Mighty Mites is a free program geared towards introducing Lacrosse to our local youth community, making this an easily accessible sport at such a young age. It’s our most important division because it lays the foundation for kids to learn the fundamentals of the Box game. Kids learn to have fun while they are introduced to skills, basic rules, and are taught about fair play, as well as being physically active and giving an outlet to express athleticism. Players are not required to have any equipment, as we will have gear for them to use for the season, unless you already have your own. Did we mention, it’s free!?
Sign-Up, mark your calendars, and get ready for a summer of fun!
Mighty Mites is for boys and girls in grades 1/2 (2030-2031) and is played with modified rules in an effort to help introduce the kids to the game of lacrosse while having fun.
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Teaching stick fundamentals; Hand placement for picking up loose balls, cradling the ball, etc.
Learning proper mechanics for passing, catching, and shooting.
Low-to-no contact; No stick-to-body or body contact. Only stick-to-stick checks
Sessions include 10 minute skill training circuit and 20 minute scrimmage with equal participation during the game.
Kids play 3v3, cross-court (simultaneously, numbers permitting). During the game parents are encouraged to come on the floor to cheer the kids on and help with keeping the balls in play.
Smaller nets 3x3ft.
Coaches act as referees and stop play when necessary to explain the rules of the game.
Things to note: Indoors. Zuroma’s Bar & Grill on-site for food and drinks. Bathrooms & Vending machines available.
What is box lacrosse?
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.
Box Lacrosse is played almost exclusively in Canada, with annual National Championships occurring at seven levels. The award of the premiere junior (17-21) championship is the Minto Cup, while the best senior players in Canada (over 21) play for the Mann Cup.
There are currently over 47,000 Box players in Canada. Both males and females play this version of Lacrosse and the ages of competition range from 6-65 years.
While the United States is behind, there is certainly a demand and increase for Box Lacrosse south of the border. Predominantly occupied by Americans, you are starting to see more Canadian and Native American influence at Field Lacrosse in the NCAA, strictly due to their Box Lacrosse experience and backgrounds. There’s a new game in-town, and we’re bringing it to you!