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Academy at Nationals

USBOXLA Player Academy at the Nationals

Don't miss out on the greatest box lacrosse clinic in the usa


Last year the USBOXLA Academy completely sold out 2 weeks before the event.

Are you attending the USBOXLA Nationals?  We've got even more opportunities for you to... Play box. Get better. Have fun!

A high profile USBOXLA Academy coaching staff made up former and current National Lacrosse League players, as well as top USBOXLA-certified instructors will provide players with an intensive training session - teaching box lacrosse skills that they can easily translate to the outdoor game. Whether you specialize offensively, defensively, at the face-off circle or between the pipes as a goalie, Academy coaches will provide position-specific training. 

Skill Level:
Intermediate to advanced players

2018 Instructors included:

Matt Brown - DU/World Champion
Colin Doyle - 14 year NLL/Rock/6x World Champion
Dillon Ward (Goalie) - All World Goalie/Mammoth/World Champion
Tom Schreiber - All World mid-field/Rock/World Champion
Geoff Snider - All World MVP mid-field/World Champion
John Gallant - 14 year NLL Mammoth
Ben Prepchuk - 8 year NLL
Aime Caines - 8 year NLL
Dan Stroup - Mammoth NLL Hall of Fame/World Champion
Danita Stroup - Team Canada World Champion/Northwestern
Troy Loper - CCBLL MVP/Cleveland State

plus a ton more



Age Groups:
Novice (2010,2009) and Pee Wee (2008,2007)

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Players - 7:00-9:00pm (PDT)
Goalies - 7:00-9:00pm (PDT)

The Rinks Irvine, Rink #3 (far back rink)

Specific Instructions:
All participants are to meet on Rink #3 fully dressed ready to go at 7:00 pm sharp.  Bring water bottle.

Age Groups:
Bantam (2006/2005), Midget (2004/2003), HS Elite (2002/2001/2000)

Friday, August 2, 2019
Players - 8:00-10:00am (PDT)
Goalies - 8:00-10:00am (PDT)

The Rinks Irvine, Rink #2 (San Diego Seals Rink)

Specific Instructions:
All participants are to meet on San Diego Seals Rink fully dressed ready to go at 8:00am sharp.  Bring water bottle.

Girls Age Groups: 
check out the girls USBOXLA Academy

Equipment Needed:
Full box lacrosse equipment including helmet, mouth guard, gloves, shoulder pads and elbow pads. Rib and bicep pads are recommended but not mandatory. Wear a jersey or pinnie to cover your equipment.

Helmet with throat guard, mouth guard, gloves and jock are required. Goalie sticks, pants, shin guards and uppers are available to loan for this training session if required. 

No Cleats. Basketball or running shoes only. The surface is sport court and not turf/grass.

$65/player (USD)

Note: There will be no walk-up registration. This event will sell out.

All players must be USBOXLA members. Visit for more information on membership. 

USBOXLA Academy Instructors (2018 listed)

Matt Brown

FIL World Lacrosse Championship
2006, 2014 Team Canada Gold Medalist Offensive Coach
2010 Team Canada Silver Medalist Offensive Coach

2010-present Associate Head Coach
University of Denver

2000-2006 Colorado Mammoth
Arizona Sting

Dillon Ward

FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championship
Team Canada Gold Medalist
Tournament MVP
All-World Team

All-American 2013
Tewaaraton Finalist
Bellarmine Knights

2014- Colorado Mammoth
2014 Inside Lacrosse Rookie of the Year

Tom Schreiber

2014-2017 Ohio Machine
#1 LSN's Top 25 Player List

Princeton University
3 x ALL-American
2013 Tewaaraton Finalist
2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year

2016-2018 Toronto Rock
2017 NLL Rookie of the Year

Colin Doyle

Team Canada
Indoor Gold Medalist 2003, 2007 and 2011
Field Gold Medalist 2006

1998 Ontario Raiders
1999-2006, 2010-2016 Toronto Rock
2007-2009 San Jose Stealth
6x NLL Cup winner, 3x Cup MVP
2005 Regular Season MVP

2009 Steinfeld Cup winner with Toronto Nationals

Geoff Snider

FIL 2006, 2010, 2014 World Lacrosse Championship
Team Canada Gold Medalist 2006, 2014
2006 Tournament MVP. All World Midfield
All-World Team

University of Denver
NCAA Single Season Record for Groundballs

2007-2010 Philadelphia Wings
2011-2016 Calgary Roughnecks