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Team ManUp announces expansion of club program to 5th through 11th grades

Friday, 12th September 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Events, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 9/12/14

Team ManUp is based out of West Chester and is a practice-based organization that offers low number rosters, a great turf and grass facility that is utilized for practices and exhibition games, positive coaching methods and a healthy, safe environment.ManUp

Team ManUp is not at all about winning; it is about building the best player and preparing them for high school lacrosse and college recruiting opportunities. Last year’s graduation class has players going to Duke, Lehigh, Penn State, Loyola, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Boston University, Hofstra, Ohio State, two to St. Joseph’s and Washington College.

Team ManUp summer events typically end in late June. This gives the players time to be with their families for the summer, lets their minds and bodies heal before fall sports start, and lets them enjoy some time off.

Team ManUp is also a mission-based team that provides help for lacrosse coaches and families in need of help. Its view is that we give someone in a fight a “ManUp” in their situation. See our website ( that lists some of the circumstances and people that we have helped with along with our committed players list. One of the 2014 grads and new coaches is Greg Merrill, who was a two-time winner of the prestigious Pansini & Mezrow Scholar-Athlete First Place Winner.

Team ManUp coaches for summer 2015 are:
Greg Pelton/Duke
Greg Merrill/Princeton
Carson Cocco/Quinnipiac
Ryan Hilburn/Bocton University
Ryder Harkins/Loyola
John Mehok/Lehigh
Jason Kelly/St. Joseph’s
Tripp Trainer/Penn State
Drew Shantz/Notre Dame commit
Ryan McNulty/Loyola commit

Greg Merrill

Greg Merrill

Team ManUp’s partner in team building and mind training is Keith Wilford from THE WILFORD MOVEMENT. Wilford is a past player of coach Jim Schorn’s and has a strong reputation in building the person within the lacrosse player.

Wilford will run two to three joint practices for all ManUp teams in the Spring. These are field and classroom sessions that will be moments that players will value highly.

TeamManUp invites every parent to be with the teams to be part of this life changing experience. Please visit for more information.

Tryouts schedule:
Team ManUp tryouts for Grades 5 through 11 will be held Sunday, Sept, 21 and Sunday Sept. 28 at West Chester East High

Grades 5 and 6 – Noon-1:30 p.m.
Grades 7 and 8 : 1:30-3 p.n.
Grades 9 and 10 – 3-4:30 p.m.
Grade 11 – 4:30-6 p.m.

Players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions.

Registration will be open 45 minutes prior to your age level tryout. There is no pre-registration. Cost is $25 cash; no checks please. Send your name, grade and position to for administrative planning purposes.

Other ManUp news …

Jim Schorn, the owner of ManUp Sports will be coaching the ManUp 2017-2018 National team at Quakerfest in November along with Joe Christie from the Severn School. Quakerfest is a top fall recruiting event featuring many of the top teams in the nation and is is considered one of the top team events of the season.

ManUp Sports will be running 4 lacrosse events based out of West Chester East High School, which has a facility that is a top of the line venue with parking at every field. All 6 fields run consecutively in a row, onsite real bathrooms, turf stadium and plenty of room for team tents and vendors. Stay tuned for dates and events to be posted in October.

Rip Roarin Productions has teamed up with ManUp to film select games and tournaments 2014/2015. Rip Roarin Productions is a full-service video production company owned by former player/coach Rip Saling. Recruiting video’s have been opening up the doors for young student/athletes to play at every level. All recruiting video’s will start with the student/athlete introductions, highlights, music and text. We look forward to teaming up with you to get you to the next level.

For more info on Rip Roarin:

Please contact Coach Jim Schorn at or 484-431-3299 with any questions.


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