Box Lacrosse

Box Lacrosse

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FEE $595

SESSION DATES:

12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

AGE GROUP / SCHEDULED TIMES

27/28s 8:00 – 9:30 AM
25/26s 9:30 – 11:00 AM
29/30s 11:00 – 12:30 PM

LOCATION

All Sportz
100 Ruland Road, Melville NY 11747

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COACHES

Tom Schreiber | Mike Chanenchuk (Jr) | Matt Chanenchuk

ADDITIONAL COACHES
STONY BROOK CANADIAN BOX LACROSSE PLAYERS

Top 10 Reasons to Play Box Lacrosse

If you have watched SUNY Albany or Syracuse Lacrosse game recently you have seem some finest talent in the NCAA today. Players like the Thompson trio (UAlbany) or Randy Staats (Syracuse) were raised in box lacrosse. Countless other NCAA teams have players who grew up playing mostly box lacrosse.

Coaches at the highest levels, including Dom Starsia (UVA) and Bill Tierney (Denver) are constantly talking about the benefits of our youth playing box lacrosse. Coaches at camps and tournaments are buzzing about the indoor game. Here are the top 10 reason why:

10

FASTER PLAY

The speed is way faster than anything you would see outdoors. It makes playing outside seem like going in slow motion

9

STICK HANDLING

Playing in closer spaces means your stick skills have to be tighter and quicker. Your stick handling improves because there is no room for error, quite literally. More touches; less players and the boards combine for more touches. The boards insure the ball is hardly ever out of play.

8

BALL TRANSITION

Ball moves from defense to offense with increased speed. Players learn quickly to breakout and move the ball up the field.

7

DEFENSIVE BODY 

No D-Poles means that defensive players have to use good body position and footwork, not the long stick, to be successful.

6

OFF-BALL MOVEMENT

Playing in such a tight area means it is that much harder to get open. Running through people to go to goal just doesn’t work. Players learn to cut, pick and keep in constant motion.

5

GOALIES SEE MORE 

Shots come hard and fast. Goalies see more shots in a shorter period of time. Their hands and reaction time become much quicker.

4

SHOOTING ACCURACY

Gary Gait is among many who have gone on record about the shooting accuracy that comes from playing box lacrosse. Shooting on the 4×4 goal makes the 6×6 in out seem HUGE!

3

REACTION TIME

Almost every point made deals with faster speeds. A byproduct of playing faster is you have to react faster. That means faster to a ground ball, faster in transition, faster to play the ball, faster to shoot the ball. You name it, your reaction to it get faster.

2

PLAYER SAFETY

When it comes to pre-season training, the goal is to get better for the Spring season, not get hurt. Many indoor facilities boast full fields, which ultimately are surrounded by some sort of netting. As one of the area’s top orthopedic doctors pointed out, the box is a safer playing surface. There is nothing to get tripped up on and in to.

1

PROVEN SUCCESS

You can list as many of the benefits as you want, but the proof is in the success that box players have. Look at the most successful players over the last decade. The majority play box in the off season. Paul Rabil, Casey Powell, the Gait brothers. No matter who you identify with, the common thread is that they have or still do play box lacrosse.

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