Elite Box Lacrosse Experience
During the past 4-5 years, Box Lacrosse has taken the American lacrosse landscape by storm, and for good reason. This firestorm of box lacrosse can be traced in large part due to the incredible success of Canadian born box players achieving success in the NCAA field game, as well as support of the box game from many of lacrosse’s most influential figures. In the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s there might have been a handful of Canadian players in the NCAA per year where today there are over a hundred. Playing box lacrosse as a youngster has proven benefits in the field game, as it helps defensive players better their stick skills and they are forced to play defense with their feet. Offensive players learn to play in tight spaces, they learn to play off ball in a more meaningful way, they learn to play with shorter and quicker hand action, and they shoot on larger goalies on smaller goals. Both offensive and defensive players are forced to learn to play the two man game deepening their base of IQ and knowledge. Finally, players get tons and tons of reps in a practice or game situations, and they learn how to play an extremely fast paced style of lacrosse.
Lacrosse personality thoughts on box...
“I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”
"When you watch Canadian kids score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, 'Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?"
“Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.”
“If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 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 on a 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.”