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Sconnie Box Lacrosse

Benefits of Box Lacrosse

Tight Confines

When space is reduced, the game speeds up the and produces an environment where quicker decisions have to be made; ball handling skills are therefore amplified. Being in such an environment redefines being “open.” Box players learn to routinely catch passes that field players would be yelled at for throwing. The tight confines are less impacted by the size of the field and more impacted by the size of the goal. Small goals make all the action happen in tighter spaces.

Small Nets

 Shooting accuracy and finishing ability are clearly a developmental advantage when learning how to finish on small (4x4) nets. By far, the most important concept taught in the sport of box lacrosse, which is a byproduct of small nets, is always striving to take high percentage shots which is most often attained by positioning the stick to the inside of the field. In box lacrosse, if a right handed player drives down the right wing he will almost never score, as his shooting angle (and passing angle) is reduced with every step. By positioning (looking at the goal) lefties on the right and righties on the left, players are able to attack from the wings to the middle both with the ball and while cutting.

Develop Scoring Skills

Another way to look at this is to develop midfielders and defensemen to play like attackmen who usually play on their natural side. Every day in practice the attack get repetitions dodging and cutting to the middle of the field, while the midfielders are constantly repeating the same dodge down the alley dodges. The repertoire of an attackman’s dodges include inside out moves, split dodges, rollbacks, topside moves, underneath moves, pop outs or Z dodges, rocker moves, question mark moves as well as swim moves. Of course, midfielders can do any of these moves, but middies are almost always on the "wrong" side of the field where all they do is run into no angle with little recourse if their weak hand isn’t developed yet.

All Short Sticks

In box lacrosse there are no poles. This provides a significant advantage for the development of the offensive players because they can work on their moves and ball handling against a defense that doesn’t beat them up and take the ball away. Too many times attackmen are either over powered by poles or are discouraged by their coach from dodging because of a bad match up.

The 2 Man Game

One of the staples of box lacrosse is the pick and roll both on and off the ball. It is the repetition of the pick and roll executed on the natural side of the players that teaches an extremely high level of reading the defense.

Boards and Glass

The ball is never out of play. Box lacrosse players get more repetitions.

Refund Policy

Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Pro-rated refunds will be given only to players who suffer season-ending illness or injury. In such cases, written documentation from an independent physician is required. NO REFUNDS will be given to any player who wishes to withdraw from a program for other reasons.

2020 Box Lacrosse Information

  • Location: Sports Emporium (1856 Nimitz Dr, De Pere)
  • Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 19, 2020
  • Time:
    • 2:30-3:30pm - 5th-8th grade
    • 3:30-6:15pm - High School League
  • Cost$100/player
  • Teams: Players from the same youth or high school team will be placed on the same team.
  • Registration Limits & Drop-Ins:
    • 5th-8th Grade: 30
    • High School: 60 (15/team)
    • Due to capacity restrictions and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, no drop ins will be allowed. All players must be pre-registered with a waiver on file.

 

Required Equipment

  • Field or box lacrosse helmet
  • Lacrosse stick
  • Lacrosse gloves
  • Chest protector
  • Arm guards
  • Mouthpiece
  • Cleats

Wrist guards and rib pads are encouraged. Some goalie equipment is provided. Goalies must bring their own goalie stick, helmet and cleats.

COVID-19 Information

Sconnie Lacrosse, Inc. will rely upon the guidelines and recommendations from the US Lacrosse advisory group in their "Safe Return to Play" publication.

https://www.uslacrosse.org/sites/default/files/public/documents/safety/return-to-play-final-1.pdf

In the absence of specific guidelines from the Brown County Health Department, and with the understanding that program participants reside in several counties, we have developed an action plan in keeping with the best practices of other amateur youth sports programs in Wisconsin. 

This information below is intended to outline Sconnie Lacrosse, Inc. will implement its COVID Action Plan (CAP) for the Fall 2020 season. This information may be revised based upon new recommendations from US Lacrosse and State or Local Health authorities.

  • COVID-19 Coordinator

Sconnie Lacrosse, Inc. will assign a COVID-19 Coordinator at every practice and game event.  The coordinator will be responsible for screening players and coaches and keeping documentation for any contact tracing as needed.  The coordinator will enforce the restrictions contained in this document .

  • Responsibilities of Participants
    • Stay at home if you are feeling sick or experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever of 100.3 degrees
      • Chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • This is not all possible symptoms.  Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • Clean and disinfect your equipment after each practice or game including mouthguards, sticks, water bottles, helmets, eyewear, pads, and uniform.
    • No sharing of equipment, water bottles or towels.
    • Bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
    • Bring own water bottle.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    • Before and after practices or game events, apply social distancing rules between you and another player or coach.
    • Players may optionally wear a mask or have a clear face shield installed on their helmets.
    • If anyone tests positive for COVID-19 or someone they have had recent contact with tests positive for COVID-19, report this to Sconnie Lacrosse Director, Becky Unterriker.
  • Positive Test for COVID-19

If a player, coach or immediate family member of a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, you will be required to follow the quarantine and/or testing protocols as instructed by your local health department.

  • Practice/Game Procedures:

All players, coaches, officials and spectators should self-screen and remain home if they exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms described above. 

All players, coaches, officials and spectators must abide by the COVID-19 policies established by the Sports Emporium as published on their website.