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Laxachuetts Girls Box Lacrosse League

11/21/2013, 12:30pm EST
By Staff
Where: Cohasset Sports Complex
When: Sunday Morning 8 Weeks (Games 8am-1pm)
Who: Grade Level Based Divisions:
·         3rd/4th
·         5th/6th
·         7th/8th
·         Four evenly weighted teams per grade/division (MA 15 players per team)
·         60 field players for each division
 
Cost: $175.00/ 8 weeks
 
 
What is Box Lacrosse?
Box Lacrosse is the indoor version of the game in lacrosse.  This version of lacrosse is incredibly popular with the men’s game specifically in Canada.  With the growing trend of Canadian players being recruited to NCAA programs- more men’s college coaches now having their American players participating in box training. Stick skills are even more important in the game of girls lacrosse.
 
Why Play Box Lacrosse?
 
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I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game.  If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field.  Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”
–Denver University Coach Bill Tierney
 
Compact Space
Because Box Lacrosse is played on a smaller field, space is significantly reduced.  This ultimately speeds up the game and forces our players to make quicker decisions.  Ball handling skills are critical as there are limited moments to make accurate, crisp passes. Playing box lacrosse is the best way to build stick skills (for players at every position- attack, midfield, defense & goalie). It also teaches players to play better defense and to play with their feet!
 
Boards and Glass
A box lacrosse field is surrounded by boards and/or glass on all on sides.  The ball is always kept in play, which leads to more touches, reps and practice.
 
Shooting Accuracy
Box Lacrosse is played using a modified goal. This goal only has four corners with netting. Shooting the ball into one of these four corners is only way to score in game. If you miss one of the four corners, the ball will simply pass through the cage, bounce off the wall and ball is still live. The goal does not have netting, only the four corners. This is an incredible tool on teaching players how to shoot accurately and become better finishers.
 
Lax IQ
What separates the best lacrosse players from the rest, is understanding the two-man game.  One of the staples of box lacrosse is the pick and roll both on and off ball.  Players will work on these concepts over and over which will teach an extremely high level of reading the defense.
 

Registration will close after the first 60 players register per division. Don't miss out on what will be the best indoor league to aid in your skill development!

 

Tracey Sullivan
Co-Director of Laxachusetts
 
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