WINTER 2021-22

BOX LACROSSE
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Youth BOX Games/Practices
  • Mondays

  • Nov 29 - Jan 24

  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Earl Warren

High School BOX Games/Practices

  • Tuesdays

  • Nov 30 - Jan 25

  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Earl Warren

Box Lacrosse is a great way for the developing player to continue to improve his skills and Lacrosse IQ in a more competitive and physical setting.

The national sport of Canada, box lacrosse is typically played in a converted hockey rink or roller hockey rink. In Canada, outdoor hockey rinks are converted to Box lacrosse rinks once the ice melts in summer.

6 players - a goalie and 5 "runners" comprise each team. All of the runners use short sticks and play offense and defense. The goal (4' x 4') is smaller than a field lacrosse goal (6' x 6') and a box goalie wears significantly more padding than goalies wear in the field game. As in ice hockey, the confined space and boards creates a very physical game.

Solid stick skills become more relevant in the box because of the confined space and physical nature of the action. There is a shot clock which tends to generate far more shots than one may see in a field game, but goals are much harder to score with the smaller goal and significantly larger goalie.

Substitutions take place through the box area along one sideline - similar to hockey. Penalties are time serving and tend to be longer in length than time serving penalties in the field game.

The Hotshots have reserved Earl Warren Showgrounds in the Winter months.  The box lacrosse season for us is from late November through late January.

Games last about an hour and are played on either Mondays or Tuesdays.