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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse clinics: Clinics, leagues, training, tournaments, coaches clinics

Sunday, 29th December 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 12/29/13

Philly Boys’ Lacrosse Events


The Philadelphia Face-Off League 5-week faceoff clinic at Maplezone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley, PA. In order to be a part of the league you must have at least ONE year of experience facing-off at a high level for your varsity or club team. This league is not for beginners! This is an IDEAL clinic for face-off guys who want to just show up and face-off against some quality opponents for 90 minutes. After receiving a thorough warm up for about 10-15 minutes, players in the league will be constantly going “live” against each other in a fun round robin style format. The new rules and regulations for face-offs will be strictly enforced throughout the session. At the end of every session a King of the X will be held to see who has the hot hand that day! Players in the league should already be able to demonstrate the proper faceoff stance and body language in order to compete. This is a great way to come out and gain amazing experience against local high school players who will all be facing off for their varsity teams in the Spring. The Face-Off League is run by John Bodnar (Episcopal Academy, NXT Lacrosse) and Mike Dolente (Cabrini College, Dukes). They both have an extensive background in working with some of the best face-off guys in the area and are asking for more guys to compete. E-mail your inquiries to John Bodnar at Dates: Sunday, 12/15 Noon-1:30; Sunday, 12/22 11 AM – 1 PM; Sunday, 12/29 11-1 PM; Sunday, 1/5- 4-5:30 PM; Sunday, 1/12- 11-1 PM; Sunday, 1/19- 4-5 PM

Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI),
Garnet Valley, is hosting a variety of winter training opportunities. Click here to register or e-mail Jeff Murray at
Greg Gurenlian Faceoff Clinic: Grades 5th-12th. Saturday Jan 4th 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hour training session $90) with Greg Gurenlian- Faceoff Academy, Team USA Training Squad, NY Lizards, and former Penn State faceoff specialist. Focus on all aspects of the Faceoff X as well as wing play, groundballs, fast breaks and shooting.
Boys Defensive Clinic: Grades 5TH-12th. Tuesdays Jan 7th and 14th 5:30-7:00pm (2 night series $55) with Brendan Dawson- Widener University Head Coach. Focus on defensive play for long sticks and short stick middies, all defensive players should attend.
Boys Winter Skills Progressive Sessions: Grades 3rd-12th (broken into 3 groups). Sundays Jan 26th, Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March 2nd (6 sessions 1 ½ hrs each, see link below for specific times) with Bill McGlone- Philadelphia Wings/Ohio Machine. Age specific sessions which will focus on skill sets for all levels and positions. This clinic is designed as a mini-camp in preparation to spring season.
Maplezone Winter Skills Progressive Session (4th – 12th Grade). Dates: (Sundays) Jan 26th Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. Ages: 4th – 12th grade. Price: $265


The South Jersey Boys Box Lacrosse League Second Session will start Jan 3rd, 2014 and will return to grade based play. SJBBLL will also introduce a high school division. Youth will be playing at: The Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043; High School will be playing at: ISC Mt Laurel, 1 Hovtech Blvd., Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. All the high school games will be played on Saturday nights and the Youth will have a mix of Saturdays and Sunday game times. To Register visit SJBBLL will also be hosting it’ Holiday Classic Tournament on December 21 from Choice Sports Arena in Sewell, NJ and the semi Finals and Finals of each division will be tape delayed and available thru

Coaches Clinics

Arcadia Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a Coaches Clinic on Sunday February 2 with seminars from Philly region Division I coaches. The event – being held at the 2nd floor of the Student Center – is limited to 50 coaches and costs $35. Registration information is below. BSN sports is the event sponsor.
The schedule: 10:00 AM-1:30 PM 2nd Floor Arcadia Student Center, Sponsored by BSN Sports; 9:15AM-10AM- Check-in/Coffee; 10AM- Jim Rogalski, Head Coach Lafayette University, Creating a Defensive Coaching Philosophy; 11AM- Jim Stagnitta, Head Coach Arcadia University, Offense Building Drills; 12:00 PM-Lunch- Served in the clinic room; 12:30- Brian Voelker, Head Coach Drexel University, Practice Drills
$35 Registration Fee Includes: Lunch, Clinic and Clinic Notes. Limit 50 attendees. Make Checks Payable to Arcadia Lacrosse. Mail to: Arcadia Lacrosse, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, Pa.19038-3295


Maplezone SI in Garnet Valley offers boys’ private lessons, semi-private lessons, and team training. Our indoor fieldhouse allows us the ability to train regardless of the outside weather. Contact Jeff Murray at for further information.

Lacrosse Evolution Private Lessons and Team Training sessions at both its Downingtown and King of Prussia training facilities. Private Lessons are the best and quickest way to get an athlete to their next desired level and beyond. For more information on these programs, visit the Web site or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.

Spring Tournaments

The 2014 Irish Skirmish Tournament, April 26th and April 27th at the Herbst Sports Complex in Pipersville, Bucks County. Boys teams in grades 3-6 play on Saturday, April 26th and girls in 5th to 8th grades grade) as well as 7/8th grade boys play on Sunday, April 27th. More information and registration is found at
The Irish Skirmish was created in honor of Coach Brian Riley, who passed away in 2005 .

Tourney highlights:

• Over 100 teams will participate from Maryland, New York, Connecticut New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more!
• $475.00 Per Team fee
• Boys Grs 3-8 [10 v 10], Girls Gr 5-8 [12 v 12]
• Three competition levels in most Age groups
• Championship format
• Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.
• Games played from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boys 3rd-6th play Sat. 7th&8th boys and all girls teams play Sunday
• Guaranteed 3 games
• Central clock; 2 running 20 minutes halves, with a 5 minute half-time – Listen for the horn!
LOCATION: Herbst Sports Complex, 5472 Durham Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (*note that Durham Road is Rt. 413).

Summer Tournaments

The inaugural boys’ F4 PHILLY KICKOFF CLASSIC, presented by the people that brought you the F4 Showbine®, will take place on the south campus of West Chester University, June 14-15. The venue features three turf fields and seven immaculate grass fields and is easily accessible from all destinations with ample free parking. The championship format tournament will feature A and B brackets for High School through U13. U11 and U9 teams will be competitively matched based on coaches’ evaluations of the teams. All teams are guaranteed four games. Many top programs from around the nation have already committed, setting up for great competition. The 2014 Philly Kickoff Classic will be divided into 2 sessions: SESSION 1 High School Divisions A & B and U15s Saturday June 14th, 2014
SESSION 2 U9-U13 Divisions Sunday June 15th, 2014. All teams guaranteed four games in a championship style tournament. All Games on Turf or well kept grass fields. Click here for registration.

Boys Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament,
by the Pattison Sports Group. Will be held June 21-22, 2014 at The Westtown School, Bayard Rustin High School and West Chester United Soccer Complex in West Chester. The Summer Slam is a youth, middle school and high school boy’s lacrosse tournament featuring teams from across the country. In 2013, the tourney drew more than 225 teams from 19 states play in a championship format with each team guaranteed four games. Tournament registration as well as additional Summer Slam information can be found at School divisions will include “A” and “AA” for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Youth divisions include “A” and “B” for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2013.

Summer 2014 Showcase

The application period has opened for the 2014 National Invitational 175 Summer Showcase at RPI on July 28-30, 2014 for grad years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Click here for registration, which closes out on Sept. 30.

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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