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Hoosier Box Lacrosse Is Big Boy Lacrosse!
Only for those that want the highest and most intense competition around!
FACT: 7 out of 8 NCAA scoring leaders come from a Box lacrosse background! You have a choice, you can be just another guy on the field or you can be the right guy. Play lacrosse the way the top players in the country do to get better. Hoosier Lacrosse will be offering a fantastic opportunity for any player that wants to take their game to the next level without traveling all over the country! With our Box Lacrosse program, 5 field players and a goalie, every participant is guaranteed to see a lot of action, get a great workout, and improve their stick skills. Short sticks only (except for Goalies) with 4' x 4' Box style goals and modified NLL rules. This style of lacrosse is fast, intense and 100% Awesome!
Players may play up or down a division with permission from Hoosier Lacrosse. Sign up individually or as a small group of 3-4 and the league will make the teams. Why do we make the teams? It is to have the most competitive games possible and to spread out the talent so that everyone benefits. Unlike other competiting programs all levels will receive coaching, drills and game play. We have a high level of experienced coaches and provide a 1:7 coach to player ratio so that every player gets individual attention!
Field players will need a short stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder and arm pads, mouthpiece and athletic protector. Rib pads are optional but recommended.
Goalies will need a goalie stick, Helmet with throat guard, mouthpiece, gloves (hockey gloves are recommended). Hoosier Lacrosse will provide the rest but you can also use the following: hockey pants, hockey goalie chest protector and hockey shin guards.
Divisions (may vary by location):
- A Division - Grades 5-6 - 15 minutes of Drills and a 40 minute game.
- AA Division - Grades 7-8 - 15 minutes of Drills and a 40 minute game. The top players at this level will have the opportunity to play for a travel box team that will play other top box teams in North America.
- AAA Division - HS & Up - 15 minutes of Drills and a 40 minute game. The top players at this level will have the opportunity to play for a travel box team that will play other top box teams in North America.
Questions: info@hoosierlacrosse. com or call 317-300-HLAX.
2013 Bloomington Info: - Registration is Closed
- Where: Indoor turf at The Twin Lakes Recreation Center 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd. Bloomington, IN 47403. Google map
- Dates: Sundays for 7 weeks - January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
- Times: 1-2pm
- Cost: $120.00 Includes Top Level coaches to help you improve your game.
Add 15 dollars of you do not have a Hoosier Lacrosse jersey.
2012/13 Indianapolis Info: - Registration is Closed
- Where: The Sports Zone, 6601 Coffman Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46268. (Google Map)
- Session I:
Dates: Saturdays for 6 weeks - November 3, 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15
- Session II:
Dates: Saturdays for 6 weeks - January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16
Times: Grades 7-8 AA 12-1pm & Open AAA 1-2pm
- Cost: $130.00 - Fee includes Top level coaching and a player pass to the facility.
All players must have a Hoosier Lacrosse Jersey available for $15.00.
Here are links to some great articles promoting the benefits of Box Lacrosse and below that are the 10 best reasons to play.
If you watched a single game on TV during the 2012 NCAA lacrosse season, you heard an announcer comment on how playing box lacrosse is so beneficial. Now it is your turn to do what the top players in the country have been doing for years!
10. FASTER PLAY | The speed is way faster than anything you would see outdoors. It makes playing outside seem like going in slow motion
9. STICK HANDLING | Playing in closer spaces means your stick skills have to be tighter and quicker. Your stick handling improves because there is no room for error, quite literally.
8. TRANSITION | Ball moves from defense to offense with increased speed. Players learn quickly to breakout and move the ball up the field.
7. DEFENSIVE BODY POSITION | No D-Poles means that defensive players have to use good body position to be successful.
6. OFF-BALL MOVEMENT | Playing in such a tight area means it is that much harder to get open. Running through people to go to goal just doesn't work. Players learn to cut, pick and keep in constant motion.
5. GOALIES SEE MORE RUBBER | Shots come hard and fast. Goalies see more shots in a shorter period of time. There hands and reaction time become much quicker.
4. SHOOTING ACCURACY | Gary Gait is among many who have gone on record about the shooting accuracy that comes from playing box lacrosse.
3. REACTION TIME | Almost every point made deals with faster speeds. A byproduct of playing faster is you have to react faster. That means faster to a ground ball, faster in transition, faster to play the ball, faster to shoot the ball. You name it, your reaction to it get faster.
2. PLAYER SAFETY | When it comes to pre-season training, the goal is to get better for the Spring season, not get hurt. Many indoor facilities boast full fields, which ultimately are surrounded by some sort of netting. As one of the area's top orthopedic doctors pointed out, the box is a safer playing surface. There is nothing to get tripped up on and in to.
1. PROVEN SUCCESS | You can list as many of the benefits as you want, but the proof is in the success that box players have. Look at the most successful players over the last decade. The majority play box in the off season. Paul Rabil, Casey Powell, the Gait brothers. No matter who you identify with, the common thread is that they have or still do play box lacrosse.
Format & Rules
* 15 minutes of drills followed by a 40 minute game.
* 5 runners and a goalie. If the goalie crosses over the midfield he does not need a player to stay back.
* Faceoffs only to start the periods. After a goal the referee will resume with a goalie clear.
* No take out checks.
* No cross checking, but cross check holds are acceptable.
* Light boarding is legal.
* No Long Poles.
* No over and back the midfield line, except on a shot or a deflection by the opposing team.
* 10 seconds to clear the defensive zone once a team gains possession.
* Diving through the crease is legal.
* You can sub on to the field when your teamate is within 15 feet of the door.
*Offense should form columns of 2 and 3 on each side of the goal.
*Keep the middle open as much as possible.
*After setting a pick go directly towards the goal.
*On defense never let your man beat you up the middle; force him down the sides.
*Take quick hard shifts. If you are on for more than 2 minutes you have been on too long! As a general Rule it is up down, up down, and off. The Pros go up down and off.
* Never substitute on defense.
* Work the ball fast and furious!
Wings get the #2 seed based on head to head with the Stealth
Winter 2012 Session 1 Schedule. First team listed is the home team and will wear white. To view your team you must log into our new system by clicking here.
Week 1 - November 3
Week 2 - November 10
12-1pm Bandits 13 v Wings 9
1-2pm Roughnecks 24 v Stealth 15
2-3pm AAA Game
Week 3 - November 17
12-1pm Wings 15 v Stealth 6
1-2pm Bandits 14 v Roughnecks 15
2-3pm AAA Game
Week 4 - December 1
12-1pm Stealth 9 v Bandits 7
1-2pm Roughnecks 15 v Wings 7
2-3pm AAA Game
Week 5 - December 8
12-1pm Wings 15 v Bandits 13
1-2pm Stealth 12 v Roughnecks 11
2-3pm AAA Game
Week 6 - December 15
12-1pm Championship #1 Roughnecks v #2 Wings
1-2pm Consolation #3 Stealth v #4 Bandits
2-3pm AAA Game