Oregon Box Lacrosse League - Girls Fall 2019
3d Lacrosse is excited to announce our 3d Oregon Box Lacrosse League for youth girls. Our staff at 3d Lacrosse has decades of collective experience coaching the box lacrosse game. The skills used in box lacrosse make our players better on the field. 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.
Our league is one of the only leagues that incorporates training in addition to weekly games. Players will be able to translate the skills they learn during training and see immediate improvement on the floor. Box Lacrosse skills and techniques such as high level stick handling, finishing, faking, feeding, physical dodging, the two man game, picks and screens, off ball motion and how to play against all of these skills defensively will be the focus of our program.
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 play-maker. It is simply the fastest engine of skill development in the sport.
Meet our 3d Box Lacrosse Methodology/Curriculum creators...
- Regy Thorpe: 3d Chief Lacrosse Officer, Syracuse University Asst. Women’s Coach, Head Coach/GM for New York NLL.
- Bob Hamley: 3d National Box Director, 3d Georgia Director
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 moves fluidly the entire time, with rapidly exchanging possessions. The small confines of playing in the box forces players to be creative and learn to deal with high pressure. Players receive countless reps in practice, and the fast-paced, back-and-forth nature helps players build their confidence as they become more comfortable handling the ball. Offensive players will learn individual skills such as deceptive shots, optimal angles for finishing, build IQ for better off-ball movement, and learn team concepts such as the 'two-man' pick-and-roll game very prevalent in the field. Defenders will increase their stick skills, footwork, offensive IQ, communication skills, and become better well-rounded players on both sides of the ball.
- Finishing – best angles, with composure
- Faking – remaining a threat to score, deception
- Catching in traffic
- Deceptive shooting – leaners, twisters, risers, teeter – totters
- Feeding – ability to handle pressure, ‘look off’ cutters
- Dodging in tight confines – constant pressure, efficient movement
- Cutting & Cycling – off-ball IQ
- Picking & Screens – proper foot-work, angles, patience
- The 2-Man Game – reps in the most run field lacrosse ‘scheme/concept’
- Power Play – man-up & man down
- How to defend against all these scenarios – all position no position – building lacrosse IQ
The first 45-minutes will consist of training and skills development for all players. The second 45-minutes teams will play games within their division. Games will be run in 20-minute halves. There will be 4 teams in each division (Middle School and High School). These teams will play each other in regular season games over the first 4 weeks. Week 5 players games will be for the semifinals. Week 6 we will have our championship and consolation games. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of both divisions.
- Youth: 2024, 2025, 2026
The Plex: 8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225
4 Regular Season Games
- Saturday, September 14
- Saturday, September 21
- Saturday, September 28
- Saturday, October 5
- Saturday, October 12
- Saturday, October 19
- 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Training and skills development
- 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Competitive game with referee
- 4 regular season games + one week of playoff + final week of championship and consolation games. Total of 6 games over 6 weeks per team. Games will be two 20-minute halves.
- 45 minutes of training for all players and teams prior to each game by 3d Lacrosse staff
- OBLL Reversible
- Professionally trained referees
- Lacrosse stick
- Mouth Guard
Goalies... Box Lacrosse padding will be provided to goalies. Goalies must have their own helmet, gloves and goalie stick. All goalies playing goalie 100% of the time in the league will be allowed to play for free. Please contact our coordinator, Kelly Breihan at [email protected] to sign up.
3d Lacrosse has a strict No Refund Policy. Please review our policy at your convenience and consider purchasing the third party insurance offered by Registration Saver, an AIG product.