2021 WINTER BOX TEAMS – COME JOIN US FOR OUR 6th SEASON
For the 2020/21 Buzzards will be fielding competitive box teams at the U13, U15, JV, & Varsity level. Our Buzzards high school teams will participate in 3 local USBOXLA events and we plan to compete in the NXT Philadelphia Indoor Championships (Feb. 13) for HS A & HS AA as either the Buzzards or as the NEBOXLA All Star team comprised of top players selected from our region. With our U13 & U15 team, we plan to play local only for 2-3 events.
Buzzards Lacrosse was the first USBOXLA club in our region and is one of the longest running box programs in New England to offer true Canadian style box lacrosse. Over the years players have been fortunate compete against Native American, Canadian, and mid-Atlantic box clubs and learn from top pros including Randy Fraser, Johnny Mouradian, Mark Cockerton. As a founding member of NEBOXLA, we have a network of like minded clubs within New England which provides us with regular competition opportunities within the local area. These highly competitive local playing opportunities are not only convenient, but are critical to development as individuals and as a team. Our guys get to play a lot of box lacrosse.
A few times a year, we take our top teams down to Philadelphia to compete against many of the top teams on the East Coast. Last year we competed in the Northeast Championship and won the JV A bracket, as well as the Philadelphia Indoor Championship. Our home floor is the Longplex in Tiverton which is unmatched anywhere in NE or in the mid-Atlantic. The Longplex is a full size rink with sport court surface, box lacrosse floor markings, double doors, penalty boxes, scorekeepers area, shot clocks, & player changing areas. While this might not mean much to some of you now, as a box player you will come to appreciate all the features of the Longplex floor that no other location in NE offers.
We compete hard, players improve and expand their skills, and we have a lot of fun in the process!
Teams will be limited to a consistent, dedicated roster with maximum 18 full roster players and 5 alternates to field our most competitive teams.
U13 – Gradess 5,6
U15 – Grades 7,8
High School JV – Grades 9,10
High School Varsity – Grades 11, 12
Sunday’s at Longplex between 11-3
Tentative Daily Schedule:
12-1: HS JV
1-2: HS Scrimmage Sessions
2-3: Varsity Practice
** High School Players will have scrimmages on alternating weeks. So practice sessions will be either 1 hour, or 1 hour + an hour game on scrimmage weeks.
TRYOUTS: November 15 @ Longplex
11-12: HS Varsity (2021 & 2022)
12-1: HS JV (2023 & 2024)
1-2: U15/U13 (2025, 2026, 2027)
TRYOUT COST: $25
- tryout fees will be applied to team fees for all players make the team.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE @ LONGPLEX:
11/15: Tryouts / Initial Practice
12-6: 11-3 pm (preseason training w/ Randy Fraser)
12-13: 11-3 pm (preseason training w/ Randy Fraser)
12-20: 11-3 pm (team practices / scrimmages)
1-3: 11-3 pm (team practices / scrimmages)
1-17: 11-3 pm (team practices / scrimmages)
1-31: 11-3 pm (team practices / scrimmages)
PIONEER VALLEY INVITATIONAL (U15, HS JV, HS Varsity)
January 8th & 9th: U15 – Sat. Sat. Afternoon / Evening, High School Sunday
Longplex, Tiverton, RI
GALACTIC GAMES (U15, HS JV, HS Varsity)
January 23rd & 24th U15 – Sat. Sat. Afternoon / Evening, High School Sunday
Seacoast United Indoor Arena, Epping, NH
NEWPORT INVITATIONAL (U15, HS JV, HS Varsity)
February 6th & 7th U15 – Sat. Afternoon / Evening, High School – Sunday
Longplex, Tiverton, RI
* NXT PHILADELPHIA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP ( HS JV, HS Varsity)
NEBOXLA ALLSTAR TEAMS – roster selected from top players @ Buzzards, Hawks, & Catamounts
February 13th, HS A – Saturday AM, HS AA – Saturday PM
XL Sports World, Hatfield, PA
MOHEGAN SUN OUTING
HAWKS TOURNAMENT (U15, HS JV, HS Varsity) * Details pending (a la carte option)
Bridgewater Dome – Tues./Weds. School Vacation Week
* Costs are an estimate based on number of tournaments. Base cost for practice is $185 for the seven weeks, plus tournament fees. Team Uniform for tournament play, and USBOXLA (required for all players for insurance) and not included.
High School – $595 includes team practices, scrimmage sessions, & 3 local tournaments
U15 – $425 includes team practices & 2 local tournaments @ Longplex
** additional events will be charged a la carte cost approx. $135 on avg.
* Players will also be required to purchase a uniform (~$50) and to become a member of USBOXLA for insurance purposes.