Program Overview

 Who We Are

Philly Blast Lacrosse is a competitive club girls lacrosse program with youth, middle and high school tournament level teams (grades 4 – 12). We typically have one or two teams in each age group. Teams practice at Villanova University, Episcopal Academy, Academy of Notre Dame, and Main Line Sports Center.

Time Commitment Progression

In Blast, as players get older, the time commitment for both training and tournaments increases. Over the summer, youth teams play 3-4 tournaments and attend approximately 10 practices. Youth team schedules are concentrated in the beginning of the summer (mid-late May through end of the June) to allow for young players and families to continue vacation and/or sleep away camp traditions. In the offseason, fall clinics & tournaments are optional for youth & middle school players, while indoor winter lacrosse training is mandatory.

Once players are in high school, beginning with rising freshmen, commitment to the club increases. High school teams (Elite & Select) are entered into recruiting focused summer tournaments (4-5) and more practices are required (12). In the offseason, high school ELITE teams have mandatory training throughout the fall & winter and also attend 3-4 high level recruiting showcases. High school SELECT teams have optional stickwork training and tournaments throughout the year, but the mandatory practice/tournament season is strictly focused in the summer months.

Selection Process & Criteria

Tryouts are held in July & August each year. Specific dates are typically announced in early June and posted on the homepage of our website. All players are reevaluated annually. Philly Blast’s club membership invitations extend for one year of participation only. Read more about our tryout process here.

Directors & Coaches

Philly Blast Lacrosse is owned and directed by Julie Young and Josie Ferri (read more here). Julie and Josie are supported by a highly experienced and knowledgeable group of coaches. Blast’s coaching staff includes current and former Division I, II, and III coaches and players. Read our complete list of coaches here.

Club Membership Fees

YOUTH & MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS

Club & Training Fee – Non-refundable first deposit made during initial registration

  • 10 summer practice sessions (May/June/July)
  • 7-8 winter box lacrosse training sessions (December/January)
  • 1-2 hours of team building by grad year
  • TeamSnap Account
  • SafetyTag Account
  • Field & Space Rentals at pristine facilities
  • Access to offseason clinics, team training and tournaments (Fall & Winter)
  • Access to summer speed & agility training with Cory Walts
  • Website Fees
  • Insurance
  • Administrative Costs
  • Team Equipment

Summer Tournament Fee – Dependent on number and type of events, announced each fall

  • 3-4 summer youth tournaments (June/July)
  • Coaches salary, travel & stipends

The Youth & Middle School teams attend 3-4 Summer Tournaments usually in the MD, PA, and NJ area. 2018 summer tournaments include Summer Showcase (MD), Lax by the Sea (NJ), Project 120 (PA), and The Grind (PA). Additional costs: travel and official UA team uniform. Fall clinics and Tournaments are optional and have individual registration varying in cost.

HIGH SCHOOL ELITE TEAMS

Club & Training Fee – Non-refundable first deposit made during initial registration

  • 12 summer practice sessions (May/June/July)
  • 6-8 fall practice sessions, dependent on grad year (September/October/November)
  • 4-6 winter practice sessions, dependent on grad year (December/January/February)
  • 1-2 hours of team building
  • Individual Speed & Agility Evaluation
  • TeamSnap Account (team communication)
  • SafetyTag Account (safety & health)
  • Krossover Account (film breakdown)
  • Field & Space Rentals at Pristine Facilities
  • Access to summer speed & agility training with Cory Walts
  • Recruiting Advice & Guidance (read more here)
  • College Recruiting Seminars
  • Website Fees
  • Insurance
  • Administrative Costs
  • Team Equipment

Tournament Fee – Dependent on number and type of events each player attends, announced each fall

High school ELITE teams attend 4-5 Summer Tournaments and 2-4 November Tournaments. Current 2017 fall tournaments include Primetime, Rivalry Challenge, Fall Face Off and President’s Cup. Current 2018 summer tournaments include Summer Genesis, Champions Cup, Lax for the Cure, T3 Top Flight and The Surge. Additional costs: travel and official UA team uniform.

HIGH SCHOOL SELECT TEAMS

Club & Training Fee – Non-refundable first deposit made during initial registration

  • 10-12 summer practice sessions (May/June/July)
  • 1-2 hours of team building
  • Individual Speed & Agility Evaluation
  • TeamSnap Account (team communication)
  • SafetyTag Account (safety & health)
  • Field & Space Rentals at Pristine Facilities
  • Access to additional offseason team training and tournaments (Fall/Winter)
  • Access to summer speed & agility training with Cory Walts
  • Recruiting Advice & Guidance (read more here)
  • College Recruiting Seminars
  • Website Fees
  • Insurance
  • Administrative Costs
  • Team Equipment

Tournament Fee – Dependent on number and type of events each player attends, announced each fall

High school SELECT teams attend 4 mandatory Summer Tournaments and 1-2 optional Fall Tournaments. Current 2018 summer tournaments include Summer Genesis, Champions Cup, The Grind and The Surge. Additional costs: travel and official UA team uniform.

Instagram

©2017 PHILLY BLAST LACROSSE