Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/11/17
Maple Zone and and Heritage Lacrosse are pleased to offer two brand new summer indoor modified box lacrosse leagues – college and scholastic – with formats specifically designed to promote safe and fast play based on key box lacrosse fundamentals and concepts.
This adult league is primarily designed for college players home for summer break who are interested in playing fun, safe lacrosse to keep their game “tuned up” before they return to campus for field lax. For the high school players, this offers a chance to continue to improve your skills and have some fun in a fast-paced and safe environment.
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 all players will learn to play with their body and feet, improving approach and angle play. Goalies will work on proper box goaltending techniques, including positioning, angles, baiting, etc.
1451 Conchester Highway
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
The league will be run on the following nights, based on demand:
College/Adult League –
College/Adult League – Mondays, 1st game at 7pm, subsequent games on the hour. Dates – Jun 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
High School League –
High School League – Tuesdays, 1st game at 7pm, subsequent games on the hour. Dates – Jun 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
-Each team will get 6 games (per above)
-Min roster size is 12 players / team (including goalie)
-Cost is $80/player for the “season”
Modified box lacrosse rules:
-Referees will be provided
-5v5 plus goalies (4’x4′ box goals and goalie equipment will be provided)
-Recommended roster size is 12 +/- players (1 goalie included)
-No long poles
-League will provide/loan box goalie gear for teams
-Each team must wear/provide their own reversible pinnies to each game
-We encourage teams to form, register as team, then players register online individually, select their designated team, and pay the per player fee.
-We will offer a “house” team option for free agent players and will form a house team if there are enough players selecting this option.
WHY PLAY BOX LACROSSE?
“American field players would really help themselves if they were exposed to a steady stream of box experience. Box lacrosse is an extremely valuable background for a young player, we need to incorporate more of the indoor skills in to the field game. It is almost a requirement to have a top player with indoor experience on your roster right now.”
– Former UVA head coach Dom Starsia
“Every Kid Should Play Box Lacrosse”
– John Desko, Head Coach Syracuse University
“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.”
– Bill Tierney, Denver University