June 23rd, 2017
What is Box Lacrosse?
Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse and sometimes shortened to boxla, LAX, or simply box, is an indoor version of lacrosse played mostly in North America. The game originated in Canada, where it is the most popular version of the game played in contrast to the traditional field lacrosse game. It is played between two teams of six players each, and is traditionally played on an ice hockey rink once the ice has been removed or covered. The playing area is called a box, in contrast to the open playing field of field lacrosse. The object of the game is to use a long handled racket, known as a lacrosse stick, to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by ultimately hurling a solid rubber lacrosse ball into an opponent’s goal.
At the highest level box lacrosse is represented by the Senior A divisions of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (Western Lacrosse Association of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association and Major Series Lacrosse of the Ontario Lacrosse Association), and the National Lacrosse League.*
TBLC are proud to have had many minor/junior players who currently play in the WLA, MSL or the National Lacrosse League. Stephen Keogh and Ryan Cousins are both with the world champion Rochester Knighthawks. Ryan is the current President of the Toronto Beaches Jr. Lacrosse team. Damon Edwards is a proud member of our own Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club. Damon also helps out coaching in our Minor Rep system.