We use a training model at NXT 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.
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.
Clubs represented in 2021-22: Black Bear, HEADstrong, Black Bear, Mesa, and NXT LC,
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.
Not all box programs are created equal!
12 practices with Tony Resch, Peter Lawrence, Nile Thompson, Adam Yee, Brett Manney, Doug Hughes and Corey Shaffer
3 Tournaments: East Coast Box Championships, Best in Box & Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships
December & January Play Days with local clubs
Phila A's Box jersey & Helmet Included
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