With the addition of box lacrosse we will be taking our training to a whole new level. We have invested in a box which will allow the boys to experience this incredible training tool. This spring the LA Mavs will kicking off our first ever box lacrosse Sunday league. We support the local SCLA spring league and we believe that the addition of box lacrosse on Sundays will afford our Mavs players an advantage as they head into the summer season.
WHY BOX LACROSSE?
Small goals along with large goalie pads, leaves players very little open net to shoot at and much tighter spaces to ball handle in! In such a tight space, players MUST learn to have great stick skills and be able to pick the spots they shoot at.
LACROSSE IQ AND DECISION MAKING
Box lacrosse has a 30 second shot clock, which means the game is very fast. Players must constantly be aware of the time, score and shot clock. This forces them to take all of those factors and make a split-second decision every time they get the ball.
Because box lacrosse has a 30 second shot clock. The amount of shots per game is much higher than that of outdoor lacrosse
BODY CONTROL AND HANDLING PRESSURE
Unlike field, where a player has much more space to attack/defend, box lacrosse is all close- quarters. For offensive players they learn how to handle to ball much better with a defenseman draped all over their hands and must learn how to use their body to shield their stick from being checked! For a defenseman, there is no better way to practice your defense then to use a short stick.
OFF-BALL MOVEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
There is constant movement all the time on offense! Off-ball players must set picks, roll off picks, have their hands free, all while having defenseman on their hands. Additionally, defensive players must communicate as a whole in order to be successful with the speed of this game!!
-Who: 3rd-8th grade
-Skill Level: Intermediate -Advanced
-Location: Agoura High School turf
-Dates: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
• BOX LAX INTRO SESSION
• 10 BOX GAMES
• CUSTOM MAVS BOX JERSEY