House League Box

Once again we will be offering House League Box from Soft Lax/Paperweight (2016-2014) to Midget (2007-2004).

The 2020 House League Box season will run from April 20th to June 20th.  

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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    MASTER SCHEDULE

    Master Schedule for Beaches Lacrosse House League

    Schedules, Standings and Scores

    Our 2020 House League Box Schedule is Coming Soon!

    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

    Total

    2015

    Soft Lax

    $180

    2014, 2013

    Paperweight

    $180

    2012, 2011

    Tyke

    $300

    2010, 2009

    Novice

    $300

    2008, 2007

    Peewee

    $300

    2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

    Bantam/Midget

    $300

    Coaching Partnership with Adam and Cam!

    Our 2020 House League Program, Tyke through Bantam/Midget
    will continue with a partnership with Adam Gardner and Cam Mancini!

    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.

     

    CAM MANCINI

    [BIO]

    We are very excited to have both Adam and Cam join our family!

    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 10am
    Saturdays — Paperweight at 9am, 11am, or 12pm
    Sundays — Kew Rainouts if required

    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.

    2020 House League Box Schedule

    Birth Years Division Practice/
    Game Day
    Location Start Times Duration
    2016 Soft Lax Saturday Kew 10 – 11am 60 min
    2015, 2014 Paperweight Saturday Kew 9 – 10am
    11 – 12 pm
    12 – 1pm
    60 min
    2013, 2012 Tyke Friday Kew or Ted
    Reeve/Bubble
    6 – 7:30pm
    7:30 – 9pm
    90 min
    2011, 2010 Novice Monday Kew or Ted
    Reeve/Bubble
    6 – 7:30pm
    7:30 – 9pm
    90 min
    2009, 2008 Peewee Thursday Kew or Ted
    Reeve/Bubble
    6 – 7:30pm
    7:30 – 9pm
    90 min
    2007, 2006, 2005, 2004   Bantam/Midget Tuesday Kew or Ted
    Reeve/Bubble
    6 – 7:30pm
    7:30 – 9pm
    90 min

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