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HEADstrong Lehigh Valley Lacrosse Club

Over the past 10 years the lacrosse club has established itself as a preeminent lacrosse organization that has grown nationally to provide an unmatched standard of excellence both athletically and academically. HEADstrong Lacrosse Club identifies, recruits, trains, teaches and coaches players capable of, but more importantly committed to playing the sport of lacrosse at its highest level.

  • Receive top qualified coaching from pro players, college coaches, high school head coaches and current NCAA players.

  • Local training available all year around for players of all ages and skill levels.

  • 501-C3 Non-Profit classification ensures all cost are minimalized

  • Players represented by all Lehigh Valley programs

Mike Bender, General Manager

Bender has served as the Head Coach at Parkland High School since 2018. Prior to taking the job at Parkland, he served as an assistant coach at Southern Lehigh from 2016-2018. An assistant coach for the Hong Kong National Team at the 2018 Men’s World Championships in Israel and 2016 u19 World Championships in Vancouver, Bender was drafted by the Connecticut Hammerheads of Major League Lacrosse in 2020. 

Collegiately, Bender won a National Championship during his career at Maryland while making two trips to the Final Four. He saw action in 28 games in two seasons for the Terrapins after transferring from Bellarmine University. in his first two collegiate seasons, he saw action in 26 games, including 14 starts as a sophomore.

A four-year letterwinner at Emmaus High School, Bender helped lead the Hornets to four Lehigh Valley Lacrosse League championships. He finished his senior season with 16 goals and 11 assists and totaled 40 points on 24 goals and 16 assists during his high school career. A four year member of the All-Conference team, he was named league MVP and first team All-State as a senior.

Tournament Schedules

June 12-13

Lehigh Laxfest (2022-2024)

TBD

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

June 12-13

Laxpalooza (2025-2028)

TBD

Allentown, PA

June 19-20

NXT PA Invitational (2022-2024)

TBD

Downingtown, PA

June 19-20

Victory Summer Slam (2025-2029)

TBD

West Chester, PA

June 26-27

Trilogy Radar (2022 & 2024)

TBD

Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ

June 26-27

NXT Meltdown (2025-2029)

TBD

Conshohocken, PA

July 7-8

Trilogy 24 (2023)

TBD

Conshohocken, PA

July 10-11

FLG in 3D (2022 & 2024)

TBD

Boyds, MD

July 10-11

Aloha Summer Sizzle (2025-2028)

TBD

Baltimore, MD

July 17-18

Victory Summer Cup (2023)

TBD

Bel Air, MD

HEADlines

Lehigh Valley HEADstart Program

Join us this summer for a HEADstrong introduction to lacrosse! Open to boys and girls in grade K – 3 that want to have fun in a safe learning environment. Our experienced staff will help instill the basic fundamentals for beginners and take experienced players to the next level. No equipment required, limited spots available and includes a free t-shirt!   When: Wednesday in June – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Rain date July 7

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Box League Announced

The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is excited to offer an indoor box lacrosse league this winter in the Lehigh Valley. All games will be played on Saturdays in Whitehall and are specifically designed to offer off season competitive play for all ages. Take advantage of a great option for all local programs to play and improve their skills.

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Winter Training Clinics

Join us this winter for the HEADstrong positional clinics. Get high quality training from special guest coaches at a local indoor facility every Sunday in January and February from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clinics are $25 per player and will take place at St. Luke’s Sports Performance Center in Allentown, PA. Register Here Faceoff TrainingSESSION #1 Sunday January 10th 2021 SESSION #2 Sunday January 31st 2021 TIMES All Ages: 12:00pm  – 1:00pm LOCATION St. Luke’s Sports Performance

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