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Madlax-Oregon Box League

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MadLax-Oregon is hosting its 2nd annual Fall Box Lacrosse League! The league is directed by Former NLL player of the Colorado Mammoth, Devan Spilker and will be played and officiated by US Box Lacrosse guidelines. 

This opportunity provides athletes an environment to learn the rules, skills, and strategy of box lacrosse through  league games, played 2x24 minute running halves with 5 minute half time. Games are played 6v6 on 4'x4' goals, and full loaner box goalie gear is provided to each team's goalie. 

To continue to build camaraderie in the community, we are hosting this opportunity as a town team league. High School clubs are encouraged to organize their own 10-12 man rosters. If you have interest in entering a team, please contact oregon@madlax.com

Ages:

Youth (5th-8th Grade): Individual Registration ONLY
Registration capped at 36 players

High School (9th-12th grade): Team Registration OR Free Agent Registration
Free Agents will be assigned to a team the week before the season starts

Dates:

8 Box Sessions, Saturdays Sept. 22 - Nov. 10

Game Times:

Youth: 5:00pm-6:40pm (2 game slots)
High School: 6:40pm-10:00pm (4 Game slots)

50 minute game blocks. 2x 22 minute running halves

Location:

Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

Team Cost

$2100

Individual Free Agent Cost

$200

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS:

Goalie Discounted Rate- $100 off tuition *Player must play goalie at every session*

Sibling Discounts- $15 off tuition when register/pay for siblings together. Players must register at the same time in order to receive the discount.
Please email oregon@madlax.com to receive code

 

WHY BOX LACROSSE?

Box lacrosse (and outdoor lacrosse) was a game that was created by the Iroquois people of Northeastern North America. In their history, it was said to be "The Creator's Game" given to the Iroquois people, and the story behind it holds tremendous pride and honor. Lacrosse is also the national sport of Canada, where the indoor version called "box" is primarily played, not field.

The Madlax-Oregon Box League was started to offer boys lacrosse players in the Portland Metro area a better option to improve during the offseason. We feel it is another excellent opportunity for players to play more lacrosse and develop skills faster while having a LOT of fun. The game of box lacrosse is growing rapidly across North America.  NCAA All-Americans from Canada like John Grant Jr., Gary Gait and Brodie Merrill have shown why Box lacrosse is key for skill development, as they are arguably some of the best outdoor players of all time. They grew up ONLY playing Box Lacrosse, not field lacrosse. Americans like Paul Rabil and Casey Powell, who play professionally in the NLL, attribute playing Box lacrosse to their massive skill development and advantage in outdoor lacrosse. The NLL pro league is pulling in 15,000 fans a night to games across America during their season.  The box game is extremely fun to play- as much as outdoor.  

Everyone plays offense and defense with a short stick, which forces the use of proper footwork and angles to defend the cage. This applies to attackmen, midfielders, and defensemen.  Box forces all players to use offensive fundamentals of the game in a confined area: Picks, Screens, Fakes, Stick Protection, Creativity, Passing and Catching in traffic, shooting on the move, and finishing on a smaller goal.  All of these skills practiced makes you a BETTER outdoor player.

Box Skills Emphasize:
• Confidence in Stick Skills in Tight Space
• Defensive Footwork and Body Position
• Motion Offense Principles
• Shooting on the Run
• Cutting and Finishing
• Proper Shot Fakes 
• Disrupting Feeders/Shooters with Checks
• Transition Offense and Defense
• Proper way to set picks, slips and screens
• Off ball movement

Play With Passion - Madlax Staff


WHAT TO BRING

All lacrosse league players must bring FULL GEAR including:

  • Jersey (handed out at the first session)
  • Lacrosse Stick
  • Helmet
  • Gloves/ Shoulder Pads/ Arm Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Sneakers (No Cleats!)
  • Athletic Attire (shorts, t-shirt, socks, etc)
  • Water Bottle

FEATURES:

  • Box Goalie Equipment available for free to all goalies or teams
  • Modified Box Rules to eliminate rough play (no boarding) to ensure safety. 
  •  Rib Pads Strongly Encouraged. Also hard arm pads are highly recommended for High School Elite Division. 
  • Real Box Lacrosse 4' x 4' Goals
  • High Quality Facility
  •  Reversible Pinnies Provided