Boys box: Program Overview

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There is a huge push for young lacrosse players to utilize box lacrosse techniques to build and improve upon their field game. As a result, so called experts are coaching techniques without proper background, and a true understanding of the game.

Concentrated Focus Points

  • Understanding the Pick and Roll-Traditional pick, Back Door pick, Front Door pick, Seals/Screens
  • Secrets of Scoring –Inside shooting, Deceptive shooting, Time and Room, Traffic shooting
  • Effective Positioning-With ball, Adjacent, Off ball
  • Cutting for a Purpose-Effective I Cuts, V Cuts, C Cuts, Moving/Shuffling into space
  • Dynamic Traffic Play-Crease Play, Threat with and without the ball


Fundamental Skill development

Players will practice the lacrosse skills (passing, catching, shooting, running,) associated with the focal points. The idea is that through repetition players will be able to practice the many fundamentals that go into a desired skill. This can be defined as something as simple as stick protection or something as complex to proper body movements and footwork.

Individual Tactical Play

The emphasis is to allow all players an opportunity to gain an individual tactical synopsis of the five concentrated focus points. The concentrated focus points in this particular circumstance essential will build off each other and will add value for a player’s individual tactical development in the offensive zone.

In short, the demonstration will explain and break down individual principles and tactics. In conjunction, defensive players also gain individual tactical development by understanding the “mind of an offensive player”. Furthermore, defensive principles are demonstrated and defined.


By gaining an understanding of the principles within a tactical play, players are able to “think” the game and come up with an individual/team strategy to create opportunities. By following outlined principles players are able to read and react and to improvise (play lacrosse) in order to achieve success. Meaning not always is a pick and roll going to work but what are the many options that have been created as a result of a player’s tactical play. READ AND REACT!!