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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

 

  • Practice weekly starting Wednesday, November 23rd. Wednesdays from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm  (some Holiday exceptions) through end of Jan 2023
  • Teams will train and compete under USBOXLA guidelines. Geared and focused on developing skilled, knowledgable box lacrosse players which will assist in modifying and enhancing a skill set in a variety of other sports including field lacrosse
  • Teams will compete in 2 out of town tournaments.
  • All practices and coaching under our own roof at the Loons Training Center!

FEES:

Loons HS, Loons Midget, PeeWee (HS-U14)

$1250

Includes: Jersey, practices, event fees for 2 out of town events, Tournament Film, program logistics and incidentals, coaches fees, staff travel to events.

 

LAX IN THE ZOO

"Join us this winter for our 7th LAX in the Zoo BOX LACROSSE tournament.  Fast-paced, top-notch BOX competition you do not want to miss. We are thrilled to bring this BOX opportunity to Southwest Michigan and cannot wait to see the talent inside this winter. We can't think of a better way to spend the off-season than ON the field."

We have attended this event in the past. It was really for both our teams! Great level to compete against with a variety of programs from US/Canada in attendance.

  • Location, Location, Location! KIC’s 2 boarded fields are perfect for the action packed games. After the competition, players can unwind on the 3rd full size netted field used for team tent areas, warm up zones, and cornhole/sauce hockey/spike ball! Kingdom Indoor is located in Portage, Michigan (15 minutes from booming downtown Kalamazoo) and is conveniently located to dining, shopping, and popular Michigan breweries.

  • USBOXLA Sanctioned Event/ USBOX certified officials - The only one in Michigan!

  • College Recruiters on Site

  • Trainers on Site

  • Team Zones- Each team will have their own area for personal belongings

  • Food Trucks On Site, And More!

 

 

Tournament Dates:

December 16, 17, 18 2023. There will be games Friday night

 

TEAMS ATTENDING:

Loons HS, Loons Midget, PeeWee

 

Tournament Venue:

KINGDOM INDOOR CENTER

8151 Merchant PL

Portage, MI 49002

 

Team Hotel:

TBD

 

Travel:

Families will be responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging accommodations. We will provide a hotel room block at our staff hotel that families can use to reserve their rooms.

TI Box Invitational

Loons Box will travel to fellow Project Midwest affiliate Team IL Box Invite. Last season our HS teams played each other in the Championship game at Goodland so we know the level of competetion will be just what we are looking for!

 

Tournament Dates:

Saturday February 4 - Sunday, February 5

 

Tournament Venue:

CANLAN Sports Center

1950 US-45
Libertyville, IL 60048

 

Team Hotel:

 TBD

 

 

TEAMS ATTENDING:

Loons HS, Loons Midget, PeeWee

 

Travel:

Families will be responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging accommodations. We will provide a hotel room block at our staff hotel that families can use to reserve their rooms.

LOONS BOX HELP

How to get involved, new to box, or just have some questions? email Info@mnloons.org  Non Loons Team members may apply with link below

 

Boys and Girls are welcome to apply

 

Parent To Do List

  • Make sure your player has a current USBOXLA membership
  • Make sure your player has proper bicep & rib pads
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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