2023 BraveHeart Box Lacrosse 4th Grade Boys (2032 Graduation Year)
Let’s Play OKC Sports Center 11100 N. Kelley Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73131 (405) 441-6786
Wednesday 5 - 6pm 1 Hour Workout Breakdown 5- 5:05pm - Warm Ups- 1 vs 1 Ground Balls to Goal 5:05 - 5:10pm - 2 vs 1 - Pick and Roll 5:10 - 5:30pm - Inner Squad Scrimmage 1st half 5:30- 5:35pm - Points of Emphasis - Halftime 5:35- 5:55pm - Inner Squad Scrimmage 2nd half 5:55- 6pm - Shake Hands, move goals off field
Dates: November - 1, 8, 15, 29 December - 6, 13, 20 January 2024 - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (No Games - Nov 22, Dec 27)
$450 Winter Season (Nov 1 thru Jan 31) Venmo @ Mario-Enea
Director- Mario Enea Coaches - Nicholas Johnston and Andrew Ousley
WHY BOX LACROSSE?
While it is absolutely true box lacrosse will improve your speed, agility, stickwork and toughness in a very transferable manner, box lacrosse is more than just a catalyst to the field game. Former Princeton and Denver Head Coach Bill Tierney once said, “I believe box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game. If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time…..”
Here are 3 reasons why we are incorporating box lacrosse in our next training development:
1. Increased Touches on the Ball: When playing box, players quickly learn that they need to adapt to the tighter playing space. When you don't have 110 x 60 yards to work with, your touches on the ball increase exponentially. When you drop a pass, turn around because the ball is usually right there after it ricochets off the boards. This will also enhance your reaction time.
2. Become More Physical: Don't be afraid to get physical- cross checks are legal, the rules are more lenient and the spacing is much tighter. Offensively, you will have to run through checks and take some hits, but with the appropriate equipment, it will force you to become more powerful and resilient. Defensively, you will have to use your legs and upper body to drive opponents off of their desired path. Whether you're playing offense or defense, box will make you stronger and more physical player.
3. Keeping Things Fresh: Simply put, box lacrosse is a completely different version of the game. It keeps things fresh, and with the box facility being temperature controlled, weather is never an issue. When you're playing inside a rink, you get a new perspective. Not only does box keep the stick in your hands in the off-season, but it also enhances your stick skills with pinpoint accuracy that can not be simulated in field lacrosse. With box, there are new skills to master!
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO PLAY ALL PLAYERS NEED RIB PADS AND SLASH GUARDS PICTURES BELOW
BOX LACROSSE FORCES PLAYERS TO:
Make quick decisions while playing under constant pressure
The goals are 4ft x 4ft (Field is 6ft x 6ft) so more accuracy is needed for shots and passes
Everyone plays both Offense and Defense, so this improves footwork and overall speed
Move and Cut with and without the ball in traffic
Develop both offense and defensive skills
Confined rink space generates more optimal scoring opportunities
Play and learn theBig-Little game which is the Pick and Roll
After a season of box lacrosse, players are smarter and more physical
Constant up and down action, because the ball doesn’t go out of bounds
Most Importantly, players LOVE BOX LACROSSE because It’s FUN!
Oklahoma City Sports 11100 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73131