Fall & Winter: November 1, 2015-February 27 2016

Inside our One of Our Heated, 6,000 Square Foot Mini-Domes


Program Information

  • For Girls Grades 7/8. Younger players may play up.
  • Pay Only $15 per Game with  our innovative “Àl Lax Carte” Registration
  • Contact us About Team Registration. No Team Fee Required! Play Because It Makes You a Better Lacrosse Player
  • Open and Flexible Registration Allowing Players to Play When it Works with Their Busy Schedule
  • Girls Play Saturday & Sunday Afternoon
  • Space is Limited to 20 Players- 10 Per Team
  • Members of Navajo Lacrosse Goalie U Play Free

Start Date:Sunday- November 1, 2015 
All Games Played at Navajo Fields, Yorktown NY
End Date:March 5, 2016
Game Day:Saturday
Game Time:Grade 7/85 - 6 pm
Individual Player Fee:$15 per Game

About the Game:

      • Structure: There will be a 10 minute warm-up followed by two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half-time
      • Game: 5v5- 4 Field Players & 1 Goalie. A One-Pass Rule is in affect
      • Shot Clock: A 30 second Shot Clock will be in affect. the shot does NOT need to hit the cage
      • Equipment: All players must be fully equipped with US Lacrosse approved equipment. All players must wear mouth guards, including goalies
      • Sticks: All players must use a regulation field stick except for the goalie who will use a goalie stick
      • Substitution: Substitution will be on the fly
      • Draw: A Draw will be used to start the game and the 2nd half. Alternating possession upon scoring (like basketball) at all other times
      • The Field: No out of bounds- so there is no “closet to the line” on a shot. Play the ball off of the wall or net on a pass or shot
      • Checking– US Lacrosse Girls Rules Will Be Followed with Hudson Valley Modifications for 3/4 & 5/6. 7/8 Will be Full Checking
      • Penalties: Yellow Cards will result in the player having to serve time off of the field resulting in a 4v3 for 1 minute.
      • All Players must possess a current and valid US Lacrosse ID
      • Sneakers or Turf Shoe- no cleats

Why Box Lacrosse?

Navajo Lacrosse is proud to bring its version of box lacrosse to the Hudson Valley Region! We have been researching and developing a program that is uniquely beneficial to young developing players.

When you look at the state of collegiate lacrosse today and analyze the prolific scorers, you see that  a majority of them have a heavy background in box lacrosse. Even more telling is that the early adapters of box were the Canadians who continue to develop some of the best college lacrosse players today. It is widely accepted that is because of the skills taught and the structure of the box programs.

But it’s not just for scorers as poles and goalies benefit the from structure and speed of the game as well.

What is box lacrosse?

Professional box is played on a field the size of an ice hockey rink (17,000 sq ft) and is 5v5 and the goalie, very similar to hockey. Navajo’s version will be using our 4,100 sq ft field and will be 5v5 including the goalie. There are no off sides or out of bounds. We will be evaluating the use of a shot clock, so the speed and pace of the game should be uptempo and and exciting!

What are the benefits of box lacrosse?

  • No out of bounds means more “touches” which lead to improved stick skills plus increased passing and shooting accuracy
  • Small space means you’re going to need to learn how to stick fake
  • Better understanding and use of the backhand
  • Learn how to generate space off ball to get open
  • Unique understanding of the “two man game”
  • How to effectively run a pick play
  • How to adapt to a double team
  • Speed and agility work through playing

Questions:

Phone: 914 564 2959
Email:  navajolacrosse@navajofields.com


Credible testimonials about the benefits of Box Lacrosse:

“When training, it’s all about touches for me. To give American players an opportunity to play in tight quarters is critical.  To be honest, Canadians have passed the American players in the stick skill department.  Just look at the landscape of college lacrosse and the leading offensive scorers  to confirm this opinion.  More importantly, indoor lacrosse is a blast! At the end of the day, it should be about having fun first.

~Paul Carcaterra, US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Member, ESPN Analyst and Former Syracuse University All-American Midfielder:

“Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.”

– Paul Rabil, NLL & MLL All-Star, NCAA All-American

“I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”
-Casey Powell, MLL/NLL All-Star

“I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game.  If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve 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 to young people on a 110 x 60 yard 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.” 
Bill Tierney, US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Denver University Head Coach, Princeton 6xNational Champion, Team USA 1998

“American field players would really help themselves if they were exposed to a steady stream of box experience. 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.”
Dom Starsia, University of Virginia Head Coach