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Phila A's 3rd - 4th Grade

We believe this is the appropriate age to introduce players to the competitive Box environment and regional tournaments. We use a training model at Phila Box where we will practice 5x as much as we will compete in tournaments. We believe it is critical for both safety and success to properly train the players in the techniques and strategy of Box lacrosse. There are plenty of similarities to the field game but there are also lots of nuances that need to be taught to truly excel in the box game. Our expert coaches will help train and develop our youngest team.

Introducing the Phila A's

The NXT Box programs are all officially rebranding as the Phila A's! Varsity all the way down to the 3/4th grade team will now dawn the blue and red of the Phila A's.

While the jersey may be different, the best-in-class box experience remains the same. 

#PHILABOX

WHY BOX?

It’s fast, it's physical, it’s fun!

Expert coaching, an elite curriculum, and a best-in-class box experience is what you can expect with Phila Box. Our program is built around training while some are built around leagues or just game experience. In order to have success, you need ample training time to learn the proper techniques and strategy of the indoor game. Our mantra is we train more!

Box lacrosse is played in a fast-paced environment with a 30-second shot clock and smaller goals. You get far more touches and reps than in field lacrosse. These differences lead to better stick skills, quicker decision-making, and creativity. Defensemen are forced to play with short sticks and attackmen are forced to play defense. These scenarios ensure total player development. 

Our box teams will compete in regional events but our program is built around training and player development. We believe in having small rosters to have proper coach-to-player ratios. We believe this to be the best off-season training for field players. Learn to make quicker decisions, embrace contact, become a two-way player, and master the two-man game.

SAFETY

It is encouraged to have kidney pads that are not traditionally used in field lacrosse. Player safety is something we take pride in at NXT. We provide athletic trainers at every practice as the game is faster and more physical than field lacrosse.

PHILA A'S BOX EXPERIENCE

Not all box programs are created equal!

  • 11 practices with Taylor Wray, Marty Kupprion, Peter Lawrence, Scott Johnson, Adam Yee, Brett Manney and Conor Fitzgerald 
  • 3 tournaments: Blue Star event, Fusion Winter Classic, & Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships
  • 2 play days
  • Phila A's Box jersey
  • Girls are welcome to try out
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