Patriot Lacrosse offers lacrosse camps, clinics, elite teams, box lacross, summer lacrosse leagues, youth winter leagues, and many more opportunities to take your game to the next level whether you are a beginner or advanced athlete. With coaches from the
REPETITIONS – Players get more touches throughout the course of practices and games. How many times have you gone to your son’s outdoor game and seen him barely touch the ball? That is not the case in box. There are only five players on the floor (plus goalie) at once and the boards keep the ball in play at all times. All players get a lot of reps catching, throwing and scooping the ACCURACY – Players learn how to shoot with proficient accuracy. Too many young players in outdoor lacrosse try to shoot too hard and end up missing the goal. With a smaller goal and larger equipped goalie in box lacrosse, players will learn how to shoot accurately and quickly. TOUGHNESS – The box game develops physical and mental toughness. The box game is more physical due to the tighter playing surface. The closeness teaches players to have poise with the ball, run through checks, handle defensive pressure, and stay calm in traffic. These are characteristic assets that inspiring lacrosse players need to develop.
Coach Bill Tierney, University of Denver:“If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens on a field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”
Paul Rabil:“Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.”
Dom Starsia, University of Virginia:"When you watch Canadian kids score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?"
Casey Powell:“I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”