House League Box

Once again we will be offering House League Box from Soft Lax/Paperweight (2015-2013) to Midget (2004-2003).

The 2019 House League Box season will run from April 22nd to June 22nd.  

Volunteers are needed to assist with our House League program!!  Please indicate on your child’s registration if you are interested in volunteering as a House League Coach or House League Division Convenor. 

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.  

Coaches Needed!

Attention coaches, volunteers, tournament organizers. Beaches Lacrosse needs your help to build our community lacrosse program.

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Schedules, Standings and Scores

Our 2019 House League Box Schedule runs from April 22, 2019 to June 22, 2019

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.  For this season, we are pleased to have Reid Acton and his team to guide players in their understanding of how to deliver and receive this contact in a safe manner.  We will also 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 born in 2014

WHEN:

 Saturdays at 9am

WHERE:

 Kew box

REQUIRED:

 helmet, mouthguard, gloves, and stick

CONTACT:

 No contact; no possession rule

Paperweights will still have a 30-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game but games this year will be full floor!  Older players will benefit from this format as they start to learn the rules and flow of lacrosse.  Players in this division require full lacrosse equipment.

WHO:

 players born in 2013 and 2012

WHEN:

 Saturdays at 10am, 11am, or 12pm

WHERE:

 Kew box

REQUIRED:

 full equipment

CONTACT:

 No contact; 7-second rule

The registration process has been streamlined into ONE SportzSoft account for all TBLC programs (House League Box, Rep Box, Field, and Girls Field).  Please read and follow these instructions to register for 2019.

If you have any problems, please contact the Registrar for your program.

Birth Years

Division

2019 Club Membership Fee

Program Fee

Total

2015

Soft Lax

$95

$85

$180

2014, 2013

Paperweight

$95

$85

$180

2012, 2011

Tyke

$95

$205

$300

2010, 2009

Novice

$95

$205

$300

2008, 2007

Peewee

$95

$205

$300

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Bantam/Midget

$95

$205

$300

Coaching Partnership with Reid Acton!

Our 2019 House League Program, Tyke through Bantam/Midget
will continue with a partnership with Reid Acton!

Reid Acton is on The Hill Academy coaching staff and brings with him an extensive lacrosse resumé.  Reid was a 2x All-American/2x All ECAC and team captain at Loyola University, Maryland. During his junior year, Reid led the defence to their first ever Division I National Championship. Before Loyola, Reid graduated from The Westminster School in Simsbury, CT.  Reid grew up in Toronto playing in the Toronto Beaches organization before being traded his final year of Junior A to the Orangeville Northmen.  In 2008, Reid competed on Team Canada for the U19 World Championships and won a silver medal.

Reid will be joined by fellow Beachers: Stephen Keogh (Rochester Knighthawks) and Damon Edwards (Toronto Rock) as well as Reilly O’Connor (Calgary Roughnecks) who is also from The Hill Academy.  Brock Sorenson (Toronto Rock) and Luc Magnan (Rochester Knighthawks) will round out the coaching staff.

We are very excited to have current National Lacrosse League players and Beaches alumni assisting with our house league program!

One night practice and game combined!

For divisions Tyke through Bantam/Midget practices and games will continue to be one 90 minute session per week: time slots are 6 pm — 7:30 pm and 7:30 pm — 9:00 pm. Your team’s time slot will vary week to week.  Locations rotate between the Bubble Sports complex next to Ted Reeve arena and Kew Beach box at the foot of Lee Avenue.  Reid and his staff will take turns running the practices at the Bubble and will be on site to advise our volunteer coaches during games.  Sessions at Kew will be run by our refs who also serve as practice coaches to help our parent volunteers.

Nights per division are as follows:

Monday — Novice
Tuesdays — Bantam/Midget
Wednesdays — Kew Rainouts if required
Thursdays — Peewee
Friday — Tyke
Saturdays — Soft Lax at 9am
Saturdays — Paperweight at 10am, 11am, or 12pm
Sundays — Kew Rainouts if required

What is the Club Membership Fee?

The Club Membership Fee ($95) must be paid once per calendar year, per player.
Please select this additional fee on the FIRST registration you do per player in each calendar year. It is listed as an Optional Item on all registration products so that each player is only charged once even if they are registered for multiple programs.
Please note: Your player’s registration(s) will not be approved until this fee is paid. 

CONVENORS NEEDED!

In order to run a successful House League program, we require Convenors for each age division: Paperweight, Tyke, Novice, Peewee, and Bantam/Midget both at Kew and at The Bubble.

 WEEKLY DUTIES:

  • Be the on-site point person for the full duration of the division session each week (1.5 hours at Kew or 3 hours at The Bubble; Paperweight 4 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.

FRIEND REQUEST POLICY

Over the past few seasons, the number of friend requests for House League Box has grown exponentially. This has placed an unmanageable workload on our volunteers.  It has also resulted in unbalanced teams leading to lopsided scores in games.  This has caused a lot of players to have a less than pleasant experience with our club.

To try and correct this, TBLC has decided that requests for placement be limited to exceptional circumstances and the following:

• Siblings playing together where appropriate
• Coaches and their children
• Sponsors’ children on sponsored teams

 If you have any questions, please contact: vphouseleaguebox@beacheslacrosse.com.

2019 House League Box Schedule

Birth Years Division Practice/
Game Day
Location Start Times Duration
2015 Soft Lax Saturday Kew 9 – 10am 60 min
2014, 2013 Paperweight Saturday Kew 10 – 11am
11 – 12 pm
12 – 1pm
60 min
2012, 2011 Tyke Friday Kew or Ted
Reeve/Bubble
6 – 7:30pm
7:30 – 9pm
90 min
2010, 2009 Novice Monday Kew or Ted
Reeve/Bubble
6 – 7:30pm
7:30 – 9pm
90 min
2008, 2007 Peewee Thursday Kew or Ted
Reeve/Bubble
6 – 7:30pm
7:30 – 9pm
90 min
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 Bantam/Midget Tuesday Kew or Ted
Reeve/Bubble
6 – 7:30pm
7:30 – 9pm
90 min

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