**Please Note the season start for practices has been pushed out to... The week of September 17th- Practices begin
Season-8 week season. Practice (2 days a week for 1/2-7/8) Tuesdays indoor at Stampede Arena and Weds for outdoor Field practice (1 hr) At Dawson Middle School (DMS) turf fields. Additionally, every other Sunday: Inter-league and surrounding DFW team GAME play at North Park.
The SCLA is proud to offer a Fall Youth Program of Lacrosse skills for our Youth Boys in the community.
Below, we've shared some of the originial insights that brought box lacrosse to Southlake. For Dragon Lacrosse, the Box season was first introduced by our former head Varsity Coach, Bart Sullivan.
Q: How did box lacrosse impact your collegiate career at University of Denver?
A: "I have become a big believer in box lacrosse since I was first exposed to it playing at the University of Denver with Canadian standouts such as Matt Brown (current University of Denver Associate Head Coach, and former NLL and MLL player) and Geoff Snider (current NLL and MLL player, 2006 World Games MVP, NCAA record holder for most ground balls in a season).
Q: Why do you think the popularity of Box Lacrosse is growing?
If you look around the professional leagues or NCAA record books you will start to notice a trend of Canadian and Native American players that grew up playing primarily box lacrosse. What makes their dominance even more incredible is the fact that they have a small fraction of the amount of players as American field lacrosse and also spend way less time and money on the sport.
Basically box lacrosse is developing better players with less! You can't deny these facts and you also can't watch a college game on TV anymore without the announcers talking about box lacrosse and the influence it has on the best players.
Q: Why does Box Lacrosse work so well for building skills?
The formula for box lacrosse is actually pretty simple: smaller space + less players sharing one ball + less positional specialization + a shot clock to keep the pace of the game fast = more development per player.
Q: Box Lacrosse was started by SCLA's Coach Sullivan in the Fall of 2014. We asked him, "Why did you choose to add Box Lacrosse to SCLA when you came here?"
Because it is so good at developing players and skills. Lastly, with lacrosse becoming more and more year round, at younger age groups, box lacrosse offers a way for the kids to compete in a different environment and keep the game fresh and exciting for them rather than doing the same thing over and over again.
Others share Coach Bart's sentiments - hear Syracuse head coach discuss box lacrosse's benefits. John Desko, whose 211-66 record earns him the top winning percentage of active coaches, feels every kid should play box lacrosse first.