BOX lacrosse leagues will begin “under new management” at The Iceoplex at Southpointe during the week of September 21st. We heard your suggestions about improving the box leagues and are implementing exciting new aspects including: 30-second shot clocks, “real refs” (ALOA/PIAA-certified) and an EMT on-site for all games. We are also planning to add some new features to keep the teams competitive and the games fast-paced and exciting.
Here is the line-up of PGHBOXLAX leagues and activities:
U11/U9 Skills clinic – box and field skills will be taught by local coaches that have professional box and college field experience. Clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm for seven consecutive weeks beginning September 22nd. Space will be limited – fee/player is $135 for the seven week program.
U11 box league – U11 box league will be played on seven consecutive Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm immediately following the U11/U9 skills clinic. $25 discount available for players that register in both the clinic and the U11 box league!
U13 and U15* box leagues – U13 box league games will be played on seven consecutive Mondays at 5pm and 6pm beginning September 21st. U15 box games will also be played on Mondays at 7pm and 8pm. Fee/player is $175 for the seven week season.
HS* box leagues – HS box league games will be played on six Wednesdays beginning Sept 23rd (skip Sept 30th) from 5pm-8pm. Fee/player is $155 for the six week season.
*-Age-eligible HS freshmen may play in the U15 (7 Mondays) and/or HS box leagues (6 Wednesdays). To be eligible for U15, HS freshmen must be born on or after 9/1/2000. A $25 discount will be given for HS freshmen players registering to play in both U15 and HS leagues.
- Mens’ box league– our adult league will be played on seven consecutive Tuesday nights from 8- 9pm. Fee/player is $175 for the seven week season.
All PGHBOXLAX league open teams are limited to 15 runners and one goalie. Families may request for their players to play on teams together and we will do our best to accommodate all teaming/carpool requests. Our goal is to field evenly-talented teams to ensure competitive play each week. Box goalie equipment will be provided. Modified Box rules will apply with 6 v 6 play. No cross-checking or boarding. Games are two 24-minute running time halves. One game per team per night. Players must wear full equipment including athletic cup, mouth guard - rib pads and bicep pads are optional but encouraged. Iceoplex surface will be "sport court" through October 21st and then will be converted to turf for the remainder of the winter and for all PGHBOXLAX sessions through Feb 2016.
PSL U15s claimed the championship at the first annual Warrior Steeltown in Norwin, PA on June 28th, 2015. Jason Cook sealed the victory in OT over Mars in the final game with a lefty crank from 15 yards that stung the upper left corner of the net (see photo #4 below). PSL was undefeated with victories over 304 Elite, Beast, Mars, Greater Pittsburgh Gorillas, and Mars again in the championship game.