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Updated list of Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Banquets, clinics, tournaments, tryouts

Saturday, 31st January 2015

Categories Banquet, Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 1/31/15

Boys’ Events


The 12th Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction, Saturday, February 7, at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, starting at 5:00 PM. Snow date will be Sunday, 2/8/14 @ 1:00PM. Dress is semi-formal. Click here to register.Boys-Events-List12222

HEADstrong Foundation™ 5th annual Limelight Gala, recognizing groundbreaking achievements in research, honoring inspiring stories of hope, celebrating survivorship and remembering those who have lost their battle with blood cancer. The event will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing (formerly the Hyatt Regency) located at 201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard; from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per seat. In addition, HEADstrong is offering a Young Professionals ticket for guests ages 21-30. The $100 ticket will allow guests access to the event after 9pm for dessert, dancing and silent auction.
Click here, to reserve and purchase tickets.
The black-tie optional event will include a silent auction and a spectacular dinner program featuring a special live performance, world-class entertainment, an award presentation concluded by dancing to celebrate the life and legacy of HF Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the Ridley High graduate and student-athlete at Hofstra University.
This year, television host and broadcast journalist Dawn Stensland, best known for her career of anchoring the news in Philadelphia and currently the host of WMCN-TV’s Dawn, will serve as emcee for the occasion. Proceeds from the Lime Light Gala will support Nick’s House™, a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation™ which provides complimentary lodging to displaced families traveling to Philadelphia for blood cancer related treatment and the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Stephen J. Schuster, MD.


Low and Away Lacrosse evaluations, February 7th at the Lanco Field House.
U11-U15 – 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
U19 – 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Player registration fees: $30.00
This evaluation process will be for our the Low and Away program. All players are required to participate in a form of evaluation process. BE SURE TO SIGN UP to begin the evaluation process. If you are unable to be in attendance please contact the Program Director, Kyle Wimer, directly at

TOURNAMENTS: Each age group will play in 3-4 tournaments over the summer. Check out each team page for more information.

MesaFresh Fever Lacrosse Presidents’ Day Clinic and evaluations, Monday, Feb. 15. at The Haverford School, for boys in the classes of 2019 to 2024. This also will serve as an evaluation for those teams. The event is being held on
Times: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (K to 8th Grade); 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (9th to 12th Grade). Price: $100 (Goalies are FREE)
REGISTER: e-mail

Team 302 summer team tryouts for grade levels 2016-to-2021 on Feb. 15 and 22 at Delaware Stadium. Positions are open for summer 2015. Players it is highly recommended that players attend both tryout dates. Current players do not have to try out but will be practicing in Delaware stadium with your designated graduation class on these two dates.
Team 302 2020 / Team 302 2021 – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Team 302 2018 / Team 302 2019 – 2:00pm-3:30pm
Team 302 2016 / Team 302 2017 – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Click here to register

The Silverbacks Lacrosse Club (DEL) OPEN tryouts, 8th grade through High School juniors, Feb. 15 at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE. (poor weather date = Sunday, Feb. 22) 1 day tryout opportunity only! Times:9 – 11:30 am; High School Registration Link: Program Website:
– Practiced 16 times last summer; Teams attended between 4 recruiting tournaments; team attended Ultimate Performance, MVP, Summer Sizzle and Hotbeds; New Players will receive custom sublimated uniform—reversible with player name, shooter shirt and reversible shorts with pockets on both sides; All New players received a 2nd “alternate” shooter shirt, pocketed performance shorts, custom team hat, custom team bag and custom team helmet wrap – included in team fees.

Black Bear Lacrosse Pre-Season Boys Lacrosse Skills Clinic as part of its 2015 tryouts or its 2015 travel teams at the MapleZone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley on Feb. 15th from 11am to 2pm. This event is for boys in Grades 5th through 10th.
Click here to register.
Black Bear LC MSI Skills Clinic Registration Grades 5th through 10th. Black Bear has been teaching lacrosse and developing player skill sets in Southeastern Pennsylvania for over a DECADE. It is a club that is focused on player development and understand the importance of quality over quantity. Black Bear coaches are seasoned veterans who have a true passion and vested interest in their lacrosse communities. The goal is to always offer the best quality instruction and enhance our members lacrosse IQ.
Click HERE
Areas of Focus for clinics: VIKING PROGRAM agility and athletic skill development; Position Specific Training drills for offense and defense; Development of Lacrosse IQ; Emphasis on Fundamentals; Visual demonstration and discussions on Offensive/Defensive Concepts; Team Concept Drills; Situational drills between the offense and defense; Focus on QUALITY of reps; Leadership discussions weekly with players; Drill of the Week-Used outside of practice

Youth Clinics

Developmental Lacrosse Program, at The Shipley School, Session 2, in its gym for boys aged 4 to 9. Dates: Sunday mornings, January 11, 18, February 1 , 8 and 22nd
at Yarnall Gym, Directed and Run by The Shipley School AD and Varsity Head Coach Mark Duncan.
For more information and online registration:
LIL¹ LAXERS – 4-5-6 year-olds, 9:45 – 10:30am fee: $125
No stick or equipment needed. Boys brand new to lacrosse will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game: scooping, cradling, throwing, catching and shooting using the plastic scoop sticks and balls. Lots of fun drills and games will keep them moving through high energy, 45 minute sessions.
BEGINNER STICK SKILLS: 7-9 Year Olds – 10:45-11:45am Fee: $125. Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed. This session is for boys who have had minimum exposure to lacrosse, as well as those with some experience looking to fine tune their stick skills. They will work in small group settings on the fundamental aspects of the game. 3v3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy.

Malvern Prep Spring Lacrosse Clinics, K through 4, geared to the beginner- intermediate player. Our staff will focus on making each day fun surrounded with fundamentals and a positive learning environment. Each player will progress through daily fundamental station work as well positional drills.
Staff: Todd MacFarlane- Malvern Prep Varsity Assistant Coach, as well as other members of the Malvern Prep Coaching Staff and Players.
Dates: June 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2015
Cost: $15 per day; Times: 4-5:30 p.m.

Winter Tournaments

Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships, by NXTsports, Feb. 7, Feb. 14-15 at Feasterville Sportsplex, PA. Philly’s perennial elite box lacrosse tournament features teams from around the country and Canada, for youth, middle school and high school boys. One spot remains in the HS AA / varsity division (Feb. 7). 7/8th grade teams will play Feb. 14th. Limited spots remain in the 7/8th B division. 5/6th grade teams will play Feb. 15th. Limited spots remain in the 5/6th A and B divisions. Cost per team is $1200 and games are played using modified box rules. For more information – or to reserve your spot – email Robin Baxter:

Winter leagues

Philly Face-Off League Winter session, meet once a week to not only practice their skills against each other, but receive coaching. 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 school or club team. This league is not for beginners. This is an IDEAL clinic for face-off guys who want to compete against other quality face-off players for 90 minutes while receiving individualized instruction if needed. The Philadelphia 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. This winter we will be indoors at the new Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. Want in on the League? You can register here.. Click here for an article on profiling the Philly Face-Off Fall League.


The 17th Annual Pre-Season Boys Lacrosse Clinics, by Swarthmore College head coach Pat Gress and his coaching staff, boys between grades 3rd and 8th, on the campus of Swarthmore College. Clinics will begin on Sunday, January 25th and continue the following two Sunday mornings (February 1st and February 8th). Each clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (check in begins at 9:45 a.m.) and are held within Swarthmore College’s Lamb Miller Fieldhouse. Families can choose to attend each week of the three week series for $95.00 or choose any one of the three sessions for $35.00. Sessions will be monitored by a Certified Athletic Trainer. For more information and to register, click here or go to

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.

E20 Elite Goalie School for goalies in the graduation years 2017, 2018 & 2019, run by Brian “Doc” Dougherty and Drew Adams. Twenty goalies from each graduation year will be hand selected by “Doc”, Drew and their staff to attend this invite only overnight camp. The E20 Elite Goalie School will take place on July 6th through July 9th on the beautiful campus of Bryn Athyn College, located just outside of Philadelphia. Players will be housed in brand new suites that include kitchens, washer/dryers and most importantly air conditioning. Goalies will be challenged daily by shots from a select group of top offensive players supplied by E20’s partner the American Indoor Lacrosse Association. The shooters will be invited based on their performance at the AILA’s weeklong box training and outdoor shooting camp, which also takes place at Bryn Athyn College on the same week.
Goalies will receive personal training by some of the best goalies to ever play the game. E20’s staff consists of All-World goalie Dougherty (Chestnut Hill College head coach, Episcopal Academy grad), current USA National Team member, New York Lizards and MLL All Star goaltender Adams (Springfield-Delco, Penn State), former Penn State keeper and First Team All American Austin “Sparky” Kaut and former Maryland’s First Team All American Niko Amato. All four goalies have earned multiple All-American statuses at their respected universities.
Coach’s recommendations can be filled out by going to under the horizontal tab of E20 Elite Goalie School. Recommendations and must be received no later than February 1, 2015.
Goalies will receive: Personal Video Breakdown; One–on–One Instruction; Learn the PHLow System; Learning Team Defense; Communication Techniques; Defensive Concepts; Proper Weight Training; Goalie Recruiting Process; Goalie Recruiting Recommendations to colleges;High Level Shots from top high school and college players; Live Demonstrations; Learn the Best Drills from the Best; Proper Stick and Foot Work
Cost: $695. Any questions contact Joe Karpinski at For more information and the bios for the Elite20 staff please visit

Spring Tournaments

Battle of Fort Washington Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by the Upper Dublin Boys Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club, Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, at the SPARK all weather fields in Upper Dublin. The Battle of Fort Washington Tournament will host boys youth lacrosse teams from across the Tri-State area. The tournament will consist of four boys divisions including A1 & A2 (7/8th grade – U15) and B1 & B2 (5/6th grade – U13) teams. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 2 games with 25 minute running halves. The A Divisions will be played Saturday, March 7th with B Division playing on Sunday, March 8th. Tournament registration as well as additional information can be found at
This preseason event will take place on two all weather turf fields. This tournament is geared toward teams looking to get a fast start to their season, serving as a great opportunity for boys to play equally matched teams in the Tri-State area and prepare for their upcoming Spring season. For additional information on the Battle of Fort Washington Tournament, please call David Kepniss at 215.260.0618 or by email at or Mike DiMartile at 215.990.8880 or by email at

The 14th annual Coventry Chester County Spring Thaw Boys Lacrosse Tournament for U11, U13 and U15 teams, March 21-22 on the newly renovated Owen J. Roberts High School turf fields. U15A, U15B, and U13A teams will play Saturday. U13B, U11A and U11B teams will play Sunday. Click here to register.
The early bird price is $600 per team. After February 15, the regular price of $650 will go into effect. Registration closes on March 8.

The Chapter Challenge™, a youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will features good competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County. Last year’s event featured close to 80 teams. Please visit the website for more information and to register –
• Multiple Brackets / Festival Format: Each division will feature two or more brackets to help each team find the appropriate level of play for a great day of festival lacrosse.
• Club/Travel Teams: In 2015, the event is open to “Club” and “Travel Teams” looking for elite competition; we will field brackets based on interest.
• Dates of Play: Saturday, May 2: Boys U9 A/B/Club (1/2nd grade); Boys U11 A/B/Club) 3/4th grade); Boys U13 A/B/Club (5/6th grade); Boys U15 (Club/Travel – 2019/2020)
Sunday, May 3 – Boys U15 A/B – Morning (7/8th grade)
All teams will play 3 games with certified officials on professionally-staged tournament fields in a festive setting. Athletic trainer(s) and an AED will be on site, as will an assortment of food/merchandise vendors. The event will be run by Heritage Lacrosse, which operates the Liberty Lacrosse Shootout™, Patriot Games™, The Match™ and other popular events.
Support the PLA: The Chapter Challenge™ is pleased to support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the local chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania.
THE CHALLENGE: As a key component of the “Challenge,” teams can help the PLA in two ways (they are not mandatory but we hope teams will support some worthy objectives): Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a contribution to the PLA (this is in addition to the registration fee and will inure entirely to the benefit of the PLA). The team can make the donation itself or arrange for a business or sponsor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” Any donation is appreciated. All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge™ and PLA websites and in a press release before and after the event; AND/OR
Stick Donations / HEADstring™ Initiative: Each team is asked to organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event for drop off.

Summer Tournaments

F4 Lacrosse’s Philly Kickoff Classic, June 13-14, West Chester University, each division plays on the 13th OR the 14th of June. The tournament offers an optimal location and setting to kick off your summer lacrosse season. With three turf and seven immaculate grass fields on WCU’s South campus, the event provides an all-inclusive venue and easy access and ample free parking.

Find complete info for the F4 Philly Kickoff Classic here
F4 Lacrosse brings over five decades of combined lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience to the tournament arena. Our coaching and business backgrounds include professional, college and elite club level lacrosse programs as well as Fortune 500 executive management. We know what makes a great event, but more importantly, we have the knowledge and follow through to create the very best tournament experiences.

The 13th Annual Evolution Games on June 27th and 28th is a high school, all-star Recruiting & youth tournament taking place in Downingtown, PA. Teams come from across North America: New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, California, Delaware, Ohio, Utah and Connecticut. Over 50 colleges coaches come out for this weekend to scout some of the talented players in the country. This is the best time to attend a tournament since college coaches use this time period more than any other. The 2016 through 2023 grad years will play 3 games on Saturday in a Pool Play format and re-seed for 2 playoff games on Sunday. The 2024 and 2025 brackets will play 3 pool play games and 1 playoff game all on Saturday. Evolution Games is open too all boys teams across the country. Vendors Welcomed as well. For more information please contact Matt O’Neill at or call 610-873-9910. Check out the tournament homepage HERE.

F4 Lacrosse’s inaugural Boardwalk Brawl on July 18-19 in Ocean City, NJ. The tournament will be held on nine well-manicured grass fields at Amanda’s Field, less than 10 miles outside Ocean City, NJ. Each division plays on Saturday OR Sunday so families will have the opportunity to enjoy all Ocean City has to offer. Find complete info for the F4 Boardwalk Brawl here. F4 Lacrosse brings over five decades of combined lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience to the tournament arena. Our coaching and business backgrounds include professional, college and elite club level lacrosse programs as well as Fortune 500 executive management. We know what makes a great event, but more importantly, we have the knowledge and follow through to create the very best tournament experiences.

American Revolution Middle School Invitational, July 13-14, at Maple Zone Sports Institute’s new outdoor complex in Aston. The event is for boys’ teams in the 2020, 2021, 2022 age classes and limited to 10 clubs. The games will be 22 minute running games with 5 minute halftime; each age group playing one game at a time, intimate environment for coaches, athletes, and parents, all games played on synthetic turf fields. Games will be professionally filmed and made available for purchase, five game guarantee. Teams will play three pool games Monday and two seeded games Tuesday with the possibility of playing in a championship game. E-mail if interested

Coaches clinics

Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Clinic, Saturday, January 31 from 9 AM-1 PM. The clinic will focus on teaching progressions as well drills to build fundamentals. It also will feature small group station workouts immediately following the classroom portion of the clinic in Penn’s indoor bubble. Coaches will have an opportunity to see our drills and progressions live. The clinic will be appropriate for both youth and high-school level coaches. Location: Kozloff Room Hutch Gymnasium/Penn Park Indoor Bubble
8:30 AM-9AM- Check-in/Coffee/Donuts; 9:00 AM- Austin Kaut- Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Goalie Play; 9:35 AM- Jim Stagnitta- Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Pressure Riding; 10:10 AM-Pat Myers– Assistant Coach University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Unsettled Offense; 10:50 AM- Mike Murphy- Head Coach University of Pennsylvania, Fun Drills to Build Fundamentals; 11:30 AM- Break; 12:00 PM- Penn Team Fun Stations (Penn Park Indoor Bubble)
The Kozloff Assembly Room-TSE Ping & Cheng Cheung Sports Center (Hutch Gym) is located at 219 South 33rd St, Philadelphia Pa.19104
Info to send in for registration:
E-mail Address___________________________________________
School/Club Affiliation__________________________________
# Attending ________X $30= ______________ (Pre Register by 1/25)
$40 registration fee for walk-ups at the door
Make Checks Payable to Invictus Lacrosse, Mail to: Penn Men’s Lacrosse, 235 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia, Pa. Questions: Contact Jim Stagnitta-

Youth programming

Fusion Futures year-round development instruction is a program designed by Fusion Lacrosse, for grades 3rd-6th. Futures mimics the Fusion Elite platform, with development and elite instruction at its core. Enrollment is OPEN. Key Futures differences (from elite) include; enrollment instead of tryouts and a few less tournaments than the Elite teams compete in. Enroll HERE. Schedule and details HERE
Here’s is what you are getting as a Fusion Future team member:
At least 50 hours of development with professional players Kevin Crowley (MLL, NLL, World games MVP) and Steven Holmes (MLL and NLL vet), and High School Coordinators Matt McCormick, Ryan Sankey, and Kevin Philibin. This staff among others works with your sons for every single hour of practice time.
Year-round experience: Futures participates in fall training and tournaments, winter training and tournaments, and summer training and tournaments.
Box Training:Fusion founders; Kevin Crowley and Steven Holmes, have nearly 15 years of professional box lacrosse experience between them. They are experts at teaching and utilizing the box game as a tremendous tool for outdoor success. Learning and developing the box game at a young age is crucial!
Maximum repetitions and proper developmental base: Fusion’s extensive experience has created an atmosphere of practicing and drills that are run at a college level pace yet are FUN for young players and breed a love for the game.
Mini-Camp format: Fusion players practice more, for longer! Check out our full schedule here:
ENROLLMENT OPTIONS: The program has already started but enrollment continues. Enrollment will continue until we reach capacity. LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN. October Next Practice Monday October 20th, first tournament Oct. 25th Brandywine Classic. November (If spots remain) Sign up at 10% off. ALL Fusion futures players that commit to our program will be invited back into the futures program if they are eligible. Don’t miss this opportunity!


Maplezone Sports Institute, offering private, group, and team training. Training programs are made for each individual skill set and player. Please contact Cory Malampy at 610-358-5500 ext 21

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.


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