AWL Box Lacrosse League – Alameda: High School


AWL Box Lacrosse – Rules

Did you see Team Canada beat Team USA at the World Championships in 2014?  Some of the reasons can be attributed to the Canadians being amazing box lacrosse players. They are tough, have superior stick skills, are unstoppable in the 2 man game and no one finishes better in the world.  Same is true for when Denver University won the National Championship in 2015.  Their offensive coordinator, Matt Brown, is Canadian and runs a box style offensive system in which all his players buy into.  DU is better than any American team at the 2 man game and finishing the ball.

THINGS TO KNOW

OVERVIEW

  • The Bladium was the official training facility of the National Lacrosse League San Jose Stealth – 3 turf fields lined for lacrosse
  • All West’s Box Lacrosse League is a fun & safe league designed to help players and coaches evolve and bond as a team in the offseason.  Besides being super fun box lacrosse is high scoring, up and down, fast-paced helping develop a player’s skill set in a tightly confined space.  
  • Box reps will help improve players stick skills, shooting, defense, dodging, conditioning, stick protection and elements of the two-man game- both offensively and defensively. Indoor will enhance these skills that are completely transferable to your outdoor game!
  • Indoor Lacrosse = Modified Box: NO cross checking or boarding.  Goalies do NOT wear Box equipment and stand up like they do when they play outdoor.  We use modified outdoor rules in an indoor setting.
  • Most Box rules apply.  There is cross checking and goalies use box gear and stand in the crouched position. Boarding is NOT allowed for safety reasons. 

FORMAT

  •  4 week season.  Each team plays 2 games each week culminating in a playoff on the final Sunday
  • There will be two HS divisions: HS Varsity & HS Open. 8 teams per Division
  • Minimum 10 players per team…15 players recommended
  • All West Lacrosse recommends that all HS team contacts and coaches review CIF, CCS and NCS regulations pertaining to in-season and out-of-season competition

REGISTRATION

  • Registration Made Easy- Team Paid OR Individual Paid Options available
  • TEAM PAIDREGISTER HERE
    • 1 Coach or Team Contact representative will sign up online & pay the registration fee on behalf of their team. Then players can register by selecting their team name from the drop-down menu online – NO payment due & checking the box to sign the waiver.
  • INDIVIDUAL PAIDREGISTER HERE
    • 1 Coach or Team Contact representative will sign up online, without making payment. Then players can register by selecting their team name from the drop-down menu online, PAYING individual fee & checking the box to sign the waiver.
  • FREE AGENTREGISTER HERE
    • Don’t have a team and want to play? Sign up as a Free Agent & you will be placed on a waitlist to join a team needing extra players. (Free Agents not placed on a team will be reimbursed their fee)

BOX vs INDOOR LEAGUE COMPARISON

Indoor JV Indoor Varsity Box JV Box Varsity
Experience level Field JV, no experience playing indoor Field Varsity, no experience playing indoor Field JV, no experience playing Box Field Varsity + Indoor experience
Skill Level 0-3 years of youth/HS lacrosse 2+ years of youth/HS lacrosse 0-3 years of youth/HS lacrosse Able to pass & shoot with precision
League format 4 sundays, 2 games per date 4 sundays, 2 games per date 4 sundays, 2 games per date 4 sundays, 2 games per date
Rink format Boards, 4×4 goals Boards, 4×4 goals Boards, 4×4 goals Boards, 4×4 goals
Game format 3 x 15 minute running time 3 x 15 minute running time 3 x 15 minute running time 3 x 15 minute running time
Cross checking No No Crosscheck holds ok (no collisions) Crosscheck holds ok (no collisions)
Boarding No No No No
Loose ball contact Not within 3 yds of boards.  Canadian rules – play the ball Not within 3 yds of boards.  Canadian rules – play the ball Not within 3 yds of boards.  Canadian rules – play the ball Not within 3 yds of boards.  Canadian rules – play the ball
Moving picks No No Yes (front or side only) Yes (front or side only)
Goalies Field gear Field gear Full box goalie equipment Full box goalie equipment
Fouls Time served Time served Slow whistle, ok to pull goalie Slow whistle, ok to pull goalie
Shot clock No No Yes, :30 Yes, :30
Faceoffs 3x per game…Field Rules- Clamp Allowed 3x per game…Field Rules- Clamp Allowed 3x per game…Box (no clamp) 3x per game…Box (no clamp)
Shootouts No No Yes (championship week only) Yes (championship week only)
Price Same Same Same Same

Location:

Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
800 W Tower Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

 

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