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Updated listing of Long Island boys’ events: Tournaments, camps, tryouts, clinics

Sunday, 12th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Camps, Clinics, Events, High school, Tournaments, Tryouts, Youth, Posted 2/12/12

Long Island boys’ lacrosse event postings

Under Armour Tryouts

The boys’ tryouts dates have been set for the Long Island team in the annual Under Armour Underclassmen Games June 29-July 1 at Towson University. The tryouts will be held June 9-10 from 6-to-10 p.m. at the Field of Dreams Park in Massapequa. Mike Chanenchuk (St. Anthony’s), Jack Moran (Chaminade) and George Powers (Nassau Community College) will be coaching the Long Island boys’ team. The 10-team tournament will features 10 teams in all, including squads from Baltimore, Philadelphia (PA/Delaware), Midwest, New England, New Jersey, South, Upstate NY and Washington, D.C. and West.

Click here to register for the tryouts.

Spring Tournament

The Syosset Spartans Spring Shootout will be held on April 7th @ Syosset HS. This is a town teams-only tournament. For more info, contact Frank Belmonte –

Spring clinic

6th Annual LB3/Ward Melville-Style Lacrosse Clinic, hosted by Shipley Lacrosse, for ages 8-to-18, Saturday, March 3rd, at Shipley Farm Fields, Gladwyne, PA, Noon-4 p.m., Info at Click here to register:—shipley-school-2012 Brief Description: Liam Banks and LB3 Lacrosse returns to PA for the 6th annual Ward Melville Style Clinic. This clinic is designed to get players one last run before the season starts. Ward Melville Lacrosse has produced top level Division 1 players for years. This clinic will include instruction from Former NCAA MVP’s, National Champions and College All Americans.

Spring Tournaments

The 2012 Shamrock Lax Shootout, March 17-18 for boys’ and girls’ teams in grades 2 through 9. The Boys Town and Travel teams will play at Sagamore Middle School and Stony Brook University. Games will be played at the Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, the recreation fields and the new state of the art Field Turf facility at Stony Brook. Saturday’s competition is open to boys’ town teams in several age brackets. Sunday will be open to Travel/Elite programs. Click here for boys’ registration

Armed Forces Day Jamboree, DiCaprio Park, Schenectady New York 12303, Saturday May 19, hosted by Guilderland Youth Lacrosse, Games beginning throughout the day from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Boys’ 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 grade divisions

The fourth annual Armed Forces Day Jamboree draws teams from throughout the Northeast for an action packed day of lacrosse in a festival setting. For more information, including a list of teams already registered to participate, please visit or email

Summer Tournament

Ninth Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, a boys’ youth lacrosse festival, June 9-10, at the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association’s Line Road Complex, Malvern. The Liberty Shootout has become one of the most popular youth festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, drawing teams Greater Philadelphia, Central PA, the Lehigh Valley, New Jersey and neighboring hotbeds within a few hours’ drive. Over 100 teams and 2500 youth players are expected to participate. Warrior has been the principal sponsor of the Shootout for 7 years.
Liberty is a day tournament, with U-9 and U-13 teams playing on Saturday and U-11 and U-15 teams playing on Sunday. Teams can register to play in either A or B brackets, though all U-9 teams play in one bracket on smaller-sized fields (7 v 7), often generating the most noise. Teams will play at least 3 games in diverse pools within their respective age groups. The competition is strong at each level, rules are designed to ensure games remain competitive; pool winners advance in a playoff format.
Additionally, teams in each age group will be recognized for sportsmanship based largely on sportsmanship scorecards kept by certified officials and site marshals after each game, taking into account the spirit of the game and conduct on both sides of the field, including spectators. You can visit the Tournament Information page in the first instance for additional details regarding age groups, relevant dates, tournament philosophy (Honor the Game!) and general parameters. To register as a team, visit the event’s Registration page. Please do so before March 31, to take advantage of the “early bird discount.”

For the Love of the Game Tournament 2012, June 16-17 at the Mitchell Athletic Complex in Uniondale. The event will feature 3rd-to-8th Grade Town and Select teams. Each Division will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. All-Star teams will be selected for each grade level. Tournament proceeds will benefit Lax 4 All. Click here for registration.
Also, the USA U19 team will face a Long island U19 college All-Star team on Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. There will be free admission for all tourney players and coaches. Regular admission for the game is $7 if paid online or $10 at the door.

Fifteenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Tournament, hosted by The Garden City youth lacrosse program and Jay Gallagher Memorial Foundation, on June 16-17. The tournament raises funds and public awareness for the Andy Foundation, Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation and the Miracle Foundation. Over 120 teams from the Northeast will participate with over 4,000 players, coaches, and parents attending the event. Games will be held at St. Paul’s, Garden City Middle School and Garden City High School.

The Jay Gallagher Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving cancer awareness, improving the lives of those diagnosed with cancer, and finding a cure for the disease. This year’s tournament will involve 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boy’s divisions and 4th, 5th and 6th grade girl’s divisions. All games will be played between 10 AM and 4PM. Teams will play three games. The tourney is open to team from all regions. Click here for registration form.
The registration fee is $600.00 and includes all referees fees and tee shirts for the boys and girls. Last year’s tourney drew 120 teams and the first ever Challenger Lacrosse game in the Northeast. The program is geared to providing athletic opportunities to children with mental and physical disabilities (ages 6-21).

The 4th Annual L.I. Lax Fest Tournament for boys, at Farmingdale State College, June 23-24. Click here for registration

5th annual Patriot Games Summer Showcase (PA), presented by Titan Youth Lacrosse, Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22, Herbst Sports Complex & Palisades School District & New Hope-Solebury High School

Youth Brackets (AA, A & B Divisions): U-11, U-13, U-15* (*Eligible U15 Players should have not played any Freshmen or JV or Varsity High School Lacrosse)
High School Brackets (A & B Divisions): JV (Rising Freshmen = 2016’s & Rising Sophomores = 2015’s only), Varsity (Rising Seniors = 2013’s or younger)
All teams play at least 5 games in a Tournament/Championship Format (3 games of pool play on Sat & 2 games of playoffs/consolations on Sun). The Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Showcase (the “Tournament”) requires all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators to abide by a “Code of Conduct” that embodies basic common sense principles, demonstrates consideration of others, and reflects well on the great game of lacrosse. For team and player registration, click here.

The inaugural Stony Brook Lax Clash, at Stony Brook University, July 28-29, for boys’ teams in age classes 2015 to 2022 (second through ninth grades). Click here to register. For more information, contact us at

Recruiting Tournament

FLG IN 3D Tournament, hosted by For the Love of the Game and 3d Lacrosse (CO), at Archbishop Spading, Severn, MD, July 20-22. Top club teams from different regions of the country will spend a weekend competing against each other in a high-level tournament that will include college coaches from Divisions I, II and III, All-Star Games in each division, vendor village, and a quality tournament in beautiful surroundings.

All teams will play one game on Friday, July 20. Games will begin at 3:00 pm. The tournament will conclude Sunday, July 22 by 3:00 p.m. Game Guarantee: All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games over the course of the weekend. All teams will have one game on Friday afternoon/evening. Divisions: In order to keep the competition at a high level, 3d Lacrosse and FLG will cap the number of teams that can participate. Divisions will be grade-based, as follows:

2013 Rising Seniors Division; 2014 Rising Juniors Division; 2015 Rising Sophomores Division; Youth Divisions will also be grade-based: 2016 Rising Freshmen, 2017 Rising 8th graders

The FLG in 3D tournament will include pool play and championship play. How well a team does in pool play will determine their seeding for championship play. Points will be given as follows: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss. Seeding ties will be broken by:

The tournament registration fee is $100 for youth players (2016, 2017) and $250 for high school players (2013, 2014, 2015). In addition, a $250 deposit per team is required to hold a team’s spot. Teams can pay the deposit online with a credit card or can send in a check. For more information, contact: Mike Winkoff, 631-445-6543,; Bob Jahelka, 516-697-5551,; Jamie Munro, 303-548-4349,; or Sara Munro, 720-439-3029,


Lehigh Mountain Hawks Day Camp, Grades 1-10, Monday June 18– Thursday June 21st, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Extended Day 3:15-4:15 pm
Camp Description: This camp was developed to help beginners through advanced players improve their skill set with exceptional College level instruction in all aspects of the game. The Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Staff as well as Lehigh varsity players, other college coaches and college players will be here to pass on their energy and knowledge. The extended day is an extra hour at the end of each day focusing on positional skill and collegiate like drills. We will look to reinforce what the campers learn during day and go into greater depth with in those specific parts of the game. Click here for registration.

Villanova University Overnight Instructional Camp, July 10-13, for athletes aged 11-to-17 that are interested in improving their basic skills and learning the techniques of lacrosse. The camp will be divided into a two junior divisions (11- and 12-year olds and 13- and 14- year-olds) and a senior division (15-to-17). The entire Villanova University Men’s Lacrosse staff as well as local high school coaches and many of the best current college players will be coaching. The highly skilled and beginners will benefit from the college and high school coaches who teach at the camp.

For more information go to

IMG Lacrosse Academy, 5500 34th Street West Bradenton, Florida 34210

– Weekend camps are offered in July
July 20-July 22 and July 27-29
– Weekly camps are offered year-round
– 2 week youth camps are offered from May to August —
May 27-June 9, June 10-June 23, June 24-July 7, July 8-July 21, July 22-Aug. 4, Aug. 5-Aug. 18
– 3 week camps are offered from June to August —
June 17-July 7, July 8-July 28, July 29-Aug. 18
– 5 week camps are offered from June to August —
June 10-July 14, July 15-Aug. 18

The IMG Lacrosse Academy, part of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, provides youth and high school players all the necessary skills to step your game up to the next level through a philosophy that revolves around guaranteeing players both individual and group instruction from some of the best coaches in the country.
For more information, or to register, visit:
E-mail: or call 800-872-6425
Price is $1000-$2000 per week

Showcase Camps

Lehigh Valley Rising Senior Showcase, Boys Grade 12 & PG, Tuesday June 26th – Thursday June 28h, at Lehigh University.
Camp Description: The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide rising high school seniors from the Lehigh Valley and across the country with advanced skill development in a highly competitive, tournament style, playing environment. The showcase will provide a platform for players to display their skills in front of college coaches from Divisions I, II, and III, as these coaches will be invited to serve as instructors and also as recruiters. Off the field, players will take part in strength and speed training clinic (results will be given to take home at the end of camp), recruiting & academic seminar, and a leadership/character building seminar. The mission of the Lehigh Valley Showcase is to help prospective student athletes gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people.
Click here to register

Villanova University 150 Showcase, 2 Sessions (Recruiting Classes of 2014 and 2015)
Dates: 1st Session June 30-July 2; 2nd Session July 13-15
This event will bring together some of the most talented rising sophomores and juniors in the country. Open to all prospects in the 2014 & 2015 classes, this three-day, two-night event will feature a practice run by college coaches, a recruiting seminar presented by the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff, as well as 5 one-hour games for players to showcase their talents.
Register at

Lehigh Valley Rising Junior Showcase, Boys Grade 11, Wednesday July 25th – Friday July 27th, at Lehigh University
Camp Description: The Lehigh Valley Showcase is designed to provide rising high school juniors from the Lehigh Valley and across the nation with advanced skill development in a highly competitive, tournament style, playing environment. The showcase will provide a platform for players to display their skills in front of college coaches from Divisions I, II, and III, as these coaches will be invited to serve as instructors and also as recruiters. As one of the last showcase events of the summer, this is a great chance to be seen before the 2014 recruiting season gets rolling (September 1 is the first time college coaches can communicate with a PSA per NCAA rule). Off the field, players will take part in strength and speed training clinics (results will be given to take home at the end of camp), recruiting & academic seminar, and a leadership/character building seminar. The mission of the Lehigh Valley Showcase is to help campers gain visibility within the recruiting landscape, while helping them grow as players and as people.
Click here to register

Coaches clinic

A US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level I Clinic will be held on February 11th. The LIMLF Chapter and US Lacrosse will be conducting a Level I Coaching Clinic at the Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 11. Lunch will be served.

Site Information: Cantiague Elementary School, 678 Cantiague Rock Road, Jericho, NY 11753
Date: February 11, 2012; Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Pre-registration begins 30 minutes prior to clinic. The fee for the clinic is $65.00 and you can register on the US Lacrosse website @
Facility is subject to weather. Please be prepared to participate for activities both indoor and outdoor. A stick is required specific to the men’s or women’s clinic you are attending. Participants must stay for duration of the clinic to receive credit for the clinic and a certificate of completion.
If you have any questions regarding equipment, please contact the Coaches Education Department (
US Lacrosse strongly encourages prior completion of the Level 1 online course before attending. The course is currently being offered free of charge for all US Lacrosse members (a $30 value!) Please visit our website for details.
Please also consider becoming a Level 1 certified coach. For more information on becoming a certified coach, please visit the certification homepage.
Cancellation policy- Please e-mail by noon Wednesday prior to clinic, after this time no refunds will be issued.

To have an event (clinic, league notice, camp, tryout) posted, e-mail us at


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