1. Girls Lacrosse
  2. Girls Box Lacrosse
Phila Box

As box lacrosse gains momentum in the US, NXT is powering Phila Box, a full girls box program! Phila Box will focus on educating and serving players who want to improve their skills by playing a different version of lacrosse in the offseason while gaining the opportunity to learn from some of the best box lacrosse coaches in the world!

WHY BOX?

It's fast, it's physical, it's FUN!

Box lacrosse is played 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, creativity, quicker decision making, and becoming the total lacrosse player. 

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!

SAFETY

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. We will gradually introduce equipment to the teams with the goal that by the end of the season, we are wearing full pads, helmets, and playing by official rules. Goalie equipment will be provided.

We will be in full compliance with all COVID-19 safety protocols including pre-screening, mask-wearing when possible, and limiting capacities indoors. 

We look forward to providing a best in class box program this winter. 

PHILA BOX EXPERIENCE

The goal is to emerge from tryouts with 2-3 middle school-aged teams. The teams will attend 5 training sessions and 1-2 events.

  • 5 Training sessions at Steelyard Sports in King of Prussia, PA
  • Elite coaching from former NLL & Team USA coaches
  • Goalie coach
  • Phila Box jersey
  • You will play with “boys sticks” with deeper pockets, to enable more ball control on each touch.
  • A full value proposition and pricing will be available in conjunction with tryouts

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Not all box programs are created equal!

1. Stick Skills Tons of touches in a tight space  

2. Decision Making Small field and fast-paced scenarios

3. Complete Player Box lacrosse forces you to develop on both ends of the field

4. Team Strategies Learn box strategies that translate back to the outdoor game  

5. Intangibles Leadership, hustle, coachability, competitive spirit, and being an energy raiser 

MORE THAN A CLUB

NXT SAFETY IS AN INDUSTRY LEADER

NXT follows careful safety procedures at all practices and events. All coaches must be PA Act 153-certified. We also have an athletic trainer on site for every practice, monitor weather and send text alert updates.

FULL-TIME STAFF

We want to make the experience matter for every player. From safety, communications, college guidance, recruiting help, and media coverage, our kids are supported both on and off the field by full-time employees.

PRO EDUCATORS

Our coaches know the game. They have experience playing and coaching in college, professionally, and at the national level as well as having backgrounds as teachers and educators.

DIRECTORS
Executive VP of Girls Lacrosse
Kate Henwood
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Director of Coaching & College Guidance / Assistant Coach
Bill Leahy
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