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OVERVIEW

Welcome to the team page for Minnesota Loons Box! Here, you will be able to find all information for all age divisions. Information will continuously be updated on this page as we receive it. Check back often for all Loons Box details

TRYOUT INFORMATION

We will be holding our tryouts on October 28th at Burnsville Soccer Blast.

3601 W 145th St.

Burnsville, MN 55306

Birth years 2006 - 2009 will tryout from 6:00pm - 7:20pm

Birth years 2001 - 2005 will tryout from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Please bring both cleats AND turf shoes to tryouts!  Bicep & kidney pads are strongly encouraged, but not mandatory for tryouts

PROGRAM INFORMATION

USBOXLA AGE GROUPS:

High School division - Birth Years 2001-2003

Midget division - Birth Years 2004-2005

Bantam division - Birth Years 2006-2007

Pee-Wee division - Birth Years 2008-2009

 

High School & Midget:

Both our High School & Midget teams will compete in the TC USBOXLA local league, with games held at Burnsville Soccer Blast. The High School team will play their weekly game on Thursday nights, and the Midget team will play on Tuesday Nights. The league will begin to play on November 5th and conclude December 19th.

Team box practices will be on Wednesday evenings. In total, each team will have 2 days of lacrosse per week. Consisting of team practice, and a weekly game.

Please see the calendar tab for all box practice dates and times.

Bicep & kidney pads are mandatory

Both teams will participate in two travel events.

  • Lax in the Zoo, Dec 13-15 (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • The Goodland Invitational, Jan 31-Feb 2 (Milwaukee, WI)

Lax in the Zoo

All Bantam & Midget players will depart from the LTC by coach bus at 6:00 am on Friday, December 13th. We will stop in Chicago on the way out for food and some walk-around time. Players should bring spending money for travel to and from the event.

All players and staff will be staying at the Hampton Inn Kalamazoo. Meals during the event will be provided by our program, along with snacks and water at the tournament venue. We will not have games on Friday evening and will begin play Saturday morning. Once play concludes on Sunday afternoon, we will immediately begin the return trip home.

  • Hotel: Hampton Inn Kalamazoo. 2610 Airview Blvd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Venue: Kingdom Indoor Center. 8151 Merchant Pl, Portage, MI 49002
  • Departure: 6:00 am from the LTC on December 13th
  • Return: Evening of December 15th

Bantam & Pee-wee

Our Bantam & Pee-wee teams will be aimed towards an introduction to the box game, and skill development. We will hold our box sessions for these teams once per week. Our box sessions will range from box specific training to intramural scrimmages if numbers allow.

Our Bantam & Pee-wee teams will train on Sunday evenings,  at the Loons Training Center.

Please see the calendar tab for all box practice dates and times.

Our Bantam and Pee-wee teams compete in one travel event. The Goodland Invitational in Milwaukee, WI, Jan 31st-Feb 2nd.

Bicep & kidney pads are mandatory

 

Parent To Do List

  • Make sure your player has a current USBOXLA membership
  • Book Hotel for Milwaukee at link below. Ingleside Resort

WHY PLAY BOX LACROSSE?

“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.”

-Casey Powell, MLL/NLL All-Star

 

If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches on the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard 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.”

– Bill Tierney, US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Denver University Head Coach, Princeton 6xNational Champion, Team USA 1998