Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/25/16
Registration is open for the Maplezone Sports Institute Boys Indoor Box League for high school and middle school teams.
The league is powered by Heritage Lacrosse.
MSI and Heritage are pleased to offer a brand new winter indoor modified box lacrosse league format specifically designed to promote safe and fast play based on key box lacrosse fundamentals and concepts. The modified box rules benefit all lacrosse players. Attackmen and midfielders will learn to operate in tight spaces improving stick skills, passing and shooting accuracy. Long sticks are not allowed so defenders will learn to play with their body and feet, improving approach and angle play. Goalies will be instructed on proper box goaltending techniques, including positioning, angles, baiting, etc.
Prior to the season commencing, each team and coach will participate in a 1.5-hour training session with USA Indoor Coach Adam Mueller to learn fundamental box drills, techniques and concepts.
Modified box lacrosse rules
5v5 plus goalies (4’x4′ box goals and goalie equipment will be provided)
Each team will play 8 games, followed by playoffs for the top 4 teams in each division
Each team will have one 1.5-hour box training session (in November) led by USA Indoor Coach, Adam Mueller
Training program will be for players and coaches and will focus on proper box techniques, including biomechanics, offensive/defensive angles, shooting/finishing, picks, screens, on and off ball play, proper box goaltending techniques
Once league registration is complete, teams will be notified with designated training date/time slot
League will provide/loan box goalie gear for teams
No long poles
(tentative groupings and target nights of play below, may be subject to change)
High School AA (top varsity level programs) – Mondays
High School A (varsity level programs) – Tuesdays
High School JV (primarily 9th and 10th grade, some 11th graders) – Fridays
Middle School Varsity (7th and 8th grade) – Wednesdays
Middle School JV (5th and 6th grade) – Thursdays
MSI Fieldhouse, 1451 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Registration Deadline – October 24. All teams must be registered and paid in full by October 24.
Coaches’ Meeting – October 26 – Mandatory coaches’ meeting/social (food and beverages provided) to be held on Wednesday, October 26th 6:30-8:00 pm, at the MSI Fieldhouse, to review new league format, learning/training objectives, rationale, rules, etc
Training Sessions – November, 2016 – one weeknight training session (each team/coach will participate in one 1.5-hour box training session to learn fundamental box techniques/concepts)
League Play – Dec 1, 2016 – Feb 1, 2017 – weeknights – one game/week