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Updated philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tryouts, clinics, leagues, tournaments

Saturday, 30th November 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 11/30/13

Boys’ Events


Maplezone MSI Boys Elite Tryouts– Date: Sunday December 15th. Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Ages: 2nd – 11th grade. Price: $20

Officials Training

The Keystone Lacrosse Officials Association is offering the US Lacrosse Cadet Training Class beginning November 19 for a fee of $40. This class is for individuals who wish to become a boys’ lacrosse official. The class will provide intensive training on the rules, mechanics and philosophy to officiate the game of lacrosse. For more information please contact Gil Zirkel at This class will help you prepare for the PIAA officials examination, which is given February 3, 2014. The fees associated with the class will be collected on the first night. Students will receive training materials and a current NHFS rule book. Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Woodlynde School, 445 Upper Gulph Rd, Strattford, PA 19087.
November 19, 2013
December 3rd, 10th & 17th, 2013
January 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2014
February 4th and 11th, 2014

Maplezone Sports Institute is hosting a Boys Lacrosse Officiating Training class series beginning Thursday, Dec. 5. The sessions will be held on successive Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and feature Classroom Training & On-Field Time. Learn the NFHS game rules, officiating mechanics and philosophy and prepare for the PIAA or US Lacrosse Test. Indoor games will be used for actual “grass time” training. For more information or to register contact Ed Cavaliere at or Maplezone is located at 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA


Maplezone Winter Indoor League for boys and girls youth to high school, at Maplezone on the Conchester Highway in Boothwyn. The league features elite boys and girls programs from the area. The winter lacrosse league will begin the first week of December and run through the middle of February with playoffs and championship games for all levels. This league will fill up quickly so please do not miss out on the opportunity to play lacrosse through those winter months in a climate controlled environment. If you have any questions please contact Jeff Murray Information/Registration/Format/Cost Link:

NXTsports/United Sports’ box lacrosse league, with modified box rules, designed to foster the skill-development that comes from playing in tight quarters, but with limited contact to create a completely safe environment. The league will debut the weekend of December 7-8 at the United Sports with a series of clinics for participating coaches, players, goalies and referees. The clinics will review game rules, coaching practices, and provide basic skill sessions for players and goalies. League games will be played Sundays, starting on Sunday, December 8, and the league will wrap with playoffs and championships on Sunday, February 16. The league will feature youth and high school divisions. Additional details regarding scheduling, age brackets, and all other information will be released shortly. Based on interest already received, the box winter league is expected to be at full capacity. If you have a team interested in participating please contact Dylan Brown at


Fusion Winter Box skills clinics (SMG Warminster and 422 Pottstown) Boys AND Girls Programs for all ages! (Nov-Feb). Includes Tournament Option. MLL MVP Kevin Crowley and local product and MLL/NLL pro standout Steven Holmes offer 1.5 hour sessions for youth players and High School players lasting 4 or 8 weeks. Holmes and Crowley deliver innovative and high repetition, Skills, drills and scrimmaging in 28 player per group sessions. Read the D1 coaches quotes and learn much more on our website! Look for our September discounts.

Malvern Prep Winter Middle School Indoor Skill Sessions. The Malvern Preparatory School Winter Middle School Indoor Skill Sessions will be open to all boys in grades 6-8th. Sessions will be comprised of an array of Box Skills and drills that are used by many top colleges and professional teams today. Dates/Times: December 1, 8, 15, 22 and January 4 (12-1:30pm); January 18 and 25 (7-8:45am); February 1 and 8 (5-6:30pm); Location: The Phelps School Field House; Cost: $275 (Only 25 spots available). Please mail registration form, check, waivers (Malvern Prep and The Phelps School) to the following: Malvern Preparatory School, Attn.: Todd MacFarlane, 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355-2707. All programs are on a first come first serve bases. Spots cannot be held. For additional information please contact Todd MacFarlane,, Malvern Preparatory School. Click here for story with forms.

Maplezone Shooting and Goalie Clinic– Dates: December 3rd, 10th & 17th. Time: 5:30pm – 7pm. Age: Current 5th – 10th grade. Price: $150

Old School Winter Stick Skills sessions, hosted by Old School Lacrosse club and directed by Haverford School coach John Nostrant. Begins Dec. 7 at The Phelps School for boys in Grades 9, 10 and 11. Training will consist of Stick Skills, and small sided controlled settled/unsettled situations. This is only for field players due to the high repetition of the drills being used (there will be no goalies). These sessions are not for beginners; players must have a basic proficiency. Players can register even if they do not play for the Old School club. The sessions will focus on proper throwing/shooting mechanics in order to achieve maximum efficiency in drills and small sided situations. The curriculum is progressive and builds upon itself each week, therefore we do not add players after week one of the clinic or offer a per session rate. If you are serious about getting better you will not want to miss one of these sessions. There will be elements of box lacrosse combined with field lacrosse techniques in a unique curriculum that produces rapid results. The curriculum and instruction is delivered by Adam Mueller, a 19 year NLL veteran and the only coach in league history to bring three separate teams to the playoffs. Coach Mueller is well known for his ability to break down skills and develop talent from youth players to the pros. Other coaches are: Bob DiIonno &Mike McGuane.
To register, click here.
Where: The Phelps School’s Indoor Field House (turf), 583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355. Dates: December 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays) 12:00pm-3:00pm (Dec 28 to be switched to Feb 9th); January 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sundays) 4:45pm-7:45pm. Sessions will be broken down by skill level after December 7th. Sessions are broken down: (Dec 7, 14, 21, 28) Saturdays: 12:00pm – 1:30 pm – Session #1; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm- Session #2. Time Slots (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26) Sundays: 4:45pm – 6:15 pm – Session #1
6:15pm – 7:45 pm- Session #2. Fee: $400 (Only “25” spots available for each session).

Philly Fever Winter Skills Sessions at The Haverford School and The Phelps School. The sessions are for boys lacrosse players in in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grades. You do not have to be a Fever player to sign up. 3rd/4th Grade, The Haverford School, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – December 8th (Sunday); December 15th (Sunday); December 22nd (Sunday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday); February 9th (Sunday)
5th/6th Grade, The Phelps School, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM -December 7th (Saturday); December 14th (Saturday); December 21st (Saturday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 19th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday).
7th/8th Grade, The Phelps School, 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM – December 7th (Saturday); December 14th (Saturday); December 21st (Saturday); January 5th (Sunday); January 12th (Sunday); January 19th (Sunday); January 26th (Sunday); February 2nd (Sunday)
Registration:Click here.
CURRICULUM – 1.5 hours of stick skills; Focus will be on technique your son may not get from town/school coaches, both Canadian and US skills; Maximize touches they cannot get in normal team practices; Skills developed through repetition and full speed work; Most drills the kids will not have seen but they will be in game simulated settings; Quick touch drills to increase instincts and anticipation (ball in and out of stick drills); 300 quality touches per session
STAFF -Adam Mueller, Mike McGuane, Will Scudder, and John Nostrant
COST- $450. DETAILS – Enrollment is limited to the first 120 players
(40 3rd/4th graders, 40 5th/6th graders, and 40 7th/8th graders)

Maplezone Winter Skills Progressive Session (4th – 12th Grade). Dates: (Sundays) Jan 26th Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. Ages: 4th – 12th grade. Price: $265


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.

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.

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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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