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Box Lacrosse is a must for any aspiring top-level player. It is one of the most highly regarded training tools and has put many players on the college recruiting path. Dragons Lacrosse had one of the longest running and most successful box programs in LA and we consistently put our players in the most competitive environments possible. Since our start in 2012 we have played in every Southland box league and won championships at every level. In 2017 we stepped up to the highly competitive OCBLL and won 3 out of 5 divisions. In 2018 we won 2 HS titles and collected 3 third place finishes in a league with 53 teams. We are going to continue to be a leader in 2019. Here are 2 links to box videos from 2018:

HS: https://vimeo.com/296360996

Youth: https://vimeo.com/297445666

Box Is An Important Training Tool

Box is one of the building blocks of our year-around training program. It really reenforces stick skills, playing in tight spaces, picks, the two-man game, as well as defensive skills such as playing body defense. And it is great conditioning. Below are links to articles that explain the benefits and advantages of box lacrosse:

https://www.jrminutemenlax.net/news_article/show/117908

https://www.maxlaxoc.com/why-box-lacrosse-matters/

http://www.pittsburghelitelacrosse.com/blog/2017/7/28/4-reasons-you-should-play-box-lacrosse

The Leagues 

This year, YOUTH TEAMS will once again compete in the Southern California Box Lacrosse League (SCBLL) – formerly known as the Orange County Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL). SCBLL is the largest and most competitive box league in Southern California. HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS will compete in either the SCBLL or the new LA Elite Box League (LAEBL). The LAEBL is an invite-only league for high school programs. Our current plan is to have Dragons Varsity (11th & 12th grades) play in the SCBLL and for Dragons JV teams (9th & 10th grades) to play in the LAEBL. A final decision on JV placement will be made at the end of July once we have more information from the LAEBL and we have a chance to review registration numbers.

SCBLL Fact Sheet

  • First game weekend: September 7 & 8
  • Last game weekend: October 19 & 20
  • Number of guaranteed games: 6
  • Game days: Saturday (HS), Sunday (Youth)
  • Teams: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and HS-A (Varsity)
  • Game locations:
        • The Rinks at Huntington Beach – 5555 W McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
        • Victory Athletic Center – 3 Via Positiva, San Juan Capistrano, CA 
        • The Rinks at Irvine – 3150 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606
        • The Rinks at Corona – 4325 Prado Rd #101, Corona, CA 92880

LAEBL Fact Sheet

  • First game weekend: September 7 & 8
  • Last game weekend: October 26 & 27
  • Number of guaranteed games: 6
  • Teams: JV
  • Game days: Sunday AM (JV) – mid-week games are possible for teams in proximity to the rink
  • Game location:
        • Sierra Canyon HS Box Rink – 20801 Rinaldi St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Practice Schedule & Locations

  • Our primary practice location will be Mar Vista. We may be able to add additional locations and will send out information as soon as we have it.
  • Practices in Mar Vista start the week of August 19.
  • Each team will practice once a week and have at least 8 practices during the season.
  • Details on specific practice times and locations will be made available as soon as are permits are issued.

Divisions & Teams

USBOXLA is becoming the standard for setting box rules and this year both the SCBLL, as well as the new LAEBL are adopting their age rules. This means we will have teams in the following age groups:

  • HS Elite (Varsity) – Seniors and Juniors
  • Midget (JV) – Sophomores and Freshmen
  • Bantam (7/8) – 7th and 8th grade – no current freshmen
  • Peewee (5/6) – 5th and 6th grade
  • Novice (3/4) – 3rd and 4th grade

Teams will be limited to 12-14 players. Once the spots are filled players can continue to register but will be waitlisted. If we get 24 players in a division, we’ll move all players off the waitlist and form a second team. 

Uniforms

Our box jerseys from last season were a big hit but they are also quite warm to wear on hot days. For this season, we have decided to go back to our traditional Dragons jersey. If you have a jersey from last year, you can continue to use it and save yourself the uniform fee. If you wish to purchase a new jersey or are a new player, you’ll need to purchase by August 10th so we can get our order in. We will accommodate jersey number requests as much as possible. The jersey is $45 and can be purchased as part of the registration process below.

Registration Details

The box season is designed for intermediate and advanced players with at least 2 years of playing experience, or for athletic players that are willing to put in the time required outside of practice to improve their stick skills. Registration for the regular season is first-come, first-served until we meet the roster cap.

Registration for the 2019 box season opens today and we have sold out every year. 

  • Registration is first-come, first-served and limited to 12-14 per team
  • We guarantee the first 12 spots and spots 13 & 14 are likely to be taken but not guaranteed.
  • If you are not part of the first 14 but want to play, please register and we’ll automatically put you on the waitlist. If we have enough players, we’ll form a second team. 
  • You must register AND complete payment to reserve your spot. 
  • The season fee is $595, which is the same it has been the last 2 years.
  • Click HERE to register

California Cup

Those of you that have been playing box with us for a bit remember the Cali Cup. It was a really cool box tournament at the end of the season. We won multiple age groups and had a blast. Well, the Cali Cup is back on November 2nd & 3rd and we will be fielding teams at every age group. The tournament takes place at The Rinks in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Corona. Each team is guaranteed 5 games plus playoffs. For now, we just want to get this tournament on your radars so you can mark it in your calendars. More information on tryouts and registration will follow over the course of the summer.

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