Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/23/14

Philly lacrosse Boys’ Events


Team 302 will hold tryouts to fill the remaining roster spots for its 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 players (current 6th-11th graders) on Feb. 23 at the Independence School in Newark. High School Info: Tryouts February 16th & 23rd, 12:30pm-2:00pm, @ The Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711. HS Teams for 2014 Summer: Team 302 2015 Elite, Team 302 2016 Elite, Team 302 2017 Elite, Team 302 All Star (Mixed). Go to www.prolacrossellc.com to register. Youth Info: Tryouts February 23rd 2:30pm-4:00pm, @ The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Rd Newark DE 19711. Youth Teams for Summer 2014: Team 302 2018, Team 302 2019, Team 302 2020, 2018,19,20 Alternates. The second tryout will take place the last two Sundays in February. Team 302 strongly encourages all players to attend both dates. Go to www.prolacrossellc.com to register.

Silverbacks Lacrosse club OPEN tryouts for Youth boy’s age groups U9-U15 and boy’s High School freshmen through juniors on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Caravel Academy in Bear, DE. Rain date = Sunday, Feb. 23rd. Times: 10-6 pm, High School Registration Link: http://www.zlacrossecamps.com/SilverbacksTryoutForm.html Youth Registration Link: http://www.zlacrossecamps.com/SilverbacksYouthBoysClinicForm.html Program Website: www.ZLacrosseCamps.com

Blue Ox Lacrosse U13 select team tryouts, Sunday, Feb. 23 at Phelps School in Malvern. Blue Ox Lacrosse emphasizes teaching the fundamentals of the sport, and helping players to reach their potential. The Blue Ox team will primarily play its games during the spring time. Games will be full run-time games, intended to be more conducive to the growth of players’ knowledge of the sport. These games will also allow for coaches to provide instruction, instead of having 20 minute running halves. The tryout is capped at 35 elite players, each of whom should have much experience. The players who are not selected to participate in the games with the select team can opt for the opportunity to participate in Blue Ox training sessions. The training will also give players the opportunity to be selected at a future date if their play warrants a selection. To be considered for a tryout, you must e-mail director Matt Mackrides at mmackrides@gmail.com. Blue Ox is also holding three more Spring Tune Up sessions on Sunday mornings (February 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd). The sessions are for high school players and U-15 players. High school sessions are from 8:30 – 9:45 am and U-15 sessions are from 10 – 11:45 am.

Philly region JCC Maccabi Games tryouts, March 2 at 9 AM at Starfinder, 4015 Main Street, Manayunk with a fee of $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The team will compete this summer in the JCC Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The event is for Jewish boys aged 13 to 16 (they must still be 16 by July 31, 2014). It goes from August 10-15. The head coach for Team Philly is Nick Dressel, the JV coach at Lower Merion. For more information contact Marti Berk at 610-8996-1770 x125. Or e-mail him at mberk@phillyjcc.com.

Old School Lacrosse Club has a very limited number of positions available for the Summer 2014 season. Members of the class of 2015, 2016 and 2017 that seek elite training to go with top competition are encouraged to register for Old School Lacrosse Club. We will have individual evaluations at our skills clinics at Phelps School held on Sundays. Please contact us at info@oslacrosse.com to schedule an appointment time for evaluation. The Old School program focuses on skill development and was the first club program to offer high level college and professional instruction, according to owner John Nostrant (Haverford School coach). Nostrant was pleased to recently announce that former World Champion player and coach and former Philadelphia Wings standout and assistant coach Adam Mueller was named as Field coordinator and director of Coaching. To contact us about open spots, click here.

Black Bear Lacrosse Club will be holding its Spring Supplemental tr outs to fill remaining club team rosters on Sunday February 23 at Phoenixville High School starting at 2 pm.

Black Bear is looking to fill these spots on its rosters:

High School:Registration 2:30pm-3pm – Try out 3:15pm-4:15pm

Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield

2017 (Rising Sophomores): 2:30pm-3pm – Try out 3:15pm-4:15pm

Goaltender, Defense, and Midfield

Black Bear North (Plays Out of Phoenixville)

U13: Registration starts @ 1:30pm — Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm

Defense, Attack, and Midfield

U15: Registration 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm

Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield

Black Bear South (Plays Out of West Chester)

U13: Registration starts @ 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm

Goaltender, Defense and Midfield

U15: Registration 1:30pm – Try out 2:00pm-3:00pm

Goaltender, Attack, and Midfield

Players may register ($20) by clicking HERE for our Black Bear Teams. If you have any questions you can email us at blackbearnorth@gmail.com or bbxwc1@gmail.com. To learn more about Black Bear go to www.blackbearlax.com. The Black Bear North U11, U13 & U15 teams will be practicing exclusively at Phoenixville High School on their brand new turf fields! Black Bear South U13 & U15 will be practicing exclusively at West Chester University and the HS Elite, Select and 2017 teams will practice at both Phoenixville and West Chester University.


Fusion High School Pre-Season Skills, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, at SMG Warminster, 9th/10th graders 6-7:30pm, 11th/12th graders 7:30-9pm. Fusion Coaches Steven Holmes and Kevin Crowley deliver their extensive expertise in position specific training before the High School season. Crowley will work with middies and attackman and Holmes will work with long stick and close defenseman. The first hour will be position specific techniques with maximum repetitions that Fusion is known for. The last half hour will be team gameplay with 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 drills stressing the most important concepts. Crowley and Holmes are accomplished coaches who have also excelled as players at the professional level . Coach Crowley was the Major League Lacrosse MVP in 2013. You can learn more about your coaches here. Cost: $95. REGISTER HERE

LB3 Preseason Positional Clinic, a special two-day training experience March 1-2 at The Shipley School. Hosted by Shipley Lacrosse and Headed by LB3 founder and former Syracuse All-American Liam Banks, the clinic – for youth through high school aged players – also features former Syracuse and pro superstar Casey Powell as well as many head coaches from the area.

The goal of the LB3 clinic is to deliver a unique and fun training experience and to develop individual players. LB3 Lacrosse programs enhance and encourage lacrosse specific skills and teach players how to implement these skills in game situations. All players from any club program and any region are welcome.

On Saturday the LB3 coaches will focus on positional-specific skill building by breaking the groups into attack, middies, defense and goaltending. On Sunday, Powell will lead the drills on scoring and stick skills. LB3 structures scenarios that bring players to new levels of playmaking with up-tempo play, ball movement, stick work and drills that improve lacrosse IQ.

The clinics are open to any boy, no matter the club affiliation, in Grades 3 through 12.

Times. location: Saturday 1-4, Shipley School Main Campus, 829 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA; Sunday 1-4 at Farm Fields, 1319 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne PA

Who: Boys Youth, Middle School (3rd-8th), High School (9th-12th)

Cost: 1 Day Session $99.00; 2 Day Session $149.00
Players can register by clicking here.

HEADstrong Lacrosse Positional Clinic In South Jersey,Sunday March 30, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Total Turf (614 Lambs Rd, Pitman, NJ 08071),Boys Ages 8-18, $100.00 per player,Register:www.HEADstronglaxpa.org, Full Gear Including Mouth Guard Is Required (Please Bring Water). Players can expect up to a 4 hour session packed with developmental and positional specific drilling with high reps and quick tempo led by the professional lacrosse players. Instructors include: Michael Colleluori (Midfield Specialist): Hofstra University, HEADstrong Foundation Jack Forster (Offensive Specialist): Penn State, MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks Steven DeNapoli (Defensive Specialist): Hofstra University, Rochester Rattlers Dan Henneghan (Face-Off Specialist): Penn State, LXM Pro Dave Mullen (Goalie): Univ. of Delaware, Hill School- Head Coach and Other Special Guests

Scoop Lax Boys’ Developmental Lacrosse Programs by The Shipley School. The sessions will be held April 6, 13, 27 and May 4, 11, & 18 at the Lower School Turf Field at Shipley School. The program is directed and run by The Shipley School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director Mark Duncan.

The Details: Scoop Lacrosse, Ages 4.5, 6 year olds; Times: 10 – 10:45 am; Price: $100. Program: Boys brand new to lacrosse will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game: scooping, cradling, throwing, catching and shooting using the plastic scoop sticks and balls. Lots of fun drills and games will keep them moving through high energy 45 minute sessions. No stick or equipment needed.

Beginner Stick Skills, Ages: 6 – 8 Year Olds; Times: 11 am – 12 pm; Price: $125; Program: Beginner Stick Skills is for boys who have had minimum exposure to lacrosse. They will work in small group settings on the fundamental aspects of the game;. 3 v 3 play will be introduced as a fun way to learn game strategy. They will be taught using pinky balls and regulation sticks cut down to their size. Please bring your own stick. No equipment needed. Register now at http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5bed2110a45496c0589428b93&id=61a3f91e20&e=3a82f3ff7b

NXTsports’ Cradle Lacrosse After School Spring Session: a six-week after school spring session at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy beginning Monday, April 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be no session April 21. Cradle is designed to teach basic lacrosse skills to four to eight-year-old boys and girls in a fun, energizing and supportive environment. Cradle provides all the necessary equipment so there is nothing for parents to buy and all participants will receive a free Cradle Lacrosse shirt and sticker. The curriculum is designed to teach lacrosse basics to youngsters in an age-appropriate and fun way. Cradle features a young, enthusiastic co-ed staff at each session. Cradle’s coaching staff is mainly comprised of former college lacrosse players, many of whom are current educators and also coach lacrosse at the high school level. To sign up, visit cradlelacrosse.com or email Dylan Brown at Dylan@iamnxt.com. For more information, check us out on Twitter (@CradleLacrosse) and Facebook (facebook.com/cradlelacrosse).

Coaches Clinics

EPLCA Coaches Clinic

Date/Time: March 1, 2014 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia PA

• John McEvoy, Malvern Prep HS

• Brian Samson, Conestoga HS

• Craig Burnett, PIAA and KLOA Boys’ Lacrosse Official

USL Men’s Level 1 Clinic

March 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Maplezone, Boothwyn, PA

Winter tournament

President’s Day Weekend Boys Lacrosse Tournament and Festival, moved from Feb. 15 to the following Saturday, Feb. 22 at Bayard Rustin. Boys’ teams are asked to please confirm they can attend. Some openings are expected and teams can contact Rustin coach Tommy Hannum at tbhdlx@aol.com or call 1-610-639-5737. The new deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event is limited to eight teams and the tourney will only beheld if temperatures are above 35 degrees. Deposits will be refunded if the tourney is canceled. At Bayard Rustin, 8:00am- 4:00pm, Cost: $600. Highlights: Turf field, 3 game minimal, High School level teams only, A & B Divisions, Certified Referees. Sponsored by Kelly’s Sporting Goods Store, Lacrosse International, and Competitive Edge.

Spring Tournaments

The 2014 Irish Skirmish Tournament, April 26th and April 27th at the Herbst Sports Complex in Pipersville, Bucks County. Boys teams in grades 3-6 play on Saturday, April 26th and girls in 5th to 8th grades grade) as well as 7/8th grade boys play on Sunday, April 27th. More information and registration is found at www.irishskirmish.com.

The Irish Skirmish was created in honor of Coach Brian Riley, who passed away in 2005 .

Tourney highlights:

• Over 100 teams will participate from Maryland, New York, Connecticut New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more!

• $475.00 Per Team fee

• Boys Grs 3-8 [10 v 10], Girls Gr 5-8 [12 v 12]

• Three competition levels in most Age groups

• Championship format

• Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.

• Games played from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boys 3rd-6th play Sat. 7th&8th boys and all girls teams play Sunday

• Guaranteed 3 games

• Central clock; 2 running 20 minutes halves, with a 5 minute half-time – Listen for the horn!

LOCATION: Herbst Sports Complex, 5472 Durham Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 (*note that Durham Road is Rt. 413).

2nd Annual Chapter Challenge, a regional youth lacrosse festival for boys and girls that will held on the pristine and spacious grounds of the Brandywine Polo Club in Chester County May 3-4. Registration is now open (www.chapterchallenge.net). Last year, 80 teams enjoyed the inaugural event. The Chapter Challenge will support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, the chapter of US Lacrosse that promotes the game and provides programs and services to members of the lacrosse community in Eastern Pennsylvania. The PLA sponsors lacrosse-related activities, including charitable events, hosts national team exhibitions, conducts clinics for coaches and officials, and manages the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Over the years, the PLA has provided over $350,000 to help fund new programs and other lacrosse initiatives in the region (including efforts to grow the game in the City Philadelphia).

Divisions: Boys U9 (1st/2nd grades); Boys/Girls U11 (3rd/4th grades); Boys/Girls U13 (5th/6th grades); Boys/Girls U15 (7th/8th grades); Divisions will feature two or more brackets to help teams find the appropriate level of play; U9, U11 and U13 Boys’ teams will play on Saturday, May 3rd; U15 Boys’ teams will play on Sunday morning, May 4th; All Girls’ teams will play on Sunday, May 4th.

Registration fee – $475 (all teams will play 3 games with certified officials on meticulously-staged tournament fields). Registration Deadline: April 25, 2014 (or until brackets are full).

The Challenge: As a key component of the “Challenge,” we are also asking all participating teams to do one of two things, they are not mandatory but we are hoping to further some worthy objectives with your support:

Challenge Partners: Each team is asked to make a $200 contribution to the PLA (this donation is separate from and in addition to the registration fee and will inure entirely to the benefit of the PLA). The team can make the donation itself or arrange for a business or other benefactor to make the donation to the PLA as the team’s “Challenge Partner.” All contributors and Challenge Partners will be recognized for their support on the Chapter Challenge website, on the PLA website, and in a press release before and after the event; OR

Stick Donations / HEADstring Initiative: Each team can organize a used stick collection drive and to bring/donate the sticks to the event. The PLA will arrange for the donated sticks to be restrung and recycled to support lacrosse in the City of Philadelphia. The PLA has partnered with HEADstrong Foundation (which is contributing its distinctive lime green mesh) in connection with this “HEADstring” initiative. We hope not only to give donated boys’ and girls’ sticks new life and help spread the game, but to communicate a message of character, toughness, integrity and perseverance reminiscent of HEADstrong’s founder to the recipients of our refurbished sticks. The PLA and HEADstrong, jointly, will give those who help with this stick collection effort community service recognition.

11th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout Early Bird Special registration remains open for boys’ and girls’ youth lacrosse festival in Malvern, June 7/8 at the GCVSA Line Road Complex and The Phelps School. U9 Boys and U13 Boys/Girls will play June 7; U11 Boys/Girls and U15 Boys/Girls will compete Sunday, June 8.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Approximately 110 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate; Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their bracket; pool winners advance in a playoff format; Two brackets (A/B) are available in each division to help align teams that are organized by grade/ability to ensure games remain highly competitive (expect to see some 4v4 Bravehearts!); Registration Fee: $775 (“Early Bird Special” of $725 for teams/programs that register and pay on or before February 28th); Teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on conduct scorecards kept by Shootout officials and site marshals after each game.

To register or to obtain more information, please visit the Shootout website – http://www.libertylacrosse.com. Space is limited. It is anticipated the Shootout will fill up in advance of the deadline (May 2nd), as it has the past 10 years. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis (subject to level of interest and balancing of brackets).

Summer Camps

Box-Out Lacrosse Camp, July 1-2 at Yale University’s Reese Stadium with Yale coach Andy Shay and Philly coaches Adam Muller and Todd MacFarlane. The Box-Out Lacrosse camp is designed to introduce field players to box lacrosse in an outdoor setting.. Box-Out Lacrosse Camp, and Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite are restricted to 180 players. We will accept no more than 30 players in each box, and we will restrict each division to 30 players. If interest dictates, we may open a second group in one age division. The two day session includes specialized box lacrosse drills and instruction and many small game scenarios as well as actual box lacrosse games. Click here at box-out.com to get more information and to register. The Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite is being held July 3. Box-Out Lacrosse Camp Lite is a hyperspeed, abridged version of our two day curriculum. You will be doing the same drills, but you will be getting three total sessions as opposed to six. You may, by all means, sign up for both camps meaning you would get three days total of lacrosse. The curriculum, while somewhat redundant, would be well worth repeating. Tuition includes lunch BUT NOT DINNER as you will have ample time to leave the facility for dinner. We are in negotiations with an on site caterer as well.

Staff: Adam Mueller, National Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 2008. Todd MacFarlane: Founder Top Notch Training – Southern California’s first box lacrosse training company that catered to Middle, High School, College and Post-Collegiate play. Andy Shay: Head Coach of Yale Lacrosse

Academy of the New Church Boys’ summer lacrosse camp, run by ANC head boys’ coach Rob Forster. Instructors at the camp will feature many All-American college players and professional players. The ANC Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Camp focuses on teaching the basic fundamentals of lacrosse and to promote the love and spirit of the game to young men between the ages of 6-14. This will allow for growth in the individual as well as the game itself. These basics will be grounded in the philosophy of playing the game. Boys and Girls Grades 1 to 9 invited. Skills to be taught: Positional instruction and team concepts; Building Lacrosse IQ; Shooting/Dodging/Footwork; Games featuring prizes! Lots of fun and instruction every day

First Session: June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th 3:45 PM – 5:45PM

Second Session: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st 3:45 PM – 5:45PM
For More Information and To Register, Click Here.

Elite Goalie Camp, run by Brian Dougherty and Drew Adams, and overnight camp that will be held from June 16 to June 19 at Bryn Athyn College. Twenty goalies from each graduation year (2015, 2016 & 2017) will be to attend the invite only camp. Goalies will receive personal training by some of the best goalies to play the game. Training will include live demonstrations, chalk talk, video breakdown, one on one instruction, with live shots and drills to produce better stick and foot skills to dominate between the pipes. The Elite Goalie Camp staff will consist of All-World goalie Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy grad, Chestrnut Hill College coach, current New York Lizards and MLL All Star goaltender Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco/Penn State), Penn State keeper and First Team All American Austin “Sparky” Kaut (Springfield-Delco/Penn State) and Maryland’s Second Team All American Niko Amato (La Salle College High/Maryland). All four goalies have earned All-American status at their respected universities. Coaches recommendations are required when applying for the camp. Please send all recommendations to Joe Karpinski at jkarpinski@bagglax.com. For more information, please visit www.bagglax.com.

Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps is offering nine camps for boys and girls aged 7 and up this summer, mostly in Delaware and in South Jersey. Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps are the premier lacrosse education day camp in the Delaware Valley. Designed for boys and girls ages 7 and up, as old as those entering senior year in HS, looking for improvement with all lacrosse skills, concepts, and strategy at each position on the field. We welcome all skill levels at our camps and, when appropriate, will separate campers by age, ability, and/or preferred position.

Camps and location:

# 1 – Archmere Camp (1st session) – June 16 to 20 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE

# 2 – Middletown Camp – June 23 to 27 at M.O.T. Football & Cheer Conplex, Middletown, DE

# 3 – Concord Pike Camp – June 23 to 27 at Siegel J.C.C., Wilmington, DE

# 4 – SEA Camp (1st session) – July 7 to 11 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE

# 5 – SEA Camp (2nd session) – July 14 to 18 at Saint Edmond’s Academy, Wilmington, DE

# 6 – Archmere Camp (2nd session) – July 21 to 25 at Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE

# 7 – Hockessin Camp – July 21 to 25 at Hockessin Montessori School, Hockessin, DE

# 8 – Smyrna Camp – July 28 to 31 at Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE

# 9 – So. New Jersey Camp – August 4 to 7 at Marlton Park, Woodstown, NJ

REGISTER HERE at www.rippinrope.com

Black Bear Lacrosse 2014 summer camps. Black Bear Lacrosse has been providing expert instruction and training at camps and clinics for over a decade. Black Bear Camp directors are all current or former high school head coaches with a passion for teaching the game. In addition to its fundamentals program, which is designed to introduce the game to beginning and intermediate players, Black Bear provides advanced technique and training for experienced players, in a fast paced, fun environment.

Collegeville – June 23-27 – boys only

Kennett – June – 23-27 – boys only

Avalon 1- June 30 – July 4 – boys and girls

West Chester – July 7-11 – boys only

Phoenixville – July 14-18 – boys only

Stone Harbor- July 21-25 – boys and girls

Ocean City 2- July 28-Aug 1 – boys only

Upper Merion – Aug 4-8 boys only

Avalon 2 – Aug 11-15 boys and girls
Click here to register.

NXTsports’ Trashcan Lacrosse summer camps (for boys aged 7 to 14) at Episcopal Academy, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, The George School, United Sports Training Center and Westtown School. Trashcan has also added national locations in Hartford, Conn. and North Shore, Park Ridge and Naperville, Ill. The summer skills curriculum is specified to refresh each player’s enthusiasm to play the game of lacrosse and prevent “game drain.” Game drain is prevalent in players burned out from the spring lacrosse season, school year and the grind of getting better every day (GBE). Trashcan Lacrosse Camps and the summer skills curriculum account for the factors that lead to game drain. The Trashcan camp experience integrates a memorable camp experience and the training to build upon the previous spring’s accomplishments. The Trashcan Lacrosse Skill Development Curriculum (SDC) is built around a Play Fast drill book, box infusion, progression drills and the game of Trashcan Lacrosse: the dynamic 2v2 pick-up game that focuses on playing fast and mastering the art of the 2v1. Trashcan’s popularity has skyrocketed by more than doubling in attendance in the past year. To register, visit TrashcanLacrosse.com. Visit us on Twitter @TrashcanLax and on Facebook at facebook.com/trashcanlacrosse

The Philadelphia-area summer 2014 Trashcan camps will be held at:

 Episcopal Academy, 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 – June 23-27 and June 30-July 3.

 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 – July 14-18

 The George School, 1690 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, Pa. 18940 – July 21-24

 United Sports Training Center, 1426 Marshallton Thorndale Road, Downingtown, Pa. 19335 – July 21-24 and July 28-Aug. 1

 Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. 19382 – To be determined

Germantown Academy Fusion Day Camp (Box and Field), Mon-Thurs June 30th-July 4th, Early Bird Special before April 1st! REGISTER HERE. Fusions professional staff (link to http://playfusionlax.com/about-us/) is enhanced by Virginia All-American middie Chris “Shocker” Lapierre and Germantown Academy Head Coach Brian Grady among others. Campers learn 1.5 hours of box lacrosse and 3.5 hours of field lacrosse every day of camp: Fusion will utilize one of the most beautiful campuses and athletic facilities in the country to deliver their progressive training! Experience Fusions innovative summer platform that blends the fun and relaxed experience of a summer camp, with an ability to accelerate players learning curve at an exceptional rate. Cost: $350 before April 1st.

Summer Recruiting Camps

Top Prospect Camp 2014, hosted by the B’more Lax Company and the Baltimore Crabs. Each of two sessions will be held at Saint James School, Hagerstown MD. SESSION I: Starts Monday June 16th, 17th, 18th & ends Thursday June 19th noon. SESSION II: Starts Monday July 7th, 8th, 9th and ends Thursday July 10th at noon. A bus from Young Guns Tourney to St James will be available Sunday afternoon at an added cost for those families interested in having their son stay Sunday night for camps start Monday afternoon. The Top Prospect Camp is not for everyone. Applicants must provide a reference as part of the selection process. Successful applicants typically will have been starters for their respective AA/A type travel teams. Limit on numbers: 2017’s – 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders and 8 goalies. 2018s – 20 attack, 28 midfielders, 20 defenders, and 8 goalies. Players will experience an intense, fast-paced teaching environment during the instruction sessions. These sessions will include both team dynamics as well as position specific breakouts. No matter what team you play for you do not want to miss this opportunity to play with and meet some of the best players in the nation. Click here for more information. Click here to register. Camp Director -Ryan McClernan – founder BLC CRABS . Tuition $625. TO GET AN INVITE Go to “Top Prospect Camp 2014″ tab on HOME page and enter info. We will do our part and get back to you within 2 weeks. We have had a tremendous amount of interest prior to opening the online form. Players interested should be aware that not everyone will get invited and those who are Bigger – Faster – Stronger and have played at a high level for accomplished club teams will have the best shot of getting into camp. IF YOU GET YOUR INVITE — go to “register online” tab on HOME page and follow registration instructions!

The Philly Boys Showcase Camp, June 30-July 2, at Saint Joseph’s University, with the Showcase Camp’s coaching staff. The Camp is co-directed by D-1 head coaches in Peter Lawrence (Hartford University) and Taylor Wray (Saint Joseph’s University) and will host assistant coaches from the likes of the following schools: Bryant University, Boston University, Drexel University, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, University of North Carolina, University of Vermont and Loyola University. The Showcase Camp features college-style practices, a recruiting seminar, a speed training workout, a box lacrosse infusion clinic, film analysis and culminates with the Fab 40 All-Star Game. Campers leave better educated about both the on and off-field lives of college players and learn about the college recruitment process, NCAA rules, strength training and nutrition. Limited spots are still available, so make sure to grab your spot by signing up at showcaselacrosse.com. For more information, contact Showcase Director Brett Manney via email at brett@iamnxt.com and visit us on Twitter (@NXT_Showcase) and Facebook (facebook.com/nxtshowcaselacrosse).


Maplezone SI in Garnet Valley offers boys’ private lessons, semi-private lessons, and team training. Our indoor fieldhouse allows us the ability to train regardless of the outside weather. Contact Jeff Murray at jmurray@maplezone.com for further information.

Lacrosse Evolution Private Lessons and Team Training sessions at both its Downingtown and King of Prussia training facilities. Private Lessons are the best and quickest way to get an athlete to their next desired level and beyond. For more information on these programs, visit the Web site www.laxevo.com or call (610) 873-9910 for the Downingtown Training Center or (484) 684-7011 for the King of Prussia Training Center.

Summer Tournaments

The inaugural boys’ F4 PHILLY KICKOFF CLASSIC, presented by the people that brought you the F4 Showbine®, will take place on the south campus of West Chester University, June 14-15. The venue features three turf fields and seven immaculate grass fields and is easily accessible from all destinations with ample free parking. The championship format tournament will feature A and B brackets for High School through U13. U11 and U9 teams will be competitively matched based on coaches’ evaluations of the teams. All teams are guaranteed four games. Many top programs from around the nation have already committed, setting up for great competition. The 2014 Philly Kickoff Classic will be divided into 2 sessions: SESSION 1 High School Divisions A & B and U15s Saturday June 14th, 2014

SESSION 2 U9-U13 Divisions Sunday June 15th, 2014. All teams guaranteed four games in a championship style tournament. All Games on Turf or well kept grass fields. Click here for registration.

Boys Summer Slam Lacrosse Tournament, by the Pattison Sports Group. Will be held June 21-22, 2014 at The Westtown School, Bayard Rustin High School and West Chester United Soccer Complex in West Chester. The Summer Slam is a youth, middle school and high school boy’s lacrosse tournament featuring teams from across the country. In 2013, the tourney drew more than 225 teams from 19 states play in a championship format with each team guaranteed four games. Tournament registration as well as additional Summer Slam information can be found at www.VictoryEventSeries.com.High School divisions will include “A” and “AA” for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Youth divisions include “A” and “B” for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2013.

Box Out Summer Tournament, Yale University, July 5-6. The 2nd Annual Summer Box-Out Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Yale on July 5th and 6th. Cost is $600 per team per day, and you are guaranteed 4 half hour games per day. Average team size is about 12 players and a goalie. The tournament will take place in Reese stadium. All age divisions are available.

Staff: Adam Mueller, National Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 2008. Todd MacFarlane: Founder Top Notch Training – Southern California’s first box lacrosse training company that catered to Middle, High School, College and Post-Collegiate play. Andy Shay: Head Coach of Yale Lacrosse. Click here at box-out.com to get more information and to register.

Showcase Lacrosse’s Summer Invitational has limited spots remaining for the 2018 division of its Summer Invitational to be held July 12-13 at Downingtown West High School. Teams from at least a dozen states have already confirmed their place in the tournament, which brought out more than 100 college coaches in 2013. The tournament culminates with a Fab 40 all-star game and every game will be filmed in broadcast-quality high definition. To sign up, visit showcaselacrosse.com. For more information, email Brett Manney at brett@iamnxt.com

The 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase by Heritage Lacrosse and ReQRuitme Technology, July 19th and 20th at venues in the heart of Bucks County,. ReQRuitme Technology, the mobile application system that allows high school athletes to create Mobile Profiles offering college coaches instant access to recruiting data on their mobile devices (smartphone or tablet), will provide recruiting profiles to participants in the tournament, which featured 214 teams from 13 states and Canada in 2013. Players participating in the high school brackets (Graduation Years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) at the Patriot Games will receive a one-year subscription to ReQRuitme by virtue of their team’s registration. With ReQRuitme, student-athletes will be able to set up Mobile Profiles for college coaches to have immediate access to their academic and athletic information (including highlight videos and coaches recommendations). Players will be asked to set up their Mobile Profiles in advance of the tournament. Each participant’s ReQRuitme Code will be included with the roster information in the Patriot Games Recruiting Package given to all college coaches in attendance, permitting a coach to scan the code and instantly access and share the player’s recruiting data. Entering its 7th year, the Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase, which is directed by Heritage Lacrosse, is a popular boys’ lacrosse tournament held every July in the Philadelphia area, a convenient forum at the crossroads of major lacrosse hotbeds including Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Patriot Games attracts top club teams from around the country looking to test themselves against a diverse field of elite programs from other regions. For more information about the 7th Annual Patriot Games Lacrosse Showcase and to register your team for the event, please visit http://www.patriotgameslax.com. For more information on ReQRuitme Technology, visit www.ReQRuitme.com.

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