn State Instructional Camp. Instructors in the past have been Penn State alumni and current MLL All-Stars, Long Island Lizard Drew Adams (’09) and Chesapeake Bayhawk Chris Garrity (’03). Who: Students ages 8-18
Fees: •$510 resident fee (includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt); •$425 commuter fee (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt) Meals: Dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
About the Lacrosse Instructional Camp: The Lacrosse Instructional Camp will include stick-work practices, games and solid instruction that will focus on offensive and defensive strategies to help the players further refine their skills. Individual-help sessions and extra scrimmages under the lights will also be held. Who: Students ages 8-18. Fees: $510 resident fee (includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt); $425 commuter fee (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt). Meals: Dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day. For more info and to register, click here.

Be Your Best Co-ed Summer Lacrosse Camp, at Wissahickon Middle School, grades K-8, Session 2 July 8-12, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Register online or by mail Directed by Dave Sowers and a team of top notch coaches. Be Your Best Lacrosse Camp’s number one goal is to make each camper a better lacrosse player while having fun learning the game. The Camp believes the best way to achieve this goal is to have excellent staff-camper interaction while teaching the game. There will be a good mix of instruction, drills and contests with the numerous team games each camper will play! Directors are Dave Sowers and Jennifer Deitch. Click here to register.

HEADstrong Lacrosse Summer Camp Series, for boys aged 8 to 15
Camp II- July 15-18, 2013 at Pleasant Valley School, Mullica Hill, NJ
Camp III- July 22-25, 2013 at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, PA
Click here to register
These camps will focus on building skill development, leadership, character and confidence in athletes ranging from youth to high school level. Proceeds from the camps will allow the HEADstrong Foundation™ to strengthen its commitment to serving those affected by blood cancers and those working towards eliminating it. Players will receive a HEADstrong Lax Tank and Laces. Players will also have the chance to win amazing prizes from Warrior and Brine. Infusing the core values of the HEADstrong Foundation, camp organizers Michael Colleluori and Brian Neary have created an amazing camp experience for lacrosse players looking to elevate their level of play. Pairing lacrosse instruction with life skills and service, the organization hopes to share HEADstrong Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori’s vision of empowering athletes to make a difference in their communities. Players will learn the fundamental aspects of dodging, passing, catching, shooting, individual defense, goalie play and face-off technique. In addition, players will learn team skills such as team offense, team defense, riding, clearing and transition play.HEADstrong Lacrosse Camps™ will provide a forum for collegiate athletes to share the most current knowledge of the game and will feature world-class instruction from former collegiate athletes, professional athletes, college coaches and blood cancer survivors who share their life experiences, triumphs and hurdles.

Skillz & Drillz Campby Lafayette men’s lacrosse camp is a designed program for high school athletes to experience what it is like to be a Division 1 athlete.
Dates: July 1st to July 2nd. Ages: High School Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and CURRENT SENIORS ONLY; Open to any and all participants. Campers: ONLY 100 SPOTS OPEN. Positions: Open to ALL positions
Format: Overnight Camp including meals, Dorms are not air conditioned. Five 2 Hour Teaching Sessions
Cost:$350. For more information and registration

Lacrosse Evolution Jersey Shore camps for boys and girls, aged 6 to 17. All campers will receive Custom LaxEvo Sun Glasses, Custom LaxEvo Tank Tops, Sticker, Catalog, Program, Free Stick Stringing clinic, Fastest Shot Competition, Autographs sessions & instructional talks by Current MLL, NLL, LXM Pro and Maverik Soldiers, Stick heads and prize giveaways occur daily.
Cost: $250; Camp Agenda: Offensive and Defensive Skills, Speed, Agility, and Quickness, Mental aspects of the game and sport in general, Nutrition, Goalie, Face off & Draw training, Game play (box & beach lacrosse). For more information and registration, click here
Stone Harbor July 8th-12th 9:00-12:00 (boys) 5:00-8:00 (girls)
Sea Isle City July 8th-12th 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)
Ventnor NEW!!! July 15th-19th 5:00-8:00 (girls and boys)
Margate July 29th-Aug 2nd 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)
Sea Isle City Aug 5th-Aug 9th 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)
Stone Harbor Aug 12th-Aug 16th 9:00-12:00 (girls) 5:00-8:00 (boys)

Malvern Prep Youth Lacrosse Camp, July 15-18, 9am-12pm, Boys ages 7-14
Staff: Bob DiIonno, Matt Mackrides, Todd MacFarlane, Nick Pison, Steve Holmes. $205
Description: The Malvern Prep lacrosse camp is player-focused and uses a comprehensive teaching progression to serve the needs of beginning, intermediate and older, less experienced players. Campers progress through daily, fundamental station work, individual positional work, competitive position drills, systematic unsettled play concepts and, finally, team play, where new skills and concepts are applied. There will also be daily specialized coaching in goalie play and face-offs.

BucksMont Indoor Sports Center Youth Lacrosse Camp, July 15-19, 9am-3pm. Price: $175/pp; register by June 3rd and receive free before & after care. Ages: Boys in grades 2-to-6, instruction in the basic skills through intermediate level by experienced area lacrosse coaches.
Registration: href=””> and click on “youth sports” tab at top, then “lacrosse”
This is a high value camp. A helmet and stick are the only equipment needed. the camp includes lacrosse instruction, games, stick stringing, videos and lots of fun. Beat the heat and no sunscreen needed in our temperature controlled indoor turf facility.

Team21 Knights Lax Camp, a faith-based summer lacrosse camp July 15-18, 9 a.m.-noon, at Delaware County Christian Elementary in Devon. This camp is for boys entering grades 3 through 8 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Experience Necessary? Team21 Knights Lax Camp is designed for both brand new as well as experienced players.
Who is it for? The Team21 Lax Camp is designed for both Catholic and Protestant young men, as well as those who have little or no religious background. Our Objective is • Through instruction, drills and live play, our objective is to help each camper develop their lax skills so as to more thoroughly enjoy the game of lacrosse; • Through the use of daily stories, our objective is to capture the imaginations of our campers with the hope of helping them too get to know, and enjoy and relate to God more meaningfully; * Through the mentoring by HS players, our objective is to celebrate each and every camper, regardless of size, speed, skill or experience; • Through the use of fun games and activities, our objective is to help each of our campers to make new friends, to have fun and to simply enjoy themselves.
Cost? $105 per camper. Equipment? We have approximately 10 lax uniforms (helmets, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads and sticks) available for those who are new to lax. Staff? Greg Porter (Coach of Team21 [Devon Prep & DelCo Christian] will direct the camp and intend on having a number of Team21 HS players helping staff the week so that we are able to give plenty of individual attention to each and every young man who participates. To learn more about our DC & DP high school players, check out the video on Team21 at this web address: How to Register? You can visit:
Interested? Questions? Concerns? Feel free to email Greg Porter at or call Greg at 484 744 2040.

John Nostrant’s Summer Lacrosse Camp, July 21st – 24th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m; hosted by YSC. The camp focuses on developing the fundamentals for players of all ages along side of YSC’s state-of-the art ADT (Athletic Development Training in Wayne) and mental skills training (sport psychology) with YSC’s world-class staff. The camp is structured for kindergarten through rising eighth graders, and features instruction from the best high school and college players in the area. The camp stresses both individual and team concepts while creating a fun and competitive atmosphere. The ADT training will help to develop each athlete’s agility, balance, and coordination – the foundational athletic skills. The Sports Psychology sessions will teach athletes how best to develop their mental skills, and will focus on control and maximizing performance. In addition to his previous three camps that will be held at Eastern University and the Haverford School, three former Haverford School standouts will run his fourth camp at YSC: Kyle Wharton, Will Scudder and Mike Rufo. The YSC Facility is a 90,000 sq. ft. indoor and outdoor athletic facility offering multiple state of the art synthetic Sprinturf fields, an ADT high performance fitness center and other first-class amenities to create the ultimate lacrosse training complex located on County Line Road in Wayne. Campers need to bring a lunch and something to drink. Cost of the camp is $400.00 which includes the ADT and Sports Psychology training. If you would like to register or find out more information about John Nostrant Lacrosse Camps, please visit Nostrant Camp section at

Holy Ghost Prep Summer Lacrosse Camp for boys aged 8 to 14, July 22-26. This full day camp is run by Holy Ghost Prep coach Ryan Tessler (St. Joseph’s University graduate). The cost is $200. Counselors will include Holy Ghost players, and HGP alumni that are playing or have played at the Division 1 and 3 levels. One of the counselors will be GHP alum Brett Manney (Univ of Delaware, NXT coach) of the Rochester Rattlers (MLL) and Philadelphia Wings (NLL). The camp is devised to develop skills on the offensive and defensive end of the field. Counselors are specialized to teach skills specifically for goalies, face-offs and wing play. The camp will offer competitions, special giveaways and a great experience on the HGP Campus.
For more information, contact Tessler at Click here for more information and registration.

Millon Lacrosse Camp for boys aged 8 to 17 on July 28-Aug. 1 at George School in Newtown. The camp is run by US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame inductee and former Philadelphia Wings NLL champion Mark Millon, who has been running camps on the East Coast for 19 years. The camp features top-notch instruction from some of the world’s top players and offers overnight and extended day hours. Click here to register or for more information. The cost is $665 for overnight and $545 for extended day (9am-8pm).
Camp highlights: •Top-notch instruction; *Experienced staff led by owner Mark Millon, who has been running his camps for 19 summers. Over 20,000 campers have participated; •First class facility; •Elite staff (2012 included Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell, Drew Westervelt, Joel White, Kevin Buchanan, Eric Lusby, Scott Rodgers, Tyler Fiorito, Rob Pannell); •Every camper gets a free stick, instructional DVDs and a reversible jersey; •Great competition; •Camp is fun for the kids; if it’s fun the kids want to go home and practice; • Goalie school runs in conjunction with the camp.

Wings’ Brodie Merrill Positional Camp, July 29-Aug. 1 at Shipley Farm Fields, Gladwynne, This positional camp is geared toward players who want to improve their overall lacrosse IQ, playing style and knowledge. 325.00/player starting April 16 with a multi-child discount of $15 per person. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Brodie Merrill brings his expertise from playing both field and box lacrosse to the Philly area that will focus on the position you play. Whether you are a midfielder, attackman, defenseman or goalie, you will receive specific instruction on your position and how it relates to the entire team. Instruction includes: proper technique in offense & defense, field positioning, team communication, individual practice strategies, dodging, ball movement, scrimmages and more! Gain an understanding of all roles on the field; featuring live play on the final day of camp!
Merrill is a world-renowned player known for his run & gun style of play. He is the Lacrosse Director at The Hill Academy in Toronto, Canada and currently serves as the head coach of the Canadian Under 19 Men’s National Team.

The 2nd annual Philly Style Lacrosse Camp at Chestnut Hill College, July 29-Aug. 2, Ages: 8-18 – Cost: $525 for Overnight & $425 for Day Campers. Brian “Doc” Dougherty (Episcopal Academy grad) and Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) head a list of elite coaches. Rounding out the coaching staff at this year’s camp will be Kevin Keenan (Springfield-Delco), a former Major League Lacrosse goalie with the Philadelphia Barrage, stand out University of Maryland goalie Niko Amato (La Salle) and Penn State University’s outstanding junior goalie Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco).
The camp will offer players both extended day as well as overnight housing. Click here for more information or to register.
The Philly Style Lacrosse Camp is a unique four-day camp specifically designed towards goalie play and teaching the Dougherty and Adams “Philly Style” of playing between the pipes. Over the four-day camp, youth and high school players will learn cutting edge goal tending techniques to improve their level of play through goalie specific drills and game scenarios in addition to seeing hundreds of shots each day.
Goalies will learn how to stop the ball from some of the best goalies in the world.. Keenan, Amato and Kaut will lead drill as goalies see live shots, watch them-selves on video, chalk-talk, drills and demonstrations. Attackmen and Middies will learn how to score & refine their shot from current NCAA Coaches and Players. Overnight and Extended Day Campers will learn on the field but have fun off the field as well, with access to Game Rooms, Lounges and the campus Pool (bring your suit and towel).Overnight campers will get to stay in AIR CONDITIONED dorms and have three meals a day on campus. SHEETS, PILLOW AND BLANKET ARE PROVIDED BY CHC.

Youth Camp at Pocono Dome hosted by Lafayette men’s lacrosse. Date: August 5th-August 7th, 2013. Age Groups: 2 Youth Age Groups. Group 1 – U-9 and U-11. Times: 9AM-12PM. Group 2 – U-13 and U-15 at
1PM-4PM. Open to any and all participants. Cost: $150
For more information and registration



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