Sept. 17, 2014
DENVER - The University of Denver men's lacrosse program has announced that registration is now open for session one of the DU Winter Box Lacrosse Training League.
Session one runs the first four Sunday's in November (Nov. 30 is Thanksgiving weekend), and the first two weekends in December. Information on the timing for each age group is below.
The Pioneers are offering two sessions of box lacrosse training for players of all age levels. Box Lacrosse is the best way for young players to learn how to play the game. There are fewer players at one time on the box floor so players receive more touches with the ball; the walls keep the ball in play which naturally increases the tempo of the game; players develop their stick skills at an accelerated rate by playing in tighter spaces; and it is fun to play. Traditionally, Canadians grew up playing mostly Box Lacrosse and it shows through their skill set on the traditional field of play. If you are dedicated to accelerating your game and learning excellent techniques and drills to improve your individual skills, then join us at the APEX FIELD HOUSE which has two full sized rinks with sport turf and is perfect for our training sessions during the winter season.
DU Pioneers Box Lacrosse Leagues and Denver Elite Box Teams are inaugural members of the United States Box Lacrosse Associate (USBOXLA). All participants need to have a USBOXLA membership. DU Pioneers Winter Box Training is the only league in Colorado that allows players to play true box lacrosse. For information on being a member of the USBOXLA, click here.
Session two will run in January and February of 2015, and more information on that session will be released later this year.
DU WINTER BOX LACROSSE TRAINING LEAGUE INFORMATION
Dates: SUNDAYS ONLY November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd ; December 7th and 14th.
No session on November 30 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Location: APEX FIELD HOUSE in ARVADA | http://apexprd.org/facilities/apex-field-house
Times and Age Breakdown:
Novice 9am - 11am (players born in 2005 & 2006)
PeeWee 9am - 11am (players born in 2003 & 2004)
Bantam 11am - 1pm (players born in 2001 & 2002)
Midget 11am -1pm (players born in 1999 & 2000)
Intermediate 11am - 1pm (players born in 1997 & 1998)
Cost: $295 | Registration will be limited per division.
Goalies: We have a limited number of free spaces available for dedicated box goalies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before proceeding with this registration to inquire.
Format: Instruction/Skill Development & Scrimmage Play
League Directors: Matt Brown, Trevor Tierney and Jamie Shewchuk
Denver Elite Box Teams: We will use this league to select our Denver Elite Box teams (Novice, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget, and Intermediate) which will play in a series of tournaments throughout the year including travel to the Canada Day Tournament in Calgary, Alberta. We will email program registrants after Session 2 has concluded with box team rosters-- please do not email us to inquire about when rosters will be released.
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