Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/4/14
Matt Brown, US Box Lacrosse Academy instructor, will hold clinics Monday and Tuesday for boys in grades 6 to 10 at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fusion Lacrosse helped arrange the event.
The Venue: MARPLE SPORTS ARENA, 611 S PARK WAY, BROOMALL, PA 19008
Age Groups: The Academies are open to 6th – 10th grade players. Please refer to the registration page to determine which age group is supported. Link for registration: http://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=104365&org=usboxacademy
US Box Lacrosse: The US Box Lacrosse Academy is the training and development arm of the US Box Lacrosse Association. We teach the international standard of box lacrosse. Our clinics provide players, new to the sport or seasoned, the opportunity to play and develop their box lacrosse game from some of the best NLLplayers and coaches within the United States and Canada. The skills and concepts taught in box lacrosse have become essential to every young lacrosse player trying to be as good as he can be. Teaching indoor lacrosse the right way to young players can be invaluable in their overall lacrosse development. Our directors share a unique knowledge and passion for this game that is transferred through to all participants.
Not just for players: USBOXLA also provides free instruction/USBOXLA certification to coaches and referees across the country. As players come together across the USA and in Canada to play each other in USBOXLA sanctioned tournaments, the players know exactly how to play the game, the coaches know how to coach the game, and the referees know what to call. There is no “hybrid”, “true”, “real”, it’s the international standard of box lacrosse played at the youth level.
The Instructor: When people talk about how Box Lacrosse is changing the college game, Matt Brown is arguably the movement’s current flag bearer. Before coaching at the University of Denver, Matt was a standout offensive star for both the Denver Outlaws and DU. He’s one of the MLL’s top all time goal scorers. As a Canadian box player, Matt won an unprecedented 3 Minto Cup Canadian Junior A Championships with the Burnaby Lakers. In addition to his success as a player, he was also the Assistant Head Coach for team Canada, the 2014 World Champions, and continues to be the architect of one of the most lethal and talked about offenses in NCAA Division 1 lacrosse.
Registration: Pre-registration is $55. Please note: All players must be a USBOXLA Members. US Boxla has arranged a FREE trial membership for this clinic. Please follow the directions below to get your USBOXLA membership number if you do not have one. This registration will require you to enter the player’s USBOXLA membership number and expiration date to proceed.
If you are not affiliated with a USBOXLA league or club, you may join USBOXLA on a trail basis for this clinic. Please follow these easy directions to obtain your free trial membership:
1) Go to the USBOXLA Membership site
2) Select “Weekend Warrior Membership (4 day membership)”
3) Complete the requested player information
4) Use code “USFREE15”
5) Capture your USBOXLA number that is assigned to you. Return to this registration system to complete registration.
Coach Q&A: Coach Brown will also host a half hour “Box Lacrosse Q&A” with area coaches immediately following each Academy.
Format : Instruction/Skill Development & Scrimmage Play
•RUNNERS – (you will be playing on a sport court)
•arm pads, (Bicep pads recommended)
•If you have box goalie equipment – terrific, please bring it. If you you do not have official box goalie equipment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to supply it for you.