President & Executive VP of Boys Lacrosse
Our objective is to use the NXT Box Academy as a starting point for players who are not quite as familiar with box. Consider trying our box academy prior to playing on a box team or as an alternative to traditional winter training.
The NXT Box Academy program is designed to introduce & educate elementary school and middle school players to the benefits of playing indoor lacrosse. Players will learn to execute the 2 man game, will demonstrate more efficient stick skills, learn to excel in tight spaces, to be more creative without the ball, and box will challenge all players to be a more complete player. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of American box players. The professional box game is growing 2 to 3 times as fast as the field game.
Steelyard Sports Indoor Sports Complex
538 Swedeland Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
The curriculum is designed to be fast paced and have an increased number of reps compared to a traditional field training. Each session starts by getting on the glass, learning to finish on small goals with bigger goalies, learning to get to the middle, and the nuances of the 2 man game. Players will be taught angles on offense & defense, box terms and how to properly communicate, running the floor, and learning proper spacing. Prior to working on the field there will be a college level film review led by our Box staff. Film watched will be relevant to the skills and drills being implemented during the training session.
Our staff is world-class. The leaders of our box program are Coach Manney, Lawrence, Resch, Leahy, Kupprion, and Johnson. This program will be staffed with both our expert coaches and some of our coaches we have in training. Coaches need to be properly trained just like the players. The skills, drills, and strategy are very different from field lacrosse. The most obvious difference to a casual observer is that in the game of box there is a thirty-second shot clock and the ball never goes out of bounds. This is what makes the game fast, physical and fun.
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