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

Sunday, 12th January 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, Leagues, Tournaments, Tryouts, Posted 1/12/20

Boys’ Events

Skills Clinics

Pro Clinic for boys on Jan. 12 at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn. The clinic, held from 12-1:30 p.m. will feature elite instruction on Offensive vs. defense with goalies for all ages. Clinicians will include Callum Robinson (defense) of the Atlan LC, Springfield-Delco and Penn State grad Drew Adams (goalie) of Archers LC and Malvern Prep and Penn State grad Matt Mackrides, a 4X MLL All-Star. Training Description: This training is for boys offensive players, defensive players, and goalies interested in receiving coaching from Coach Matt Mackrides, Coach Callum Robinson and Drew Adams. Boys players at all ages are welcome to join this training. This training will consist of 45 minutes of position specific training and 45 minutes of live reps with immediate feedback by our coaches. How to Register – Each position will be registering via separate platforms. Defensive Registration Registration: Registration: Email Matt Mackrides directly at

Keating Lacrosse’s “Developing Off-Ball Movement” Clinic (Grades 5 to 8) on Jan, 18 at XL Sports World in Cherry Hill, N.J. Time: 8AM-10AM. Grades: 5th-8th grades (boys)
Click here to register.  Details: For two hours, clinic participants will be provided outstanding instruction on how to create offensive opportunities without the ball. The clinicians have extensive experience teaching and playing the game at the collegiate level. This clinic is for players of any level. The clinic will emphasize different drills that teach off-ball movement. Long Poles are encouraged to attend. We will not shoot on goalies. If you have any questions, please email Dan Keating:

Goalie Training

NetNation Winter Winter Goalie School 2020 (for boys and girls 9-to-17) at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Goalie school is all about getting you ready for your spring season. Brian Dougherty, Drew Adams and the elite NetNation staff break down techniques and corrects habits so you can dominate. Live shots, film/chalk talk and drills. Come graduation day, you’ll have the confidence to step between the pipes on March 1st to begin your spring season. When: Sundays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Feb 2nd, Feb 9th, Feb 16th, Feb 23rd & Mar 1st. Where: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118.  Open to: Boys & Girls born between: 12/01/1993 and 01/01/2010. Time: 9:00 – 12:00

Coach Clinics

HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of South Jersey FREE Boys Recreational Lacrosse Coaches Clinic at Total Turf in Pitman, NJ from 6-9 p.m. on January 26. Coaches from all levels are invited to attend. To reserve a spot, please complete the registration form here.

Youth Clinics

West Chester Lacrosse Association 2020 Boys Winter Skills Clinics at Westtown School. The foundation of the clinic is a high-level instruction to hone core fundamental skills in a fun environment. It is open to all beginners of any area (Grades 1 to 8) who want to try a new sport as well as experienced players looking to cultivate their game. Boys Winter Skills Clinic will be lead by lacrosse coaches John Nostrant, Pete Borror, & John Borror of the Mesa Lacrosse Club. Clinics are staffed with standout local high school and collegiate players. Players will be separated by age and skill level to ensure appropriate coaching and efficient sessions.  DATES/TIMES – Saturdays: January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; February 1st, 8th
Tentative schedule: Boys 1st/2nd grades – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM; Boys 3rd/4th grades- 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM; Boys 5th/6th & 7th/8th grades- 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM LOCATION: Westtown School Athletic Center, 975 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19382. Click here for more info and registration link. Please contact with any questions.

1st Start Lacrosse Winter Clinics, Click here to register – JANUARY/FEBRUARY CLINICS Delco Sports Field House (Ampro), Clifton Heights, PA Time: 11 AM-12 PM 1/12/20-2/9/20 (5 SUNDAYS) Address: 30 Bunting Ln, Clifton Heights, PA 19018 Episcopal Academy, Class of 1940 Daniel Dougherty Field House, Newtown Square, PA TIME: 9 AM – 10 AM 1/12/20 – 2/9/20 (5 SUNDAYS) Address: 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073 Westtown School, West Chester PA Time: 11 A M-12 PM 1/12/20-2/9/20 (5 Sundays) Address: 975 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19382 The Phield House, Philadelphia, PA Time: 11-12 AM 1/12/20 – 2/9/20 (5 SUNDAYS) Address: 814 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19123 The All Sports Center, Collegeville, PA Time: 4:30-5:30 1/9/20-2/6/20 (5 THURSDAYS) Address: 1511 W Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426 Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA Time: 9 AM-10 AM 1/11/20-2/8/20 (5 SATURDAYS) Address: 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA, 19034

Box Leagues

Steelyard Sports’ Winter Youth Box Leagues. Games are weekly on Saturdays starting January 4th. Games are played in a brand new heated facility with an official box lacrosse arena with full glass and boards, brand new turf, a terrific spectator area with WIFI, and full glass and boards. You can register online for the whole season, or register online by game. Register at

Winter Training

Black Bear’s 2020 Winter Instructional League on Saturday mornings starting January 4. The sessions are geared towards intermediate to advanced players in grades 5th-8th that have at least 1+ years experience playing lacrosse. Players that attend should be able to pass and catch and have a basic understanding of their lacrosse position. The sessions are geared to help players advance their understanding and execution of team and transition concepts. Players will be exposed to challenging team drills that will improve their lacrosse IQ, decision making, and ability to execute team and transition offense/defense concepts. Head coaches Grady Wise of Boyertown and Bryan Churchey of Perkiomen Valley will lead the instruction. REGISTER TODAY. Team Skills Include: Settled Offense and Defense, Transition Offense & Defense, Ground balls
Individual Skills Include: Shooting technique, Individual dodging, Defensive approaches, Defending different areas on the field. When? Saturdays, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 8:00am-9:00am, February 1 6:00pm-7:00pm. Where? ALL SPORTS CENTER, 1501 West Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426. Who? League is meant for intermediate to advanced skill level boys in grades 5th,6th,7th, & 8th.

Blue Ox Boys Middle School Winter Training, at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, 1340 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn PA 19428. . Register for all trainings here – Middle school boys Training (Thursdays). This training is offered to players of all positions, including goalies. Limited spots are available. Session Dates: Thursdays – 6:30-8 pm {1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13} Boys High School Training (Tuesdays)
This training is offered to players of all positions, including goalies. Session Dates: Tuesdays – 6:30-8 pm {1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11}

NXT Play Fast – Play Fast, a four-week program, is geared toward 7-14-year-olds who want to fine-tune their skills and elevate their game. NXT’s professional, high-level coaches work directly with players through a carefully-designed curriculum to challenge all skill levels. Players go through four 90-minute weekly sessions of fast-paced, high-energy drills, short lines and lots of small-sided games! Boys and girls Play Fast training run simultaneously at Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn and offer 3 sessions this winter in January and February. Session I: January 4 – 25, Saturdays. 10:00 – 11:30 AM; Session II: February 7 – 28, Fridays. 5:30 – 7:00 PM; Session III: February 8 – 29, Saturdays. 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Click here to register for Boys Play Fast

NXT Lacrosse Academy – The NXT Lacrosse Academy (NLA) is an elite winter training for high-performing lacrosse players driven to take their game even higher. The program matches a player’s intensity with small-group, position-based instruction built on Division I training curriculum. This isn’t time to run through the motions in your average drill. The goal is measurable improvement and we’re looking for the area’s most talented and intense players who are committed to getting to the next level. Confirmed college coaches for Boys NXT Lacrosse Academy include University of Delaware, Neumann, Cabrini, Hartford and Temple. Boys NLA will follow a new format for the winter offering training every other week beginning January 12th to allow athletes to participate in other winter commitments. There will also be a committed program for the 2020 and 2021 classes that will coincide with the high school training. Starting January 12. Saturdays. Middle School: 1 – 3 PM, High School & Committed: 3- 5 PM. Click here to register for Boys NXT Lacrosse Academy

NXT Box Academy – The NXT Box Academy program is designed to introduce & educate elementary school and middle school players to the benefits of playing indoor lacrosse. Players will learn to execute the 2 man game, will demonstrate more efficient stick skills, learn to excel in tight spaces, to be more creative without the ball, and box will challenge all players to be a more complete player. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of American box players. The professional box game is growing 2 to 3 times as fast as the field game. The world-class coaching staff is comprised of Coach Peter Lawrence, Brett Manney, Tony Resch, Bill Leahy, Marty Kupprion, and Scott Johnson. The NXT Box Academy is open to players from any club team ages 7-14 and will be held on Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Steelyard Sports Complex beginning January 6th. Click here to register for NXT Box Academy

Winter Box tournament

Victory Events Winter Championship, Dec. 21-22 at XL Sports World in Hatfield. Saturday, December 21: Novice | 2028, 2029 | Morning
Pee Wee | 2026, 2027 | Afternoon
Sunday, December 22: Bantam | 2024, 2025 | Morning
High School | 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 | Afternoon

The Launch 2.0, at Maplezone, is an event designed specifically for youth rec programs to celebrate the start of their seasons with competitive game play at an intimate premier facility where all games are played on turf. The divisions are as followed: 14U/ 8th grade, 14U/ 7th grade, 12U/ 6th grade, and 12U/ 5th grade. Registration is $500 per team. Click here to learn more about The Launch 2.0.

Spring HS PlayDay

North Penn Varsity PlayDay, March 14, seeks teams to complete a 4-team field, 3 games, e-mail Rick Smith at

Spring tourneys

The Crown 2.0, at MapleZone, Start the summer travel club circuit of tournaments at this premier event, The Crown 2.0. This tournament is designed for 2024-2027 boy’s club teams and will provide a one of a kind experience for all who attend. Winners of this tournament will receive an embroidered Under Armour backpack and will get to practice cutting down the net to take a piece of it home. The Crown 2.0 provides a stress free environment for parents, players, and coaches. Leave the team tent at home as there will be a massive covered area on property for all teams directly adjacent to the fields. This event is held on three all-turf playing fields at MSI Sports Village in Aston, Pennsylvania. Registration is now open! Click here for more information on The Crown 2.0. Click here to register

Summer Camps

Blue Ox Lacrosse/Indian Springs Day Camp (Chester Springs) Ultimate Summer Lacrosse Camp Experience, June 15-18.  DISCOUNT – From Dec. 15 to Dec. 25 there is a $25 Christmas Holiday Discount by using OXmas at registration. Registration Lacrosse is followed by a day of adventure and fun on the 46-acre campsite. Activities include but are not limited to: GA-GA, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Mini Golf, Rock Climbing, Flag football, Soccer, Dodgeball, Box Lacrosse, Boating and Fishing, Archery. CAMP SCHEDULE
*Early Drop Off (7:45 – 8:15) | Lacrosse (9 – 11:30) | Lunch (11:30-12:30) | Multi-Sport/ Activity (12:30 – 3) | Pick-up between (3-3:30) | * Late pick-up 3:30-4:30. Sibling and Team Discounts Available. AGE GROUPS: BOYS AND GIRLS ALL AGES (8-18). TEAM DISCOUNT – Blue Ox Lacrosse Summer Camp will now be offering a $50/player discount for teams that register for summer camp. SIBLING DISCOUNT – Blue Ox Lacrosse Summer Camp will be offering a sibling discount. If siblings attend, the second sibling will receive a $50 discount. Every additional player within the same family will receive a $25 discount. If you would like more information please contact:

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