Philadelphia Boys FAQ

What do you offer?
The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club is a local lacrosse organization that has a diverse range of offerings on a full year round basis. Those include tournament travel teams, camps, clinics and training. Everything is available for all players during the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. 

What is expected of a HEADstrong student-athlete? 
A HEADstrong student-athlete understands and commits themselves to HEADstrong’s Core Values.  

Honor all commitments
Efficient use of our resources
Accountable for our actions
Dedicated to our cause
Service to our communities
Trusting and trustworthy
Relentless in our efforts
Obligated to make a difference
Nurture all those affected
Give our best

When are tryouts for the club team? 
Evaluations for club team roster players take place every year in July/August. 

What if I cannot make the tryout date?
If you have a conflict on the date of our tryout please email us and we will let you know if we have alternate / make up dates available.

Can my son try out?
Yes! All players are encouraged to attend as it is a great opportunity to compete and learn. 

How many players are on a HEADstrong team? 
A HEADstrong team usually consists of 16-25 players.

How many HEADstrong teams per grade? 
There is usually 1 HEADstrong team per grade, based on enrollment. 

How many coaches per HEADstrong team? 
A HEADstrong team usually consists of 1 Head Coach and 1-2 Assistant Coaches with a General Manager.

What is the commitment?
Varies based on your age and team criteria. Every team is different and offers different options. Roster spots are set and firm for the entire year.

What about multi-sport athletes? 
We promote multi-sport athletes. HEADstrong recognizes the importance of becoming an all around athlete and we encourage players to pursue their other interests. With that being said, while we require a high level of commitment, our staff is flexible to our athletes and are understanding of prior commitments. 

Where are practices? 
Practices are typically at the Valley Forge Military Academy but can change based on availability.  

What are the costs associated with these teams?
Club membership fees vary by team and range anywhere from $1,750 to $2,250 and is subject to change. We offer multiple payment plans that you can select upon registration. A portion of each players registration goes directly back to supporting the mission of the HEADstrong Foundation.

Do I have any additional fees?
No. Annual registration fees cover the entirety of the team program for Fall/Summer. We offer optional Winter/Box and Spring opportunities “a la cart” to allow our multi-sport athletes flexibility. Additionally, you are responsible for all travel and hotel accommodations. 

Do you offer refunds?
The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club does not issue refunds for any reason, because the money collected in registration fees goes directly towards paying coaches for their time, field space, insurance, equipment and other fixed costs. All of these expense cannot be recouped after a registrant has enrolled in our programs. In the case of an injury suffered during the season, parents can contact the Director of Lacrosse Operations for further information at [email protected] and anticipate an answer within two business days. For all other customer concerns, please contact [email protected].

Who is on the team?
Our teams incorporate players from all over the greater Philadelphia area. 

Do I have to come to all of the events?
Attendance is strongly encouraged, as we have a tournament schedule that we expect all members to attend. This schedule is provided by your General Manager.

Do I get a uniform?
Yes! Upon enrollment, each player will receive a link to order their uniform at no additional cost. That uniform will be shipped directly to your home.

What do I do if I want to get HEADstrong gear?
HEADstrong is committed to providing each player with the things necessary to compete. However, we also have gear for the parents and players to enjoy. We have an online store with the most up to date gear that is available year round! This is available HERE. Upon enrollment, a selection of player gear and equipment is also available for order. 

What if I have questions about college?
We are committed to assisting you in finding the best fit for you to compete at the college level. As a staff we are always happy to help you compose your college list and discuss your future. You can email your General Manager with questions.