Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/19
From Press Release
NXT is excited to announce the newest program for youth to explore box lacrosse and improve on skills during winter months in the Box Academy. Taking place this January for elementary and middle school athletes, this program will provide players the opportunity to train among professional coaches at the new Steelyard facility in King of Prussia.
Like all of NXT’s programs, the Box Academy will feature a custom-designed curriculum designed to facilitate the differences of the field game to box such as learning to handle in tight space, working to become a 2-way impact player, and mastering the 2-man game.
The box game has grown significantly in the last couple years yet still too many players do not have a starting point prior to a box club team. The Academy’s mission is to introduce players to the skill benefits of playing box. NXT’s coaching staff will consist of well-known names in the lacrosse world. A full list of coaches will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Box Academy will start on January 6 and meet on Mondays over the course of 4 weeks. The Academy is open to any and all athletes from any club in the 2024 – 2031 grad years looking to improve their game. Registration is now open for the Box Academy.
“Our goal for this program is to introduce players to some new stickwork drills, the basics of the two-man game and more physical and purposeful offense and defensive mindsets, on and off of the ball,” said Vice President of Boys Lacrosse Marty Kupprion. “This program will be perfect for any young lacrosse players (boys or girls) looking to keep a stick in their hands a play a more physical brand of the game this winter.”
In addition to a new program, NXT is also excited to kick off the newest alliance with Steelyard Sports. Both the box academy and box club teams will be training exclusively at Steelyard Sports and be able to train in an appropriate space equipped with real box bench areas and state-of-the-art lighting to provide players with an experience second to none.
For more information or questions, contact Marty Kupprion at firstname.lastname@example.org.