3d SoCal USBOXLA - Tryouts Summer 2019
3d SoCal is thrilled to host the only pure Box Select program in San Diego. Our select teams will compete on USBOXLA’s biggest stage the USBOXLA Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA on August 2rd-4th.
Since its inception, 3d Lacrosse has embraced teaching the box game independently but also through the scope of how box skills and knowledge translates to the field game. The 3d SoCal Box Select teams will be immersed in a rapid-fire, learning-based environment that emphasizes repetitions and intensity, giving players a true box experience without traveling north of the American border.
We are firm believers in the training and development value of box lacrosse and intend to use this as a launching point for expanded box lacrosse programming moving forward.
What is box lacrosse?
Our staff at 3d Lacrosse has decades of collective experience coaching the box lacrosse game. 3d's coaches saw that Canadians were dominating at every level in college lacrosse and realized the answer was simple: teach field players box lacrosse. Box lacrosse is a 5-on-5, non-stop, fast-paced, high-touch and high-repetition game played inside of a hockey rink with boards and a 4-by-4-foot goal. When taught the correct way, players will experience tremendous skill development in the box which translates to the field as a leader, thinker, and skilled playmaker. It is simply the fastest engine of skill development in the sport.
Why box lacrosse?
Box lacrosse is the perfect environment in which players can grow their skills, game IQ, and confidence. Playing in a rink or "the box" means the ball is never out of bounds and it moves fluidly the entire time, with possessions usually exchanged rapidly. The small confines of playing in the box forces players to be creative in their play since you have limited space in which to operate. Playing in the box give players countless reps in practice, and the fast-paced, back-and-forth nature of box lacrosse gives players the opportuny to build their confidence as they become more comfortable handling the ball. Offensive players will learn individual skills such as deceptive shots using body and stick fakes and variety of releases. They will also learn team concepts such as the two-man pick-and-roll game. Defensive players will handle the ball as much as offensive players through box lacrosse training. Defenders will increase their stick skills, footwork, and communication skills that are necessary to be successful in the box and on the field.
BANTAM* - Birth years 2005 or 2006
*Interest list forming for other age groups/genders. If interested please email [email protected] with player name, birth year and gender. If we get enough interest we will expand our age groups.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Park Arena, 3337 La Mirada Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
- 3 hours of instruction in box lacrosse
- Thomas Bragg, Director, SoCal
- Eric Dance, Manager, SoCal