House League Box

Once again we will be offering House League Box from Soft Lax/Paperweight through to Midget (U17).

New for 2022! Two practises and two games a week. More lacrosse! More fun!

The 2022 House League Box season will run from April 30th to June 20th.  

Mondays and Fridays Schedule- U9s and U13s Practice & Games 630pm @ Kew Gardens

Tuesdays and Thursdays Schedule- U13, U15 and U17s Practice & Games 7pm @ Kew Gardens

(spots still available, register today)

WHAT IS BOX LACROSSE?

Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse and sometimes shortened to boxla, LAX, or simply box, is an indoor version of lacrosse played mostly in North America.  The game originated in Canada, where it is the most popular version of the game played in contrast to the traditional field lacrosse game.  

It is played between two teams of six players each, and is traditionally played on an ice hockey rink once the ice has been removed or covered.  The playing area is called a box,  in contrast to the open playing field of field lacrosse.  The object of the game is to use a long handled racket, known as a lacrosse stick, to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by ultimately hurling a solid rubber lacrosse ball into an opponent’s goal.

At the highest level box lacrosse is represented by the Senior A divisions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (Western Lacrosse Association of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association and Major Series Lacrosse of the Ontario Lacrosse Association), and the National Lacrosse League.*

TBLC are proud to have had many minor/junior players who currently play in the WLA, MSL or the National Lacrosse League.  

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    2022 House League Box Schedule Outline

    One night practice and game combined!

    For divisions Tyke through Bantam/Midget practices and games will continue to be one 60 minute session per week: time slots are 6:15 pm — 7:15 pm,  7:15 pm — 8:10 pm and 8:15 – 9:15 pm. Your team’s time slot will vary week to week.  Locations for 2022 will only be at Kew Beach box at the foot of Lee Avenue. 

    Nights per division are as follows:

    KEW- Monday — Novice (U11)
    KEW- Tuesdays — Bantam/Midget (U15/U17)
    KEW- Wednesdays — Kew Rainouts if required
    KEW- Thursdays — Peewee (U13)
    KEW- Friday — Tyke (U9)
    KEW- Saturdays — Soft Lax at 10am
    KEW- Saturdays — Paperweight at 9am, 11am, or 12pm
    KEW- Sundays — Kew Rainouts if required

    House League Information

    For the past 2 seasons we have implemented a ‘no cross checking’ rule in all  divisions (Paperweight, Tyke, Novice. Peewee, Bantam and Midget).  The goal behind this change was to provide an increased emphasis on passing and fundamental skills before progressing to the full contact game.

    At the introductory levels, contact, known as ‘place-and-push’, is permitted.  We will provide introductory instruction on how to deliver and receive the next level of contact, referred to as ‘cross checking’.  This progression will provide players with the knowledge and skills they need to become confident, successful lacrosse players.

    Also new this season, we will be implementing a 7-second rule whereby players will be able to maintain ball control for up to 7 seconds before they must pass to another player.  This will not only encourage passing and increase ball control skill development, but will help offset any advantage gained through reduced contact of the ‘place-and-push’ divisions.

     

    DIVISION

    CONTACT

    POSSESSION RULE

    Soft Lax

    no contact

    no possession rule

    Paperweight

    no contact

    7-second rule

    Tyke

    place-and-push

    7-second rule

    Novice

    place-and-push

    7-second rule

    Peewee

    place-and-push

    no possession rule

    Bantam/Midget

    place-and-push

    no possession rule

    Soft Laxers, who are in their first year of lacrosse, will have an hour of games, skills, and drills with short half-floor scrimmages at the end of their session.  The focus for this group will be fundamentals, maximum ball contact, and fun!  Players in this division will use soft lacrosse balls and require only a helmet, mouthguard, gloves, and a stick.

    WHO:

     Players turning four years old

    WHEN:

     Saturdays at 10 am to 11:30 am

    WHERE:

     Kew Box

    REQUIRED:

     helmet, mouthguard, gloves, and stick

    CONTACT:

     No contact; no possession rule

    WHO:

     Players Turning 5 and 6

    WHEN:

     Saturdays at 10 am to 11:30 am

    WHERE:

     Kew box

    REQUIRED:

     full equipment

    CONTACT:

     No contact; 7-second rule

    Birth Years

    Division

    Total

    2018

    Soft Lax

    $180

    2016, 2017

    Paperweight

    $180

    2014, 2015

    Tyke

    $300

    2012, 2013

    Novice

    $300

    2010, 2011

    Peewee

    $300

    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

    Bantam/Midget

    $300

    Coaching Partnership with Adam!

    Our 2022 House League Program, Tyke through Bantam/Midget
    will continue with a partnership with Adam Gardner!

    ADAM GARDNER

    Over the past 23 years Adam has been involved with the game of lacrosse. His passion for the sport began as a player and was highlighted by earning a scholarship first to Trinity-Pawling School in New York, then to NCAA Division 1 Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Adam also played 3 seasons for Beaches Jr A team. Adam graduated as the programs All-time Leader in Goals Scored, All-time Leader in Points, the first 100 Goal Scorer, and was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2008.

    We are very excited to have Adam join our family!

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    CONVENORS NEEDED!

    In order to run a successful House League program, we require Convenors for each age division: Paperweight, Tyke (U9), Novice(U11), Peewee(U13), and Bantam(U15)/Midget(U17) at Kew.

     WEEKLY DUTIES:

    • Be the on-site point person for the full duration of the division session each week (3 hours at Kew).
    • Ensure the smooth running of each session and be on hand to answer questions from parents and coaches.
    • Watch for any problems that may arise during the session and report them to the VP of House League if necessary.

    Being a Convenor is not a large time commitment and the season is only 9 weeks long, but it is a vital role to ensure the smooth running of the House League.  Convening is a great way to get involved with Beaches Lacrosse with minimal time commitment.  Position can be shared among a couple of parents too.

    If you are interested, please contact Margaret Patience at vphouseleaguebox@beacheslacrosse.com as soon as possible for more information.