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Minnesota Swarm Youth Box League

    REAL BOX LACROSSE coming to the YBL in 2014!

    The YBL is excited to announce its 3rd season for the YBL High School League!  This year will be the first year the entire league plays REAL BOX LACROSSE through the Box Lacrosse Association of America (BLA).

    What YOU need to know about the league:

    -When:  The season will run during the month of August for about three weeks.

    -Divisions:  There will be two division this year, JV and Varsity.

    -Locations:  Chaska Community Center & Veteran's Memorial Community Center (Inver Grove Heights).

    -Games:  (1) hour in length, (3) periords lasting 15 minutes each.

    -BLA Membership:  Each participant & coach MUST be a BLA member.  The membership is $40 and lasts for one year!  For membership information, please click HERE

    -Coaches Certification:  At least ONE coach on the bench must be certified by the BLA.  It is a requirement that ALL coaches on the bench are BLA members.

    Registration Pricing:


    Teams of 12 - 16 players:  $200

    Teams of 17 - 20 players:  $195

    Individual participants:  $205

    BLA Membership:  $40
    *For more information on the BLA and the membership, please CLICK HERE

    Coaches Certification:  $30 (only one coach MUST be certified)

    Features & Benefits

    -Receive a real box lacrosse jersey (long-sleeved)!

    -(4) Minnesota Swarm ticket vouchers to the first (3) home games during the 2015 season!  Games will be announced at a later date.

    -Each team will play (6) regular season games.

    -Each participant will have the opportunity to attend (2) clinics run by Minnesota Swarm players and coaches prior to the YBL High School season!  (Please note there is a limit of 50 participants at each clinic).

    2014 YBL High School Team Registration now OPEN!

    The Registration "2014 YBL High School Team Registration" is not currently available.
    This Registration closed on 07/31/2014, 11:45pm CDT (CDT).

    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 High School League in 2014

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    Why Play Box?

    “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