July 12th - 22nd | 2017

Surrey Sports Park

Guildford | Surrey

The Federation of International Lacrosse will be hosting a Youth Development Clinic during the World Cup for boys and girls aged 8-16 on 19 & 20 July at St Catherine’s School, Bramley from 9am-1pm.

Both days will consist of building up both individual and team skills and each day will finish off with a series of matches.

The clinic is free of charge and participants will receive a free Lacrosse pinnie to take home with them. There is no previous lacrosse experience necessary to take part – Come and try out ‘the fastest game on two feet’!

If you’re coming down, bring a friend along, even if they’ve never played before, with some of the best international coaches around they’re sure to enjoy it.

You can also still come along even if you haven’t registered in advance. Just try to get down to the venue from 8.15am to get yourself signed up for FREE.

If you are interested in the FIL World Cup Youth Development Clinic and would like to receive more details as they are announced, please complete the form at the bottom this page.


The clinic will be lead by internationally recognised coaches with decades of experience in coaching lacrosse at all levels from grassroots to national teams and experts in developing the game.

Joanna Lignelli                                                  
 • Boyertown High School, Boyertown, PA, 1990 – 2 time all county lacrosse and field hockey
• The College of William and Mary 1994, Lacrosse attack, Field Hockey forward
• Regional All American, Team Captain, North/South Senior All Star, 1994
• US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program Women’s Game Chair and Level 1,    2 and 3 Master Trainer
• Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer
• FIL Development Committee Member
• Federation of International Lacrosse – Development Committee
o FIL Developmental Clinics in Belgium, Taiwan
• Federation of International Lacrosse – Olympic Vision Committee

Rick Mercurio

• Rutgers University Lacrosse Team 1971 -75
• Suffolk Community College – Head Coach 1982 – 1984
• Sachem H.S. Head Coach 1985 -2007
• Mt. Sinai HS Asst. Coach 2008-2009
• Three-time Section XI Division I Coach of the Year
• United States Lacrosse Coaches Assoc., National High School Coach of the Year in 1995
• New York State High School Coaches Assoc., Career Achievement Recognition Award in 2006
• Russian National Team Assistant Coach, World Games Denver 2014
• Federation of International Lacrosse – Chair Development Committee
Clinics in: Thailand, China, Mexico, Russia, Belgium, Croatia, Taiwan
• Federation of International Lacrosse – Olympic Vision Committee

Wendy Cuthbert

• Current Ontario Lacrosse Association High Performance Program Director of Administration

• Former Vice-President of Development of the Ontario Lacrosse Association

• Introduced female box lacrosse (indoor) to girls and women in Ontario

• A former member of the Canadian Lacrosse Association Long Term Athletic Development committee

• Current member of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Directors

• Federation of International Lacrosse Development Committee




Tony Petillo

  • 4 Year Starting defensemen, Hofstra University, 1973-1976.
  • Played for Club Team Long Island 1979 – 1986
  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Sachem HS,NY USA 1979 – 1983
  • Assistant Lacrosse Coach – Suffolk Community College -1984
  • Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach Sachem HS,NY USA 1985 – 2003
    • 1993 New York State Class A Championship
    • 1995 New York State Class A Finalist
  • Varsity Head Coach -Bellport, NY, USA 2006 – 2008
  • Coached – Rutgers, Cornell and United States Military Academy at West Point summer camps 1977 – 2007
  • Speaker at the United States National Lacrosse Convention – 1986
  • Speaker at Mid-West Lacrosse Clinic – Ohio, USA – 1985
  • Federation of International Lacrosse Clinician – “Copa American de Lacrosse”, Mexico City -2015

Jane Pirie

I played 4 years in goals for the University of Richmond. As a teacher and coach for the past 30 years I have been fortunate to work with players of all ages. I helped start the town program where I live as my children came to the age where they could begin to play. I subsequently coached club lacrosse for a number of years at various age levels. I was invited to coach the Under Armour New England team for 3 years. I have helped to write portions of the US Lacrosse coaches education curriculum. I am a certified master trainer for Level 1,2,3 of this program. In addition to my work in the U.S. I have been fortunate to also conduct training clinics for coaches and players in Germany, Czech Republic and Taiwan.