Philly Girls Lacrosse


DATES: Thursdays – January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st
TIME:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION: EOM GYMNASIUM, Front & Pierce Sts., Pennsport 19148
FEE: $25.00 ($20 for second family member)







LOCATION:  Athletic Field at S. 10th & Bigler St. in Philadelphia 19148

FEE:  $75 ($60 for second family member)




Danielle Gibson Potere

Danielle Gibson Potere is currently a first grade teacher in Philadelphia. She has been playing lacrosse since fourth grade.  Danielle attended Springfield High School in Delaware County with Coach Carolyn Power.  Together they won the first state championship in girls lacrosse for our school our senior year.  After high school, she went on to play Division I Lacrosse at The Ohio State University.  Throughout her career Ohio State University, she earned 2nd team honors in the American Lacrosse Conference.  She also was captain of her team my senior year.  Danielle attended Lehigh University for graduate school and received her Masters in Elementary Education.  She has enjoyed coaching and helping out in the Philadelphia area since then.  In her free time, she loves to be outside!  She also loves to read and hope to write a book some day!  She loves Philadelphia and exploring new things in the city is one of her favorite things to do.

Carolyn Power

Carolyn Power “Coach C” is a graduate of Philadelphia University where she played as a defender on the lacrosse team and made the IWCLA North team her senior year. Carolyn works as a Graphic Designer at ASTM International, a science and technical publisher. In her free time, she loves to play fetch with her pit-pull terrier Ken Griffey, Jr.  She has been  an instructor with PGiM Lacrosse programs for a number of years and a continues to be a valued coach and inspiration for the girls.

Julie Weiss


A native of Newtown Square, PA, Julie played for Marple Newtown H.S. where she was a 2x All-American, a 4x All-County and a 4x All-League selection. She helped lead her team to the State Championship in 1995.  After high School, Julie continued her athletic career at James Madison University as a dual-sport athlete, competing for both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams. While at JMU she earned Academic All-American honors all four years and was a member of the US Women’s Lacrosse Developmental team from 1998 to 1999. During her career, the dukes won 2 CAA-Conference championships and made 4 NCAA tournament appearances. In her senior year, she and fellow camp director Jen Valore, helped lead their team to the NCAA Division I Final Four in 2000.

After college Julie went on to coach Division I lacrosse at La Salle University where severed as the assistant coach from 2002-2004 and then was promoted to head coach in 2004. While at La Salle she also spent summers coaching club lacrosse for Ulitmate Goal. Recently she has entered the officiating ranks and is in her second year reffing youth, middle school and high school girl’s lacrosse in South Jersey.

Julie is currently the Creative Director for Front Rush, a Software company based out of Lambertville, NJ. Front Rush builds software products and tools for coaches and recruits to help them through the  collegiate recruiting process.

Julie has been involved with Philly Girls in Motion Lacrosse from it’s inception in 2012 serving as lead clinician in the spring and fall clinics. She is a proud resident of Pennsport in South Philadelphia.

Jen Valore


A Moorestown, N.J. native who was an All-State defender for Moorestown, H.S., Jen earned 12 varsity letters as a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, lacrosse) winning state championships in both lacrosse and soccer. She went on to play Division I lacrosse at James Madison University where she was a four-year starter on a Dukes squad that won two CAA conference championships and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.  As a senior year team captain she joined fellow camp director Julie Weiss in guiding her team to the 2000 NCAA Final Four and received South Jersey Collegiate Defender of the Year honors that same year.

Jen spent two seasons at Temple University as an assistant coach and most recently helped to build the first-ever varsity Division I varsity lacrosse program at the University of Michigan from the ground up as an assistant coach.  After nearly three years at Michigan, she returned to Philly last summer to pursue her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Management and currently serves as an adjunct instructor for the sport management & coaching leadership programs at Drexel University and is the director of girls lacrosse for SouthShore Lacrosse.

Jen is highly involved in leadership in sport and has focused her dissertation research on sport leadership development programs for youth athletes. In her nearly six years at Drexel prior to arriving at Michigan, she ran multiple leadership initiatives including a 10 Feet to Character program that taught character and life skill development for youth athletes through the sport of basketball.  She also co-led the Coaching the Coaches program where she traveled to local high schools to talk to coaches about team leadership.

This winter Jen began team training for high school lacrosse players in South Jersey and in the spring she helped to unite Philadelphia area coaches by serving as an assistant director for the first-annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference held at Drexel University.

Jen is a resident of Pennsport in South Philadelphia and first got involved with Philly Girls in Motion as a volunteer coach at the lacrosse clinic held this spring at EOM.

General information for parents:

Girls should wear comfortable workout clothes and MUST have their own mouth guard.  We provide sticks and goggles. NO cleats for our indoor events.

Philly Girls in Motion delivers instructional clinics and leagues in the sport of lacrosse at the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association (EOM) in Pennsport, South Philadelphia. In the program, participants are instructed on stick work, positioning, defense and rules of the sport.

Check out this great article on the program that was featured in the Passyunk Post: CLICK HERE

Philly Girls in Motion’s Instructional Lacrosse Leagues are supported by the Women’s Sports Foundation and utilize the GoGirlGo! Curriculum.  Topics such as healthy habits, positive body image, confidence and more will be covered in a workshop after league play.  Girls will be encouraged to discuss and journal about these topics each week.