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Minnesota Youth Box League

    REAL BOX LACROSSE in 2016!

    The YBL will enter its 8th season for the spring of 2016! This year will be the second year of playing REAL BOX LACROSSE through the Box Lacrosse Association of America (BLA).

    For more information about the YBL Real Box and Indoor leagues, please visit our register page.  You may also view the YBL Real Box page or the YBL Indoor page.

    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

    Benefits of the YBL

    2016 YBL Information

    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