Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/7/19
HEADstrong Quakers, run by the UPenn Staff and other local NCAA coaches, will be holding its second and final round of tryouts for the coming 2019-2020 season on Sunday, August 25 at Episcopal Academy.
There are limited openings left based on age/position as follows:
2022: Positions Available (except for Goalie)
2023: Openings at Attack/Midfield
2024: Positions Available (except for Goalie)
2025: Positions Available (except for Goalie)
2026: Positions Available
2027: Positions Available
2025-2027 – 9-10:30am
2022-24 – 10:30-Noon.
$30 registration fee (new tryouts only, callbacks do not need to re-register)
About HEADstrong Quakers
We are a club that prioritizes three things above all else:
Coaching: All of our teams are lead by a College Coach, ensuring that players are given the best instruction possible, and giving our older boys a leg up in the recruiting process.
Improvement: With great coaching comes improvement, and we want our boys to focus on the process of becoming a better lacrosse player rather than short-term shortcuts to win at the expense of improvement.
Fun: Lacrosse is the best sport out there, and it should be FUN. We believe that as long as players are working hard, getting excellent coaching and having fun, they’ll want to play this game for a long time and reach their potential.
Everything we do supports the HEADstrong Foundation and their goal to support famliies affected by Cancer, and we always want to represent the Foundation with the highest quality people and families we can!
About the Year-Round Program
Fall– Season starts September and runs through mid-November
6 Fall practices
One Fall Event
Winter– No MANDATORY training, allowing multi-sport athletes to focus on their other sports
Opt-in option for 6-week Winter Training Program hosted by UPenn Staff in their NCAA Regulation Indoor Bubble
Spring– With our staff being comprised nearly exclusively of NCAA coaches, we will not play/practice in the Spring
Minimum of 10 Practices
3 External Events
2021: Dave Page (UPenn Assistant) and Jamie Lockard (Widener Univ HC)
2022: Mike Murphy (UPenn HC) and Rob Forster (UPenn Assistant)
2023: Joe Proud (Harriton HC, former Cornell Assistant), Nick Kirk (Ursinus College) and Dave Page (UPenn Assistant)
2024: Hugh Donovan (UPenn Assistant) and Leroy Moser (Roanoke College)
2025: Joe Proud (Harriton HC, former Cornell Assistant) and Nick Kirk (Ursinus College)
2026: Rob Forster (UPenn Assistant) and Casey Ikeda (UPenn Assistant)
2027: Dave Page (UPenn Assistant) and Mike Abbott (UPenn Assistant)