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7 out of 8 NCAA scoring leaders come from a Box lacrosse background!
Here are what some of the top minds in Lacrosse are saying about Box Lacrosse.
“If box lacrosse were played by kids in the U.S. In the fall the way it is played in Canada, it would completely change the complexion of the game in terms of the quality of play and the balance of power. The trend of competitive balance at the DI level would be expedited. Now, the game is growing faster than ever, but one doesn't see improvement in players from certain regions as expected with such large growth. Box Lacrosse would change all of that. You don't have to be a good coach to make kids be better players in the box. Like a great drill, it just happens.” – Jamie Munro, former Head Coach of University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse
"If I was US Lacrosse, I wouldn't let any kids play field until they were 10 or 12," he said. "Until box lacrosse grows in the United States, it'll continue to be this way." - University of Denver Head Coach, Bill Tierney
“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.” - University of Virginia Head Coach, Dom Starsia
“One of the biggest benefits of playing box for a young lacrosse player is in the development of lacrosse IQ. Because everyone plays with a short stick [in box lacrosse], you have to focus on being a complete lacrosse player versus specializing as an attackman or d-man. That is how your IQ grows and skills improve.” - University of Hartford Head Coach Peter Lawrence