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    Minnesota Swarm Youth Box League

      REAL BOX LACROSSE coming to the YBL in 2014!

      In 2014, the YBL will become the only league in the country that plays REAL BOX LACROSSE! The YBL is currently the largest youth box lacrosse league in the country with over 1,200 particpants.

      • New features and benefits to the YBL in 2014 include:
        • BOYS and GIRLS Leagues!
        • A faster and more physical gameplay will be implemented to the rulebook.‚Äč Cross-checking will be allowed!
        • To ensure player safety, Bicep & Kidney pads will be mandatory for all players. Custom Swarm-themed pads courtesy of Under Armour will be made available to YBL participants at a discounted price. To order discounted Bicep and Kidney pads instructions are as follow
          1. Go to www.eastbayteamservices.com/teamstore
          2. Enter TEAM CODE: OFMWYBLS
          3. Select Equipment and add to shopping cart
          4. Once shopping is complete, click checkout to complete order
        • Discounted Boddam goalie equipment will also be made available (NLL approved gear!).  Must use coupon code "swarm" to receive discount!  20% off ALL Boddam goalie equipment, click HERE.
        • Players will receive (1) custom long-sleeved box lacrosse jersey from Projoy (Same jerseys the pros wear!)
        • Each Elite player will receive (1) YBL Elite helmet sticker and girls will receive (1) YBL Girls helmet sticker.
        • Games will feature 30-second shot clocks
        • Tie games after regulation will end in a SHOOTOUT
        • Teams will play (9) Regular Games from March - April
        • Players will receive (4) lower level ticket vouchers for the 2014 Swarm season ($192 Value!)
        • Players will be fully insured to play REAL BOX LACROSSE through the Box Lacrosse Association of America (BLA) for $40 a year.


      *Please check with your local assocaiton about the possibility of a team registration.  Associations would prefer to have you sign up through their registration links.

      Box Lacrosse Association of America

      The YBL is proud to be members in the Box Lacrosse Association of America, the national governing body of box lacrosse.

      • All members receive a personal membership card
      • Membership into the largest youth box lacrosse association in the country
      • Play like the Pros! The BLA rulebook is based off the National Lacrosse League and Canadian Lacrosse Association rulebooks
      • Ref Training & Certification: All BLA refs are trained to officiate Real Box Lacrosse
      • Coaches Training & Certification: All BLA coaches are trained and certified to coach a real box lacrosse team
      • Best insurance coverage in the country

      New Benefits of the YBL Elite League in 2014

      Click the image to start purchasing your Under Armour equipment!

      Why Play Box?

      "Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.”

      Paul RabilNLL & MLL All-Star, NCAA All-American

      “If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of 12 play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.  The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse far surpasses what happens on a field."

      - Bill Tierney, 6x NCAA DI Champion, Head Coach for University of Denver

      “I knew that if I wanted to be one of the best players in the world, I would have to dedicate myself to both the indoor and the outdoor game. Playing indoor lacrosse has been a great thing for my career.”

      -Casey Powell, MLL/NLL All-Star

      "When you watch Canadian kids score, when you see their skill level around the cage, you wonder to yourself, 'Jeez, are we teaching kids [in the U.S.] the wrong things?"

      -Coach Dom Starsia, 4x NCAA Champion, Head coach for University of Virginia

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      YBL Arena Locations

      Shoreview Arena
      877 Highway 96 W
      Shoreview, MN 55126
      (651) 766-4000

      Anoka Ice Arena
      4111 7th Avenue NW
      Anoka, MN 55303
      (763) 427-8163

      Forest Lake Sports Center
      5530 206th St. N
      Forest Lake, MN 55025

      Hastings Civic Arena
      2801 Red Wing Blvd.
      Hastings, MN 55033
      Telephone: (651)-480-6195

      Hopkins Pavilion
      11000 Excelsior Boulevard
      Hopkins, MN 55343  
      (952) 939-1410

      Chaska Community Center
      1661 Park Ridge Drive
      Chaska, MN  55318
      (952) 227-7758

      Veterans Memorial Community Center Ice Arena
      (Inver Grove Heights)

      8055 Barbara Avenue
      Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
      (651) 450-2514