Box Lacrosse is played on a standard sized arena floor and features 6 players (goaltender and five runners) of an 18-20 player team on the floor at one time.
The strategy of Lacrosse is similar to that of basketball, with all five runners involved in the offense and the defense. Added to the appeal are the speed and excitement created by a 30 second shot clock. The combination of action and reaction makes Box as much fun to play as it is to watch.
No experience is needed at any age to join. Lots of Ravens didn't take up Lacrosse until they were teenagers!
Lacrosse is also an excellent cross training sport for hockey, less expensive to play and uses much of the same equipment, which can easily be found second hand.
Best reason to play Lacrosse? Is that its a ton of fun!
“It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My stick skills, the way to read the play quickly comes from lacrosse. The hand-eye coordination, is just one of the little things that helps you in hockey.”
- John Tavares