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Nominations requested for Penn Select U13 Team to represent Philly Region

Friday, 2nd May 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Youth, Posted 5/2/14

Nominations are being requested for the Penn Select U13 Team.

Penn Select is a Philadelphia Regional All-Star team assembled & coached to compete against the top competition in the country. This year the team has been invited to play in the Sweet Lax Invitational in Pittsford NY on July 26th & 27th. Once again, it will compete against some of the top U13 players in the country.
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In 2013, 85 elite U13 players from the region competed for 24 roster spots. The final roster represented 6 counties, 26 township and club teams, and 18 schools – a true regional all-star team.

Note: Penn Select is NOT designed to replace a player’s township or club team. Practice times will be scheduled to minimize conflicts.

Penn Select features the region’s top U13 players on the National stage.
Penn Select is coached by top local coaches.
The Penn Select mission is narrow and focused: Compete and showcase the best players in the Philadelphia area on a national level
8 practices to prepare


Pat McDonough:
Penn Charter School Head Boys Lacrosse Coach
Under Armour All-American Coach
Dickinson College Head Boys Lacrosse Coach
McDonogh School (MIAA) Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach
Landon School (MIAA) Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach
Perth Australia- Coach & Player
West Chester University ECAC Champions

Billy McKinney:
HHH Duke’s Coach
Penn Charter Defensive Coordinator
Lafayette College Defensive Coordinator
Haverford College Defensive Coordinator
St. Joseph’s University Defensive Coordinator
Philadelphia Barrage Defenseman 2007 & 2008
University of Denver Team Captain 2006

Nominations and tryouts:

NOTE: This is NOT an “open” tryout. Players must be nominated by their coach. You will be asked to confirm your nomination during on-line registration by providing your coach’s Name, Organization, and Email Address.

Coaches are expected to understand the competitive nature of these tryouts and are expected to exercise discretion in the recommendation process to promote safety and help ensure that the evaluation process is meaningful for everyone. Evaluators must make tough decisions in a limited time and the process is not served by sending players who don’t have a legitimate chance to make the team.

All township team coaches are invited to participate in the evaluation process (only 1 coach per organization can participate). *A coach can not participate in the evaluation process if his son is involved.

If you are a coach and would like to take part in the evaluation process, please email Billy McKinney –

Evaluating coaches do not need to attend all 3 sessions.

Prospective players will be evaluated during a 3-day mini-camp.

What: 2014 Penn Select U13 Mini-Camp / Player Evaluation

When: Thursday May 15th, 6PM – 8PM
Saturday, May 17th, 6PM – 8PM
Sunday, May 18th, 6PM – 8PM

Where: William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Cost: $90

Eligible players (see “Eligibility”) must register on-line, prior to camp. No walk ups will be admitted.

Players should plan to attend all 3 sessions. It is possible to miss a session due to conflict and still be named to the final roster.

Please direct nominated players to the Penn Select website for registration and more information.

Inquiries and questions may be directed to


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