Resolute will offer Girls Box League for Middle School and High School players. Box lacrosse is the Canadian version of indoor lacrosse and designed to create high intensity play, quicker decision making, stronger stick skills, and conditioning.
Ages: Girls grades 7-12
Dates: Sundays, Nov. 5 – Feb. 11 (no sessions on 11/19, 12/24, and 12/31)
Times: Game times will be between 7:00AM- 10:00AM (schedule will be posted in October)
Location: Resolute Athletic Complex (3599 Chiller Lane, Columbus OH 43214)
Will my daughter need to purchase additional equipment to participate in Box?
No, the only equipment that will be different will be for goalies and that will be provided by Resolute.
What is the difference between Box and regular indoor lacrosse?
- 5 v 5 set up with 3 minute intervals – This allows girls high intensity play with quicker passing, decision making, and scoring opportunities…plus GREAT conditioning.
- Shot Clock – Teaches girls how to use more effective off ball transitions to move the ball (setting picks and using passes more than running the ball).
- Smaller Cages – The goals are half the size of a traditional goal which forces the girls to move the goalies and use better shot placement.
- Larger Goalie Pads – Equipment will be provided to goalies. It forces the girls to move the goalies for more accurate shots. When they go back to traditional size cages, they will be amazed at how their shoot percentage increases.
- Stick Work – Due to a smaller field, we show the girls multiple new technics on how to handle their stick (Dodges, switching hands, behind the backs (seriously), and quicker catch and releases).
How can girls sign up?
Girls are asked to sign up individually, but can be placed with up to 5 girls from their own school on one team. We will have 4 total teams, so 20 girls from one school can play in our box league, they just will not be able to all play on the same team.
“Box lacrosse is an extremely valuable background for a young player. We need to incorporate more of the indoor skills in to the field game. It is almost a requirement to have a top player with indoor experience on your roster right now.”
– Former University of Virginia Head Coach Dom Starsia
“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.”
– University of Denver Head Coach Bill Tierney