HEADstrong Philly Girls Lacrosse Club

HEADstrong Philly Girls Lacrosse Club believes in quality not quantity lacrosse education. Our club is a 501-C3 Non-Profit program that provides a personal and individualized coaching environment consisting of the following teams for the 2020-2021 Season: 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 Blue, 2026 Lime, 2027 and 2028/2029 graduating classes from the Philadelphia Metro area.

HEADstrong Philly Girls also offers their 12th Grade players an opportunity to continue to train and play throughout the fall and winter seasons so they are prepared for a successful High School spring season as a Senior. The HEADstrong Philly Seniors’ program includes 5-week fall ball league, 16 hours of fall team training, one fall tournament, 3-hour Fall College Coaches’ Clinic and 9-weeks of winter play in the YSC indoor high girls lacrosse league.

The program will operate in a year-round format integrating fall team training sessions, fall ball league, fall tournament play, winter skill development sessions & indoor league play, spring community service and summer team training and tournament play.

Shaelynn Risley, General Manager

A native of Ridley, Penn., Risley attended Neumann College where she played field hockey and lacrosse while getting a Bachelors degree in Sport Management. Prior to college, she was a member of the first HEADstrong girls program.

Risley coached freshman lacrosse at Penncrest High School during the 2017-2018 season and was also the assistant field hockey coach at Neumann in 2018. From 2018-2020 she served as the head lacrosse coach at Rosemont College and is also currently an assistant coach with both the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Sun Valley High School. 

Tournament Schedules

October 23

Fall Round Up 2026-28

Proving Grounds

November 6

The Watch 2023/24

Kirkwood Soccer Complex

November 7

Next Gen 2026-28

Kirkwood Soccer Complex

November 13

Mid-Atlantic Showcase

Timonium, MD

November 14

The Crown

Maplezone Sports Institute


Coaching Staff

Ellie Hughes

College: West Chester University Coaching Experience:  Foundation Goalie training and...

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