Boys BOX Lacrosse (ALL BOX LAX GAMES ON 1/11 & 1/12 ARE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Take the next step in your advancement as a lacrosse player by playing BOX LACROSSE this winter on one of our boy’s competitive youth BOX teams. When other area players are packing it in for the winter, we are out there increasing our lacrosse IQ and fundamentals through advanced training and competitive play. We will be fielding 14U / 12U / 10U teams for the STL BOX LACROSSE LEAGUE
We realize that the winter season is a very busy time, but Lou Fusz expects our BOX players to be fully dedicated to the program they are committing to by attending as many practices as possible, and of course making all the games. By joining our winter BOX team, players and families make a commitment to the program, the team, the coaches, and the other players.
WINTER 2018 BOX TEAM DETAIL:
Who: Lacrosse athletes from ages 8-14 (14U 7th / 8th grade, 12U 5th / 6th grade, 10U 3rd / 4th grade)
What: REAL Box Lacrosse. Part of USBOXLA, this league brings trained coaches and officials to teach the game that is the true national summer sport of Canada.
Where: MIDWEST SPORT HOCKEY (at QUEENEY PARK) 570 Weidmann Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011
When: SEE DETAILED DATES BELOW, but practice starts late NOV – DEC and then will play a 6-GAME Schedule either on FRIDAY (evenings) or SATURDAYS (morning to early afternoon) starting JAN 4th/5th, 2019 and ending FEB 8/9th, 2019. GAME SCHEDULE: https://www.stlboxlacrosse.com/schedule/11/
Why: It’s no secret that Canadian players with a box lacrosse background have become a predominant recruiting target at all levels. The stick skills and increase number of touches on the ball simply make a better player, both offensively and defensively.
A / B TEAM EVALUATION MONDAY 11/26 from 7:30-8:45pm Indoors at RAMS PARK:
$329 BOX Team fee to be paid in advance. The first night will be to decide who makes which BOX team. We expect to have multiple teams per age group, so the hope is to not cut anyone, but to just separate them into A&B teams. ONLY 16-19 PLAYERS WILL BE SELECTED PER 14U / 12U TEAM and 10-13 for 10U. If you do not make a team you will be FULLY REFUNDED.
***PLAYERS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHETHER OR NOT THEY MADE AN A/B TEAM ON 11/28.
ALL 14U, 12U & 1oU BOX team players will practice and train at LOU FUSZ ATHLETIC FACILITY AT RAMS PARK. SEE DATES AND TIMES BELOW.
TRAINING / MEETING SESSIONS:
7:30-8:45pm indoors at RAMS PARK
11/26 14U / 12U / 10U TRYOUT
11/28 PLAYERS NOTIFIED OF TEAM BY EOD
12/4 PARENT / TEAM INFORMATION MEETING / BOX RULES OVERVIEW (7-8pm)
12/6 TEAM PRACTICES IN INDOOR FIELD
12/13 TEAM PRACTICES IN INDOOR FIELD
12/20 TEAM PRACTICES IN INDOOR FIELD
**1/3 TEAM PRACTICE / UNIFORM PICK UP 6-8pm (meet in auditorium)
1/4 or 1/5 (2019) 1st GAME (games are either on Fridays or Saturdays)
1/11 or 1/12 GAME 2
1/18 or 1/19 GAME 3
1/25 or 1/26 GAME 4
2/1 or 2/2 GAME 5
2/8 or 2/9 GAME 6 (Final Game)
**Once BOX Games Start in 2019, Box practices will stop**
We will wear the same uniforms from SPRING / SUMMER / FALL 2018. If you are new to the Lou Fusz Lacrosse club, and need a uniform, they can be purchased for $55.
BOX TEAM FEE: $329 per player
All players participating in St Louis Box Lacrosse must join USBOXLA at a cost of $45 per year.
Fee is for training / practices, league fees, coaches time, indoor field / room time at RAMS, goalie equipment etc.
FURTHER INFO ABOUT BOX / LEAGUE AFFILIATION:
STL BOX LACROSSE is affiliated with USBOXLA. USBOXLA provides St. Louis Box Lacrosse with standardized Coaches and Officials training as well as a rulebook which oversees all competition. All players participating in St Louis Box Lacrosse must join USBOXLA at a cost of $45 per year.
These legends of the field game have this to say about box lacrosse:
“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.”
-Bill Tierney, 6x NCAA DI Champion, Head Coach for University of Denver
“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”
-Casey Powell, MLL/NLL All-Star
“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?”
-Coach Dom Starsia, 4x NCAA Champion, Head coach for University of Virginia