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Updated listing of Philly boys’ events: Clinics, tournaments, showcases, prospect camps

Sunday, 20th September 2015

Categories Banquet, Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Charity, Clinics, Club, Events, Golf tourney, High School, Leagues, Recruiting, Seminar, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 9/20/15

Box team tryouts

Penn*Lax All-Stars will consist of one High School team and one Middle School team. Both teams will compete in three of the nations top box tournaments this winter, as well as the nations top box lacrosse tournament, the US Box Lacrosse Nationals in California next summer. Penn*Lax is uniquely designed as to not conflict with your current travel team. Players will reap the amazing benefits of playing box lacrosse against the top competition in the US and travel the country and train with the best players in the state of Pennsylvania.Boys-Events-List122223111
Tryouts: *Qualified players can play up in age *Attendance at both tryouts recommended but not required *Only serious and experienced lacrosse players need apply, box experience not necessary but high level field experience is a requirement. *Rules and gameplay will be thoroughly covered at tryouts.
High School (competing in 1998/1999 birth year division at nationals): Tryout #1: Sunday 10/18 @MSI 6:30-8:00pm
Tryout #2: Monday 10/19 @BucksmontISC 6:00-7:30pm
Middle School (competing in 2002/2003 birth year division at nationals): Tryout #1: Sunday 10/18 @MSI 5:00-6:30pm
Tryout #2: Monday 10/26 @BucksmontISC 6:00-7:30pm
(Tryout cost: $65 covering box jersey and two sessions)
Players can expect to get 25 hours of training time, mostly on Sunday nights @MSI over the winter. You can see full schedule and addition information here: Teams will compete in 4 tournaments
Coaches include Steven Holmes, Adam Mueller, Kevin Crowley, Luke Wiles, Matt McCormick Coach McCormick will be handling all logistical and managerial duties for Penn*Lax MCCORMICK@PLAYFUSIONLAX.COM


Joey Sankey lacrosse clinic, Sunday, Oct. 18. MapleZone Sports Institute, Garnet Valley, noon to 3 p.m. The event is for boys of all ages and will feature quality instruction of lacrosse fundamentals, advanced instruction of specific position skills, game knowledge and institutional awareness.
Location: Maplezone Sports Institute, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19061. Ages: All ages & positions welcome. Price: $90.00 Pre- Register. Walk ups: $100.00
Register Here!

9th Annual Ricky Whelan Dukes Developmental Clinics (Fuller Fields)- SUNDAYS, on SEPT. 20TH, SEPT. 27TH, OCT. 4TH. GRAD YEARS 2026-2022 (2ND GRADE-6TH GRADE) IS $225 OR $45 FLAT FEE PER SESSION

Shipley School Fall Stickwork Academy , in October and November. Dates: October 18 – November 8, 2015·Clinic · $145.00 · 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Location: THE SHIPLEY SCHOOL, LOWER SCHOOL FIELD TURF, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Ages: 4 to 11
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. Some 3v3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy.

Brian Dougherty Winter Goalie School, Five Sundays, Jan 24, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28th. At MapleZone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley, PA. The school is a part of NetNation Lacrosse,
You can register at

Prospect Clinics

2018-2019 Fall Blue and Gold Experience at Hofstra, 240 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Ages of campers: Open for 2018 and 2019s
How to register: Click here
This is a one day event designed for 2018 and 2019 HS Graduates to showcase their abilities for as well as be coached by the Hofstra Lacrosse Staff.
Camp staff: Seth Tierney, J.P. Brazel, Kevin Unterstein, John Gorman

Stevenson (MD) Prospect Camp for lacrosse student-athletes on Oct. 4 at Mustang Stadium. The camp will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 12:00 p.m. The camp is open to current high school players who will graduate in 2016 and 2017. The camp will include a tactical skills session, full-field scrimmages, campus tours and a recruiting question and answer seminar. Cost for the camp is $125.00. Participants must register in advance by filling out this form. Please make checks payable to Paul Cantabene. Send forms and check to:
Tim Puls, Stevenson University, 11003 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, MD 21117
All players must provide their own equipment.
For more information contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or

Cabrini Fall Prospect Day, Saturday, October 10 from 9 to 2:30 p.m., for players who are interested in playing at the college level. The clinic will cost $120 and take place at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College. The goal of Prospect Day is to provide prospective student-athletes with a glimpse into the lives of college lacrosse players, both on and off the field. The clinic is capped by position to ensure participants adequate instruction and attention. The session will include light conditioning, individual skill development by position, positional drills and team offensive and defensive concepts.
Click here to register
At the end of the clinic, the Cabrini coaching staff will hold a recruiting seminar and question and answer session to help attendees navigate their way through the upcoming recruiting process. Among the topics to be discussed will be an overview of the life of a college student-athlete.

Connecticut College men’s lacrosse Prospect Day , Sunday, Oct. 11. at Connecticut College- 270 Mohegan Ave. New London CT 06320, Time of Event: 9:00am-1:00pm. The Connecticut College Lacrosse Prospect Day consists of a combination of a practice session and game play in order to give players multiple settings to showcase their talents. 9:00am Check in at Charles B. Luce Field House; 10:00am Practice Session; 11:30am Prospect Game; Lunch will be provided to all players; Players will participate in college level drills and teaching sessions to evaluate “coachability”, as well as a competitive game to evaluate lacrosse IQ and game play.
Connecticut College lacrosse prospect days provide high school student-athletes the opportunity to experience our campus and to showcase their lacrosse skill in front of our coaching staff.
Cost of the event is $150 and includes a tank, shorts and lunch. We’re limiting the event to 50 campers including four goalies. Registration: or the Connecticut College Men’s Lacrosse Website. Contact: Please email Coach Tom Walsh at with any questions that you might have regarding the event.

North Greenville University Fall Prospect Camp, Pepsi Stadium – 7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville SC 29688. Date and times of camp: Saturday Oct. 17, 8AM-12:30PM
Ages of campers: High Schoolers – Grades 9-12
How to register: Click here
Description of camp: North Greenville University Men’s Lacrosse (NCAA Division II) is hosting its Fall 2015 Prospect Camp for prospective student-athletes in grades 9-12. We’ve anticipate having players from all over the country that want to play at the next level. Camp includes individual and team instruction, evaluation, lunch, and free admission to NGU Football Game that afternoon.
This is an opportunity to practice/play in elite Division II facilities, at a highly ranked academic institution in beautiful South Carolina.
Camp staff: Camp staff includes the North Greenville Lacrosse Staff: Corey Struss, Corey Geroy, Zachary Clark. Will also provide instruction from current players as well.

St. Joseph’s Univ. College Prospect Clinic, Oct. 25, Ages: High School Class of 2016, 2017, 2018; Time: 9am-3pm; Price: $139
DESCRIPTION: Our prospect clinics are designed for elite high school players who want to play at the college level and have a specific interest in Saint Joseph’s University. Our clinics provide the platform for each athlete to showcase their ability against top level competition, to gain insight into the life of a college lacrosse player, and to learn about the recruiting process. The morning session is geared toward player evaluation as participants will take part in competitive drills and scrimmages to assess their ability level. Following the morning session we provide lunch for the participants and the afternoon consists of a complete program overview and summary of the recruiting process. We also offer an optional campus tour after the conclusion of the clinic.
WHAT TO BRING: All lacrosse equipment (helmet, stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, mouth guard, cleats, turf shoes), water bottle.
Registration:Oct. 25 event

Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Prospect ID Clinics on Oct. 25 and Dec. 5. Time: 1-5PM (Check in 12:15 PM), for 2018’s and 2019’s. About the Clinics: These clinics are designed for elite level high school players (class of ’18 & ’19). It will allow for the athlete to compete against top level competition while working with the Lehigh coaching staff and players. The day will start with small group positional skill work and progress into full field games. This is an ideal setting for the athletes to showcase their skill, athleticism and knowledge of lacrosse to the Lehigh coaching staff. The clinic experience allows for the athlete to experience Lehigh University.
Address: 121 Goodman Drive Bethlehem, PA 18015 (Frank Banko Field, Murray H. Goodman Campus)
What to bring: Lacrosse equipment (helmet, stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, athletic supporter, mouth guard, cleats, turf shoes), water bottle.
Sign up:

Rising Rhodes Prospect Camp, Location of camp: Rhodes College 2000 North Parkway Ave Memphis, TN 38112. Sunday, October 25, 10am-4pm. Ages of campers: 2016s, 2017s, 2018s, 2019s
How to register: Click here.
Description of camp: Be a Lynx for a Day!
Position work, Broken Play Build Ups, Lunch, Player &amp Alumni Q &A, Small Sided games, Indoor play
Camp staff: The Rhodes Coaching Staff and current players

John Carroll University High School Prospect Skills Camp, Don Shula Stadium 1 John Carroll Blvd University Heights, OH 44118. Date and times of camp: October 24th 2015 9am-4pm
Ages of campers: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
How to register: Click here
The JCU Men’s Lacrosse program will host an extensive skills camp designed for high school players with anticipated graduation years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
$125 (discount rate thru October 1)
$150 (rate for registrations on or after October 2)
This experience is designed for young men in high school lacrosse interested in developing their skills and potential for collegiate lacrosse.
Participants WILL NEED to bring a water bottle and applicable gear: stick, helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, mouth guard, gloves and sneakers for indoor use. NOTE: Equipment is mandatory for participation. Lunch and JCU information session will be provided. Please plan to arrive and check in at 8:45 am at Don Shula Stadium.
Pre-registration preferred by October 1, 2015. We are unable to process refunds. Questions? Please contact JCU Men’s Lacrosse at
Camp staff: Head Coach Brian Small and the JCU Men’s Lacrosse Staff and Players

CCBC Essex Prospect Day, CCBC Essex- 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, Md. 21237, Saturday, December 5th 10am-1pm
Ages of campers: High school. How to register: Click here.
The Essex Prospect day is for HS players interested in being seen by the Essex Coaching staff and have an interest in attending one of the top Junior College programs in the country!
Camp staff: Essex Mens Lacrosse Coaching Staff will be evaluating High school Prospects


Philly Face-Off League, a club where starting face-off players for their respective school or club teams can meet once a week to not only practice their skills against each other, and receive elite 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 (Dukes Lacrosse Club). 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 fall they will continue to be indoors at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn.
Want in on the League? Register here!
Please check out the website at for more information on registration and scheduling.
Any other questions please contact John Bodnar at

Showcase Tournaments

The Match™ ( — a novel recruiting showcase/skills focusing on elite players targeting Division III colleges. The event, in its third year, will be held on Sunday, October 18th at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.
The Match™ is specifically designed for boys in 2016/2017/2018 graduation years who are (or have the potential to be) strong Division III candidates – athletically and academically. All interested players may submit their applications on-line. High school coaches are encouraged to nominate players they think might be well suited for the event, all of whom will receive further information about the opportunity. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis based on coaches’ recommendations and player credentials. Invitations are extended with the goal of optimizing player mix by position. The Match™ will afford players the chance to showcase their skills in drills, in 7v7 short-sided matches and several full field games before an array of Division III coaches. The novel 7v7 portion of the event is designed to maximize player touches and give participants a meaningful chance to display their skills on offense, defense, in transition and in the goal – all in a fast-paced setting. The Match™ has attracted over 300 players from eight states in the last two years. Close to 50 Division III colleges have attended the showcase, including Alvernia, Bowdoin, DeSales, Dickinson, Drew, Eastern, Elizabethtown, Elmira, Franklin & Marshall, Haverford, Lycoming, McDaniel, Mary Washington, Merchant Marine, Messiah, Muhlenberg, RIT, Scranton, Swarthmore, Ursinus, Western New England, Widener, Williams and York. Feedback from past events has been glowing, with players, coaches and parents commenting on the format and the event’s contrast with the many recruiting events that are significantly less participatory.
For more information about The Match™, to complete an application and register to play, to nominate one or more players or to confirm your attendance as a college coach, please visit If questions remain after visiting the website, please contact us at

GFW Fall Showcase, Nov. 1 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J. The event will feature 60 of the nation’s top uncommitted recruits at each grade level for the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Fee: $250 (Includes reversible, Streaker Sports custom shorts, Wola-Co Compression shorts and the opportunity to play in front of top collegiate programs)
4 – 30 minute games in which you get to put it all on the line for two 15 minute halves.
1 – Practice before playing with each team’s Division 1 coach so that you can familiarize yourself with your teammates and play the sport effectively as a TEAM
1 – Coaches clinic by a Division 1 coach

MVP Rider University, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8. MVP Rider offers one of the country’s top fall recruiting events at Rider’s beautiful facilities in Lawrence Township (N.J.) with divisions for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 graduation years. There are also high school and mixed clubs divisions with a 12-team maximum for each division.
Teams can play on either Saturday, Sunday or both days and have a three-game guarantee. Several teams have already confirmed their spot in MVP Rider, which is played on 10 fields and offers players, coaches, parents and college coaches an easy opportunity to move around easily and maximize exposure.
For more information or to register, click here.
All MVP Rider games are filmed in broadcast-quality high definition by Next Level Video and video packages are availab

The National Showcase, Hosted by the Victory Event Series and National HS Coach of the Year John Nostrant, an elite lacrosse event with a teaching component, Nov. 8 at Germantown Academy. This event will give the Top Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors players (2017, 2018 & 2019) in the country an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in front of premier college lacrosse programs while learning new techniques/skills that they can apply to their game. The National Showcase is centered around three main components:
Speed & Agility Drills; Instructional Player Clinic with College Coaches; Recruiting Q&A with Colleges
Showcase Games.
This is an open registration event that will feature some of the best High School boys lacrosse players in the country. Coaches are welcome to refer players here who they feel would benefit from this elite experience. For players who are interested in attending the National Showcase, please click here and fill out the registration form. Once you have registered the Victory Event Series staff will provide further information. Click here to register.
For more immediate information about the National Showcase, please contact: Dan Pellicano, Event Manager, Pattison Sports Group, (610) 518-4932,

The Big12 Fall Invitational, for the nation’s top 2018 and 2019 club teams on Sunday November 15 at Blandair Park Columbia, MD. The event was founded by Kevin Mayer, Director of Rock Lacrosse, and was established to provide 2018 and 2019 teams a viable tournament venue to compete and receive recruiting exposure to NCAA Division I, II, III programs while also bringing much needed awareness to ALS a devastating disease that afflicts 6400 Americans annually. Proceeds from the Big12 Fall Invitational will be donated to the Big12 tournament partner the Brigance Brigade Foundation (, whose mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS.
Legacy Global Sports is the tournament partner for infrastructure support for the event.
The Big12 is an invitational format, hence interested clubs should contact Big12 via the website (

Fall Tournaments

5th Annual Kelly’s Fall Masters Lax Classic, Oct. 10th. This one-day tournament will be hosted at The Shipley School’s main campus (two turf fields) in Bryn Mawr. The tournament will last from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with three games guaranteed per team (a fourth if you make the Championship game). This event is a masters-level lacrosse tournament with teams coming from New York to Virginia, and, of course, PA. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase as well as tournament merchandise along the concourse.
The tournament was designed to provide a fun day of lacrosse and to help the sport of lacrosse give back. This years proceeds will be given to LEAPS lacrosse. LEAPS’ mission is to enrich the lives of youth through lacrosse and education, as well as instill the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.
The post tournament Social Hour will be held at Kelly’s Taproom in Bryn Mawr, walking distance from the fields, from 5-7 pm and will feature a free buffet and a raffle for several great prizes.
The Shipley School is located at 139 N. Merion Ave Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. For more information contact: Dan Kelley or check out

Brandywine Classic Fall Lacrosse Tournament, October 24 & 25, Toughkenamon, PA. By Victory events, Saturday – High School (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Sunday – Youth (2020, 2021, 2022/2023, 2024/2025)
Last year the youth division SOLD OUT and 88 teams total over the two days of great competititon.
Expertly staffed, we provide USL certified refs and field coordinators to ensure the tournament experience is professional and smooth for our teams.
Great facility, 10 fields all located together for better game day management and viewing. And, the Brandywine Polo Fields are carefully maintained with closely mowed natural grass providing a safe and fast playing surface.
Divisions: 2016/17s – PLAYS SATURDAY; 2018s – PLAYS SATURDAY; 2019s – PLAYS SATURDAY; 2020s (8th) – PLAYS SUNDAY; 2021s (7th) – PLAYS SUNDAY; 2022/23s (5th/6th) – PLAYS SUNDAY
Click here for registration

Inaugural Halloween Havoc boys’ lacrosse tournament, Oct. 24-25 at the new MapleZone Sports Institute Sports Villaga at 4881 Chichester Ave. in Aston. The event is for teams in graduation years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The price is $950 Per team with a discount for multiple teams. Games (played on up to five turf fields) will feature two 22-minute running halves with one 30-second timeout per game (not under the 2 minutes), and 5-minutes halftimes.
Registering Multiple Teams Please Contact Cory Malampy at
Click Here to Register online and scroll down to Outdoor Lacrosse.

Strath Haven Lax Fest, Saturday, November 14th (rain date Sunday, November 22nd) at Strath Haven High School. Festival format, no playoffs or championships
Teams receive: 3 games guaranteed; Games are 2, 25 minute running halves; Start at 9AM and finish at 4PM; 18 player minimum roster (bring own reversibles); 2 levels of play: Varsity and JV; PIAA Referees; Trainer on site
Team registration fee: $600 if paid in full before October 15th, $700 if paid after October 15th
go to to register

Lehigh Lacrosse’s King of the Mountain tournament, Nov, 14-15 at Lehigh University.
Saturday – * 3rd through 8th grade (A & B Divisions for each division)
* 3 Guaranteed Games with playoffs to follow
* Championship Format
Sunday, November 15th – High School
* Varsity Division (all grad years)
* Rising Division (2019’s & 2018’s)
* 3 Guaranteed Games with playoffs to follow
* Championship Format
* Division I, II, and III coaches will be in attendance
Sign up:

Valley Forge Laxfest Invitational, Great Valley High School, 225 Phoenixville Pike Malvern, PA 19355, Sunday, November 15.
Graduations Years – 2016 through 2023 (AA, A Brackets)
Club/High School Teams (AA, A Brackets)
All teams play 3 Games (no playoffs) – 22 minute halves
$975/team ($400 deposit due upon registration)
Click here for team registration
Click here for player registration

Charity Banquet

Fourth Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. Once again, the event will feature big-name speakers and a program that fittingly honors a youth tournament and foundation in Evan Brady’s name that has raised over $1 million in funds for families with children that have life-threatening diseases. Individual banquet tickets are $85 and various sponsorships are available; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open bar and time for attendees to mingle. This event is a celebration of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Community and its dedication to recognizing the many ways the community assists in helping people’s lives off the field as well as on the field. Evan Brady was a youth lacrosse standout who battled osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The eighth annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held in April 2016 at Malvern Prep. EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions. The Master of Ceremonies for the event again is Philly lacrosse standout goalie Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and a recent inductee into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The special guest speaker features legendary Temple University men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy.

Golf Outing

The 2015 PLA Golf Classic, which will be held on Columbus Day (Monday, 10/12) at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington, PA.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and the event is almost half full. For more information regarding the event and to register, please visit
The event supports the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs.
The proceeds enabled the PLA to do the following:
• Support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia;
• Conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics;
• Sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight (including the Katie Samson Tournament, the Nick Colleluori Classic, Checking for Cancer and EvanFest);
• Organize/underwrite the 2nd Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel, which featured over 250 attendees and brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2015 high school lacrosse season;
• Induct the Class of 2015 into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame at Whitemarsh Country Club in February;
• Support the HEADstring Project, which donated over 200 new and refurbished sticks to programs in the City (see; and
• Launch the PLA’s new website (see
The PLA is excited to return to Manufacturers! The club hosted the PLA’s first outing in 1993 and last hosted the event in 2006. The Club offers a majestic club house and other facilities and a traditional style parkland layout, featuring a great routing and scenic beauty throughout. Manufacturers’ is one of the “must play” courses in the Philadelphia area.
Sponsors: We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Classic website.
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 5th. Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Based on last year’s participation and the pace of registrations to date, we expect the outing to sell out.


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