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Philly boys’ lacrosse events: Training, clinics, tournaments, showcases

Sunday, 25th October 2020

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Clinics, Club, Events, Leagues, Showcase, Tournaments, Training, Tryouts  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/25/20

Boys’ Events

Training

Kevin Finneran’s “Coach Finn Lacrosse” provides private training for small groups, individuals and both in person and virtual. Coach Finn was a 10-year member of the Philadelphia Wings, a 4-time NLL champion and the franchise’s second all-time scorer. He also was a US National Team field world champion and has been training players for years, most recently in Florida. Coach Finn, who was All-Ivy at Cornell, also has been an MLL head coach, an MLL player for the Philadelphia Barrage and was a head high school and assistant coach in the Philly region. Coach Finn works with boys aged 8 to 18, 7 days a week. Skill building is provided for stickwork, dodging, feeding, groundballs, shooting, defense and lacrosse IQ. Virtual instruction is also provided. For pricing and more details e-mail coach Finn at Coachfinnphilly11@gmail.com or call 215-292-4961. Click here for more information.

Steelyard Sports Middle School Defense Academy, featuring Philly defensive legend Tucker Durkin. The Academy is for boys in grades 6 to 8 and the price is $250 for all sessions, which run from Oct 31-Nov. 21, from 9-10:30 AM. Steelyard Sports is located at 538 Swedeland Rd, King of Prussia PA 19406. Click here to register for Phase 1 (Phase 2 registration will be announced in the coming weeks)

Torque Lacrosse Academy at Exeter Fieldhouse in Reading, in November and December. The Academy is led by Jake Plunket, Muhlenberg College head coach. The Torque Lacrosse Academy provides progressive and position specific training for lacrosse players looking to take their game to the next level. The training is specialized toward developing specific skills, teaching advanced techniques, and providing them with a foundation to build on. Torque was designed to break down bad habits, stress the fundamentals, and adopt the advanced training methods and mechanics of lacrosse. Through individualized instruction, our players will receive elite level coaching, designed to help them reach their full potential. Location: Exeter Fieldhouse, 4401 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA 19606. REGISTER HERE!

Blue Ox Winter Training for boys and girls at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. The program is led by director Matt Mackrides, HS All-American, U-19 World Champion and former MLL player. Boys’ training:
For Offense and Defense; Runs from Jan. 5-Feb. 9, on Tuesdays
Main Line location: 1340 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn, PA 19428. Register at blueoxlacrosse.com

Virtual training

NY Lizards Virtual Goalie Coach’s Clinic featuring MLL All-Star Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco, Penn State, NetNation). This live virtual clinic will also feature insight from four time MLL Champion head coach BJ O’Hara. During this 60-minute clinic, Kaut and coach O’Hara will be helping you improve your goalie coaching skills as well teaching you specific drills to work on with your goalies. There will be time at the end of the clinic for Q&A. Session 1 – Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Date:  Sunday, November 15th. Websitehttps://nylizards.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/2020/10/16/general-austin-kaut-game-day-clinics-virtual.aspx
Registrationhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rIWekSiATW2HWraEvbh0iw. Session 2 – Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Date:  Friday, November 27. Website https://nylizards.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/2020/10/16/general-new-york-lizards-virtual-goalies-clinic-presented-by-northwell-health-featuring-mll-all-star-goalie-austin-kaut.aspx. Registration https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F-FHO2SXShapwLD5BV0j4A

Leagues

Winter Indoor Lacrosse Leagues at MSI Field House, Garnet Valley. Expanded field size and setup specifically around safe play guidelines
Field dimensions – 45 yards x 60 yards. Only two teams in the building
Team benches on each side of the field – easy to social distance
Game Play – 7 v 7 (6 field players and a goalie), Two players back
Boys – 2 long poles max
Modified goal size – 5′ x 5′
Two 20-minute halves
NO BODY CHECKING
Three Divisions (Boys and Girls) – High School, 7th/8th Grade, 5th/6th Grade
Six (6) teams MAX per division; 8 regular season games for each team; Playoffs for the top 4 teams in each division; Weeknights – 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 pm game times. Start: Monday, November 30th, End: Friday, February 5th. Where: MSI Field House, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060. Click to register 

 Steelyard Sports Youth Box Lacrosse League (high school, township, club) for high school and middle school aged players. High School players will practice every Friday from 5pm-9pm starting December 4th. This will continue until December 18th. Middle School players will practice from 10:30am-5pm starting December 5th. This will continue until December 19th. Games will be played starting on January 8th and ending on February 20th. High School division games will be played on Friday nights anywhere from 6pm-9pm. The first High School division league game will be on January 8th. Middle School games will be played on Saturdays from 10:30am-5pm. The First Middle School division league game will be on January 9th. There will be high school, township and club divisions. Steelyard also will be accepting individual sign-ups. Click here for more info and registration.

Tournaments

#BStrong tournament in Gilbertsville on Saturday, November 21 for boys’ teams in the age groups 2029/30, 2028, 2027, 2026, 2025, and 2023/24. What is #BStrong? On July 14th, Brendan Avvento, a 2024 goalie with Mesa Lacrosse, collapsed on the lacrosse field during an afternoon practice. Thanks to some quick acting by well-trained coaches and staff on the premises, Brendan was able to get immediate medical attention that kept him alive until he could be transported to the hospital.  Brendan suffered a life-threatening blood clot to his brain followed by cardiac arrest. Over the past two months, Brendan has made incredible strides towards recovery.  The #BStrong tournament is a celebration of lacrosse, community and the unbreakable human spirit. The festivities will include food trucks, vendors, raffles and, of course, great lacrosse. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Avvento family and provide funds to local youth organizations to provide CPR and AED training and equipment. Registration is set at $600 per team. Schedules and start times to be determined once registration is complete. Tournament format and scheduling is subject to change in case of inclement weather.  Tournament location is Windelstrae Fields, 132 Chalet Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525. There will be Varsity and JV divisions. Teams will play in a round robin format in a morning or afternoon time slot. Directors are still discussing 7v7 and 10v10 format across the age groups based on player availability. State and local COVID-19 rules and guidelines will be in place. For more information, contact Jason Jones at jonesjason11@yahoo.com. To Register CLICK HERE: BStrong Playday

Showcases

Liberty National Elite Fall Showcase, by Victory Events, Saturday, October 31, The Proving Grounds (Conshohocken, PA)
Boys Grad Years: 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024
NCAA coaches will work with players directly, providing athletes an elite instruction, competition, and recruiting exposure opportunity. Instructional seminar and recruiting speech will be provided. An MVP will be chosen and featured on TopLaxRecruits.com. Click here to register

Tournaments

Liberty Rising Autumn Challenge, by Victory Events, Sunday, Nov. 1, Brandywine Polo Club, Toughkenamon, PA
LIMITED SPOTS (3 GAMES PER DAY)
2025 AA / A; 2026 AA / A; 2027 AA / A; 2028 A / B; 2029/30
Click here for more information and registration

Tryouts

Black Bear’s 2025 team is looking for a goaltender for the 2020-2021 Travel Lacrosse season.  Pat Jenkins, Offensive Coordinator at Perkiomen Valley High School, is the head coach of the team, and assisting him is Kevin Mo, current Goaltender at Seton Hill University.  Interested candidates should email blackbearlacrosseclub@gmail.com.

LaserSharks Box Lacrosse Tryouts, Thursday, November 5, at MSI Field House, 451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060. Times: 6-7:15 pm 5th/6th & 7th/8th Grades; 7:30-8:45 pm HS JV & HS Varsity. Click to register


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