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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 11

Laxapalooza (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

Allentown, PA

June 11

LaxFest (2030 & 2031)

TBD

Bethlehem, PA

June 12

Laxapalooza (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

Allentown, PA

June 12

LaxFest (2023, 2024 & 2025)

TBD

Bethlehem, PA

June 18

NXT PA Invitational (2023, 2024 & 2025)

TBD

Downingtown, PA

June 18

Victory Summer Slam (2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 & 2031)

TBD

West Chester, PA

June 19

NXT PA Invitational (2024 & 2025)

TBD

Downingtown, PA

June 19

Victory Summer Slam (2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031)

TBD

West Chester, PA

June 25

Radar Invitational (2023, 2024 & 2025)

TBD

West Windsor Township, NJ

June 25

NXT Meltdown (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

West Chester, PA

June 26

Radar Invitational (2023, 2024, 2025)

TBD

West Windsor Township, NJ

June 26

NXT Meltdown (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

West Chester, PA

June 26

Rider Cup (2030 & 2031)

TBD

Lawrence Township, NJ & Hillsborough, NJ

July 9

Aloha Summer Sizzle (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

Baltimore, MD

July 9

Hogan's Hershey Classic (2030 & 2031)

TBD

Hershey, PA

July 10

Aloha Summer Sizzle (2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029)

TBD

Baltimore, MD

July 10

Hogan's Hershey Classic (2030 & 2031)

TBD

Hershey, PA

July 16`

Liberty National Elite (2023, 2024 & 2025)

TBD

Wilmington, DE

July 17

Liberty National Elite (2023, 2024 & 2025)

TBD

Wilmington, DE

HEADlines

HEADstrong Lehigh Valley To Hold Tryouts

HEADstrong Lacrosse Club Lehigh Valley is excited to announce tryouts for the 2022-23 season! A Lehigh Valley based lacrosse club that prides itself on elite development, coaching and exposure, the club offers grade-based teams that participate in fall, winter and summer seasons. Since 2015 the program has included the best coaches and players in the area, while also sending 50+ local student athletes to play in college. >>>>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <<<<<<< Cost is $20 and

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Lehigh Valley HEADstart Returns For Summer 2022

Join us again this Summer for a HEADstrong introduction to lacrosse in the Lehigh Valley! This event is 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. Dates & Times Wednesdays June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location St. Luke’s Sports

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SLUHN Partners with HEADstrong Lacrosse

St. Luke’s is teaming up with a national sports organization whose commitment to developing student-athletes and helping people affected by cancer will give the network the opportunity to engage in activities at which it excels: sports medicine, athletic training and caring for cancer patients. St. Luke’s recently became the exclusive partner with the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club, based in Philadelphia, which has a major chapter in the Lehigh Valley. Through this 10-year agreement, St. Luke’s sports medicine and athletic

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Coaching Staff