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Capital North Stars Box Lax Travel Program


Open to boys in 2025-2033 from all club, rec, travel teams nationwide! Capital North Stars are one of the premier Box Programs in the US! 

Video Highlights - Join the fun & the Best Box Program in the DMV!

REGISTER for OPEN TRYOUTS (everyone) or the SEASON (once invited)

Players from any and all clubs are encouraged to tryout for the DMV's Premier Box Lacrosse Program! 

Tryouts & Practice Schedule

Location: Dulles SportsPlex in Sterling, VA

Dates for ALL Teams:
12/10: Tryouts
  12-1:30pm: 2029-2032
  1:30-3pm: 2025-2028
1/7: Practice
1/14: Practice
1/21: Practice
1/28: Practice
2/3-4: Tournament
2/11: Practice
2/17-18: Tournament

12/10 Tryout Times (subject to slight changes)
12-1:30pm: 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032
1:30-3pm: 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11 Practice Times
12-1:30pm: 2030, 2031, 2032
1:30-3pm: 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029

Tournament Schedule:


Capital Box Classic presented by MDLX Events
Location: Dulles SportsPlex in Sterling, VA
February 3-4, 2024.  
Schedule: 4 Games minimum. 

Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Location: XL Sports World Hatfield, PA
February 17-18, 2024 (one day tournament for each team)
Schedule: 3 games guaranteed! Top 2 teams go to the championship! Youth games will be on Saturday. High school will be on Sunday! 

The First BOX LACROSSE All-Star Teams ever in VIRGINIA, DC & MARYLAND

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The 2023-24 season marks our 10th year as a program and the Capital North Stars are now recognized as one of the strongest box programs in the US!

The Capital North Stars are proud to be the first Canadian box lacrosse travel all-star program in the greater DC Capital area and one of the first in the US!  Founded in fall 2014, these North Stars travel teams are OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS FROM ALL field club programs in the region! To be clear, your son does NOT have to be on Madlax All-Stars field team to play. Box Lacrosse is a different sport with unique aspects so we want every boy to be able to take advantage and enjoy playing on one incredible team!

Box lacrosse is the best way for young players to learn how to play the game. There are fewer players at one time, boys get more touches on the ball, the walls keep the ball in play, boys develop their stick skills better in tighter spaces, and it is fun to play! This is why you see so many Canadian players dominating the NCAA college ranks these days. They grew up playing mostly box lacrosse and it shows through their superior skill sets, specifically around the crease and in tight spaces. There are very few programs that teach authentic box lacrosse with the same level of quality coaching that the Capital North Stars do and will for years to come.

Ever since Canada beat Team USA in the field lacrosse World Championships in July 2014 there has been a global trend for more Box Lacrosse. Even though Canadians have been having success in colleges since 2000 (ie: North Stars Director & Box Lax Expert Joe French) it has become extremely clear there are massive benefits to playing box lax. Clearly if you possess skills like Canadian box players college coaches will notice and you will become a more valuable recruit! So, if you want to become the best possible lacrosse player who can succeed in the modern field lacrosse game at the highest levels, you NEED TO ADD BOX LAX skills and concepts to your game! Register for tryouts today!

Watch This Video !!!

Coach Desko, Former Syracuse Head Coach, " All young kids should play box lacrosse first."

How Teams Work:

North Stars players will only be by invite. Here is how you can be invited:

1. Attend Tryouts! Dates coming soon! 
2. Play CBLL and be a stand out player in the CBLL-Capital Box Lacrosse League. 
3. Be a stand out player from a past NorthStars team.
4. Be a recommended player from any club. Open to outstanding field players who wants to develop their all-around game and play elite level Box Lax. Coaches recommendations can be emailed to, Players interested can also email us at that same email to be considered.
5. Roster Spots  are NOT final until AFTER the first (required) practice.  Full refunds will be given to those who do not make a team.

What Every Player Will Receive

We are treating this first ever box lacrosse program first class and professionally. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

If you are invited to play on a North Stars team you will receive ALL OF THE FOLLOWING for only $585. 

  1. 4 professionally run Box Practices
  2. Two Premier Box Lax Tournaments 
  3. Authentic Custom Game Box Jersey (loaned for season)
  4. Custom Game Shorts
  5. Practice Reversibles 
  6. Goalie Box Pads head to toe and special Goalie Jersey (loaned for season)

Joe French - Director

• Plays for the Cobourg Kodiaks of the Major Series Lacrosse League.  
• Drafted in the 10th round (84th overall) of the 2017 MLL Draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks 
• Outstanding starting attackman at Virginia and finished with 35 goals and 7 assists at UVA
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Rated the No. 1 post-grad attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse. Deerfield Academy
• Scored 42 points against stiff New England West I competition at Deerfield
• Posted 35 goals and seven assists while earning All-League Western New England Division I  at Deerfield
• Member of Canada's U-19 squad that took the silver medal in 2012 in Finland at the World Games
• Was the youngest attackman on Canada's U-19 team 
• Was a two-time leading scorer for St. Michael's Athletics Junior A Box Team
• Won two Ontario High School gold medals with St. Michael's and was a two-time captain
• Won two Canadian national championships with Team Ontario, 2010 & 2011
• Recipient of the Enzo Montemurro Award for sportsmanship, school spirit and athletics
• Played football at St. Michael's where he was a running back and linebacker on the 2009 Ontario Metro Bowl championship team
• Was the 2010 Western Ontario Football MVP


We are fortunate to have so many outstanding experienced box lacrosse coaches on staff! Most currently play for the Virginia Golden Bears, IBLA Champions! 

Paul Hummer, Joe French, Nick McEvoy, Charlie Malloy, Michael McCormick, Harrison Holak, Tom Hurley, Parker Hylton and Tom Hurley. 

Joey Epstein, Landon 2018, Johns Hopkins 2022

Connor Shellenberger, Madlax 2019, Virginia 2023

The logo is a tribute to DC with the Washington Monument, the North land (or Canada) where Box Lacrosse is king and All-Stars which is what the players who make up the teams will be!

Kevin Miller, 2024

Head Coach Coleman Walsh Getting the Boys Fired up!

Chase Robertson, 2024