Box lacrosse is a great way to increase lacrosse skills and is a lot of fun. College coaches are actively recruiting Canadian lacrosse players who grew up playing the box lacrosse game. In fact, some college coaches are saying that kids should only play box lacrosse up until high school because the benefits are so great. Some of the benefits of box lacrosse include:
- The ball is never out of play. Box lacrosse players touch the ball more often. Period. In a field lacrosse game with a 10 v 10 scenario, your player may never touch the ball. In box lacrosse, your player is guaranteed to touch the ball a few times per game with only 5 players on the field per team and the boards to keep the ball in play.
- The small nets in box lacrosse (4 x 4) encourage players to take higher percentage shots, get to the goal and improve their shooting accuracy.
- The tighter confines of a box lacrosse rink improve a players stick handling skills and gets them used to passing and catching in traffic.