To promote girls lacrosse in the Avon Grove community, to teach girls the value of a team sport, learn and respect the game of girls lacrosse, play a significant number of games against other girls teams in the area, and develop in them the fundamental sk

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Tryouts for 2019 Tournament and Travel Teams occur in the summer and fall of 2018. Here are a few area programs that have notified us of their tryout schedule. HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!

Tournament and Travel Team FAQs

Tournament Team Tryouts have started already for some teams and usually are over by late August! Research a few, talk to fellow Wildcat Parents, register for a few team tryouts and learn what it is all about! Higher level lacrosse is out there and it is manageable from a time perspective!


What age should my daughter be to try out?

-As early as a rising 4th grader. (On the early side)

-No later than a rising 8th grader. (On the late side).

The younger the player – the sooner she will learn the upper level skills and game sense and proper teamwork.

The older the player, the higher the expectation that she will already have upper level stickwork, a higher field IQ, and stronger athleticism. AND – importantly, teams have started to gel by 8th grade so it is harder to make a team when the team already has strong players in place.


Why play on a Tournament Team:

Tournament teams are important if your daughter loves lacrosse, has goals of playing Varsity in high school and/or if she dreams of playing in college.  Most colleges start watching players and start the recruiting process during the fall of 9th grade.  To make the most of that, your daughter should be on a team a couple of years before then. Players can verbally commit to play in college starting in September of their junior year of high school.

Tournament teams provide a high opportunity for individual improvement since they are playing with stronger players and against more competitive teams. They are exposed to a higher level of coaching geared toward the more serious, motivated and capable player. 

The season is short (end of May to mid or end of July) and many families are available to carpool so the burden on individual families is low. 


Avon Grove vs. Other Ches-Mont League teams:

The reality is that Avon Grove has so much potential but the competition the girls face in the Ches-Mont league and our non-league games in the greater Philadelphia area is comprised of teams where a MAJORITY of their players play on tournament teams and where many of their players are already committed to play in college. Avon Grove keeps getting stronger but it is still difficult for the girls to compete and be successful without the exposure to the higher skill level and higher level of play offered by tournament teams. 

Currently Avon Grove has about 30 players who play or have played on tournament teams in grades 5th-12th, with the majority in grades 7th – 10th. Improve those numbers! There are a lot of you out there with very talented young players!  Please check out your options and at least register for some tryouts to get an understanding of what it is all about!


Currently, Avon Grove players play for the following tournament teams:


Greene Turtles

NXT Lacrosse

Philly Blast


Some other teams to consider include:

Pa Express


Steps Elite

Triple H



The list is not exhaustive and this is in no way an endorsement for these teams. Find the one that best fits your daughter and your family! Below is information regarding various team tryout information.


August 5th at Legacy Field in Kennett Square 9-11 AM

Teams:  2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 Teams


Greene Turtle - Delaware Chapter

Our tryout are August 7th  & August 14th at The Tower Hill School. 

Info is on the website

2019 Fall Only

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 Fall & Summer


Try-outs in August

PA Express

2024 Orange Tyrouts 7/18 & 7/24 Location TBD

Phantastix Lax

Tryout Location: Notre Dame Academy, Bryn Mawr PA

July 19th ~ 6:00-7:30pm
July 24th ~ 6:00-7:30pm

July 18th ~ 4:30-6:00pm
July 26th ~ 6:00-7:30pm

July 18th ~ 6:00-7:30pm
July 26th ~ 4:30-6:00pm

July 17th ~ 6:00-7:30pm
July 25th ~ 6:00-7:30pm

July 17th ~ 6:00-7:30pm
July 25th ~ 6:00-7:30pm

Philly Blast

Tryout dates have been posted! The registration link with more information will be up next Thursday, July 5th. All updated info can be found on

Monday July 16th, 2018 @ Episcopal Academy

9:00 – 10:30 a.m., 2024

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 2025

1:00 – 2:30 p.m., 2026

2:45 – 4:15 p.m., 2027

Tuesday July 17th, 2018 @ Episcopal Academy

9:00 – 10:30 a.m., 2023

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 2022

1:00 – 2:30 p.m., 2021

Wednesday July 18th, 2018 @ Episcopal Academy

4:00 – 5:15 p.m., 2024

5:30 – 6:45 p.m., 2025

7:00 – 8:15 p.m., 2026

Thursday July 19th, 2018 @ Episcopal Academy

4:00 – 5:15 p.m., 2023

5:30 – 6:45 p.m., 2027

7:00 – 8:15 p.m., 2021 & 2022

Monday July 23rd, 2017 @ Episcopal Academy – MAKE UP TRYOUTS

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 2026 & 2027 Make Up

5:10 – 6:10 p.m. 2024 & 2025 Make Up

6:20 – 7:20 p.m. 2021, 2022 & 2023 Make Up


See website for tryout details

STEPS Elite Philadelphia Lacrosse

STEPS Elite field teams from 5th to rising seniors.

Click here for tryout registration

Listed by High School Graduation Year:

Example: 2021 Team: "2021" is the HIGH SCHOOL graduation year.  

Tryouts at at Radnor High School on Encke Turf Field

Use the Radnor Chester Rd. entrance to the school


Monday July 16th:

2026   5:00 - 6:30 PM

2025   5:00 – 6:30

2024   5:00 – 6:30

2023   5:00 – 6:30

2022   7:00 – 8:30

2021   7:00 – 8:30

2020   7:00 – 8:30


Wednesday July 18th:


2026   5:00 - 6:30 PM

2025   5:00 – 6:30

2024   5:00 – 6:30

2023   5:00 – 6:30

2022   7:00 – 8:30

2021   7:00 – 8:30

2020   7:00 – 8:30


Tryout Fee: $60 

**All players must be registered for tryouts in order to considered.**

West Chester Patriots Girls Lacrosse

The goal of the Patriots is to provide girls an opportunity to learn and love the game of lacrosse.  Patriots are grouped into 2 teams by graduation years.  There will be 3 tryout dates with details listed below.


Standout and award-winning high school and collegiate lacrosse player, Amanda Gionfriddo, “Coach G”, is WCLA Girls’ Director and leads the Patriots program.  Please contact “Coach G” with any questions about the program.


The tryout fee is $20 per session or $40 max, for multiple sessions. Players are encouraged to attend at least two sessions.  Please note, in our continued commitment of community service, all tryout fees collected for our WCLA boys Elevated and girls Patriots travel teams are donated to local charities.


JULY 24th

Who: Patriots Red 2026 & 2027 (Rising 4th grade and Rising 5th grade)

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Robert E. Lambert Park
     1145 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA  19380

Tryout Format:

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Check in with Coach G

  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Stations / Stick Skills

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Scrimmage with Summer League

Who: Patriots Blue 2024 & 2025  (Rising 6th and Rising 7th grades)

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Robert E. Lambert Park
     1145 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Tryout Format:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM Check in with Coach G

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Scrimmage with Summer League

  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Stations / Stick skills


Who: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 (Rising 4th-Rising 7th grades)

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Robert E. Lambert Park

1145 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380



Who: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027

Tentative Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: TBD

Tentative Dates for Fall Practices and Tournaments

(Tuesdays & Thursdays)

September 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

*Practice Location will be a local West Chester field

Tentative Fall Tournaments

The Fall Round Up

Date: October 20, 2018

  • Location Calvert Regional Sports Complex

Victory Fall Classic

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

LOCATION: DE Turf Complex, Frederica, DE


Total Patriots Program Cost- $425