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Updated list of Philly girls’ lacrosse events: Clinics, training, tryouts, tournaments

Sunday, 21st December 2014

Categories Clinics, Club, Events, Girl's/Women's, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 12/21/14

Philly Girls’ Events


Team Philadelphia has announced a tryout date for its girls’ program on Sunday, January 4th from 11:30am-1:00pm. The cost of the tryout is $25 and will be held at Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia (201 King Manor Drive Suite E King of Prussia, PA). To sign up for tryouts or for more information about Team Philadelphia please visit


Villanova Stick work and Goalie Clinic, by the Villanova women’s lacrosse program, nights running through December and January, 2 slots 5:30-7 or 7-8:30 pm, Main Line Sports Center, 1314 Swedesford Rd. Berwyn, PA 19312. These clinics are designed to teach the proper technique of cradling, passing, and shooting using your left and right hand. It’s open to grades 4-12 and you will be placed in your age group. Goalkeepers will be individually trained and given feedback throughout the session. All levels are welcome and you will receive individual feedback from our Villanova Coaching Staff. Space will be limited. Coaching Staff and players from Villanova will be running all clinics. All registration information can be found here

CrosseFIRE clinics this Fall and Winter at Archbishop Carroll High in Radnor. CrosseFIRE Lacrosse is the area’s leading indoor clinic program, featuring skill development and game instruction for female lacrosse players of all ability levels. At each clinic, participants are guided through an intense workout of strategy and skill instruction. Coached, small-sided play allows for practice and implementation of emphasized skills and techniques. Instruction is the primary focus of these clinics. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of good stickwork and techniques. The clinics are also one means by which players are identified for invitation into the PHANTASTIX Lacrosse Club, a travel/tournament lacrosse program for serious lacrosse players.
JoAnn Yusko and Sue Frazier, directors and head coaches of the PHANTASTIX Lacrosse teams, direct the CrosseFIRE program. For more information call: 610-640-0956 or 610-933-9049. Email: Or check out our website at
PROGRAM CONTENT & FEATURES – • 1-1/2 Hour workout per clinic • Strong emphasis on skill development • Advanced strategies & tactics • Limited enrollment • Regulation cages • Special Indoor Balls • Experienced Coaches ~ Including former World Cup players, US Team players, Division I All-Americans, College Players, & local high school coaches
REGISTRATION – Registrations are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place in any one clinic or combination of clinics mail a completed application and signed athletic waiver to: CAC, Inc., 2045 Grantham Road, Berwyn, PA 19312. Clinic confirmation will be emailed to all mail applicants who provide a valid email address
CLINIC TIMES – Clinics are available to all girls in grades 3 to 8. Beginners as well as intermediate and advanced players will be challenged to take their skills to the next level. Clinics will be held between 9:00 AM and noon on selected Sundays at: Archbishop Carroll High School, 211 Matson Ford Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Clinics dates: Dec. 7-14-21; Jan. 11-18-25; Feb. 1-8-22; March 1-8-15
Grades 3-4-5 meet from 9:00-10:30 am; Grades 6-7-8 meet from 10:30 am-noon. Goalies are encouraged to attend. Special coaches will be available to instruct goalkeepers.

Coach Duck’s Lacrosse Stick building clinics for Stick Skills, Attack, Defense, and Goalie Training. The clinics will be held at Agnes Irwin School, 275 S. Ithan Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA. REGISTER at
December Dates: Monday, December 8th and 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Jan-Feb dates: Sunday mornings, Jan. 5, 12, 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 23; Middle School 8-9:30AM, High School 9:30-11AM
Coaching staff: Jennifer Duckenfield (Agnes Irwin head coach, Ultimate Lacrosse coach); Phyllis Kilgour, attack, midfield (former Radnor coach, multiple state champion, 574 career wins); Kim Jackson, goalies, defense (three-time national champion at Delaware, three-time state champion as Henderson head coach).

Lacrosse Evolution’s Girls Winter Clinics, January 5th through March 1st. Held at two locations throughout the Winter: Lacrosse Evolution Downingtown (417C Boot Road Downingtown, PA), Lacrosse Evolution King of Prussia (201 King Manor Drive Suite E King of Prussia, PA). Lacrosse Evolution and their professional staff will hold clinics throughout the winter months for girls of all ages to train with the best. Clinics are centered around our High Quality Repetition program and focus on the fundamentals of lacrosse: throwing, catching, shooting, dodging, groundballs and individual defense. Training sessions also include live game play and situational lacrosse. We have several options for all levels of players, please go to for more information.
Grades 2-4: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6pm-7pm, Saturdays from 2pm-3pm and Sundays from 9am-10am
Grades 5-7: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7pm-8pm, Saturdays from 3pm-4pm and Sundays from 10am-11am
Grades 8-HS: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8pm-9pm, Saturdays from 4pm-5pm and Sundays from 11am-12pm
King of Prussia:
Grades 2-4: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6pm-7pm and Sundays from 10am-11am
Grades 5-7: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7pm-8pm and Sundays from 11am-12am
Grades 8-HS: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and Sundays from 12pm-1pm

Ultimate Lacrosse Clinics in NJ
Stuart Country Day School, MAIN BASKETBALL GYM, 1200 Stuart Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Campus Map
Ultimate Stickwork Sessions — Stuart Country Day
Session III 6:00-7:00 PM – Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost – $120 per Session (Walk-up fee of $40 per clinic date)
Bedminster Ultimate Advantage Stick Work & Skills Sessions – Metuchen, NJ (More sessions to be scheduled soon!)
Times for all sessions: 11am–12pm Metuchen Sportsplex | Directions

Ultimate Lacrosse PA clinics
Chester County Clinics at Maple Zone, Garnet Valley, PA
Ultimate Edge Sessions I and II — Maple Zone Sports Institute
Session I: 7:00-8:00PM – December 7, 14, 21, 28; Session II: 7:00-8:00PM January 7, 14, 21, 28
Cost – $125 per Session (Walk-up fee of $40 per clinic date)
Berks Clinics (Wyomissing) – Sessions will take place at Body Zone Complex, 3103 Paper Mill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Ultimate Edge Session I — Body Zone Complex
Session I: 1:15-2:15PM – Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24
Cost – $90 per Session (Walk-up fee of $40 per clinic date)
Plymouth Meeting – All sessions take place at Germantown Academy Field House, 340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Campus Map
Ultimate Advantage Sessions I and II — Germantown Academy
Session I:7:00-8:00PM – October 23, 30, November 6,13, 20; Session II 7:00-8:00PM – December 12, 19, Jan 2, 9, 16
Cost – $175 per Session (Walk-up fee of $40 per clinic date)
Bucks County -Sessions will take place at Intensity Sports Training, 3633 Old Easton Road, Doylestown PA 18901
Ultimate Stick Work Sessions I and II — Intensity
Session I:7:00-8:00PM – Jan 13, 20, 27; Session II: 7:00-8:00PM – Feb, 3, 10, 17
Cost – $120 per Session (Walk-up fee of $45 per clinic date)

Victory Events Clinics at United Sports on Dec. 30. Sessions: Intensive Goalie Training, led by Women’s Lacrosse Director, Caitlin Kelley along with current D1 goalies from Penn State, UConn and UMass. These sessions will focus on positioning fundamentals, footwork, agility and game situations. Two sessions one for youth goalies; one for HS age goalies
Intensive Shooter & Defense Training, led by Women’s Lacrosse Director, Caitlin Kelley along with current college players and local coaches. These sessions will focus on positional skills sets to enhance the players individual 1 v 1 game.
To register, click here.

Aftershock Lacrosse skills clinic for Girls in Grades 7-12 at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown on Tuesday, December 30th from 6-9:00 pm. All players will be separated by age and ability. Each group will be instructed by the Aftershock Coaching Staff consisting of experienced professionals that love and honor the game at the highest possible levels. Players will be taught the skills they need to elevate their game to the next level and advance their lacrosse IQ. There will also be a college recruiting Q&A Session for the players. All players need eyewear, stick, and mouthpiece.
Cost per player: $75. There is a $5 credit card processing fee added to paypal payments.
Sibling discounts are available. Questions – Contact Jennifer Medaglia 610-564-5996 or
Online registration –

Aftershock Lacrosse skills clinic for Girls in Grades 3-6 at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown on Tuesday, December 23rd from 7-9 pm. All players will be separated by age and ability. Each group will be instructed by the Aftershock Coaching Staff consisting of experienced professionals that love and honor the game at the highest possible levels. Players will be taught the skills they need to elevate their game to the next level and advance their lacrosse IQ. All players need eyewear, stick, and mouthpiece. We have equipment to borrow if you need it. Cost per player $50. There is a $5 credit card processing fee added to paypal payments. Sibling discounts available.
Questions – Contact Jennifer Medaglia 610-564-5996 or
Online registration –


Villanova Winter 4v4 League, Sunday Morning Starting January 4th and running for 5 weeks, Main Line Sports Center, 1314 Swedesford Rd. Berwyn, PA 19312. Villanova women’s lacrosse will be coaching the 4v4 teams through the entire 2-hour session. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to teaching different 4v4 strategies on attack and defense. For the remaining 90 minutes, teams will compete against each other. During this competitive time, we will stop play to reinforce the concepts taught in the first 30 minutes. The goal of our league is to have players understand the fundamentals of small-sided play that are the critical to the progression of full field play. The last Sunday will end with a winner of each division. All registration information can be found here:

Goalie Schools

Lacrosse Evolution Goalie Academy 4-week Winter Thaw preseason camp for boys and girls, February, at the King of Prussia location at 201 King Manor Road.
Camp details: Four Sundays in February (1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd); time: 5-8pm; For Boys and Girls. While at the same time, they will be separate camps (one in film/chalk talk, while the other on the turf, and vice versa); $249 per player; Each goalie needs to bring sneakers/turf shoes, stick, helmet, gloves, chest protector, mouth guard and a cup. If there are pieces you are missing, let us know ahead of time and we can provide them; Contact Dave Page at with any questions!
To register, visit Winter Thaw Registration near the bottom of this page
The camp expands on a successful membership-based Sunday program and is specifically designed to prepare all goalies the upcoming season with your Youth/HS/Club team. The Goalie Academy will be providing new services specifically for this camp, including an individual film with each goalie’s play on it.
This film will be a great tool for goalies to learn from, starting with an individualized film session
highlighting strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, each camper will have a one-on-one session with a LaxEvo coach to help them set individual goals for the weeks leading into the season, and for the season itself.
Also, all HS-aged goalies will have their meeting with a current NCAA Recruiting Coordinator to help map out an individualized college-recruitment timeline as well. A normal day will include:
Going over their individual film of their play in the cage; White Board sessions covering clearing, defensive principals, and communication; Footwork/Positioning drills; Warm-up shots, focusing on form + technique, to each spot; Live shots, focusing on that day’s shot/theme (Shots on the run, screen shots, 1v1s, bouncers, etc); Stick work, usually developed through full-field play; Communication in live-action situations; End with live shots, which are filmed to go over next session; Each day we will bring in an MLL player/coach or a College All-American as a guest speaker, goalie coach (with a shooting demo!) or guest shooter.

Winter Training

Villanova Winter Camp, December 28-30th, Main Line Sports Center, 1314 Swedesford Rd. Berwyn, PA 19312. All registration information can be found here:. Villanova Girls’ Lacrosse Winter Camp is for players in the Class of 2017 and 2018 who are looking to take their game to the next level. The camp is structured to provide a solid foundation of stick work, individual skills, and conceptual knowledge and will expose players to the latest developments in the game. Sessions will include everything from individualized drills to small-sided games to full field play. Campers will work directly with both the Villanova University Women’s Lacrosse coaches as well as coaches from these other Division 1 programs.
•Yale University, Anne Phillips, Head Coach
•Princeton University, Anne Murray, Assistant Coach
•Boston University, Kim Hillier, Assistant Coach
•UMBC, Alex Mundy, Assistant Coach
•Colgate, Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Assistant Coach
•Delaware, Corrine Drost, Assistant Coach

The 422 Winter Academy Program by AfterShock is a great opportunity for individual players to elevate their game in the off season. Players will receive 5-to-7 team practices on Wednesday nights at the 422 sportsplex, seven league games on Sundays and a team jersey. Winter League Session 2 at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown runs on Sundays, January 11 – March 1. Practices will begin January 7th and league games begin January 11th. Girls will receive expert coaching during practice and game play allowing them to build their lacrosse IQ and elevate their game. This session will ensure that they are ready for Spring lacrosse! Total cost includes all league fees, practices and jersey. This program is open to all players in grades 5-12 regardless of their current school, rec or travel team. Online registration –

Showcase tournaments

Frozen 150 Girls Lacrosse Showcase, Jan. 3 for Mid-Atlantic players in the Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 at the Fredericksburg Field House in Frederickbsurg, Va. The event showcase will feature speed and agility training and 7v7 showcase games as well as position drills run by college coaches from:
George Mason – Greg Danto, Asst Coach ( Div 1 Atlantic 10)
George Washington – Tracy Coyne, Head Coach (Div 1 Atlantic 10 )
James Madison – Samantha Eustace, Asst. Coach (Div 1 Colonial)
La Salle – Nora McGurkin, Asst. Coach (Div 1 Atlantic 10)
Penn State – Amy Altig, Asst. Coach (Div1 Big Ten)
University of Richmond – Allison Evans, Head Coach ( Div 1 Atlantic 10)
Register by clicking here.

The Draft, a premier individual recruiting showcase for girls, hosted by Ultimate Events, at Snooky Nook in Manheim during two weekends in January. Dates: January 10-11, 2015 (2017s and 2018s), January 24-25, 2015 (2015s and 2016s). Location: Spooky Nook (Manheim, PA), the largest indoor complex in the nation. Highlights: ALL players must have a recommendation to play; recommendations come from a HS, Club or College Coach; DI, DII, and DIII coaches will be instructors, recruiters as well as on field coaches; Players will participate in drills, small game situations, as well as full field competition; Players are coming together from across the nation; clubs represented. To register: Click here . For further details: contact Becky Wells;

Registration has re-opened for the The Launch, a girls’ Division II/Division III Lacrosse Showcase on Feb. 8, 2015 at Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pa. This premier girls’ event, run by 380 Lacrosse, allows players to enter individually and showcase themselves before Division II and Division III college coaches while learning more about the game, networking with athletes and coaches, and acquiring more knowledge about the recruiting process. The Spooky Nook Sports Complex (2913 Spooky Nook Rd., Manheim, PA 17545) is an indoor and outdoor turf complex which hosted the Goal Guardian national championships.

Event schedule:

430-5pm Check-in (pinnies will be distributed/teams will be assigned/head shots will be taken)
5-515pm Meet Coach and Warm-up w Team (to prevent injury and get bonded with coach and team, girls will have 25 minutes to warm up)
520-620pm Skills & Drills Clinic (4 stations rotation will be coached by elite high school coaches, current college players and accomplished college coaches)
630-930pm Games/Recruiting Meeting: 7 v 7 games
Intermission for Recruiting Meeting

SHOWCASE GAME: 9:30-10pm Full field game including (2) 15 minute halves

COST: $200/individual – Click here to register

Coaches can nominate players here


Ultimate Events Reindeer Games for high school and middle school girls’ teams (7v7) on Dec. 27 at Body Zone in Wyomissing. Game Details: Small sided 7v7 format; 6 Field players and 1 goalie; 4 players on attack and 2 plus the goalie back behind the restraining line; All teams guaranteed at least 4: 20 minute games; Running clock with a central horn; no timeouts; Championship Format; All teams MUST have a GOALIE to participate; Quick fast paced games played on 2 NEW touchline Sprinturf Ultrablade DF surfaces; Beautiful indoor facility that has 2 turfs, indoor track, indoor ice rink, and indoor pool, and plenty of room for spectator seating and viewing; USL Certified Officials on all games; Professional staff on each field keeping score and all will have a direct line of communication to all tournament staff. This will provide open lines of communication throughout the event; Venue is in Berks County, just outside of Reading, PA. In a central location to bring together different levels of competition from Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern PA, as well as Baltimore and Northern MD teams, in addition to teams from NJ
Great opportunity for school teams to get in some pre-season competition and for club teams to stay competitive in the winter months.
College Coaches are invited to attend the Freedom Lax Classic (Monday, January 19th) and Polar Challenge (Monday, February 16th). Tournament will be supporting Toys for Tots!
Senior A – Current Seniors (2015s) and Juniors (2016s); Senior B – Current Sophomores mostly (2017s) and Current Freshmen (2018s); Middle School – 8th Graders (2019s), Current 7th Graders (2020s) and 6th Graders (2021s); Important Note: Senior A and B represent age groups NOT level of play.
Teams will need to choose the Age Group/Division that represents the oldest player on your team. Teams must play up to this oldest player, they can NOT play down. When scheduling, we will group first by age, then level of competition to help ensure the most fair and competitive matchups.
To register or for further info: Please contact Becky Wells, Co-Director, at (484) 883-3797 or


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