The Duluth Box Lacrosse League (DBLL) is a Fall box lacrosse league whose primary goal is to provide a fun off-season lacrosse opportunity for Northern Minnesota lacrosse players, taking advantage of all of the benefits of the game of box lacrosse. Games will be played at the Lower Chester Hockey Rink in Duluth, MN. The Middle School Division is open to players in grades 5-8. Play will begin in mid-August with games played on Thursday evenings.
Benefits to Box Lacrosse
1) Played in a modified hockey rink, confined playing area forces quicker decision making, confidence under pressure and sharper stick skills.
2) Missed passes and shots result in a rebound, so there is NO stoppage in play.
3) Small goals + big goalies teaches players to fake & finish.
4) No D poles — players learn to play defense with good positioning and footwork.
5) Unlike field lacrosse, players play on both sides of the ball and develop complete skills.
Who: Kids going into 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade
What: Duluth Box Lacrosse League - Box Lacrosse 6 v 6
When: League play starts - Thursday, August 29th
Where: Lower Chester Hockey Rink
Cost: $90 registration fee - covers rink rental, game balls and timing equipment.
Game times will be between 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday evenings. A complete schedule will be released after tryouts once teams are made.
Week 1 August 29th: Tryouts/Skill Evaluations
Week 2 September 5th: Games
Week 3 September 12th: Games
Week 4 September 19th: Games
Week 5 September 26th: Games
Week 6 October 3rd: Games
Make Up Week October 10th: Potential games in case a previous week was canceled due to weather.
All players are required to wear a helmet (lacrosse or hockey), shoulderpads, armpads, gloves and a mouthguard. Goalies must wear a chest protector, throat guard and an athletic cup. Goalies may wear extra padding on their legs, torso and arms similar to what box lacrosse goalies wear in other leagues. All players use short sticks or goalie crosses. There are no long poles in box lacrosse.
UMD Men's Lacrosse Team President
Teams shall consist of 8-10 players per roster. There must be at least 8 players on a roster who anticipate attending all of a teams games during the course of the season. In box lacrosse there are 5 field players and 1 goalie per team on the rink at one time.
During week 1 evaluations, teams will be divided evenly based on skill, age level, and experience. The number of teams will be determined by the amount of people registered before week 1.
Game lengths will be dependent on the amount of players registered for the league.
Middle School Division is for players in 5-8 grade.