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Updated Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Tournaments, leagues, showcases, clinics

Saturday, 16th March 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, Leagues, Tournaments, Tryouts, Posted 3/16/19

Boys’ Events

Club tryouts

Risings Sons Lacrosse Club has openings for youth players. Players will be added to teams from the Classes of 2024 through 2028. These age groups are coached by elite coaches, including Brian Samson (Villanova & Conestoga), Matt Marasco (Army West Point), Dan Deckelbaum (Avon Grove, MLL & NLL), and Vinnie Bonaddio (Salesianum).
Interested players contact:
New players can participate in with Rising Sons teams at Winter Skills Training Sunday mornings at Maplezone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley.

Duke’s Nationals (boys in Classes 2023 to 2027) tryout and mini camps, Saturday, March 16 at UPenn. The event will be held from 6-to-9 p.m. Click here to register.

HEADstrong Lacrosse South Jersey tryouts (boys HS, 2020-2022 and youth, 2023-2028) on Sunday, April 7 at the Logan Township Football Fields, 2135 Township Line Road, Logan Township, NJ 08085. Our goal is to promote excellence within the game and create an unparalleled experience, while placing emphasis on gaining athlete’s exposure and instilling character both on and off the field. Tryouts times TBA. Boys’ registration click here

Youth Spring training

1st Start, for boys and girls aged 3 to 7
Register here for 1st Start sessions at these spring locations –
The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
Time: 9-10 AM
4/7/19- 5/13/19 (6 Sundays) (No session on April 21 for Easter)
Address: 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Time: 11- 12 PM
4/7/19- 5/13/19 (6 Sundays) No session on April 21 for Easter)
Address: 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA, 19081
The Phield House, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9-10 AM
Address: 814 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Spring Training

Fusion Lacrosse box training program with gameplay on Wednesday nights at Maple Zone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley. The program will be run and directed by Fusion and Penn*Lax co-founder, former Philadelphia Wing, and former MLL champion Steven Holmes. REGISTER HERE
What: 5 sessions of Box training and gameplay
When: 6-7:30pm Wednesdays (April 3, 10, 17, 24th and May 1st)
Where: MSI Sports Institute (indoors)
Ages: 3rd-6th grade
Coaches: Directed by Steven Holmes (former 8 year MLL and NLL professional) What will be taught: Kids will learn the box game at an elite level. The skills and training are developed specifically to translate to outdoor success. We teach elite ball movement and IQ, and develop a pass first mentality. . We also drill catching and finishing as a priority. Kids will learn to defend with their feet, be ground ball focused, and offensive players will learn to initiate and deal with contact. Reps Reps Reps and proper technique will be the focus!

First Class Lacrosse Philadelphia boys (4th grade through high school divisions) elite clinic led by former Villanova great and pro Christian Cuccinello on April 14 at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn.
Times: 4-6th Grade 9AM-10am
7th-8th Grade 10AM-11AM
High school 11:00am-12pm
Location: Main Line Sports Center, 1340 Swedesford, Rd., Berwyn, 19312 This high level session will cover shooting, dodging techniques and offensive concepts required to play at the game’s highest levels. The methods build from the ground up and can be taught to players of all skill sets. This clinic is run by coach Christian Cuccinello, PLL Player and a 2018 Rookie of the Year Finalist in the MLL. Cuccinello – a four-year stater at Villanova and USILA All-American – brings first class offensive methods and training, with a passion to teach the next generation. Click here to register

Spring Tournament

Battle of Fort Washington lacrosse tournament, by Crooked Cross, on Saturday, March 23 at the SPARK all weather fields in Upper Dublin. The Battle hosts boys youth lacrosse teams from across the Tri-State area. The one day tournament consists of four 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. Rain date is March 24th. Limited spots remain in each division. Tournament registration as well as additional Battle of Fort Washington information can be found at This preseason event will take place on three all-weather turf fields. Slotted the week before the SEPYLA season starts, the tournament is geared toward SEPYLA and CCLA township clubs looking to get full field competition and complete team assignments before the Spring season starts. For questions, please contact Todd Eby at 262.354.2159 or

North Penn JV lacrosse play day on Saturday, April 6. Rain date will be Saturday May 11th. Details: 12 total teams; 8:30am until 2:00pm; 3 games per team (modified); no playoffs; PIAA officials
Please email NP coach Rick Smith at with any questions or if you want to register your team.

EVANFEST, a youth boy’s lacrosse festival on April 13 at Malvern Prep for ages U-15 and U-13 featuring teams from Chester and Delaware Counties. The day will bring surrounding communities together to further the sport of lacrosse and to help raise money to donate to families whose child is battling a life-threatening illness.
Each team will be guaranteed two games. The games will consist of two, 22-minute halves. Each game will be officiated by professional referees and there will be timed penalties. Most importantly, schedules will feature inter-league play between teams from SEPYLA and CCLA.
Designed as a family event, players, parents, coaches, and their family and friends are welcome and encouraged to participate. There will be plenty of food and EVANFEST merchandise for sale with all proceeds going to benefit the families supported by EVANFEST.
Click here to register

Summer Benefits

Shootout for Soldiers Philadelphia, starts Wednesday, June 26 at 4pm and runs for 24 hours until 4pm June 27 at the Episcopal Academy.
*Registration and Information –
SFS Philadelphia raised over $100,000 last year – a level that no other location has ever done in its second year. Can Philly overtake Baltimore and Long Island for the top spot this year?
The goal is to have 2 adjacent fields running simultaneously for 24 hours. There will be a festival atmosphere with food trucks, music, family activities and, of course, lots of lacrosse. Teams can be traditional and non-traditional. Examples of non-traditional teams; All Goalie Team, Father/Son game, Switch sticks, Costume, and alumni teams are just a few types.
SFS Philly is looking for volunteers to reach out and solicit team participation which is the key to SFS Philly success. Anyone interested, please connect with Chris Bates at Also, if you know of a business/company that would like to learn about sponsorship or partnering opportunities with Shootout For Soldiers, reach out to Gabby Steinhardt, Director of Business Development at or (410) 800-0580 x708.

Summer Tournaments

16th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, MSI Sports Village in Aston, June 8-9.
The event, run by Heritage Lacrosse, will feature a diverse group of recreational teams, as in years’ past, for grades 1 to 8. Club/travel programs will be managed separately and are invited to play in elite brackets. Brackets, dates of play and additional information are on our website. To register or learn more, please visit the website – Liberty Lacrosse Shootout.
Rec Teams:
Saturday, June 8th
8UB, 8UA, 12UB and 12UA
Sunday, June 9th – 10UB, 10UA, 14UB and 14UA
Travel/Club Programs:
Saturday, June 8th – 2030, 2029, 2026 and 2025
Sunday, June 9th – 2028, 2027, 2024 and 2023
Click here to register
12th Annual Patriot Games Summer Showcase & Festival, July 13-14, at several elite locations in Delaware County. Run by Heritage Lacrosse; sites include Maple Zone Sports Village, Aston, PA; Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA; and Neumann University, Aston, PA.
Click here To Register
All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format
3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (7/13/19)
2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (7/14/19)
Click to register

Summer Showcases

Beast of the East Showcase 2019 on Friday, June 21 at MapleZone Sports Complex, PA. Event run by Victory Events. MapleZone Sports Complex is located at 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston, Pennsylvania 19014
Price includes custom reversible jersey, 3 showcase games, and all game film included.
Divisions: Boys Grad Years 2020, 2021, 2022 (216 Athletes)
Click here to register or to nominate an athlete –

Liberty National Elite Showcase Friday, June 28, DE Turf Sports Complex, Frederica, DE
Price | $275 for Tournament Players
Price includes custom reversible jersey!
All Registrations are non-refundable.
Grad years: 2020, 2021 & 2022
ELITE EXPERIENCE: Victory Showcase prides itself on hosting elite events at elite venues and delivering the total lacrosse experience. This event, partrnered with the Duke’s L.C., is being held the Friday prior to the weekend tournament to an elite club tournament, the Liberty National Elite Classic. Over 100 college coaches are expected.
Click herte to register –

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