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PGHBOXLAX begins tomorrow Oct 30th for MS (5th>8th) - HS Nov 1st
  BOX lacrosse leagues will begin again at The Iceoplex at...
PGHBOXLAX + USBOXLA: Real Box Lacrosse arrives in Pittsburgh
Former Colorado Mammoth President Steve Govett once described the...
PSL announces coaching staff
  PSL is making some exciting additions and changes to our...
PSL best pics @ HSE 2017
To view more PSL 2017 summer photos please visit our pic sharing...
PSL best pics @ HH 2017
Meet our Box Coach, Mark Burnett
  PSL is proud to introduce our Box Head Coach, Mark Burnett,...
PSL Announces Equipment Partnership with Warrior Sports
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse (PSL)...
PGHBOXLAX begins tomorrow Oct 30th for MS (5th>8th) - HS Nov 1st

PGHBOXLAX begins MONDAY, Oct 30th for 5th/6th and 7th/8th - WED, Nov 1st for HS


BOX lacrosse leagues will begin again at The Iceoplex at SouthPointe during the week of October 30, 2017.  We are using USBOXLA rules including 30-second shot clocks, penalty shots and tie-breakers, all refs and coaches will be trained and certified by USBOXLA, and we will have an EMT on-site for all games.  PGHBOXLAX price per player for the six week session is $150.00. An annual membership fee with USBOXLA is REQUIRED (use discount code below) for each player to participate in PGHBOXLAX leagues.  The membership runs for twelve months so it will also allow you to play in our Jan/Feb 2018 school team league session.


A $25.00 USBOXLA membership discount code - valid until Nov 11th - for PGHBOXLAX leagues (valid for both Nov/Dec 2017 and Jan/Feb 2018 league sessions) and for PGHBOXLA travel teams only.  The discount code brings the cost of an annual membership down to only $20.00! Go here to join USBOXLA:  www.membership.usboxla.com 

Annual player membership ONLY - Use discount code: F1G3NZ6U

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Register here for PGHBOXLAX leagues: https://pghboxlax.sportngin.com/register/form/940819718

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Dates for Peewee (5th & 6th graders play from 6:30pm-7:30pm) and Bantam (7th & 8th graders play from 7:30pm-8:30pm) PGHBOXLAX Nov/Dec league - six consecutive Monday evening sessions.

MS Dates: October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 2017

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Dates for the HS (high school - grades 9>12) PGHBOXLAX league  are six consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm or 7:30pm-8:30pm. 


HS league dates: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2017

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All PGHBOXLAX league open teams are limited to 17 runners and one goalie.  GOALIES PLAY FREE!!  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.  USBOXLA rules will apply with 6 v 6 play.  No cross-checking or boarding.  Games are three 15 minute running time periods.  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 turf for all PGHBOXLAX sessions through Feb 2018.  Cleats or turf shoes are appropriate, sneakers may not provide adequate traction on the turf surface.

by posted 10/04/2017
PGHBOXLAX + USBOXLA: Real Box Lacrosse arrives in Pittsburgh

Former Colorado Mammoth President Steve Govett once described the American box lacrosse landscape as the “Wild West”.

“There are groups basically just doing whatever the heck they want, whether they know what they’re doing or not,” he said. “It’s shocking really.”

Established in 2010 by current University of Denver Associate Head Coach Matt Brown and former National Lacrosse League veteran defenseman Shaydon Santos, the US Box Lacrosse Association has attempted to clean up the country’s reckless renegade box lacrosse reputation in recent years.

With nearly 14,000 members across over 30 states playing USBOXLA-sanctioned lacrosse, American youth are no longer shying away from rinks, they’re filling them.


“I think one big thing USBOXLA has done is put some real structure behind the game,” said Govett, whose Mammoth youth program joined USBOXLA a few winters back. “They’re giving proper instruction, real rules, and a platform for groups across the US to teach and grow the sport properly. I see really good things happening in the future.”

So does Gary DeCock, whose PGHBOXLAX organization has become an official USBOXLA member. The group will be the city’s first fully sanctioned member offering local youth real box lacrosse.

“I want to make sure what we provide our players moving forward is authentic,” said DeCock. “We want to ensure our players are learning the game properly, but also doing it in a safe and structured environment. USBOXLA gives us the ability to do that.”


by posted 09/10/2017
PSL announces coaching staff

PSL HS-JV coaches Donoghue, Hooton and Maser with Championship Cup from HSE 2017 in Annapolis


PSL is making some exciting additions and changes to our coaching staff for our 2017/2018 travel teams.  Here's a preview of the new coaching staff arrangements by team:

HS-Varsity (2019/2020): Head Coach - Chris Hooton (Mt. Lebanon) assisted by Chris Vissichelli (Mt. Lebanon)  and Tim Donoghue (John Carroll Univ.)

HS- JV (2021): Head Coach - Ross Acrey (Mt. Lebanon) assisted by Tim Maser (Mt. Lebanon) and another coach to be named soon..

2022/2023 (~U15): Head Coach - Mike Ermer (Mt. Lebanon) assisted by Mike Kaplan (Peters Twp.) and Cody Golon (Peters Twp.)

2024/2025 (~U13): Head Coach: Brian Yates (Upper St. Clair), Gordon Lloyd (USC) and Mark Burnett (USC)

PSL U11 (2025>2027): Head Coach: John Gorman (Upper St. Clair) assisted by Evan Wiesen (Upper St. Clair) and another coach to be named soon.

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CLICK HERE to register for tryouts

 - U13  team try out Sunday, October 8th, at SPFH (6:30pm-8:00pm)

 - U11 team try outs Sunday, October 8th at SPFH (5pm-6:30pm)

For more detailed information on tryouts and times click here...

by posted 09/06/2017
PSL best pics @ HSE 2017

To view more PSL 2017 summer photos please visit our pic sharing site at


by posted 08/30/2017
PSL best pics @ HH 2017

by posted 08/30/2017
Meet our Box Coach, Mark Burnett

Coach Burnett signing autographs while with the Charlotte Copperheads


PSL is proud to introduce our Box Head Coach, Mark Burnett, who will be running our PGHBOXLAX leagues and new PSL Travel Box teams and leading our Box Skills clinics.  There is no one more qualified to teach the game of box lacrosse to our local players than Coach Burnett.  With Mark's depth of expertise there is no need for us to “import” professional box players to teach local players for one session at a time - we know the box game!  Mark is a proud Pittsburgh resident and is very passionate about growing the game of box lacrosse in our area.

Read about Mark’s box lacrosse experience below:

Coach Burnett grew up just outside of Toronto, Ontario and began playing lacrosse at the age of five. Mark won four Provincial box lacrosse championships with the Whitby Warriors.   He played three years in “Jr. B” for the Clarington Green Gaels, winning the OLA (Ontario Lacrosse Association) Jr. B Most Valuable Defensive Player award in 2007.  Mark continued to play for two more years in “Jr. A” for the Whitby Warriors. More recently, Coach Burnett played four years in the Major Series Lacrosse (Sr. A) in Ontario for the Ajax Rock and Oakville Rock.

In 2011, he was drafted by the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and in 2012 played for the Charlotte Copperheads in the Professional Lacrosse League. Mark has also been a player coach for the Pittsburgh Octane in the CILL.

by posted 09/09/2016
PSL Announces Equipment Partnership with Warrior Sports

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse (PSL) and Warrior Sports announced a new equipment partnership on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, designating Warrior as the official equipment supplier of PSL.

Founded in 2006, PSL offers seasonal travel teams at the high school, middle school, and youth level. The club offers well-organized and expertly coached lacrosse teams and educational activities designed to assist young players in developing and refining individual and team skills alike.

“As PSL enters its eleventh season, our membership continues to grow across the board,” said PSL General Manager, Gary DeCock. “We’re seeing growing participation in our field travel teams, new box travel teams, and winter indoor leagues. PSL's new equipment partnership with Warrior will ensure that our families have access to the best ‘head-to-toe’ lacrosse equipment in the game at preferred team pricing.”

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with PSL,” said Owen Murtagh, Brand Manager of Warrior Lacrosse. “We’re excited to be working with an organization of this caliber, and are confident that our equipment will serve their players well in the seasons ahead.”

About Warrior Sports

Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior is recognized as a premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior is dedicated to a core set of principles: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. For more information please visit www.warrior.com.

Please visit our Warrior/PSL equipment store to order custom team equipment and spiritwear at preferred team pricing: 


Store will re-open for a few select weeks during the year.



by posted 05/25/2016
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