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.
TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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).
The YBL is proud to be members in the Box Lacrosse Association of America, the national governing body of box lacrosse.
"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 Rabil, NLL & 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
877 Highway 96 W
Shoreview, MN 55126
Anoka Ice Arena
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Anoka, MN 55303
Forest Lake Sports Center
5530 206th St. N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Hastings Civic Arena
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Hastings, MN 55033
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Chaska Community Center
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Chaska, MN 55318
Veterans Memorial Community Center Ice Arena
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