Frequently Asked Questions
WHY BOX LACROSSE?
Box lacrosse is a fast paced, exciting game that improves your stick skills dramatically. You will enhance your foot work, shot and passing in traffic. Because nets are smaller and goalies are bigger, you have to get creative to score. Defense builds your physical play. Without the benefit of a long pole, you must stay tight on your man.
WHAT SIZE ARE BOX LACROSSE CAGES?
Professional box lacrosse cages (or goals) are 4′ by 4’9″. Canadian box lacrosse uses 4′ by 4′ for minor lacrosse and Jr “A” while major lacrosse uses 4′ by 4’6″.
HOW MANY PLAYERS PER TEAM?
Teams usually have at least 12 players including goalies but no more than 20.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Parents/Players register online. Contact us with any questions… info@NOTBboxLAX.com
Why Box Lacrosse?
Players get more time with the ball to improve their stick skills because the ball rarely goes out of play. Operating in tighter spaces with less reaction time boosts everyone’s field game. A player’s shooting skills grow as they shoot on smaller nets against goalies wearing more equipment. The indoor game is simply quicker up and down the turf, which improves all-around athleticism and fitness.
Wayne Gretzky played box lacrosse and hockey growing up. Combining skills from each sport helped develop his sense of creativity. Some say it was the lacrosse background that pushed his hockey talent to the next level. Gary Gait is one of the most prominent lacrosse players of our time, and he grew up playing the box style. For a recent example we turn to John Tavares of Team Canada (nllinsider.com).
The majority of lacrosse players also participate in hockey during the winter. Box lacrosse is the perfect transition between hockey and field lacrosse. In fact, if you placed hockey and field lacrosse in a blender, you would get box lacrosse.
Today, college and professional field lacrosse is beginning to notice a trend where box players are excelling and taking the game to a whole new level. Box players harness shots with pin-point accuracy, along with quicker and more effective passing in tight spaces. Many great field players are also playing in the NLL, but the transition is difficult because they waited until later in their careers to make the move. Minnesota athletes now have this opportunity at a much younger age.