Tryouts will combine the most committed players with the states most dynamic coaches
Fusion Lacrosse historically boasts balanced rosters of players from multiple PA counties and also includes players from DE and NJ. Players that want to improve, will have every possible resource provided to them from world class instruction, top competition and tournaments, and the countries best winter box training program.
We treasure the value of great coaches and mentors as we believe this should be THE main benefit of any great travel lacrosse club. Successful players at the highest levels play the game the right way (consistent, hard, and smart), while having a well rounded skillset, and also being a person and player your teammates can rely on. Our coaches have been there, and our mission is to get YOU there.
Who's Coaching You??
Our Elite Coaching lineup:
Matthew McCormick (Drexel University Grad and 75th Anniversary team member, current Malvern Prep Defensive Coordinator). Todd MacFarlane (Westtown Head Coach, Former NLL Pro, Former UPenn and University of MD Assistant)
Steven Holmes (Former longtime MLL and NLL pro, current Unionville Head Coach). Ian Allender (Former PSU Goaltender, current Unionville assistant)
Alex Haynie (Former Princeton University star attackman). Matthew McCormick (Drexel University Grad, Malvern Prep Defensive Coordinator)
Eric Hoffman (Former MLL and NLL Pro, current Strength and conditioning director @ Ursinus), Todd MacFarlane (Westtown HC, Former Pro, Former UPenn and University of MD Coach)
Kevin Crowley (All-World midfielder, Multiple MLL and NLL All-Star, Shipley School Coach), Kevin Philibin (West Chester Rustin Head Coach)
Dan Layfield (Drexel University Standout and current Wissahickon HS head coach). Chad Rafferty (Former Malvern Prep Star, Loyola defenseman, and current Unionville defensive coordinator)
ELITE RECRUITING RESOURCES COUPLED WITH THE HIGHLY COVETED BOX LACROSSE SKILLSET
Each High School Team at Fusion has a recruiting lead coach. There are three full time recruiting coordinators on staff in Coach Todd MacFarlane, Coach Kevin Philibin and Coach Holmes. This not to mention the HOST of other fusion coaches who are intimately invested in the success of our players and have widespread connections to coaches from D1, D2 and D3.
BOX Lacrosse, along with our superior staff, is the main defining characteristic of the Fusion Lacrosse program. Our box Experts (over 50 years of professional NLL experience combined) puts a focus on using the box game AS A MAJOR DEVELOPMENTAL ADVANTAGE FOR OUTDOOR SUCCESS. It makes you tougher, more skilled, more dynmic, more athletic, and more confident. Beyond that the box game is a blast to play!
Committed Fusion Families, Coaches, Players...
The Fusion program has always been a tight knit group that is bonded by a common culture of values. We are open an honest with eachother, we support each other, we trust the process and LOVE the process of getting better. We are building complete lacrosse players in mind and body and we are accomplishing this each day with the guidance of our committed expert coaches and mentors. When parents and players buy in, there is no better lacrosse experience!
WANT TO TRYOUT FOR THE MOST COMPLETE TRAVEL LACROSSE PROGRAM IN THE STATE??
Greetings, we look forward to seeing you and your teams this weekend at the 11th Annual Patriot Games, which will feature close to 60 teams from 9 states. This is to help you optimize your Patriot Games experience. Below are details to help you prepare and avoid surprises. Please visit the website where all the information you will need is posted - click here.
PLAYER REGISTRATION:All coaches must ensure all their players have completed the online WAIVER - and coaches must certify all players are compliant with Patriot Games age/DOB rules (or have secured an exception).
BRACKETS / SCHEDULES / SITES:The schedule is posted on our website via Tourney Machine (see SCHEDULE). Consider downloading the Tourney Machine app and tracking the day's match-ups and results via this customer-friendly interface.
Check the Schedule / Know Your Venue - We are using 2 new venues this weekend (site maps):
Venue #1 (Fields A-C) - MSI Sports Village (4881 Chichester Avenue, Aston, PA 19014)
Venue #2 (Fields 1-4) - Episcopal Academy (1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073)
Start Times - Games start at 8:50 am (giving everyone more time in the morning). The schedule is family friendly, teams typically play either a morning or afternoon shift, giving teams time to explore (see Area Attractions).
NO GRILLS, DOGS OR ALCHOHOL: No grills are permitted at MSI Sports Village or Episcopal, except those of our licensed/insured food vendors.
VENDORS/SPONSORS ON SITE: Please visit and support our vendors and sponsors. Our Food/Refreshment vendors will feature reasonable prices and an assortment of food and beverages choices, including breakfast sandwiches (bacon, egg and cheese), chicken, burgers/dogs, fruit salad, coffee, soda, water, smoothies, snow cones, etc.
TOURNAMENT T-SHIRTS:The special edition Tournament T-Shirts, as well as the popular "Caution Flying Balls" and "Go Native" T-Shirts in various colors, will be on sale at Tournament HQs while supplies last.
COACHES SHOULD CHECK IN: Please check in your team, leave us with cell phone contacts for lost and found and other purposes.
RULES / FORMAT: See RULES. Please be advised we have a "3 Coach Maximum" on the Sideline/Bench Area (based on experience and the request of our officials).
SPORTSMANSHIP / CODE OF CONDUCT / HONOR YOUR KIDS / HONOR THE GAME:Please read the Code and Conduct to ensure coaches, players and parents are all on the same page and adhere to high standards of play and sportsmanship. If you cannot keep things positive from the sidelines, you are at the wrong tournament!
HONOR THE GAME AWARD:In the spirit of recognizing those who "Honor the Game" we will provide one bracelet to each head coach for every game. Following each game, the opposing coach will select a player on the opposite team to receive an "Honor the Game" bracelet. This will be at each coach's discretion based on an opposing player who plays the game the right way, exemplifying sportsmanship, effort and respect.
PLEASE DONATE USED/SURPLUS STICKS:Teams are asked to encourage players to find their used or surplus lacrosse sticks, heads and/or shafts and bring them to the HQ tent during the event. They will support the Philadelphia Lacrosse Associations HEADstring Project.
THANK YOU, HAVE A SAFE TRIP AND HAVE FUN!!!
2022 Champs - Rising Sons (PA)
All teams play at least 5 games in a Championship Format
3 games of Pool Play on Saturday (7/14/18)
2 games of Playoffs/Consolations on Sunday (7/15/18)
Tournament Directors endeavor to assign divisions to either morning or afternoon sessions to limit wait time between games and to avoid remaining on site all day. We encourage all our teams and their entourages to make plans to explore the region's many amenities, including restaurants and historic sites.
(Note - we try to wrap up all games by 3:00pm on Sun)
We are a sports and events management company focused on running, often in partnership with affiliates and local operators, best in class clinics, tournaments, recruiting showcases, fundraising and other events, while promoting sportsmanship and the values of tradition, honor and respect for the game. Those values are necessary to preserve what is truly special about lacrosse as it continues to grow in popularity.